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Surety Bonds

What are Surety Bonds?

A Surety Bond is a written agreement that usually provides for financial compensation in case the principal fails in their duties or promises. A Surety bond is a specialized type of insurance that is created whenever one party guarantees an obligation by another party.

  • There are always three parties to this Suretyship agreement.
  • The principal (client / you) undertakes the obligation.
  • The Surety guarantees the obligation will be met.

The Obligee receives the Surety Bond and in most cases receives monetary compensation from the Surety Bond if the obligations are not met.

Surety bonds are not insurance. Surety bonds are an extension of credit. The premium charged covers the cost of providing a service. That service is the credit guarantee an individual or business requires to conduct their individual or business affairs.

What makes Surety Bonds different from insurance? The risk is transferred to the insurance company. A Suretyship guarantee remains with the principal and the protection from the bond is for the Obligee. The Surety uses its company financial backing guarantee.

There are hundreds of different types of Surety Bonds and each one has to be considered differently from the underwriters prospective. Surety cancellation clauses, term dates, cumulative liability and aggregate liability are major factors when processing a surety bond submission.

 

We offer the widest selection of surety and fidelity services.

 

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These pages are for informational purposes only, you should always consult with legal counsel, State, County and City Departments for their specific licensing requirements.

 

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Appointed by the court when there is a will and the named executor, and alternate executors decline or are unable to act. This individual acts as a substituted executor, and carries the duties and responsibilities set forth in the will.

Persons who buy and resell products of agriculture (livestock, hay, grain, vegetables etc.) are required to post a bond and be licensed with the Department of Agriculture. This act was established to protect producers of agricultural products from unwarranted hazard and loss.

Used by travel agents to guarantee payments for airline tickets. Bond guarantees that money collected by the travel agency for tickets sold by that agency will be disbursed to the proper airlines.

These bonds guarantee compliance with Federal or State laws or regulations governing the sale, manufacture or warehousing of alcohol for beverage or non-beverage purposes

Appeal Bonds are issued on behalf of the defendant to appeal judgment that is rendered against him/her and who is appealing to a higher court. Subject to the terms of the bond, this bond guarantees that the judgment will be paid if the appeal fails.

Used by travel agents to guarantee payments for airline tickets. Bond guarantees that money collected by the travel agency for tickets sold by that agency will be disbursed to the proper airlines.

An “athlete agent” is a person who for compensation, recruits or solicits athletes to sign an agent contract, financial services contract, or professional sports services contract.

Covers compliance with law, and accounting to persons for property sold. State requirement, guarantees principal will account for and pay money due to entitled parties.

Most businesses require permission from some governmental body to start and to continue in business and posting a bond guarantees that the laws, ordinances or regulations relating to automobiles will be complied with.

Auto Dealer Bonds are a third party obligation and a credit guarantee. These surety bonds are for motor vehicle dealers or related licenses to authorize a surety bond for damages to any person who suffers a loss due to non-payment of motor vehicle fees, or failure to deliver a valid certificate of title.
You should always contact your local Department of Motor Vehicles to assess the exact type and dollar amount of the bond required from your state.
PLEASE NOTE: This document is provided for informational purposes ONLY and is not intended to serve as legal advice and is no substitute for consulting legal counsel.

Alabama
A $10,000 Automobile Dealer Surety Bond or a net worth statement for $25,000 or more is required. Dismantlers must present a Dealers Bond or show a net worth of no less than $100,000.

Alaska
$10,000 MVD Bond is required; $3,000 Dealer bond for motorcycle dealers.

Arizona
$100,000. Motor Vehicle Dealer Bond is required for licensing for new and used car dealer that has established business; required for each location and $25,000. Motor Vehicle Dealer bond for Wholesaler Licensing. Call your licensing bureau for details

Arkansas
Franchise dealers must post a $25,000 Motor Vehicle Dealer Bond with the Arkansas Motor Vehicle Commission to obtain a license. Used car dealers must post $25,000 MVD Bond with the State Police.

California
$10,000 Wholesaler DMV Bond required / $50,000. Motor Vehicle Dealer Bond New and Used Car Dealership

Colorado
A $30,000 MVD Bond must be posted upon application for license.

Connecticut
Required; $5,000 surety bond for repairers and limited repairers; $50,000 for new and used MVD Bond for vehicle dealers.

Delaware
There are no Automobile Dealer bond requirements for dealers.

District of Columbia
A $10,000 Automobile Dealer bond is required; filed with the Department of Consumer Regulatory Affairs.

