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Utah Motor Vehicle Dealer Bond

Who needs a Utah Motor Vehicle Dealer Bond?

All licensed motor vehicle dealers, special equipment dealers, and crusher or body shops are required to maintain a surety by the State of Utah Motor Vehicle Enforcement Division. The bond is required as part of your dealer license application.


Why is the Utah Motor Vehicle Dealer Bond required?

The Utah 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 Utah Motor Vehicle Dealer License Surety Bond, Utah 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. Requirements will vary depending on whether you are a new or used vehicle dealer, motorcycle dealer, large trailer dealer, or small trailer dealer.

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.