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Arkansas Motor Vehicle Dealer Bonds

What is an Arkansas Motor Vehicle Dealer Bond?

The state of Arkansas requires a surety bond for used motor vehicle dealers, wholesalers, and auto auction businesses operating in the state. The penal sum, or required surety bond amount is at least $25,000. Dealers of new vehicles must furnish a surety bond in the amount of at least $50,000. This surety bond accompanies the used motor vehicle dealer license issued through the Arkansas State Police for anyone who intends to operate a used motor vehicle business. The surety bond guarantees ethical business conduct and compliance with Arkansas Code Annotated ยง23-112-601, Used Motor Vehicle Buyers Protection.

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Motor Vehicle Dealer Bond - Used Dealers

$25,000 Bond

Motor Vehicle Dealer Bond - For Dealers of New Vehicles

$50,000 Bond

Motor Vehicle Dealer Bond - Wholesale Dealers

$25,000 Bond

Motor Vehicle Auction Dealer Bond

$25,000 Bond

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Why is an Arkansas Motor Vehicle Dealer Bond Required?

The surety bond guarantees compliance with the requirements of Arkansas Code Annotated 23-112-601 et seq., as amended of the laws State of Arkansas. It also serves to indemnify damaged parties for losses sustained due the principal's acts that constitute grounds for suspension or revocation of the license. The total liability of the surety company for all claimants, regardless of the number of years this bond is in force, may not exceed the amount of the bond.

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