Don’t have acceptable evidence of ownership for your motor vehicle, boat, motor home, mobile home, motorcycle or other titled property in Arizona?

Good news! You can obtain a certificate of title by posting a surety bond in order to get a new title so you can register your vehicle. 

Get started with these four easy steps:

  1. Gather the required documents.
  2. Submit the documents to the Arizona Motor Vehicle Division.
  3. Confirm the required bond amount.
  4. Contact a reputable agency to request your bond.

Read on for details on each of these steps to obtain a certificate of title by posting a surety bond.

First, you will need to gather the required documents, including:

  • Vehicle inspection
  • Emissions test (in some cases)
  • Bond affidavit
  • Title and lien searches
  • Lien releases
  • Property tax clearance (mobile homes only)
  • Certified letters
  • Certified letters results

View the Arizona bonded title requirements for more details on each of the required documents.

Next, bring all of the required documents to the Arizona Motor Vehicle Division.

If all is in order, the required bond amount will be set. The bond amount must be 1.5 times the that of the current value of the vehicle as established by the local DMV or a nationally accepted appraisal guide.

Finally, contact a reputable agency, such as A1 Surety Bonds, to request your certificate of title surety bond. The bond application is very simple and straightforward, and you will just need the following information to complete it:

  • Your name and home address
  • Your vehicle year, make and model
  • Your vehicle VIN # or serial #
  • Amount of required bond  
  • A valid credit or debit card to pay for your bond 

Bond requests are underwritten by an insurance company through an agency like A1 Surety Bonds. You will pay the insurance company a percentage of the required bond amount; this percentage is usually based on your creditworthiness. For example, certificate of title surety bonds are typically 1.5 percent of the required bond amount for applicants with good credit. 

If you don’t have great credit, don’t worry – bonds up to $30,000 do not require a credit check. And for bonds over $25,000, companies like A1 Surety Bonds have bad credit bonding programs that can get you approved quickly and easily.

Learn more about how to obtain a certificate of title surety bond for your motor vehicle in Arizona here.