Louisiana Auto Dealer Bond – Louisiana DMV Bond

The auto dealer license in Louisiana is granted by the Louisiana Motor Vehicle Commission. For information on a new or franchise car dealer license, contact them directly at (504) 838-5207. Used car dealer licenses are handled through the Louisiana Used Motor Vehicle Commission.


Find Out Which Type of License You Need:

Your application license will differ if you’re applying for a new or used vehicle license. Within those applications, simply mark which specific type for you require.

A $50K used car dealer surety bond for 2 years will be required. Rates Start from $500 based on excellent credit history.

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1- Obtain a Permanent Business Location

To begin, you must have a permanent location meeting the following requirements:

  • You must have a location which is owned or leased, and where the books and records required for the conduct of the business are maintained and kept.
  • Your location must have a permanently affixed sign with the exact trade name placed in front of the business and clearly visible from the street or roadway. The minimum size is 4’x4’. A picture must be provided with your application.
  • You must have an installed and listed landline phone.

2- Meet Zoning Requirements

You must provide proof that you meet all local zoning laws and municipal requirements. Details of these requirements can be obtained through the relevant local agencies.


3- Complete an Educational Training Seminar
At least one owner, general manager, office manager, title clerk, or salesperson must attend a seminar. The registration form is included with the PDF of the application

4- Obtain Proof of Liability Insurance

You’ll need to provide garage liability insurance with minimum coverage of $55,000.


5- Obtain Your Auto Dealer Bond

The cost of a dealer bond is a small percentage of the total bond amount. The bond cost varies depending on your financial strength, e.g. personal credit.

  • To obtain a free bond quote for your auto dealer license. It takes less than 3 minutes and you will be able to lock your rate for the next 90 days (in case you want to purchase the bond).
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All dealers must obtain a surety bond to get licensed. The bond form is included in the dealer license application.

Louisiana Auto Dealer Bond Amount Required:

  • $20,000 (if you sell 119 units or less in a twelve-month period)
  • $50,000 (if you sell 120 units or more in a twelve-month period)
  • All dealer licenses expire on Dec 31st of each year,
  • It is necessary to submit the renewal application and fee before Nov 1st
  • If you decide to stop doing business, you must notify the LMVC 30 days after you quit.