Florida
All motor vehicle dealers and mobile home dealers are required to file a $25,000 MVD Bond. An irrevocable letter of credit may be substituted for a motor vehicle dealer’s bond. Recreational vehicle dealers require a $10,000 Dealers bond. For more than 4 additional lots, Mobile Home Dealers require a $50,000 Motor Home Dealers bond, and RV dealers require $20,000 DMV bond.

Georgia
A $35,000 Automobile Dealer bond is required of all vehicle dealers.

Hawaii
Alternative form of securities.
(a) Where an inventory flooring line of credit cannot reasonably be obtained by a dealer, the provide that a bond, for one of the following amounts, be obtained as an alternative form of security:
(1) $200,000 for new motor vehicle dealers selling ten or more vehicle units a month on an annual basis;
(2) $50,000 for new motor vehicle dealers selling less than ten vehicle units per month on an annual basis;
(3) $100,000 for used motor vehicle dealers selling sixty motor vehicle units per month on an annual basis;
(4) $25,000 for a used motor vehicle dealer selling less than a month on an annual basis; and
(5) $10,000 for motorcycle and motor scooter dealers.

Idaho
A $10,000 Motorcycle Dealer bond is required for motorcycle, ATV and snow machine dealers; $20,000 Motor Vehicle Dealer Bond for all others.

Illinois
$20,000 MVD Bond is required for Dealers New & Used

Indiana
MVD Bond is not required.

Iowa
$50,000 Automobile Dealer Bond must be filed with the Department of Transportation.

Kansas
$30,000 DMV Bond is required for new and used dealers.

Kentucky
$15,000 Motor Vehicle Dealer Bond may be required upon the approval from the state.

Louisiana
$20,000 MVD bond for new vehicle dealers; $10,000 MVD bond for used vehicle dealers.

Maine
The Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicles has changed the bond amounts required for
Motor Vehicle Dealer bonds: Motor Vehicle Dealer Bonds are required for all
dealers except light trailer and light boat trailer dealers. Bond amount is
established by the number of vehicles sold by the dealership:
Annual sales 0 to 50 vehicles will now require a $25,000 bond.
Annual sales 51 to 100 vehicles will now require a $50,000 bond.
Annual sales 101 to 150 vehicles will now require a $75,000 bond.
Annual sales 151 to 200 vehicles will now require a $100,000 bond.
Annual sales 201 vehicles and over will now require a $100,000 maximum bond.

Maryland
The Surety bonds are all based upon sales volume; Auto Dealer Bonds are required for all dealers. (Check with the state for specific requirements)

Massachusetts
$25,000 Auto Dealer bonds for ALL Class II dealers. Effective Jan. 1, 2004

Michigan
$10,000 MVD bond is required.

Minnesota
$50,000. Motor Vehicle Dealer bond must be filed by all Auto Dealers; $5,000 Dealer bonds for boat, snowmobile, trailer and motorized bicycle dealers.

Mississippi
A $15,000 Designated Agent’s Surety Bond is required for all licensed dealers. The Dealer bond must be filed with the application for a dealer’s license.

Missouri
$25,000 Corporate Surety Bond.

Montana
Franchised dealers, used car dealers, recreational vehicle dealers, auto auctions, wholesalers and trailer dealers who sell mobile homes, house trailers and commercial trailers are required to post $25,000 Dealers bond. Wholesaler and trailer dealers selling trailers under 6,000 lbs. GVW and motorcycle dealers must post $10,000 Dealers bond.

Nebraska
$25,000 Automobile Dealer bond is required.

Nevada
A $100,000 Motor Vehicle Dealer Bond is required.

New Hampshire
A $10,000 to $20,000 dealer bond. Categories are Bonded and Licensed. Bonded dealers are not issued dealer plates.

New Jersey
A $10,000 MVD bond is required they have a term date of April 1st through March 31st.

New Mexico
A $50,000 corporate Surety Bond is required for auto dealers, salvage dealers, manufacturers, mobile home dealers and motorcycle dealers. A $12,500 bond is required for motorcycle dealers; no bond for boat dealers.

New York
All dealers need a DMV bond in New York.
The DMV bond amount varies depending upon the type of dealer —
dealer ($10,000 or $25,000),
qualified dealer ($50,000) and
new motor vehicle dealer ($50,000).

North Carolina
$50,000 Motor Vehicle Dealer indemnity bond

North Dakota
All motor vehicle dealers are required to maintain a $25,000 Motor Vehicle Dealer Bond with the department. All mobile home trailer and motorcycle dealers must maintain $10,000 Dealers bond.

Ohio
Automobile Dealer bonds are required in certain situations; Call your local DMV 1-800-364-8833 for details.

Oklahoma
$15,000. Used Car Dealer bond is required for used car dealers.
$25,000. Wholesale Dealer bond for wholesale dealers.
$30,000. Manufactured Home Dealer bonds for manufactured home dealers.

