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Missouri Motor Vehicle Dealer Bond

How much does an auto dealer bond cost in Missouri?

The required amount of Missouri car dealer bonds is $25,000. These bonds are subject to underwriting, and the price you’ll pay depends on a review of your personal credit report. Applicants with strong financial credentials could pay as low as $150!

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Bond Type Bond Amount Cost by Credit Score*
680 and up 679 - 600 599 or lower
Motor Vehicle Dealer Bond $25,000 Starts at $150 $200-800 $750+ 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?

Missouri auto dealer bonds are put in place to ensure that principals (car, truck and boat dealers) comply with the provisions of Missouri statutes applicable to the following professionals:

  • new motor vehicle franchised dealers
  • used motor vehicle dealers
  • power sport dealers
  • trailer dealers
  • wholesale motor vehicle dealers
  • boat dealers

If the dealer fails to adhere to industry laws and regulations and the terms of the surety bond contract, a claim can be filed against the bond. If the claim is proven, the surety will pay damages to harmed parties up to the full bond amount. The dealer, in turn, must reimburse the surety and could face other consequences such as suspension or revocation of the dealer’s license.

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What’s the fine print?

Missouri auto dealer bonds are continuous until canceled. To cancel the bond, the surety must give written notice to the principal and the Missouri Department of Revenue stating the date of cancellation. Cancellation goes into effect 30 days after the Department receives the notice of cancellation.

How to become an automobile dealer in Missouri

Each application for an auto vehicle dealer license must be submitted on the form prescribed by the state and include the following information:

  • birth dates, social security numbers and residence addresses of all owners
  • complete business name, physical address and mailing address, if applicable
  • sales/plate order with fees calculated and recorded on the application
  • factory franchise trade names and expiration dates
  • a copy of the factory franchise agreement
  • current photograph of the place of business (building, lot and sign)
  • a copy of the garage liability policy (manufacturers, auctions and trailer dealers are exempt)
  • and more

More information about Missouri auto dealer licensing can be accessed from the Important Links section of this page.

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