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Vermont Motor Vehicle Dealer Bond

How much does an auto dealer bond cost in Vermont?

Vermont car dealer surety bonds are required by the Vermont Commissioner of Motor Vehicles. The required bond amount depends on the number of vehicles the principal sold in the year prior to application. SuretyBonds.com offers these bonds for different costs depending on a review of each applicant’s credit report.

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Bond Type Bond Amount Cost by Credit Score*
680 and up 679 - 600 599 or lower
Motor Vehicle Dealer Bond sold less than 25 vehicles $20,000 Starts at $200 $200-1,600 $1,600+ Apply Now
Motor Vehicle Dealer Bond sold 25-100 vehicles $25,000 Starts at $250 $250-2,000 $2,000+ Apply Now
Motor Vehicle Dealer Bond sold 101-250 vehicles $30,000 Starts at $300 $300-2,400 $2,400+ Apply Now
Motor Vehicle Dealer Bond sold 251 or more vehicles $35,000 Starts at $350 $350-2,800 $2,800+ 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?

Vermont motor vehicle bonds guarantee that principals (motor vehicle dealers & used motor vehicle dealers) comply with the terms listed in 23 V.S.A. Chapters 7 and 21 as well as 32 V.S.A. Chapter 219 of the Vermont Statutes Annotated. Specifically, this bond prevents fraud and fraudulent representation at the hands of the principal.

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What’s the fine print?

This bond will be continuously effective for the pending registration year as well as the year following. The surety can choose to cancel the bond at any time by filing written notice of such cancellation with the vehicle dealer and the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles. If the applicant was not previously registered as a motor vehicle dealer in the year prior to application, he or she must post a bond in the amount of $35,000.

How to become a motor vehicle dealer in Vermont

A vehicle dealer in the state of Vermont is defined as a person, partnership, or corporation who is engaged in the business of buying, selling, or exchanging new or used motor vehicles, as well as other types of motor vehicle dealers. These professionals must obtain a license issued by the Commissioner. Applicants must do the following to qualify for a license:

  • submit all required forms of the application
  • pay all appropriate licensing fees
  • provide proof of a sales tax license
  • post the proper surety bond
  • furnish a credit report as well as a background check
  • and more

More licensing information can be accessed from the Additional Resources section of this page.

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Additional Resources

Motor Vehicle Dealer Bond form

The Vermont Statutes - Title 23: Motor Vehicles. Chapter 7: Registration

The Vermont Statutes - Title 23: Motor Vehicles. Chapter 21: Title to Motor Vehicles

Department of Motor Vehicles - Dealers Services

Department of Motor Vehicles - Inspection Stations

State of Vermont - Permit and License Information. Vermont Motor Vehicle Dealer License

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