Oklahoma
Licensed salesmen are required to maintain a $1,000 Salesperson Dealer bond.

Oregon
$40,000 DMV Bond and is required to be maintained on a three year license.
Effective Sept. 1, 2004 Bond is $40,000.

Pennsylvania
Manufacturer/Dealer: $20,000 DMV bond for each place of business.
Messenger Service: $50,000 DMV bond – Additional $50,000 per branch office
Full Agent: $30,000 DMV bond for each place of business.
Salvor: $10,000 DMV bond for each place of business.
Card Agent: $3,000 DMV bond

Rhode Island
All dealers must post a $15,000 MVD Bond with the Dealers License Commission

South Carolina
A $30,000 Motor Vehicle Dealer bond is required.

South Dakota
A Dealer bond is required, check with your appropriate licensing board for specifics.
Amounts are:
Motorcycle — $5,000 Dealer bond
Trailer Dealer — $10,000 Dealer bond
Mobile/Manufactured Home — $25,000 Manufactured Dealer Bond
Snowmobile — $5,000 Dealer bond
Boat — $20,000 Dealer bond
New and Used Car Dealers — $25,000 Motor Vehicle Dealer bond

Tennessee
$25,000. MVD bond is filed with Motor Vehicle Dealer Commission.

Texas
A $25,000 Motor Vehicle Dealer bond is required for motor vehicle, motorcycle, wholesale and wholesale auction dealers for the licensed period ending with the previous month and is now required for 2 years unless grandfathered in with the TXDOT.

Utah
A $75,000 corporate surety bond for new or used vehicle dealers. A $1,000. corporate surety bond for new or used motorcycle or small trailer.

Vermont
New and used car dealers must provide Dealer bonds based on the number of sales and must have real estate value of not less than $5,000. or more than $15,000. Contact your local office (802) 828-2038

Virginia
$50,000 Automobile Dealer bond for the first three years in business. MVD Bonds are required until dealership has three consecutive years without a claim against the bond or fund.

Washington
Motor Vehicle Dealer bond, Motor Vehicle Wholesaler, Manufactured Home / Trailer Dealer bonds are all required at $30,000.

West Virginia
$10,000 MVD bonds for dealer licensing
*($25.000 MVD bonds required on aa-auto auction and ls-license service)
*bond not required for repo-financial institution, mfg-manufacturer and trs-transporter)

Wisconsin
$50,000. Motor Vehicle Dealer bond (Retail License), $25,000. Dealer bond (Wholesale Dealer), $25,000. MVD bond (Wholesale Auction Dealer), $25,000. Dealer bond (Salvage Dealer), $25,000. Motor Vehicle Dealer bond (Recreational Vehicles), $5,000. Motorcycle bond (Motorcycle Dealer), $5,000. Moped Bond (Moped Dealer).

Wyoming
A $25,000 Auto Dealer Bond is required at the time of application for a license

B

Covers a financial institution for dishonest or fraudulent acts of employees, inside and outside theft, losses resulting from reliance upon a document later discovered to be counterfeited or forged.

Covers compliance with state or local laws concerning the sale of beer, including payment of tax

This bond guarantees that if bid of principal is low, they will enter into a contract and file a Performance Bond.

A bingo bond guarantees compliance with all statutes and licensing the state requires.

An ICC bond is required by the Interstate Commerce Commission in order to legally operate as a transportation broker. Other names for this bond are BMC-84, Freight Broker Surety Bond, and a Property Brokers Surety Bond.

An agreement subject to the bond term language providing for monetary compliance and compensation should there be a failure to perform specified acts within a stated period. This is a generic term for all bonds. Please call or e-mail and we will help you get the correct application

A guarantee of payment by a promoter for the expenses, division of purse, etc.

BNSF Railway Company (BNSF Railway, Registrant or Company), formerly known as The Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway Company and prior to that, Burlington Northern Railroad Company (BNRR) was incorporated in the State of Delaware on January 13, 1961. BNSF Railway is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Burlington Northern Santa Fe, LLC, Successor Company to Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corporation.

BNSF reserves the right and require, including, but not limited to, a surety bond, the BNSF bond(s) requirement usually will be anywhere from BNSF Bond(s) $5,000.00, $10,000.00, $15,000.00, $20,000.00 $25,000.00 or even $50,000.00 Aggregate Liability or a letter of credit, or other form of security to make whole by indemnification.

BSNF Credit Bond Form

BNSF may also change their credit terms, including, but not limited to, the right to increase requirements for a surety bond or BNSF Bonds, letter of credit, or other form of security in the event that there is a substantial change in the Shipper’s ownership.

