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Do Motor Vehicle Dealer's In Kansas Need A Bond For Licensure?

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Motor Vehicle Dealers in Kansas need to apply for dealer license and obtain a $30,000 Vehicle Dealer Surety Bond. Dealer applicants can apply for licensure through the Kansas Department of Revenue.

The following is required for licensure:

Complete the application and pay the required license and license plate fees.

Dealers must have an established business location that includes an office and a place to receive mail, store records, etc. The business must also have a phone and be listed under the business name, have a permanent sign that can be seen from the street (with at least 10" height in letters), and have approved zoning from local authorities.

Have the application signed by the treasurer from the county municipality where the dealership will be located. The signature verifies that all personal property taxes are paid to date.

Applicants will need a sales tax registration number. The business name and the sales tax registration name must match exactly.

Obtain a state tax clearance certificate from the Kansas Department of Revenue.

Provide the following: Three credit references or if a partnership, corporation or limited liability company provide your formation documentation, a Certificate of Insurance (liability insurance), an original surety bond as noted below, and if a franchise dealer provide a copy of the franchise agreement.

The following Kansas vehicle dealers will need to have the required $30,000 surety bond:

  • Auction Vehicle
  • Converter
  • New and/or Used Vehicle Dealer (also known as car dealer or auto dealer
  • Rebuilder
  • RV Broker
  • Salvage Dealer
  • Salvage Pool
  • Scrap Metal Recycler
  • Trailer Broker
  • Used Vehicle Dealer
  • Vehicle Recycler
  • Wholesale

  • Licenses and bonds renew annually by December 31st.

    How Much Will This Bond Cost?

    The premium that you pay for a Kansas Vehicle Dealer Bond is dependent on credit and experience in the vehicle sales industry.

    Our Surety Bond Specialists can give you a free, no-obligation quote for the type of bond needed for your business.

    Have Questions?

    Contact our Surety Bond Specialists at:

    Phone: 1‑844‑432‑6637
    Fax:     404-351-3237
    Hours: 8:00-5:00 CST, Monday through Friday

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