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California Vehicle Verifier Bond

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How much does a California vehicle verifier bond cost?

The California vehicle verifier bond costs $100 annually. You can save money on your vehicle verification bond premium by choosing our multi-year discount option during checkout. 

How do I get a vehicle verifier bond in California? 

You can buy your California vehicle verifier bond online 24/7. Simply select your preferred bond term and provide your vehicle verifier name and service address for Department of Motor Vehicles filing approval. Once your payment has been processed, your official bond documents will be delivered to your email.

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Bond Type
$5,000Vehicle Verifier Bond

What is a California vehicle verifier surety bond? 

California Vehicle Code Section 11301 requires individuals file a $5,000 surety bond along with their state vehicle verifier license application. State form OL 26 is officially titled the “Vehicle Verifier Surety Bond” and specifically protects the state of California and individual consumers from losses resulting from vehicle verifiers who incorrectly verify an engine, vehicle verification number, or hull identification number. 

What is the purpose of a California vehicle verifier surety bond? 

California vehicle verifier bonds require licensed vehicle verifiers to comply with the California vehicle code. If an individual working with a vehicle verifiers permit fails to do so, their issuing surety company will pay valid claims to harmed parties up to the full $5,000 bond amount. The bonded California vehicle verifier license holder must then reimburse their surety company in full for all claims paid. 

If you're a licensed vehicle verifier working in California, you might also need a California defective title bond, California registration service bond, or California notary bond

Who regulates licensing for vehicle verifiers? 

The California Department of Motor Vehicles Occupational Licensing Branch enforces licensing requirements for vehicle verifiers working in the state. To contact the branch, call the Individual Licensing Unit at 1(916)229-3128 or email [email protected].

How do I update or change my vehicle verifier bond form? 

If the California Department of Motor Vehicles requires your bond form to be updated for any reason, contact your surety provider. If you purchased your bond from, email [email protected] to explain the needed change. The most common changes requested for this California surety bond are updating the vehicle verifier name or service address to match the licensee's registration documentation.

How do I renew my California vehicle verifier bond? 

You should renew your California vehicle registration bond before its current term expires. Once you pay your renewal invoice, renewal instructions will be sent to you to keep your vehicle verifiers permit bond active for your next license term.

How do you become a licensed vehicle verifier in California?

Complete the following steps to apply as a licensed vehicle verifier in California.

  1. Complete an application.
  2. Purchase and file a $5,000 California bond.
  3. Fill out the personal history questionnaire.
  4. Submit a request for live scan clearance.
  5. Complete a criminal background check.
  6. Pay the $51 application fee and $1 Family Support Program fee. Some might need to pay a $50 reinstatement fee or $15 duplicate license fee.

The California DMV requires you submit your vehicle verification registration application packet by mail.

Department of Motor Vehicles 
Occupational Licensing 
Individuals Unit 
PO Box 932342 L224 
Sacramento, CA 94232-3420

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