A substantial change in the Shipper’s ownership will occur when more than twenty-five percent (25%) of the Shipper’s ownership interests will be transferred to the new owners

BNSF Contact Information:

BNSF Railway Corporate Headquarters

2650 Lou Menk Drive

Fort Worth, TX 76131-2830
Toll Free 1-800-795-2673
www.bnsf.com

Guarantees compliance with laws covering business brokers, indemnifies against misrepresentation, etc.

A bond for compliance with all state statutes and licensing requirements.

A Business Service Bond protects you and your customers by covering the loss incurred by employee theft against your customer’s property – a loss for which you could be held liable.

C

Effective January 1, 2016, the California Contractor State License Board requires an increase from $12,500 to $15,000 for Contractor License Bonds. This change does not affect Qualifying Individual Bonds; they will stay at $12,500.

Contractors State Licensing Board California

Marijuana Bond / $5,000. Cannabis Bond California

Bureau of Cannabis Control

 

January 2018 All Licenses must carry a $5,000.00 Cannabis Surety Bond, payable to the state of California in the amount of $5,000.

Distributors must carry and maintain commercial general liability insurance in the aggregate in an amount no less than $2 million and in an amount no less than $1 million for each loss.

The applicant must hold a $5,000 Cannabis Bond or Cannabis Surety bond payable to the State of California. The surety bond is for the destruction of cannabis and related goods if in violation of the licensing requirements

When completing an application, the applicant must select the appropriate license type and designation for the cannabis activity they will be conducting:

License Application Type:

Adult-Use (A-License)

Medicinal (M-License)

Retailer Non-Storefront (Delivery): Sells delivers cannabis or cannabis products to consumers.

Retailer non-storefront must have a licensed premises but is not open to the public, and conducts sales exclusively by delivery.

Retailer (Storefront Sales): Sells and delivers cannabis and cannabis products to consumers.

A retailer must have a licensed premises which may be open to the public to sell cannabis and cannabis products to customers.

Bureau of Cannabis Control

 

Department of Consumer Affairs – Bureau of Cannabis Control
P.O. Box 138200
Sacramento, CA 95813-8200
(833) 768-5880

 

These pages are for informational purposes only, you should always consult with legal counsel, State, County and City Departments for their specific licensing requirements.

DCA Department of Consumer Affairs NYC New York NY

As of December 4, 2017 A surety bond in the amount of One Hundred and Fifty Thousand Dollars ($150,000.00) in favor of the DCA or Department of Consumer Affairs NY is now required. Within a policy brief in 2008 by the New York State Department of Labor found that a large percentage of New York City’s car wash operators were violating minimum wage or overtime laws. Many of the state’s car wash employees are immigrants that are paid under the table, making it difficult to prove labor violations. The act will mandate car wash operators to obtain a license and file a $150,000 surety bond if they are not members of a union and a $30,000 bond if they are members of a union. 

The bond may either be on the surety’s form or on the form provided by the Department of Labor, Car Wash Bond. See below link

Department of Consumer Affairs New York City Car Wash Bond Form

Car Wash Surety Bond Requirements – New and Renewal

A surety bond in the amount of $150,000 must be in place and continuous while conducting a car washing and polishing business required by the DCA or Department of Consumer Affairs New York City, unless you are covered by a valid collective bargaining agreement.
Quick List of Requirements to Apply for a Car Wash License

See Requirements section for detailed descriptions. Make sure you provide all requirements; otherwise, your application is incomplete. DCA can only consider complete applications for license issuance.
Basic License Application
Car Wash Self-Certification
Sales Tax Identification Number OR Application Confirmation Number
Copy of your $150,000 Surety Bond, properly signed
Proof of Workers’ Compensation Insurance
Disability Benefits Insurance
Proof of Commercial General Liability Insurance (with Additional Insured Endorsements)
Proof of Unemployment Insurance
Granting Authority to Act Affirmation (if applicable)
License Fee

Important Message about Business Certificate / DCA – Department of Consumer Affairs NYC

You must have the applicable Business Certificate based on your business’s legal structure. Although DCA does not require submission of your Business Certificate in order to process your application, DCA may request this document under section 20-104 of the New York City Administrative Code.

Sole proprietors operating under a name other than your own must have a Business/Assumed Name Certificate.

Partnerships must have a Partnership Certificate and, if applicable, an Assumed Name Certificate for your business.

Corporations, Limited Partnerships, Limited Liability Companies, or Limited Liability Partnerships must register and remain active with the New York State Division of Corporations. DCA will verify active status prior to license issuance. You can check your status at www.dos.ny.gov/corps.

