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Connecticut Certificate of Title Bond

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How much does a title bond cost in Connecticut?

Connecticut certificate of title bond costs start at $100. Your exact cost will vary depending on the surety bond amount required by the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles for your vehicle.

  • Bond amounts less than $6,000 cost $100.
  • Bond amounts from $6,001 to $50,000 cost $15 for every $1,000 of coverage, starting at $100.
  • Bond amounts for more than $50,000 must be reviewed by an underwriter for pricing, starting at $750.

How do you get a title bond in Connecticut?

You can purchase your Connecticut title bond online 24/7. You'll need to provide the following information for Department of Motor Vehicles filing approval.

  • name
  • address
  • vehicle identification number (VIN)
  • vehicle year, make, and model

Once your payment has been processed, you'll receive a digital copy of your surety bond by email instantly. Your official vehicle title bond will be delivered to your preferred mailing address.

How fast can I get a certificate of title bond?

Our industry-leading technology and responsive customer service team allow us to deliver your official Connecticut certificate of title bond faster than any other surety provider. The DMV requires your Connecticut title bond be physically issued and delivered to you, so choose overnight shipping when submitting your order if you're in a rush. Orders placed by 4 PM CST Monday-Friday are typically shipped same-day.

Bond Type
$1,000-$6,000Certificate of Title Bond
$6,001-$50,000Certificate of Title Bond
$50,001-$1,000,000Certificate of Title Bond

What is a Connecticut bonded title?

Section 14-176 of the Connecticut Circuit Court Reports requires individuals who own vehicles with missing titles to file a bond as part of the ownership registration process. By filing a Connecticut certificate of title surety bond, the principal (vehicle owner) verifies their vehicle was not acquired under fraudulent circumstances. The bond protects prior owners and lien holders, as well any subsequent purchaser of the vehicle, in the event the original title is found.

State form H-113 is officially titled the "Surety Bond - Certificate of Title" but is also known as the "certificate of title bond," "vehicle title bond," or just "title bond." Note that Connecticut title bonds must be filed with the DMV within 30 days of issuance.

Who registers vehicles with missing titles in Connecticut?

The Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles enforces registration requirements for vehicles with lost, stolen, or missing titles. Before the DMV will issue a certificate of title for a vehicle with a lost or stolen title, applicants must file a surety bond with a bond amount equal to 2 times the vehicle's appraised value. Applicants must verify their required bond amount with the state before purchasing their bond.

Who needs a Connecticut title bond?

If a vehicle owner doesn't have a title, they must purchase and file a certificate of title bond to properly register their vehicle.

Bonded titles aren't available for vehicles with a lien unless the applicant gets a certificate of lien release. The title bond will then protect the previous title lienholder.

The DMV requires this Connecticut certificate of title bond to register vehicles with missing vehicle ownership documentation. If you plan to sell, repair, or lease vehicles to the public, the DMV enforces a separate Connecticut auto dealer, repairer, or leasing bond. If you issue motor vehicle registration and collect fees, the DMV enforces a separate Connecticut registration issuance bond.

How do I update or change my bond form?

If the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles requires your surety bond documentation 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 for these bonds include:

  • vehicle information
  • owner's name
  • owner's address

How do I renew my vehicle title bond in Connecticut?

Connecticut lost title bonds do not renew after their initial 5-year term. The bond will be returned at the end of 5 years (or before) if the vehicle is no longer registered in Connecticut or if the valid certificate of title is filed in its place.

How do I get a certificate of title in Connecticut?

The DMV does not require titles for vehicles 20 years old or older. Vehicles less than 20 years old must carry a title for vehicle registration.

  1. Contact the DMV to verify whether you qualify for a bonded title. (You might need to send a certified letter to every previous owner on record to start this process.)
  2. Calculate your bond amount, which must be 2 times the vehicle's appraised value. Connecticut allows vehicle owners to use Kelley Blue Book or NADA to determine vehicle value.
  3. Purchase the required lost title bond.
  4. File your Connecticut Registration and Title Application and bond.

If your application is approved, you'll receive your bonded title in the mail.

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