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OKLAHOMA MOTOR VEHICLE DEALER BOND

Oklahoma Motor Vehicle Dealer Bond

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Getting a Oklahoma motor vehicle dealer bond is a key step to becoming a licensed car dealer in the state. The motor vehicle dealer bond serves as an extra guarantee that your dealership will follow all rules and regulations that govern motor vehicle dealers in the state of Oklahoma.

 

Just like all surety bonds, the Oklahoma motor vehicle dealer bond serves as protection for the general public, and not as insurance for your business. In case you don't follow the rules and your obligations under the bond, a claim can be made against you. If proven to be a legitimate claim, the penal sum of the bond is used to compensate the affected parties. The surety covers the costs of claims up front, which you’ll be required to reimburse in full. This means you should avoided having any claims, as they can cause serious harm to your business and finances.

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Oklahoma Motor Vehicle / Auto Dealer Bond Cost

While $25,000 might seem like a large amount to pay, in reality, you only need to pay a percentage of it to get bonded, which is called the bond annual premium. The surety company will look at several factors to determine your Oklahoma motor vehicle dealer bond cost, most importantly, your credit score. Factors such as years licensed and years of industry experience will also play a factor in your dealer bond cost.

  • If your credit score is above 650, you’ll likely have to pay between .75% and 2% of the bond amount.

  • For applicants with credit scores between 600 and 649, the rates range between 2.5% and 4%.

 

Oklahoma Used Motor Vehicle / Used Auto Dealer License and Renewal

Who is required to be licensed?

The surety bond requirement applies to all used motor vehicle dealers in the state of Oklahoma. The bond requirement does not apply to Franchised dealers issued Franchised dealer license.

What are the bonding requirements?

 

What are the insurance recommendations?

It is required by the state of Oklahoma that all motor vehicle dealers in the state of Oklahoma obtain liability insurance coverage. Some examples include:

  • $25,000 SINGLE LIMIT GARAGE LIABILITY INSURANCE 

  • The Certificate of Insurance must be completed by your agent on the enclosed UD-7 form, and must reflect the ownership, business name and lot address as it appears on the initial application.

  • Coverage, in accordance with the financial responsibility laws of the State of Oklahoma, shall be kept in force at all times with no lapse in coverage during the period of licensure. A lapse in coverage will result in automatic revocation of the license.

  • Secondary lot applicants may submit an amended certificate of insurance adding the secondary lot locations business name and lot address.

Hassle Free Guarantee Dealer Bond

Whether applying for your first auto dealer license in Oklahoma, or renewing an existing one, you have to submit a dealer application form, together with all necessary documents that prove you meet the requirements.

When you renew your license, you’ll have to renew your Oklahoma auto dealer bond as well. As your business finances and personal credit score can change, make sure you work on improving those stats, so that you can reduce your surety bond cost over the years.

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