What is a Wisconsin Driving School Bond?
Before operating a driving school, driving school owners and operators in Wisconsin must post a surety bond to legally conduct business in the state.
The Driving School Bond guarantees that the business operates in accordance with the rules, regulations, and statutes set by the governing authority.
Driving schools provide training for all vehicle drivers, from cars, motorcycles to commercial vehicle drivers. The bond aims to protect students and the general public from unethical and fraudulent business practices. The bond promises the students’ safety as well as repayment of tuition fees in the event that the school suddenly closes.
What are the bond conditions?
- The bond must be issued by a Surety authorized to conduct business in the State of Wisconsin.
- The Principal and Surety are bound to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation for the benefit of any person harmed under the provisions of Chapter Trans 105 Wisconsin Administrative Code.
- The condition of the bond is that the driving school (Principal) has applied for, or has been granted, approval to do business as a Driver School pursuant to Subchapter VI of Chapter 343 Wisconsin Statutes, or any successor statutes subsequently amended or created, and pursuant rules and regulations.
- If the driving school owner/operator complies with all the provisions of Chapter Trans 105 Wisconsin Administrative Code, the bond obligation will be considered void.
- The bond will remain continuous in nature. In the event of renewal, the Surety’s liability will not be cumulative. In case of a claim against the bond, the Surety will pay the Obligee (State Department) an amount not exceeding the stated bond amount. The Principal will reimburse the payment to the Surety in the full amount it paid out.
- The bond may be terminated by Surety giving 30 days’ written notice to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. The Surety will be relieved from all obligations.
What is the bond amount?
The bond amount will be set and indicated in the BOND FORM by the State Department of Transportation.
The cost of the bond varies, usually a percentage of 1%-5% of the bond amount. A surety underwriter will help you identify your bond cost depending on your financial standing and credit score.
To learn more about your bond costs and requirements, get your FREE quote HERE!
How do I obtain a Driving School Bond?
To secure this type of bond, the license applicant must seek the assistance of a surety bond company.
STEP 1: Apply for the bond
You need to submit a bond application to us. If you’re ready to apply now, you may do so HERE!
STEP 2: Underwriting
We will ask you for a couple of important information needed for the bond. This will include your financial history, business performance history, and your credit score. An underwriter will carefully evaluate all those.
You will also need to submit a copy of the BOND FORM, which you can obtain from the State Department of Transportation.
STEP 3: Bond execution
Once the underwriter is done with the underwriting process, we will immediately issue the bond and send it to you!
Contact us now and get bonded today!