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Missouri Dealer Bond

Who needs a Missouri Dealer Bond?

All licensed motor vehicle and boat dealers are required to maintain a Missouri Dealer Bond by the State of Missouri Department of Revenue. The bond is required as part of your dealer license application.


Why is the Missouri Dealer Bond required?

The Missouri 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 Missouri Motor Vehicle Dealer License Surety Bond, Missouri 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.

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.