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California Vehicle Verifier Bond

How much does a vehicle verifier bond cost in California?

The California Department of Motor Vehicles requires vehicle verifiers to post $5,000 surety bonds to legally operate in California.

SuretyBonds.com issues these bonds instantly for just $100. No underwriting is required which means that everyone qualifies. Simply click Buy Now to purchase your bond safely and securely using our online payment portal. It only takes a few minutes to be on your way to getting bonded as a California vehicle verifier.

Bond Type Bond Amount Cost
$5,000 Vehicle Verifier Bond $5,000 $100

Why do I need this bond?

California vehicle verifier bonds are put in place to ensure that principals (verifiers) conduct all business according to law and, as a result, do not cause any loss to the state or to any person. If the principal fails to comply with the terms of the surety bond agreement and the letter of the law, the bond protects the state and any person from financial loss up to the full bond amount ($5,000). The principal must reimburse the surety for all damages paid out.

What’s the fine print?

Vehicle verifier bonds in California remain continuous until canceled and run concurrently with the license period for which the license is granted. The surety can cancel the bond according to the provisions of Article 13, Chapter 2, Title 14, Part 2 of the Code of Civil Procedure.

How to become a vehicle verifier in California

To become a licensed vehicle verifier in California, applicants must submit a completed application, including the following forms:

  • OL 19 - Application for a Vehicle Verifier’s Permit
  • OL 26 - Surety Bond of Vehicle Verifier ($5,000)
  • OL 29 - Application for Occupational License Personal History Questionnaire, Part B
  • DMV 8016 - Request for Live Scan Clearance

The following fees must also be paid as part of the licensing process:

  • $50 non-refundable application fee
  • $1 Family Support Program fee
  • $50 reinstatement fee
  • $15 duplicate license fee

Additional Resources

State of California Department of Motor Vehicles: Vehicle Verifier Surety Bond form

California Department of Motor Vehicles: Vehicle Verifier License Application Requirements

California Department of Motor Vehicles: Vehicle Verifier License Handbook

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