Texas Auto Dealer Bond
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Texas Auto Dealers
Texas auto dealers are regulated by the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles.The state provides a two-paged synopsis involved in dealer licensing.
The state also requires auto dealers to obtain a Texas auto dealer bond for $25,000. Meeting the surety bond requirement with our agency takes just a few minutes of your time.
Qualifying and the Premium
The $25,000 Texas auto dealer bond requires an application — which we’ll begin with you over the phone — but which you’ll need to complete and sign, along with a credit check inquiry. You’ll need to sign your application, and then it is submitted to an underwriter for a review. As part of this review, a credit inquiry is also required.
Approval is based upon your good credit, and the rate is 1%, or $250.
Additional Premium Prepayment Options
At a $250 premium, our agency offers this bond to you for a one year period, thereafter your bond renews. We also offer you the option to prepay your surety bond for up to 3 years, thereby offering you a savings over annual renewal of the premium. The premium prepayment amount and savings are as follows:
- If prepaid for 2 years, the premium is $450, a $50 savings;
- If prepaid for 3 years, the premium is $650, a $100 savings.
$25,000 Texas Auto Dealer Bond: The Purpose of the Bond
The purpose of the $25,000 Texas auto dealer bond is a financial guarantee that an auto dealership, its employees, and managers will abide by all state and federal rules governing Texas auto dealerships. The bond serves as a protection solely for the consumer; it is not an insurance policy for the auto dealership.
Purchase of the Texas auto dealer bond is a precondition for licensing.
Texas Auto Dealer Bond: Duration
The Texas auto dealer bond is issued and prepaid for a period of two years.
Since the state’s auto dealer bond is issued for two years, purchasers of the bond will want to ensure that the bond’s beginning and ending date are concurrent with the auto dealer license.
The bond is also prepaid for the same time.
Becoming Licensed as a Texas Auto Dealer
Applicants for a Texas auto dealer license will need to complete the following for due consideration by the state licensing board:
- Apply for a Texas GDN number . Persons who need assistance with this form may call 512-465-3000;
- Pay the $700 application fee and a $90 per plate fee;
- Create, if you choose to do so an e-licensing account since licensing may be completed completed online;
- Submit a form detailing any prior criminal history;
- Apply for a Texas e-tag license, which allows purchasers of vehicles to have a temporary license plate.
Who Needs to Register as a Texas Auto Dealer:
Texas auto dealers need to sell at least 5 vehicles in a calendar year.
Otherwise, dealers risk having their Texas auto dealer license revoked or canceled.
About AmeriPro Surety Bonds:
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