Nebraska Vehicle Title Bond

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Bond Penalty: One and one half times vehicle value as determined by Department of Motor Vehicles

A Nebraska bonded certificate of title can be accomplished to register a motor vehicle with a lost of defective title. The Nebraska title bond mechanism may be used when the motor vehicle has bonded its title in a state other than Nebraska, a properly assigned Certificate of Title or manufacturer's statement of origin and/or for which a title has not been issued in Nebraska or any other state.

Nebraska title bond procedures require an applicant to accomplish research on the vehicle's chain of ownership, specific formal notification requirements and inspetion before a bonded title application will be accepted. Those procedures can be viewed here. The surety bond must be issued by a bonding company licensed to do business in Nebraska. The amount of the title bond must be equal to no less than on one and one half times(1 1/2) the current value of the vehicle as shown by a property tax valuation or the NADA Guide. If the applicant is unable to fix a value then the Department can do so on the applicant's behalf. The surety bond must be valid for no less than three (3) years and submitted to the Department along with an application for bonded title (Nebraska certificate of title surety bond form) within thirty (30) days of the date of issuance of the same.

Questions regarding the bonded title process may be directed to:

Department of Motor Vehicles
Driver and Vehicle Records Division
301 Centennial Mall South
P.O. Box 94789
Lincoln, NE 68509-4789

As part of the certificate of title bond underwriting process we must request some evidence that the applicant legally possesses the motor vehicle. Examples of "ownership evidence" can be a bill of sale, power of attorney, receipt, canceled check or money order, temporary registration/maker, affidavit of legal possession or endorsed copy of at title. Need a bill of sale format? See "What We Need From You" on this page for a template.

Nebraska surety bond leader, Surety One, Inc. is a specialist in the bonding needs of motor vehicle dealers and private parties with a missing title. We offer same-day issue of vehicle title bonds. Questions about this or another surety bond? Call us at (800) 373-2804, email us at or click here for live chat about a Nebraska certificate of title bond requirement.

Surety bond application review and quoting are free of charge. There is no obligation to purchase.