Contact information and website for the State Obligee below:

ONLINE

Department of Consumer Affairs New York City Car Wash Checklist & Information

IN PERSON
File in person at the DCA Licensing Center or NYC Small Business Support Center. 

DEPARTMENT OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS
(DCA) LICENSING CENTER
42 Broadway, Lobby 
New York, NY 10004 
Monday-Friday: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. 
Wednesday: 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
(212) NEW-YORK

NYC SMALL BUSINESS 
SUPPORT CENTER 
90-27 Sutphin Blvd, 4th Floor
Jamaica, NY 11435
Monday-Friday: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

This page is for informational purposes only, always consult with your attorney, State, Local and City Departments for their specific licensing requirements.

A surety bond in the amount of One Hundred and Fifty Thousand Dollars ($150,000.00) is required or if you are a car wash employer with a valid collective bargaining agreement no bond is required. (Always contact the State of California Department of Industrial Relations for exact licensing requirements) The bond must be issued by a surety company licensed to do business in the State of California and must be in favor of, and payable to the people of the State of California.

The bond may either be on the surety’s form or on the form provided by the Labor Commissioner, Car Wash Bond, DLSE 668 (01/06). See below link
http://www.dir.ca.gov/dlse/CarWash/CW-Bond1.pdf

Car Wash Surety Bond Requirements – New and Renewal (Rev. 11/17/16) DLSE 667
A surety bond in the amount of $150,000 must be in place and continuous while conducting a car washing and polishing business unless you are covered by a valid collective bargaining agreement.

“Car washing and polishing” means washing, cleaning, drying, polishing, detailing, servicing, or otherwise providing cosmetic care to vehicles. “Car washing and polishing” does not include motor vehicle repair, as defined in Section 9880.1 of the Business and Professions Code. Labor Code section 2051(a). Every person engaged in the business of car washing & polishing must register with the Labor Commissioner. California Code of Regulations, Title 8, Section 13680 through 13693.

If you intend to contract with an employee leasing company as the employer, that employee leasing company must be currently registered with the Labor Commissioner as an employer engaged in the business of car washing and polishing, and you must submit the following:

A copy of the signed contract between you and the employee leasing company; and A current workers’ compensation insurance certificate that is provided to you by the employee leasing company. Proof of compliance with the local government’s (i.e., city, county, district, etc.) business licensing or regional regulatory requirements. For example, a car wash operating within the jurisdiction of the South County Regional Wastewater Authority is required to have an industrial waste discharge permit certificate, a copy of which would be included in the applicant’s registration packet.

Contact information and website for the State Obligee below:

DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS
Division of Labor Standards Enforcement
Licensing & Registration Unit
1515 Clay Street, Suite 401 Oakland, CA 94612
Tel: (510) 285-3502 Fax: (510) 286-1366

http://www.dir.ca.gov/dlse/Car_Wash_Polishing.htm

This page is for informational purposes only, always consult with your attorney, State, Local and City Departments for their specific licensing requirements.

An indemnity against claims due to the issuance of a license or the granting of a permit.

A bond for compliance with all state statutes and licensing requirements.

Persons who buy and resell products of fruit are required to post a bond and be licensed with the Department of Agriculture. This was established to protect producers of agricultural products from unwarranted hazard and loss in the sale of their products and to ensure an adequate and available supply of products to the consumers within the state

In accordance with Section 9-5.128 of the Coalinga Municipal Code, prior to occupation or opening for business, the Business Owner of a commercial marijuana operation (“Marijuana Operation”) approved to operate in the City of Coalinga shall take out and maintain, at its own expense, a $25,000.00 Surety Bond which shall at all times be maintained while the Marijuana Operation is occupied or otherwise open for business.

All insurance and $25,000.00 Cannabis Surety Bonds shall be placed with an insurance company that is licensed and admitted to conduct business in the State of California and are rated at a minimum with an “A” by A.M. Best Company.

In accordance with State and City licensing requirements, a developer is required to post a $25,000. City of Coalinga Commercial Marijuana Bond to cover the costs of destruction of cannabis or cannabis products if necessitated by a violation of licensing requirements.

The purpose of this Marijuana Bond is to secure the payment of claims the City or State (collectively “Obligee”) may have for the destruction of the cannabis or cannabis products. Developer is required, before commencing operations, to file a good and sufficient $25,000. City of Coalinga Commercial Marijuana Surety Bond with the City to secure claims arising under the Permit as they relate to the destruction of the cannabis or cannabis products.

See below link for the copy of the bond form
Marijuana Bond Form City of Coalinga CA.pdf

Contact information and website for the City of Coalinga Obligee below:
City Hall
Community Development Center
155 West Durian
Coalinga, CA 93210
Phone: (559) 935-1533

Commercial Marijuana Licensing

Guarantees accounting for funds received by a licensed agency. Guarantees that monies collected will be properly dispersed to clients.

