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California Business Partner Automation Bond

California Business Partner Automation Bond

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Who Requires the Business Partner Automation Bond and Why Is It Needed?

A Business Partner Automation Bond (BPA) is a surety bond required by the California Department of Motor Vehicles (CA DMV) for qualified industry participants that process and issue vehicle related documents on behalf of others. The transactions and related documentation include validated registrations cards, registered owner transfers, vehicle sales reports, duplicate titles and much more.

How Much Will My Surety Bond Cost?

Take 2 minutes to provide the basic information required to get the best rates for your California Business Partner Automation Bond. The quote request is free and there is no obligation to you. If you prefer, please call 1‐800‐608‐9950 to speak with one of our friendly bond experts. We can help guide you through the bonding process and identify the lowest cost in the market for your situation.

If you are interested in spreading out the cost of your bond over time, we can offer convenient financing plans for many types of surety bonds. More information will be provided with your quote.

What is Needed to Obtain My License or Registration?

Companies with a business need to process vehicle registration and titling applications on their own behalf and meet the following requirements can become a Business Partner:

  • Establish communication link with DMV.
  • Have necessary programming to process vehicle registration transactions.
  • Establish a database to track inventory.
  • Develop a training and security awareness program for their employees or Second-Line Business Partners.
  • Submit a Security Pre-implementation checklist.
  • Furnish a $650,000 or $1,000,000 surety bond.
  • Complete BPA Application and submit required fee.
  • Provide a Statement of Personal History Questionnaire and Department of Justice fingerprints for each employee directly involved in the BPA Program. 

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