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Rates & Requirements for Wyoming Title Bonds:

  • No Credit Check required for amounts up to $30,000.
  • Minimum Premium: $100
  • Rate: 1.5%
  • Instant Issue: Up to $30,000
  • Amount Required: 2X The value of the vehicle as determined by NADA/KBB/current – past reg/appraisal by lic dealer

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 Wyoming 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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Common Questions

What is a Wyoming certificate of title bond?

Wyoming Statute 31-2-105 requires individuals to file a surety bond if they have insufficient vehicle ownership evidence. The Wyoming title bond is a one-time, non-refundable instrument that allows a new vehicle title to be issued for registration when the original title is not available. The bond protects any prior owner, lien holder, or subsequent purchaser against expenses, losses, or damages resulting from the certificate of title issuance.

If the individual turns out not to be the legal vehicle owner, the surety company will pay any valid claim up to the full bond amount. The bonded vehicle owner must then reimburse the surety company for the damages paid.

How much does a Wyoming certificate of title bond cost?

Wyoming certificate of title bond costs start at $100. Your exact cost will vary depending on the bond amount required by the state.

  • Bond amounts up to $6,000 cost $100.
  • Bond amounts from $6,0001 to $50,000 cost $15 for every $1,000 of coverage.
  • Bond amounts more than $50,000 must be reviewed by an underwriter for pricing, starting at $750.

The Wyoming 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).

How do you get a Wyoming certificate of title bond?

You can purchase Wyoming certificate of title bonds online 24/7. You must provide the following information for the state’s approval.

  • vehicle owner’s name
  • address
  • vehicle identification number (VIN)
  • year
  • make
  • model
  • appraisal value

Once your payment has been processed, your surety bond documentation will be issued. You’ll receive a copy of your Wyoming title bond by email, and your official bond will be shipped to your preferred mailing address.

How fast can I get a lost title bond?

The Department of Transportation requires your Wyoming surety bond to be physically issued and shipped directly to you. Orders received by 4 PM CST Monday-Friday are typically shipped same-day. If you’re in a rush, choose overnight shipping during checkout.

What is the Purpose of the Wyoming Lost Title Bond?

Wyoming requires residents to purchase a surety bond as part of the application process to obtain a bonded title. The bond ensures that the rightful vehicle owner will not suffer a financial loss if the title applicant is seeking to obtain the title fraudulently. If the title applicant is engaging in fraud, then the rightful vehicle owner can file a claim against the bond and receive compensation up to the full amount of the bond. In short, the bond acts as a safeguard against people attempting to obtain ownership of a vehicle through unethical means.

Who registers vehicles in Wyoming?

Although the Wyoming Department of Transportation enforces bonded title requirements, individual county clerk offices manage vehicle registration in Wyoming. All vehicle registration paperwork will be filed with your local county clerk, who will also issue your bonded title once your application is approved.

Please note a Wyoming lost title bond is required if you have insufficient vehicle ownership. If you plan to sell vehicles, a separate Wyoming vehicle dealer bond is required.

How is the bond amount determined?

Wyoming statute 31-2-105 dictates that the bond amount must be equal to twice the vehicle’s retail value. To determine the vehicle’s value, bonded title applicants may utilize the Kelly Blue Book, NADA, have their vehicle appraised by a licensed auto dealer, or utilize the vehicle’s past registration statements. If you need help determining your required bond amount, the state advises you to request a certified written appraisal statement from a licensed Wyoming vehicle dealer before purchasing your surety bond.

Certificate of title bonds are not required to register vehicles valued at less than $2,500. The minimum bond amount required is $5,000.

Who is Required to Purchase a Bond?

The Wyoming Department of Transportation requires title applicants to purchase a surety bond if the applicant cannot present the department with a certificate of title that assigns a prior owner’s interest, a notarized bill of sale, or other evidence of vehicle ownership. Lost title bonds are typically required for the following reasons:

  • The vehicle has never been titled
  • The applicant never received the title
  • The previous owner never titled the vehicle
  • The applicant has the title but there is an error in the title transfer
  • The applicant purchased an unclaimed/abandoned vehicle and is not a bonded agent

Bonded titles are not required for vehicles worth less than $2,500.

Is a Credit Check Required for the Wyoming Lost Title Bond?

We do not conduct a credit check for bonds that are less than $25,000. At limits over $25,000, we will review your standing to determine the qualification and rates for the bond.

How do I update or change my lost title bond form?

If your county clerk requires your Wyoming surety bond documentation to be updated for any reason, contact your surety provider.
The most common changes for these bonds include:

  • vehicle owner’s name
  • address
  • vehicle information

Do I need to renew my vehicle ownership surety bond?

Wyoming vehicle ownership bonds do not renew. The surety bond requirement is valid for 3 years from the bond’s effective date.

How do I Apply for a Bonded Title in Wyoming?

To apply for a bonded title, complete the following steps:

  1. Consult the DOT
    Bonded title applicants in Wyoming should consult the Department of Transportation prior to purchasing a surety bond. Wyoming does not require all title applicants to obtain a bonded title, and usually only does so as an absolute last resort. Title applicants should ensure that they actually need a bond before purchasing one. The DOT’s contact number is (307)777-4883.
  2. Purchase a Surety Bond
    After receiving confirmation from the Department of Transportation, bonded title applicants must purchase and maintain a surety bond in an amount equal to twice the vehicle’s retail value.
  3. Have the Vehicle Inspected
    Bonded title applicants must have a law enforcement officer conduct a vehicle identification number inspection on their vehicle
  4. Conduct a Title Search
    Wyoming requires bonded title applicants to conduct a title search to determine whether the vehicle has active liens against it or has any previous owners listed. To conduct a title search, bonded title applicants should mail the title search application to the following address:
    WYDOT, ATTN: Motor Vehicle Services
    5300 Bishop Blvd.
    Cheyenne, Wyoming 82009-3340

    If the vehicle does have active liens against it or if a previous owner is found, the applicant must contact the lienholder/owner to request either a release of lien or ownership.

  5. Apply for a Bonded Title
    After completing the above steps, bonded title applicants should visit their local DOT office to apply for a bonded title

How Do Wyoming Bonded Title Applicants File Their Bond?

In Wyoming, bonded title applicants should submit the completed bond form, including the power of attorney, to their local license office. The Wyoming 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:

  • The legal name and address of entity/individual(s) buying the bond
  • Surety company’s name and state of incorporation
  • Vehicle information
  • Bond term
  • Date the bond is signed

What Are the Insurance Requirements for Bonded Title Applicants in Wyoming?

Wyoming requires all motor vehicle owners to purchase auto insurance with the following minimum limits:

  • $25,000 per person
  • $50,000 per accident
  • $20,000 property damage per accident

Bonded title applicants must purchase and maintain a surety bond in an amount equal to twice the vehicle’s retail value.

How Can Wyoming Residents Avoid Claims Against Their Lost Title Bond?

To avoid claims against their bond, bonded title applicants in Wyoming must ensure that they are the rightful owners of the motor vehicle.