Texas Auto Dealer Surety bonds (Rates from $250 / 2 years) do not protect the car dealer from any lawsuits, but it protects the consumer from fraud or misrepresentation by the auto dealer. Also known as a motor vehicle dealer’s bond, it guarantees compliance by the licensed dealer with state laws. Texas auto dealer bond is set at $50,000 and for a 2-year period. Auto Dealers are required to obtain a motor vehicle surety bond which is also known as DMV bond. Auto dealer is required by the State Motor Vehicle Departments to obtain a dealership license and to ensure the dealer comply with all State laws to protect the consumer. Texas Dealer Bonds Rate as low as $250/2 Years* Get your surety bond today.
All State Bonds is one of the leading surety companies in Texas and are Located in Houston, but they serve all auto dealers in Texas cities like Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin, El Paso, San Antonio, Plano, Amarillo, Galveston, Waco, Corpus Christi, Brownsville and all throughout the State of Texas.
What is an auto dealer surety bond and why do you need it?
Auto Dealer License Requirement?
The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles requires that all Texas auto dealers secure a surety bond in the amount of $50,000. This is a licensing requirement in order to engage in vehicle sales in the state of Texas (see more information on Texas license requirements). A surety bond is required for all GDN categories of a motor vehicle, motorcycle, wholesale only, wholesale motor vehicle auction and independent mobility motor vehicle, but a surety bond is not required of franchised dealers, travel trailer dealers, or trailer/semitrailer dealers. The cost varies based on the applicant’s credit history and the rate can start from around 1% and up from the bond amount needed for a two year period. As required by the state of Texas, these auto dealer surety bonds are issued for a two-year term, expire on the last day of the month. All-State Surety Bonds is a licensed bonding agency in Texas and offers exceptional rates for Texas Motor Vehicle Dealer Bonds.
Texas Auto Dealer License Requirements?
To regulate the Auto Dealer trade, the state subjects Texas Automobile Dealer to many legal restrictions and requirements. For a new Dealer license in Texas, the first step is to obtain a General Distinguishing Number (GDN). This requires, among other things, a permanent place of business, a business Signage, enough space to display five vehicles the dealer intent to sell, etc.
You’ll need a GDN whether you sell new cars or used them. If you also sell motorcycles. RV’s or other trailers, you’ll need separate GDN for each class of vehicle.
Each original GDN costs $800, and $400 to renew every 2 years in Texas.
How to obtain a Texas Dealer License?
Forms and Applications for Texas auto dealer license can be found on the TXDMV.gov , see below links
Auto Dealer Overview Instructions
Application for New Dealer License GDN
Instructions for completing the dealer license application
An application to amend Business Entity
Payment and mailing instructions
Where to Apply or Renew a Texas Dealer License?
To contact the Motor Vehicle Division’s licensing department, you may write to the following address:
Texas Department of Transportation
Motor Vehicle Division
P.O. Box 2293
Austin, TX 78768-2293
Phone: (877) 366-8887 or (512) 416-4800
Fax: (512) 416-4893
We are located in Houston, Texas since 1988 but we serve all auto dealers in the whole State of Texas and cities like Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin, El Paso, San Antonio, Plano, Amarillo, Galveston, Kingwood, Woodlands, Texas City, Waco, Corpus Christi, Brownsville and more.