This bond guarantees payment to Comdata Corporation for credit which has been used by the principal

A compliance bond guarantees the specific entity will comply with all statutes and licenses the state requires.

A guarantee that the concession will be in compliance for the payment of rent and percentage of profits.

Conduct Surety Bonds are given in compliance with Federal or State laws or regulations governing the sale, manufacture or warehousing of alcohol for beverage or non-beverage purposes

A Conservatorship bond (probate bond) is required by a probate court to protect the administration of a will, estate, or guardianship.

A guarantee that the contractor will perform in accordance with the plans and specifications of a project.

A contract surety bond guarantees that the contractor will comply with all statutes and licenses the state requires.

Contractor License bonds are usually a third-party agreement between a surety, the contractor and the Obligee. The Contractors License Bond is different from most other surety bonds. The Contractor License Bond is executed by a surety in favor of the state that the contractor is licensed to do business.

Before an active contractors license can be issued or renewed, or an inactive license made active, the licensee must have a current Contractors License Bond or an approved alternative to the Contractor License Bond on file. The Contractors License Bond shall be an amount designated by each state and must follow state specific requirements for all classifications.

A contractor has an obligation not to commit any violation of contractor license law that is ground for disciplinary action against the license. If the contractor does not comply with the conditions of the Contractor License Bond, a claim can be filed with the surety company.

A Contractor License Bond is required from all active licensees. Consumers can file a claim against the bond for violations of the contractors license law by a licensee.

Consumers must file a Contractor License Bond claim with the surety company that executed the bond within a specific time frame. The surety companies will investigate any claim filed against a Contractor License Bond.

A Contractor License Bond may be cancelled within a specific time frame depending upon the language of the state required Contractor License Bond and the date that the state receives a cancellation notice from a Contractor License Bond surety company. If the Contractor License Bond is not reinstated or renewed before the cancellation date the contractors license can be suspended.

Home Improvement and Contractor Bond / Contractors License Bond
If you are planning on home improvement, you will want to protect yourself against fraudulent contractors. It sometimes happens that you sign on for a certain price and end up paying way too much what was quoted or maybe the job wasn’t completed properly. How do you protect yourself?

Look around for a home improvement company with a contractor bond. How would this protect you? It ensures that the person you hire complies with the local laws pertaining to the job on hand. It also means that the person you hire has technical training and expertise in his or her field. Only then will bond insurance companies be willing to stand as guarantee for the individual or company in question.

So what happens when your contractor over shoots the budget or has not provided you with the quality services you were assured of? The insurance company he or she bought the contractor surety bond in Texas from, will compensate you your loss. The loss will be recovered from principal, as per the terms of agreement of the bond.

Contractor License Bonds / Contractors Bonds guarantee that the contractor will comply with all national state licensing regulations and comply within the state statutes that have been set forth in the bond form. The Contractor License Bond / Contractors Bond is one of the most common types of Surety Bonds. This license and permit bond is for a contractor to obtain their license within the specific state they will be transacting their day to day business operations, not to be confused with a Performance & Payment Bond.

The Contractor License Bonds / Contractors Bonds dollar amount varies from state to state. Please check with your state local contractor’s board for the correct bond amount and the Contractor License Bond / Contractors Bond form since every state has a different state requirement.

We have a wide range of surety markets that can write Contractor License Bond / Contractors Bond at preferred rates as long as the contractor can meet the surety company’s requirements. We also have several Surety markets that will entertain Contractor License Bonds / Contractors Bonds even if the contractor has less than stellar credit, Bad Credit, Bruised Credit, Poor Credit, Bankruptcy, Judgments, past due or lack of business financials or negative business equity.

Any type of bond that is required to enable litigation and to pursue their remedies at law.

A bond to guarantee compliance and monetary obligations to the Cricket (cell phones) Corporation.

Subject to the specific terms of the bond, these bonds guarantee the payment of the import duties and taxes, and compliance with regulations governing the entry into the United States.

Seller of Travel Bond is a requirement for any person or business who is a seller or promoter of travel and related services to register or be licensed annually with their specific state department, unless exempt. Sellers of Travel are required to provide proof of assurance in the form of a Seller of Travel Bond, certificate of deposit or letter of credit, in an amount determined by the state entity by which they are governed by. The Seller of Travel Bond can range anywhere from $5,000.00 to $25,000, or even $50,000 if they offer to sell vacation certificates. The State entities are authorized to collect registration fees and impose penalties for non-compliance of the law.

