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Alabama Motor Vehicle Wholesaler Surety Bond

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The State of Alabama Department of Revenue, Motor Vehicle Division is responsible for the licensing of new and used motor vehicle dealers, motorcycle dealers, trailer dealers (trailers do not require a certificate of title), and Motor Vehicle Wholesalers. A motor vehicle wholesaler is defined as motor vehicles bought, sold, traded, or exchanged at wholesale to dealer and not to the public.

The Code of Alabama 1975, Sections 40-12-390, defines the motor vehicle wholesaler license requirements and states any person that engages in business as, serve in the capacity of, or act as a motor vehicle wholesaler in this state must first obtain a license.

Surety Bond and License Requirements:

  1. Complete the online application (ETAPS) and payment of the license fee.
  2. Submit a copy of all owners, partners, members, officers and directors driver's licenses or non-driver identification cards.
  3. Submit a picture of the signage and lot (new and used dealers).
  4. Obtain blanket/motor vehicle liability insurance and attach the completed Insurance Certification Form (MVD-1).
  5. There is a $10,000 surety bond requirement in which the bond will need to be uploaded as an attachment to the license application.
  6. License and bond renews October 1 of each year.

How Much Will Motor Vehicle Wholesaler Bond Cost?

The premium that you pay for an Alabama Motor Vehicle Wholesaler Surety Bond is dependent on credit.

Did You Know?

Upon completion of entering an license application in the Alabama MVTRIP portal, you must print out the transmittal sheet and mail it to the Department along with any supporting documents.

Related Links:

Alabama Department of Revenue: Dealer License / Designated Agent
Alabama Dealer License FAQs

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