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Do Alabama Non-Dealer Designated Agent Title Agents Need a Bond?

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The State of Alabama Department of Revenue, Motor Vehicle Division is responsible for the licensing of non-dealer designated agents such as financial institutions, manufactured home dealers (title applications and cancellations), pawnshops, out-of-state financial institutions (manufactured homes only-title applications and cancellations), law firms (manufactured homes only-title applications and cancellations), and title agents (manufactured homes only-title applications and cancellations).

The Code of Alabama 1975, Sections 32-8-34 and 32-20-22, defines the non-dealer designated agent license requirements. The following is required for licensure:

1. Completion of the online application (ETAPS) for Non-Dealer Designated Agent Title Agent and payment of the license fee.
2. Applicants must attend the two six-hour training classes before their ETAPS account will be activated. The training class covers titling procedures and ETAPS user training.
3. Attach a copy of the applicants certificate of authority issued by the Alabama Department of Insurance.
4. A $25,000 surety bond is required for the license only if titling manufactured homes. A copy of the bond will need to be uploaded as an attachment to the license application.

How Much Will This Bond Cost?

The premium you pay for an Alabama Non-Dealer Designated Agent Title Agent (manufactured homes only) Bond is dependent on credit.

Did You Know?

A separate application must be submitted for each branch or location.

Related Links:

Alabama Department of Revenue - Dealer License / Designated Agent
Alabama Department of Revenue - Non-Dealer Application for Designated Agent

How Do I Get Bonded?

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