California Seller of Travel Bond Form / State of California Seller of Travel Surety Bond Form

There are many laws that provide certain protection to consumers. In the past, a “seller of travel” provided or arranged air or sea travel. The law has been expanded to include sellers of travel who provide or arrange land and water vessel transportation services also, in most cases they are required to maintain a Seller of Travel Surety Bond.

All purchases made from sellers of travel who are located in the United States, as well as purchases by sellers of travel who sell or offer to sell from locations throughout the United States, which includes both retail and wholesale transactions, and covers sales to tours operators, consolidators, and wholesalers.

All sellers of travel must register or be licensed as a seller of travel, before they can operate lawfully or market to persons, businesses, or retail vendors and some states require a Seller of Travel to Register and in most cases provide a Seller of Travel Bond. Registration is not the same as licensing which usually involves some review and approval. So long as the Seller of Travel discloses the necessary information in its application, a registration number will be issued.

However, in the event a Seller of Travel does not provide the tickets or lodging, and the purchaser is having problems locating that Seller of Travel, having a Seller of Travel Bond will protect the consumer and the information in the registration file will help in determining who actually made the sale. The purpose of registration and or licensing is to have adequate information about both reputable and dishonest sellers of travel, to be able to locate them should anything go wrong.

Department of Justice
300 South Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013

Phone: (213) 269-6564
Fax: (213) 897-8846

State of California Office of the Attorney General Seller of Travel Licensing

D

Most businesses require permission from some governmental body to start and to continue in business and posting a bond guarantees that the laws, ordinances or regulations relating to a dealer will be complied with.

Most businesses require permission from some governmental body to start and to continue in business and posting a bond guarantees that the laws, ordinances or regulations relating to a debt collector will be complied with.

A Dishonesty Bond protects an employer from employee theft and dishonesty.

Most businesses require permission from some governmental body to start and to continue in business and posting a bond guarantees that the laws, ordinances or regulations relating to DMV will be complied with.

Guarantees the principal will not commit fraud or make fraudulent representations which cause monetary loss to any person taking instruction.

E

Guarantees to EFS Trucking Services fuel credit cards will be paid on time and within compliance of the contract / agreement.

Most businesses require permission from some governmental body to start and to continue in business and posting a bond guarantees that the laws, ordinances or regulations relating to electrical contractors will be complied with.

Guarantees to EFS/ Western Union Trucking Services fuel credit cards will be paid on time and within compliance of the contract / agreement.

Employee Dishonesty-Blanket (Mercantile Entities) This coverage form covers money, securities and property against loss caused by employee dishonesty or theft.

An employee leasing company will have to comply with the Obligee, and post a surety bond / bond or securities with a value, deemed sufficient by the Obligee to assure payment of wages and benefits.

Covers compliance with law governing operation of employment agency, indemnify against misrepresentation, etc.

Guarantees the principal will faithfully and honestly verify and engine, vehicle verification number or hull identification number to the Obligee.

Fidelity bond to cover retirement accounts.

A Guarantee of the payment by a promoter for the expenses, division of purse, etc.

Guarantees that excise taxes are paid when purchases are made on specific goods, such as gasoline. Excise taxes are often included in the price of the product. There are also excise taxes on activities, such as on wagering or on highway usage.

Guarantees faithful performance of duty by a fiduciary named in a will and appointed by the court as executor.

A guarantee for payment of duty or goods exported.

F

A Farm Labor Contractor Bond / Farm Labor Bond (Form DLSE 402) must be
executed by a bonding company. The original must be submitted with the FLC
License Application.

All signatures (both that of the bonding company representative and that of
the principal [license applicant]) must be notarized. The name of the legal
entity shown on the bond must be the same as that of the entity applying for
the license.

Farm Labor Contractor Bonding: Bond amounts required to obtain an Farm Labor
License are:

$25,000 for annual payrolls of up to $500,000

$50,000 for annual payrolls between $500,000-$2 million

$75,000 for annual payrolls of more than $2 million

Farm Labor Contractor Bond Form CA

Farm Labor Contractor Registration and License Requirement

Federal registration and a state license are required before one may operate
as a farm laborer or farm labor contractor (FLC). The United States
Department of Labor,
Wage and Hour Division (WHD), registers FLCs. The California Department of
Industrial Relations, Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE),
licenses FLCs, including day haulers (i.e., persons transporting farm
workers for a fee). Federal Registration: Every FLC doing business in
California, and every person performing contracting duties for an FLC, must
be registered with the WHD. Registration applications are available at the
local office of the U.S. Department of Labor and are usually available at
local offices of the California Employment Development Department.

