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The Secretary of State Auto Dealer Services Division has completed a new bond form after it had come to the Division’s attention that many bond companies were using forms that contained inconsistent and outdated statutory language and citations. The new form is State Form 53966 (R4/5-14). This is the same form number as the previous bond form, but an updated version. Please ensure you are using the (R4/5-14) version of the bond form.
Beginning September 1, 2014, the Division will no longer accept a bond form that is not State Form 53966 (R4/5-14). Any bonds dated September 1, 2014 or later must be on the new form. The “form document” that the Division has accepted since May 21, 2014 will still be accepted until August 31, 2014; however, the Division encourages everyone to begin using the new form as soon as possible.
The Division will accept continuation certificates for existing bonds as we have throughout this entire process. We appreciate everyone’s patience through this process.