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car dealer bond FAQ

Car Dealer Bond Vital Info…

Retail Auto Dealer Bond

What is a dealer bond?

The car dealer bond protects your customers against fraudulent or unethical actions by a dealer.

The bond assures the dealer is financially secure in cases where a customer is cheated by a dealer.

The DMV and flooring company can also make claims against this dealer bond.

Can I make a down payment and then pay monthly for the dealer bond?


for the best rates on a retail or wholesale car dealer bond

and ask about our 30% down payment option.

All surety bond carriers ask for payment of the bond in full,


Your Car Dealer Bond

has set up a financing program to give

California dealers access to a payment plan for their DMV bond.


The DMV needs the OL-25 form signed – what is this and where do I get it?

The OL 25 is your surety dealer bond.

The original bond that will be sent from your bond carrier will meet this requirement.

How long does it take to receive the initial dealer bond quote?

Approximately 24 hours, unless your FICO score is below 650.

Then the process usually takes 2 days.

How long does it take to receive the originally-signed dealer bond needed to obtain my license?

From the time we receive your payment,

it’s typically a week to 10 days before your receive your bond in hand depending on where you are located in the country.

We’ve invested in check-by-fax and check-by-email to help expedite our service.

What if I have had some credit issues (bankruptcies, short-sales, foreclosures, etc.)

Most dealers these days have encountered credit issues of some sort.

We have the most competitive surety carriers for all credit levels so no worries if your credit is less than perfect!

I started with a $10,000 bond because I am a wholesale dealer and thought I would sell 24 vehicles or less per year.

Will the surety company increase the limit of my bond from $10,000 to $50,000 for additional premium

if I will sell 25 or more cars or I want to retail or auto broker?

Unfortunately not.

Once your DMV inspector accepts your bond and issues your dealer license, the surety company will not make any refunds whatsoever.

The $10,000 bond would have to be canceled and a $50,000 bond would need to be written without a credit or refund.

Can I pay with a credit card?

You sure can.

For your convenience, we accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express.

A standard convenience charge of 5% will be applied.

While we hope you don’t need to incur this additional expense, some of our customers have found this option extremely helpful.

More Important Info about Your Car Dealer Bond…

RIDER Process: needing a rider can be very frustrating if it’s only needed because your app was incomplete or something was incorrect. One of most common reasons for a rider that we see is the dealer forgot to put his middle name on the app. The cost is $100 and having to go through this process will add on 2 – 3 weeks to the time before you can be licensed. We are here to help and would rather spend 10 minutes answering your questions to provide you with the best possible experience with respects to your bond acquisition.

The two (2) most time-consuming steps of the car dealer licensing process are:

  • getting the LiveScan fingerprints into the Department of Justice system. This takes about 45 days and costs about $70; and
  • forming a corp. or LLC (if applicable). This also takes about 45 – 60 days, although the Secretary of State offers an expedited service for about $375 vs. about $100.


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dealer plate use restrictions

we are often asked

by our students and by law enforcement

what are the dealer plate use restrictions ???

dealer plate use is an extention of the car dealer’s tax free status

this exemption is controlled by the state board of equalization

with the issuance of a sellers permit


car dealer license owners can use the plate on ANY inventory vehicle 24/7

for business and / or personal use

such personal use requires the payment of a small monthly USE tax


managers and salespersons are restricted to business use only

between the hours of 8am thru 6pm


household family members are restricted to business use only

between the hours of 8am thru 6pm


test drives are allowed to licensed drivers for up to 7 days

with a letter of permission from the car dealer license holder

11580 applies if you collect the potential buyers insurance card


all dealers must carry used car dealer insurance

when operating inventory on car dealer license plates


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car dealers… must consider paying overtime to your salespersons



The California Court of Appeal has sided with CarMax in a key decision involving the “sales commission” exemption to California’s overtime law.   In Areso v. Carmax, Inc., the Court held that a pay plan that had a base payment plus “commissions” of about $150 per vehicle sold satisfied the exemption requirements.

California law has a “commissioned sales” exemption to the general overtime statute.  The commissioned sales exemption exempts from the overtime compensation requirement “any employee whose earnings exceed one and one-half (1 1/2) times the minimum wage if more than half of that employee’s compensation represents commissions.”    The case revolved around Labor Code 204.1 which permits California car dealers to pay commission wages once a month, an exception to the general requirement that wages be paid not less than twice a month in California.  Section 204.1 defines “Commission wages” as “compensation paid to any person for services rendered in the sale of such employer’s property or services and based proportionately upon the amount or value thereof.”    The Court wrestled with the question of whether CarMax’s payments to the salesman of about $150 constituted commission wages “based proportionately on the amount or value” of CarMax’s property or services sold.

