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Oregon Motor Vehicle Dealer or Rebuilder Bond

How much will my Oregon auto dealer or rebuilder bond cost?

Oregon auto dealer or rebuilder bonds are required by the Oregon Department of Transportation. For motorcycle, moped, all-terrain vehicle and snowmobile dealers, the required bond amount is $10,000. Motor vehicle and recreational vehicle dealers must post a surety bond in the amount of $50,000. The cost of these bonds are subject to underwriting and based on a review of the applicant’s personal credit report.

Bond Type Bond Amount Cost*
$50,000 Motor Vehicle Dealer or Rebuilder Bond $50,000 Starts at $500 Apply Now
$10,000 Motor Vehicle Dealer or Rebuilder Bond Dealers of motorcycles, mopeds, ATVs, snowmobiles $10,000 Starts at $100 Apply Now

Ready to get a free, no-obligation bond quote? Submit a bond request today! Our experts will work hard to get you bonded quickly, easily and accurately.

Why do I need this bond?

Oregon motor vehicle dealer or rebuilder bonds ensure that principals (auto dealers or rebuilders) adhere to all of the rules and regulations stated in the Oregon Revised Statutes, Chapter 882. Some of these provisions include:

  • providing proof of the necessary education
  • not altering the odometer
  • always practicing truthful lending practices
  • never falsely advertising vehicle prices or conditions

If a principal violates any of the terms of his or her bond agreement and a consumer is harmed, the surety will pay for all damages up to the full bond amount. The principal must compensate the surety for all damages paid out.

If you’re ready to get bonded, fill out our online bond request form or give our team of experts a call today at 1 (800) 308-4358! We can get you a free, no-obligation bond quote within 1 business day of applying.

What’s the fine print?

Oregon vehicle dealer or rebuilder bonds are continuous until canceled. If the surety decides to cancel this bond, 30 days of written notice must be given to the Department of Transportation Driver and Motor Vehicle Services.

How to become an auto dealer in Oregon

Obtaining your motor vehicle dealer bond in Oregon is just the first step toward becoming licensed. Some of the other materials you must turn in with your application packet include:

  • copies of photo IDs
  • a copy of the liability insurance certificate
  • a copy of your education certificate
  • all required fees

Take the first step toward becoming bonded today by submitting a bond request form. Our experts will get you a free surety bond quote on your Oregon motor vehicle dealer or rebuilder bond within 1 business day of submitting an application.

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Additional Resources

Oregon DMV Instructions for Becoming a Dealer

Senate Bill 974

Motor Vehicle Dealer Forms

Oregon Chapter 822 Regulation of Vehicle Related Businesses

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