If you do not have proof of ownership (a title) for your boat, motor vehicle, motorhome, mobile home, motorcycle or other titled property, you can provide the State of Nebraska with a Certificate of Title Bond in order to replace your lost, stolen, damaged or defective title. You will be able to register your vehicle with this new title.
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Nebraska Revised Statute 60-167 requires individuals without official vehicle ownership titles to file a surety bond for registration. Nebraska residents can also file a bond with the state if a title hasn’t previously been issued for their vehicle or if it currently has a bonded title in another state. The DMV does not require bonded titles for ATVs, UTVs, or minibikes unless a title was previously issued by the state.
The Nebraska legislature enacted the bonding requirement to ensure that the rightful vehicle owner will receive compensation if the title applicant does not actually own the vehicle. The bond will be active for three years from the date of issuance and must be in an amount equal to one and a half times the vehicle’s value.
Nebraska certificate of title bond costs start at $100 for the state-required 3-year term. Exact costs vary depending on the surety bond amount required by the Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles.
The Nebraska Lost Title Bond costs either $100 or 1.5% of the bond amount, whichever is greater (rates may vary for bonds greater than $25,000).
You can purchase your Nebraska title bond online 24/7. You must provide the following information for the Department of Motor Vehicles filing approval.
Once your payment has been processed, you’ll receive your official vehicle title surety bond by email instantly.
The lost title bond protects any prior owner, prior lienholder, or any subsequent purchaser of the vehicle from expenses, losses, or damages resulting from certificate of title issuance. If the original title is found and a valid claim is made against the bond, the surety company will pay damages up to the full bond amount, which the bonded vehicle owner must then reimburse.
This bond is required to register a vehicle without an original title. If you plan to sell vehicles, a separate Nebraska motor vehicle dealer bond is required.
The Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles requires title applicants to purchase a surety bond if the applicant cannot present the department with tangible proof that they own the vehicle and if the department does not have an ownership record of the vehicle. Lost title bonds in Nebraska are required for the following reasons:
The Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles enforces registration requirements for vehicles missing titles. If you have questions about registering your vehicle or submitting a bonded title application, call 1 (402) 471-3918 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nebraska law requires your surety bond amount to be 1.5 times the current vehicle value as outlined on its property tax or NADA valuation. If you need help determining your exact required surety bond amount, contact the DMV before purchasing your defective title bond.
We do not conduct a credit check for bonds that are less than $25,000. For bonds over $25,000, we have Bad Credit bonding programs that we can get your bond approved and issued with the same fast and easy service.
If the Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles requires your defective title bond documentation to be updated for any reason, contact your surety provider.
The most common changes for these bonds include:
Yes, your lost title bond will expire 3 years from its effective date and won’t need to be renewed. After 3 years you can request the notice of bonded title be removed and a new title be issued by submitting an Application for Release of Notice on Bonded Title to the DMV or an Application for Certificate of Title to your county treasurer’s office.
To apply for a bonded title, complete the following steps:
In Nebraska, bonded title applicants should submit the completed bond form, including the power of attorney, via email to email@example.com. The Nebraska Lost Title Surety Bond requires signatures from both the surety company that issues the bond and the bonded title applicant. The surety company should include the following information on the bond form:
You must file all bonded title application documents with the DMV within 30 days of surety bond issuance.
Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles Driver and Vehicle Records Division
301 Centennial Mall South
P.O. Box 94789
Lincoln, NE 68509-4789
Nebraska requires all motor vehicle owners to purchase auto insurance with the following minimum limits:
Bonded title applicants must purchase and maintain a surety bond in an amount equal to one and a half times the vehicle’s value.
To avoid claims against their bond, bonded title applicants in Nebraska must ensure that they are the rightful owners of the motor vehicle.