The employee argued that CarMax’s flat payment made without regard to the price of the vehicle sold did not meet the statutory definition of “commissioned wages,” relying on several cases includingKeyes Motors, Inc. v. Division of Labor Standards Enforcement, 197 Cal. App. 3d 557 (1987) (held: service mechanics not exempt from overtime law).   The employee argued that since the flat payment was made without regard to the value of the vehicle sold, it was not a commission.  The CarMax Court rejected this contention, finding that there was an alternative prong to the test – the amount (number) of the property or services sold by the employee.  The Court further rejected the claim that the flat payment constituted payments for  ”piece work,” observing that the employee was engaged in the “sale of property,” consistent with the statutory requirement.

The Court concluded by noting that the employee’s compensation would rise and fall in direct proportion to the number of vehicles sold, and thus satisfying the commissioned sales exemption to the state’s overtime law.

About Lawrence Miles
Mr. Miles is founding attorney with The Miles Law Firm, A Professional Corporation. The firm practices civil and business law, including extensive work in the auto and aviation industries. For more information, please email Mr. Miles at or review the Firm’s website.

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QUESTIONS & ANSWERS  If you don’t see your answer here please contact us.


Q. How do I get information on how to become a car dealer?
Q. What cities are your classes offered in?
Q. Where are your list of important links?
Q. Where do I go to sign up for your online Class?
Q. What if I want to attend a Dealer class in person?
Q. What if I want to take the class at home?
Q. I’m am getting my dealer license for the first time, can I take the class online?
Q. I went to your course a few months and got my certificate, what is my next step?
Q. What if the DMV inspector in my area is not available when I need them to be?
Q. Where is a good place to go to run a credit check?

Q. How do I get information on how to become a car dealer?
A. To get more information please download our: How to Become a Car Dealer Check List or see: More Information for New Dealers section of our website.

Q. What cities are your classes offered in?
A. Our In-Person Renewal and New Dealer Classes are offered in the following cities:

· Aptos
· Clovis
· Fresno
· Novato
· Ukiah



Q. Where are your list of important links?
A. List of Important Links:A
Application Requirements For Vehicle Dealers (Auto-Commercial)

Auto Dealer Supplies – Car Dealer Supply

Auto Dealer Supply

Auto Registration Experts, California Vehicle Registration

BPI Autoforms Your Auto Dealer Supply Center Since 1956

Buyers Guide Form

Buying A Used Car


C V R….vehicle reg services

CA Dep. Consumer Affairs- Bur. Automotive Repair – Glossary of Terms

California City and County Sales and Use Tax Rates – Board of Equalization

California Department of Motor Vehicles

Car Dealer Supplies

Car history VIN search, auto history check at CARFAX vehicle history reports

Car Loan Finder

Compliance With The Ftc’s Used Car Rule Continues To Cause Many Dealerships Problems

DCA / BAR Active Station Query

DCA BAR Vehicle Smog Test History

Dealers License

DMV Approved Dealer Education Programs Providers

e-Government Legal Barriers – Internet Car Sales

Exemption Form

Frequently Asked Dealer License Questions

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) – Board of Equalization

How To Sell Your Used Car or Truck – IntelliChoice

Improve Dealership Operations – Reynolds and Reynolds

Livescan Locations

N – National Automobile Dealers Association 

New car prices, used car pricing, auto reviews by Edmunds car buying guide

OL Industry Memorandum (IM) – 5 -98

OL Occupational Licensing Industry Memos

OL Overview of OL Programs

OL Template

Renewal form for Dealer License

Requirements to post fees on a used vehicle sale

Salvage Declaration Form

Smog Check Lookup by Zip Code

TransUnion – TransUnion – Credit reports and business services

Whole Sale Dealers – $50k Bond Exemption Application

Q. Where do I go to sign up for your online Class?
A. To sign up for the Dealer Renewal Class Online go to Our Signup Page

Q. What if I want to attend a Dealer class in person?
A. Weather you are renewing your license or a new dealer, we provide the best continuing education in all of California. Our in-person classes are offered in 17 cities and we conduct more classes than any other dealer education provider. TriStar Motors LLC has been a provider of dealer education since 1998, CCC 0004, and the first approved for continuing education in 2001. Our extensive training background has filled a need for comprehensive dealer training.Renewal Dealer Class is $68.00 and New Dealer Class is $150.00. To find out more please go to our In Person Class Page or if you are ready Sign Up Now

