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Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Dealer, Agent, Servicer or Salvor Bonds

Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Dealer, Agent, Servicer or Salvor Bonds

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Who Requires the Motor Vehicle Dealer, Agent, Servicer or Salvor Bonds 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.

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation requires that motor vehicle dealers, manufacturers, issuing agents, salvors, messengers services, and card agents be licensed by the State Board of Vehicle Manufacturers, Dealers and Salespersons, and post a surety bond. 

How Much Will My Surety Bond Cost?

Take 2 minutes to provide the basic information required to get the best rates for your Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Dealer, Agent, Servicer or Salvor Bonds. 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 corporate surety bond ensures that the car dealer complies with all state laws, rules and guidelines set out by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation governing the operation of a vehicle dealership in the state. The bond provides protection against a dealer’s unlawful or unethical business practices that result in financial damages to customers. 

In a situation where the bonded customer (principal) fails to comply with bonding terms and requirements, the surety company is financially obligated to cover damages up to the bond limit (or penalty) of the bond.  The surety bond principal is also required to reimburse (or indemnify) the surety for losses paid to damaged parties.

Pennsylvania auto dealer bonds are continuous until canceled through 60 days written notice provided to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation by the surety company.

What is Needed to Obtain My License?

The following is an overview of key auto dealer licensing requirements in Pennsylvania.

  • Complete Vehicle Dealer Application
  • Follow instructions to obtain Temporary Registration Plates
  • Post Surety Bond for each place of business
  • Provide criminal history records
  • Familiarize with sections of Pennsylvania Vehicle Code and Title 67 as required
  • Additional items may be needed and exact requirements may vary based on applicant, license type or obligee discretion. Please see obligee and state links in the Other Helpful Information and Links section below or contact the obligee directly for more information.




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