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How much does a certificate of title bond cost in Connecticut?
Before the Department of Motor Vehicles can issue a certificate of title, applicants with lost or stolen titles for their vehicles must file a surety bond with the Commissioner of the Department. The amount of the bond must be equal to two times the appraised value of the vehicle. Applicants must verify their required bond amount with the state prior to contacting SuretyBonds.com.
SuretyBonds.com offers three-year Connecticut certificate of title bonds for different prices, depending on the applicant’s required amount of bond coverage. Bonds in amounts less than $50,000 can be issued instantly without a credit check. Bonds in amounts less than $6,000 cost just $100, and bonds in amounts between $6,000 and $50,000 cost $15 per every $1,000 of the required bond amount. Bonds in amounts greater than $50,000 are subject to underwriting.
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Why Connecticut title bonds are needed
By posting a Connecticut certificate of title bond, the principal (vehicle owner) gives his or her written pledge that the purchased vehicle was not obtained under fraudulent circumstances. The bond protects any prior owners and lienholders, as well as any subsequent purchasers of the vehicle, if the principal fails to comply with the terms of the surety contract.
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Considerations for Connecticut certificate of title bonds
Lost title bonds in Connecticut remain effective for a three-year term. The bond and any deposit accompanying it will be returned at the end of three years (or prior) if the vehicle is no longer registered in Connecticut and the valid certificate of title is surrendered to the commissioner.
The year, make, model, and identification number of the vehicle must be listed on the bond form.
How to get a bonded title in Connecticut
Vehicles that are 20 model years old or older do not need a title in the state of Connecticut. Newer vehicles must carry a title.
- Contact the Department of Motor Vehicles to verify whether you qualify for a bonded title.
You may need to send a certified letter to the previous owners on record to start this process. Each letter sent to a previous owner should ask for the person to either:
Apply for the title in the previous owner’s name, then sign off on the title and send the title to you
Provide a notarized statement declining to apply for a title
If you receive no response, present the returned mail to the DMV.
- Calculate your bond amount.
Your bond amount needs to be two times the appraised value of your vehicle.
Connecticut allows vehicle owners to use Kelley Blue Book or NADA to determine the value of their vehicle.
- Purchase a surety bond using the bond amount calculated.
- Submit a Connecticut Registration and Title Application, along with your surety bond.
Note: If your application for a bonded title is approved, you will receive the bonded title in the mail. It will carry a "bonded" brand, which will remain on the title for five years.