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California User of Fuel Bond

Price Varies / 1 year term


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How much does a user of fuel bond cost in California?

The California State Board of Equalization requires individuals who hold User Fuel Tax permits to post surety bonds in varying amounts prior to conducting business. Applicants should verify their required bond amount with the state prior to bonding.

Because the required amount of this bond and, therefore, the price of this bond can vary so much, our experts recommend submitting a bond request to connect with our team of expert surety specialists who will walk you through each step of our fast and easy bonding process.

Bond Type
$1,000-$100,000Bond of User of Fuel

Call at 1 (800) 308-4358 or submit a bond request to get started. Our team of expert surety specialists is here to answer all of your questions and to get you the surety bond you need quickly, easily and accurately!

Why do I need this bond?

Bonds of users of fuel in California are put in place to ensure that principals (fuel use professionals) comply with the provisions of Part 3 of Division 2 of the Revenue and Taxation Code and of Chapter 2 of Title 14 of Part 2 of the Code of Civil Procedure. Specifically, these bonds guarantee that principals pay all taxes that become due to the state according to regulations.

If the principal fails to comply with these terms, the bond protects the state from financial loss up to the full bond amount, and the principal must repay the surety for any sums paid out.

Our surety specialists are here to answer any questions you have and to issue your California surety bond quickly and easily. Apply for your free bond quote today!

What’s the fine print?

Fuel user bonds in California remain in full force and effect and run concurrently with the principal’s permit period. The surety can cancel the bond in accordance with the provisions of Article 13 of Chapter 2 of Title 14 of Part 2 of the Code of Civil Procedure.

How to become a fuel use professional in California

Typically, if you operate a motor vehicle (including equipment such as a forklift or tractor) that is powered by a use fuel and operated on a highway in California, you must obtain a User Use Fuel Tax Permit.

Permit registration can be completed online. More registration information can be accessed via the Additional Resources section of this page.

Take the first step toward becoming registered in California by requesting your free quote on a fuel user bond now!

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Call 1 (800) 308-4358 to talk with a Surety Expert