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Do South Dakota Motor Vehicle Dealers Need a Surety Bond for Licensure?

A happy customer smiles while testing a car at a South Dakota motor vehicle dealer

If you are a Motor Vehicle Dealer in South Dakota, you need a Motor Vehicle Dealer Surety Bond.

Dealers must complete a dealer application and pay the applicable license fee and obtain a surety bond.

Dealers must have a principal place of business that includes a telephone with a listed phone number, have posted business hours, space to display inventory, follow local zoning ordinances and building codes, and can't be a hotel, motel. apartment, etc.

Minimum liability insurance of not less than $300,000 may be required depending on type of inventory offered.

SuretyGroup.com can issue all bonds for those in the auto industry. The surety bond amounts are as follows:

New and Used Vehicle Dealers (also known as car dealers or auto dealers) Surety Bond =$25,000
Boat Dealers Surety Bond =$20,000
Trailer Dealers (Selling trailers over 3,000 pounds) Surety Bond =$10,000
Snowmobile Dealers Surety Bond =$5,000
Motorcycle Dealers Surety Bond =$5,000
Emergency Vehicle Dealers Surety Bond =$10,000
Final Stage Manufacturer Surety Bond =$25,000

How Much Will This Bond Cost?

The premium that you pay for a South Dakota Motor Vehicle Dealer Surety Bond is dependent on credit and the bond amount required.

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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