This bond is for anyone required to file a surety bond along with their defective title application
Florida Motor Vehicle Title Surety Bond

How do I obtain a bonded title?

We recommend contacting the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles to ensure you meet all requirements before purchasing a bond with Self Service Surety. It is your responsibility to understand and follow allow requirements prior to purchasing a bond. For convenience we have summarized some critical steps here:

1) Collect the following information: a bill of sale in your name, the owners’ driver’s licenses, complete name, address, FEID and date of any lienholders, odometer reading

2) Complete Form 82040, Application for Certificate of Title with/without Registration

3) Complete a Declaration of Facts using form HSMV 82026

4) Use Kelly Blue Book or NADA to determine the value of your vehicle. The bond amount will be 2 times the vehicle value.

5) Get your vehicle VIN verified by a Florida Notary Public, Licensed Dealer, Police Officer, Florida Division of Motorist Services Employee or Tax collector Employee


Who needs a Florida title bond?

If you purchase or otherwise receive a motor vehicle with a lost or improperly assigned title, a title bond is required to establish your ownership of the car and to register your vehicle. It is best to call the Florida Division of Motorist Services directly to clarify your requirements.


Why are title bonds required?

A title bond ensures that compensation is available to individuals who subsequently come forward as rightful owner of the vehicle. A rightful owner that comes forward prior to the bond’s expiration may be entitled to compensation up to the full penalty amount of the bond. After the bond’s expiration, the title is considered clean and no further claims can be made. Florida bonded titles expire after 3 years, at which point you can apply for the “bonded” brand to be removed.

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.