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Connecticut Motor Vehicle Dealer Bond

Who needs a Connecticut Motor Vehicle Dealer Bond?

All licensed new and used motor vehicle dealers are required to maintain a Motor Vehicle Dealer Surety Bond by the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles. The bond is required as part of your dealer license application.

Why is the Connecticut Motor Vehicle Dealer Bond required?

The Connecticut Motor Vehicle Dealer Bond helps ensure that dealers conduct business ethically and lawfully.

How do I know this is the required bond for my business?

You may have heard this bond referred to as a Connecticut DMV Bond, Dealer Bond, Dealer License Bond, Car Dealer Bond or Auto Dealer Bond. While people use many names, they refer to the same bond. If you are a new or used motor vehicle dealer in the state of Connecticut, this bond is required to obtain your license.

General Questions
What is a surety bond? 
What is a surety bond?

A surety bond is a three-party agreement among a principal, an obligee, and a surety.

The bond formalizes the principal's obligation to the obligee. The surety guarantees that the principal will fulfill their obligation.