Q. What if I want to take the class at home?
A. We are proud to now offer the California DMV approved Continuing Dealer Education Home Study Course where you get the convenience of studying and taking your test from home. The cost is only: $ 55. if you download the course and $ 68. if you would like us to send it to you. To find out more go to:
Home Study Classes or if you are ready Sign Up Now

Q. I’m am getting my dealer license for the first time, can I take the class online?
A. No. DMV requires that first time dealer license students attend a 6 hour in person class. Upon class completion you will be issued a certificate which you then take to your local DMV inspector to show proof of your class completion. While we prepare you for the test (study guide included), you will need to take your test with DMV. To find out more go to:
In Person Classes or if you are ready Sign Up Now

Q. I went to your course a few months and got my certificate, what is my next step?
A. You must call the DMV inspector in your area: and schedule to take the test. This is when you present your certificate you have received from our course.You also need your fingerprints which are done at the county sheriff’s

The form you need to fill out and submit to DMV is in this

Q. What if the DMV inspector in my area is not available when I need them to be?
A. You can take the test with any DMV inspector – the inspectors are listed on the DMV However, you must file your application with the DMV inspector from your area.

Q. Where is a good place to go to run a credit check?
A. Great links for running Credit Checks are Experian and Equifax:

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dmv rule changes for 2014


New driving laws in California take effect Jan. 1, 2014



With 2014 just around the corner, the California Department of Motor Vehicles is reminding motorists of some of the new laws that will become effective in the new year.

The following laws go into effect on January 1, 2014, unless otherwise noted.

Bicycles: Passing Distance

AB 1371, known as the Three Feet for Safety Act, will require a motor vehicle driver passing a bicycle that is proceeding in the same direction to pass with no less than 3 feet between any part of the vehicle and any part of the bicycle or driver.

When three feet is not possible, the motor vehicle must slow to a reasonable and prudent speed and only pass when no danger is present to the bicyclist.

Failing to do so can incur a fine, regardless of a collision or not.

This law will take effect September 16, 2014.

Clean Air Vehicle Decals / “HOV Stickers”

AB 266 and SB 286 , together extend sunset dates for low emission, zero emission vehicles to operate in high occupancy vehicle lanes (HOV) without meeting federal occupancy requirements to January 1, 2019.

Commercial Driver’s License

AB 1047 will allow the DMV to conduct the commercial drive test for the holder of an out–of–state commercial learner’s permit.

AB 1047 also modifies the license class definitions to require a driver operating a bus weighing more than 26,000 pounds to hold a commercial Class B license and a driver operating a bus weighing 26,000 pounds or less to hold a commercial Class C license.

DMV Vehicle Registration Pilot Program

SB 806 authorizes DMV to establish a pilot program to evaluate the use of alternatives to stickers, tabs, license plates, and registration cards, subject to certain requirements.

It will also enable the DMV to experiment with electronic license plates, as well as facilitate DMV’s ability to explore cost–effective alternatives to California’s traditional metal license plate, plastic–coated registration stickers, and paper registration cards.

Registration and Vehicle Transfers Between Family Members

AB 443 prohibits the transfer of ownership of a vehicle to a relative or a revocable living trust until all parking or toll–violation fines and penalties reported to the DMV are paid by the transferee.

Teen Drivers

SB 194 prohibits a person who is under 18 years of age from using an electronic wireless communications device to write, send, or read a text–based communication while driving, even if it is equipped with a hands–free device.

Veterans License Plates

AB 244 requires the California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet) to sponsor a veterans’ special interest license plate and requires the DMV to issue the veterans’ plate if CalVet meets the current statutory requirements.

This law creates, in addition to the current Honoring Veterans design of the Veteran’s Organization Plate, a new program to reissue the Veteran design that was issued prior to January 1, 2010.

These plates are available to all vehicle owners. The Department of Veterans Affairs must secure 7,500 pre–paid applications in order for the department to implement this plate program.

Additionally, the Department of Motor Vehicles will begin the process of implementing AB 60—the new law requiring DMV to issue a driver license to an applicant who is unable to submit satisfactory proof that he/she is legally present in the Unites States —by drafting new regulations and preparing field offices to process new applications. The new law becomes operative by January 1, 2015. The applicant will be required to meet all other driver license qualifications.

For complete information on bills enacted in 2013, please refer to the Legislative Counsel website

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revised red flag rules update from the FTC

car dealers offering credit of any form are required to be red flag compliant as of jan 2011

dmv inspectors are now checking for car dealers offering credit to be red flag compliant

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