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Illinois Designated Agent Bond for Vehicle Dealers

How much does an auto dealer bond cost in Illinois?

An auto dealer bond in Illinois costs as little as $500 for highly qualified applicants. However, the exact cost of an Illinois dealer bond is subject to underwriting, meaning an underwriter must review the applicant’s credit prior to providing a quote.

Find out how much your bond will cost when you submit a request for your free, no-obligation quote online.

Bond Type Bond Amount Cost*
$50,000 Designated Agent Bond for Vehicle Dealers $50,000 Starts at $500 Apply Now

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Why do I need an Illinois auto dealer bond?

The Illinois Secretary of State mandates that all vehicle dealers post surety bonds in the amount of $50,000 per location to protect consumers. Any person who sells or deals at least 5 vehicles during a calendar year is considered to be a vehicle dealer. The bond is in place to make sure that the principal (auto dealer) abides by all the rules and regulations outlined in the Illinois Vehicle Code. These rules are in place to protect consumers from all instances of fraud, misinformation and any other practices that might result in financial loss.

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How long is an auto dealer bond in Illinois valid?

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Auto dealer bonds in Illinois run concurrently with the term of the license and expire no sooner than December 31st of the year for which the license was issued or renewed.

How to become a motor vehicle dealer in Illinois

All motor vehicle dealers in Illinois must be licensed to lawfully operate. Applicants must meet the following requirements and submit the following documentation along with a completed application prior to becoming a vehicle dealer:

The application must also include the make of all new vehicles for sale and the name of each manufacturer or distributor.

Have questions? Give us a call at 1 (800) 308-4358 or fill out our online form! Our surety experts are here to answer any questions you might have and to walk you through our clear-cut bonding process.

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Additional Resources

Bond Increase for Designated Agents

Senate Bill 1556

Illinois General Assembly Compiled Statutes: Vehicle Code (625 ILCS 5)

Illinois General Assembly Illinois Compiled Statutes: Illinoia Vehicle Code Chapter 4 (Anti-Theft Laws and Abandoned Vehicles)