What is the purpose of a California Defective Title Bond?
According to the California Vehicle Code, in the absence of supporting evidence of ownership of a car upon application for registration or transfer of a vehicle, the department will ask for a Defective Title Bond. This surety bond is required to protect the department and any future buyer of the vehicle against any loss or damage on account of any defect in or undisclosed claim.
In order to obtain a bonded title, you will need to submit the following to the DMV:
- A completed application form
- A statement of facts form
- Weight certificate
- A California Defective Title Surety Bond
The amount for the bond varies. It is usually based on the commercial value of the car. You may call your local DMV in order to get more information about the bond amount for your surety bond.
How do I obtain a California Defective Title Bond?
Fill out our free online application form in order to get a quote for the bond premium to obtain your Defective Title Bond. As our quote is no-obligation, you can then decide if you would like to move forward with purchasing the bond.
If you choose to move forward, we will just have you remit the premium payment then your agent will ship your new bond to you via USPS Priority Mail (with overnight shipping options also available, but it will incur extra charges)!
Surety Solutions Insurance Services, Inc. (Surety1) has been writing California Defective Title Surety Bonds since 2003, so we have made the process as simple and efficient as possible. We are licensed in all 50 states, represent over a dozen “A” rated markets, and maintain an A+ rating by the Better Business Bureau for our fast and friendly service.