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Connecticut Auto Dealer, Repairer or Leasing Bond

How much does an auto dealer bond cost in Connecticut?

The Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles requires motor vehicle dealers, repairers and leasing/renting companies to post surety bonds to legally work within the state. Auto dealers must post a $50,000 bond, motor vehicle repairers must post a $5,000 bond and motor vehicle renting/leasing companies must post a $10,000 surety bond.

These bonds are subject to underwriting, so the price you’ll pay depends on the type of bond you need and on a review of your personal credit report. Bad credit? No problem! We offer an exclusive bad credit bonding program through which we approve 99% of all applicants. Request your free bond quote now!

Bond Type Bond Amount Cost by Credit Score*
680 and up 679 - 600 599 or lower
Motor Vehicle Dealer Bond $50,000 Starts at $300 $300-2,500 $2,000+ Apply Now
Motor Vehicle Repairer Bond $5,000 Starts at $50 $100-400 $400+ Apply Now
Motor Vehicle Leasing or Renting Company Bond $10,000 Starts at $100 $100-800 $800+ Apply Now
*The bond premium rate quotes provided to you through this website are for pricing comparisons and quotation estimate purposes only. The bond rate quotes provided are based on general assumptions that may or may not be applicable to you and are subject to change at any time. These rate quotes do not constitute an offer of insurance, nor is any contract, agreement, or bond coverage implied, formed or bound by the provision of rate quotes. Bondability, final bond premium rate quotes and an offer of insurance, if any, will be determined by the insurance company providing your bond. You must contact us directly to obtain a quote for binding purposes.

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Why do I need this bond?

Connecticut vehicle dealer bonds ensure that principals (dealer, repairers and leasing/renting companies) conduct business in compliance with all state and federal laws. If the principal conducts business unethically and unlawfully, the bond protects any person who suffers financial loss as a result of the principal’s actions. The surety covers all damages up to the full penal sum of the bond, and the principal must reimburse the surety for all damages paid out.

Receive a no-obligation quote on a Connecticut auto dealer bond within 1 business day of applying when you work with SuretyBonds.com. Get started now!

What’s the fine print?

Connecticut motor vehicle dealer, motor vehicle repairer and motor vehicle leasing or rental company bonds remain in full force and effect until canceled or violated. The surety can cancel the bond by giving written notice to the state at least 30 days prior to the effective termination date.

Applicants should be sure to indicate the correct license type on the surety bond form.

How to become a motor vehicle dealer or repairer in Connecticut

To become a licensed motor vehicle dealer or motor vehicle repairer in Connecticut, applicants must provide the following information and materials:

  • type of license
  • name under which business will be conducted
  • full address of location for which license is requested
  • mailing address, if different from location address
  • type of business ownership
  • proof of a factory franchise to sell vehicles at the business location
  • surety bond in the proper amount
  • certified and notarized application packet
  • and more

Access the complete licensing information packet from the Important Links section of this page.

Begin the licensing process by purchasing the Connecticut surety bond you need quickly, easily and accurately.

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State of Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles Motor Vehicle Dealer, Motor Vehicle Repairer/Limited Repairer or Leasing and Rental Company Bond form

State of Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles Procedure for Obtaining a Connecticut Automotive Dealer’s or Repairer’s License

State of Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles How to Obtain an Automobile Dealer’s or Repairer’s License

Chapter 246 Motor Vehicles

State of Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles Obtaining a Dealer or Repairer License

State of Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles Dealer and Repairer Business Regulation

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