What is a California Motor Vehicle Verifier Bond?
The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) requires vehicle verifiers to post a surety bond to obtain their state occupational license. The California Motor Vehicle Verifier Bond ensures that the licensed vehicle verifier adheres to the laws and regulations set by the DMV. But how does this bond work?
The California Motor Vehicle Verifier Bond is a three-party contractual agreement between the principal, obligee, and surety company to ensure that the principal (in this case, the verifier) complies with all the state laws and regulations of their license. If a party is injured due to the actions of the licensed verifier, the injured party can file a claim against the verifier’s bond. If the surety finds the claim is valid, they will compensate the injured party up to the bond amount of $5,000. The principal is responsible for reimbursing the surety for all claims and additional fees and expenses incurred.
Who has to get this bond?
When registering or transferring ownership of a vehicle in California, a licensed vehicle verifier is responsible for inspecting, recording, documenting, and submitting proof of identification of that vehicle to the DMV. To operate as a vehicle verifier in California, you must obtain an occupational license from the DMV. One of the licensing requirements for the vehicle verifier license is to get a $5,000 CA Motor Vehicle Verifier Bond. Without this bond, the DMV will not issue you a license.
How much does this bond cost?
The bond amount for the Vehicle Verifier Bond in California is $5,000. Fortunately, this is not the amount you need to pay to get your bond. With EZ Surety Bonds, you can purchase this bond instantly online with a one-year term for a premium of around $50-$100. With no credit check needed!
In California, the obligee or entity that requires you to get a Motor Vehicle Verifier Bond is the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). You can contact them using the following information:
Department of Motor Vehicles
PO Box 932342 L224
Sacramento, CA 94232-3420
How to get your California Motor Vehicle Verifier Bond
Applying for bonds online with EZ Surety Bonds is quick and easy. Get your Vehicle Verifier Bond today by filling out the short application form on our website, which only takes a few minutes.
If you have any questions along the way, you can email us at email@example.com or call us at 1-866-546-4605. And if you want to learn more about California bonds in general, check out our guide here.
Frequently asked questions
To obtain your California vehicle verifier license, you will need to submit the following:
• Application for a Vehicle Verifier’s Permit
• Vehicle Verifier Surety Bond or a Deposit Agreement and Assignment
• Application for Occupational License Personal History Questionnaire
• Fingerprint Live Scan and a request for Live Scan Service
• Fees, including a $51 non-refundable application fee, $1 family support program, and when applicable, a $50 reinstatement fee and $15 duplicate license fee (as of 2022)
In addition to submitting your application, you will have to undergo a background check. You can find more information about the licensing process on the DMV’s website.
The California Motor Vehicle Verifier Bond has a required bond amount of $5,000. You can purchase this bond with EZ Surety Bonds instantly, online, without the need for a credit check, for a premium of $50-$100. Fill out the short application on our website to purchase your bond today.
You will receive the original bond in the mail after your purchase. Some obligees allow you to file your bond electronically, while others require you to file the original document (signed). Because the filing requirements vary among obligees, always verify the bond filing requirement of your obligee before you do anything with your bond.