To sell automobiles in the District of Columbia you must be licensed and provide a DC motor vehicle dealer bond.  The dealer license is issued by the DC Department of Consumer & Regulatory affairs.  DC rules require that an applicant comply with multiple licensing requirement and post a surety bond in the amount of $25,000 for the duration of the business’s two year license period.  The surety bond must run to the District, be concurrent with the underlying dealer’s license term, and must guarantee that the dealer will observe and comply with all laws and regulations of the District of Columbia relating to the motor vehicle dealer business, and any amendments thereto, and with all rules, regulations and orders of the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs of the District of Columbia. Surety One, Inc., offers motor vehicle dealer bonds in all states where they are required by law.  Our special program affords access to these bonds regardless of credit for all dealer applicants. For more information visit us at, call (787) 333-0222 or (800) 373-2804, or email us at for a DC motor vehicle dealer bond application or for information on any surety bond need.