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West Virginia Auto Dealer Surety Bond

West Virginia Auto Dealer Surety Bond

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Who Requires the Auto Dealer Surety 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.

Used car dealers in West Virginia must post a $25,000 surety bond in order to legally conduct business in the state. All West Virginia auto dealer bonds expire annually on June 30th. Your surety bond cost will be adjusted to only reflect the portion of the year covered by the bond. The surety bond is required of all motor vehicle dealers licensed pursuant to Article 6, Chapter 17A of the West Virginia Code. The surety bond is conditioned upon compliance with all applicable sections of that statute and all pertinent rules and regulations of the West Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles.

How Much Will My Surety Bond Cost?

Take 2 minutes to provide the basic information required to get the best rates for your West Virginia Auto Dealer Surety 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 purpose of the bond is to protect against fraud or fraudulent representation on the part of the bonded dealer when such actions result in a financial loss to State of West Virginia, a purchaser, seller, financial institution or agency. The surety bond may be cancelled with the West Virginia DMV through thirty days written notice via certified mail from the surety company.

What is Needed to Obtain My License?

The following is an overview of the key used auto dealer licensing requirements in West Virginia

  • Completed application
  • $25,000 surety bond. A bond is not required for repo-financial institution, mfg-manufacturer and trs-transporter.
  • Personal property tax receipt
  • Pictures of dealership as required
  • A valid business license in the state of West Virginia
  • Dealer liability insurance as required
  • Garage agreement if required
  • Franchise agreement if 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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