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Idaho Motor Vehicle or Vessel Dealer Bond

Idaho Motor Vehicle or Vessel Dealer Bond

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Who Requires the Motor Vehicle or Vessel Dealer Bond and Why Is It Needed?

Salesman. Motor Vehicle Dealer Bond for auto dealers or others who buy, sell, auction, or repair cars or other motor vehicles.

A Vehicle or Vessel Dealer Bond is a type Motor Vehicle Dealer Surety Bond required in Idaho to satisfy the demand for security under the Dealer and Salesman Licensing Act, Chapter 16 Title 49 Idaho Code. The surety bond amount, or coverage required, is $40,000 bond for all wholesale-only dealers, $20,000 bond for all retail dealers, and $10,000 for all retail dealers selling only motorcycles, ATVs, UTVs, or snowmobiles.

How Much Will My Surety Bond Cost?

Take 2 minutes to provide the basic information required to get the best rates for your Idaho Motor Vehicle or Vessel Dealer 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 Does the Bond Protect Against?

The vehicle or vessel dealer bonds ensure that the bonded principal adheres to the provisions of Chapter 16 Title 49 Idaho Code or rules and regulations promulgated by the Idaho Transportation Department, the provisions of Chapters 2, 4 and 5 Title 49 Idaho Code, Idaho Code 49-1418, Chapter 6 Title 48 Idaho Code, and the federal motor vehicle safety standards or odometer fraud. Furthermore, the surety bond ensures the licensed dealer behave ethically and does not practice fraud, make fraudulent representation.

What is Needed to Obtain My License?

Below is a checklist of items required by the Idaho Transportation Department to secure a Motor Vehicle Dealers license;

  • Application completed in full, with the notarized signatures of all the owners/officers/directors/members 
  • Application fees paid to Idaho Transportation Department
  • Certification of attendance for pre-licensing 8 hour class and passing test
  • Evidence of Corporate, LLC, or LLP status from the Secretary of State's Office and a list of officers and members
  • Fictitious or assumed name documentation from the Secretary of State's Office
  • Zoning approval 
  • Original signed Motor Vehicle Dealer Bond as described above
  • Sales Tax Number Certificate
  • Liability Insurance Certificate
  • EIN – Employer Identification Number
  • Completed Personal History forms (ITD 3171)
  • Verification of phone number listed in a local or online directory




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