Registration Requirement under the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act (MSPA)

The Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act (MSPA) covers
such things as safety and health standards for migrant worker housing,
transportation safety, disclosing the terms and conditions of employment to
migrant and seasonal agricultural workers, properly paying covered workers,
and making and keeping accurate payroll records. Generally, the MSPA applies
to any person (or business) who recruits, solicits, hires, employs,
furnishes, or transports migrant or seasonal agricultural workers (the MSPA
refers to these activities as “farm labor contracting activities”).

Under the MSPA, migrant agricultural workers are those employed in
agricultural work of a seasonal or temporary nature who cannot return to
their permanent residence at night because of the distance involved.
Seasonal agricultural workers also are employed in agricultural work of a
seasonal or temporary nature, but who are able to return to their permanent
residence at night.

Before performing any “farm labor contracting activities,” farm labor
contractors are required to apply to the U.S. Department of Labor for a
Certificate of Registration authorizing the applicant to engage in “farm
labor contracting activities.” Persons employed by farm labor contractors
(farm labor contractor employees) to perform such activities on behalf of
the contractor are also required to register with the Department.
Application for a Certificate of Registration is made by completing and
submitting the required application form (Form WH-530). Form WH-530 can be
obtained electronically from this site or by contacting the nearest office
of the Wage and Hour Division. The form can also be obtained from any local
office of the state workforce agency or employment service.

Certain persons and organizations, such as small businesses meeting the
exemption criteria of 29 U.S.C. § 213(a)(6)(A), are exempt from the Act and
are not required to register as farm labor contractors. In addition,
establishments meeting the MSPA definition of an “agricultural association”
or “agricultural employer,” are not required to register as a farm labor
contractor. Contact the Wage and Hour Division at 1-866-4US-WAGE
(1-866-487-9243), TTY: 1-877-889-5627, if you have any questions as to
whether you must register with the U.S. Department of Labor as a farm labor
contractor.

Submission of Application Federal

If the applicants permanent place of residence is in Alaska, Arkansas,
Arizona, American Samoa, California, Colorado, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho,
Louisiana, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota,
Texas, Utah, Washington, or Wyoming, the application should be sent to:

U.S. Department of Labor
Wage Hour Division
Western Farm Labor Certificate Processing
90 Seventh Street Suite 13-100
San Francisco, CA 94103

Note: Effective November 1, 2015, applicants with permanent place of
residence in the following states should also send applications to the San
Francisco office: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota,
Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, or Wisconsin.

If the applicants permanent place of residence is anywhere else in the
country, then the application should be sent to the following address:

Send first class mail, certified mail, and USPS Express Mail to:

U.S. Department of Labor
Wage Hour Division
Southeast Farm Labor Certificate Processing
P. O. Box 56447
Atlanta, GA 30343-0447

State of California Applicants
Department of Industrial Relations
Division of Labor Standards Enforcement – Licensing
455 Golden Gate Avenue, 8th Floor East
San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone: (415) 703-4854

http://www.dir.ca.gov/dlse

A Farm Labor Contractor Bond / Farm Labor Bond (Form DLSE 402) must be
executed by a bonding company. The original must be submitted with the FLC
License Application.

All signatures (both that of the bonding company representative and that of
the principal [license applicant]) must be notarized. The name of the legal
entity shown on the bond must be the same as that of the entity applying for
the license.

Farm Labor Contractor Bonding: Bond amounts required to obtain an Farm Labor
License are:

$25,000 for annual payrolls of up to $500,000

$50,000 for annual payrolls between $500,000-$2 million

$75,000 for annual payrolls of more than $2 million

Farm Labor Contractor Bond Form CA

Farm Labor Contractor Registration and License Requirement

Federal registration and a state license are required before one may operate
as a farm laborer or farm labor contractor (FLC). The United States
Department of Labor,
Wage and Hour Division (WHD), registers FLCs. The California Department of
Industrial Relations, Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE),
licenses FLCs, including day haulers (i.e., persons transporting farm
workers for a fee). Federal Registration: Every FLC doing business in
California, and every person performing contracting duties for an FLC, must
be registered with the WHD. Registration applications are available at the
local office of the U.S. Department of Labor and are usually available at
local offices of the California Employment Development Department.

Registration Requirement under the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act (MSPA)

The Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act (MSPA) covers
such things as safety and health standards for migrant worker housing,
transportation safety, disclosing the terms and conditions of employment to
migrant and seasonal agricultural workers, properly paying covered workers,
and making and keeping accurate payroll records. Generally, the MSPA applies
to any person (or business) who recruits, solicits, hires, employs,
furnishes, or transports migrant or seasonal agricultural workers (the MSPA
refers to these activities as “farm labor contracting activities”).

Under the MSPA, migrant agricultural workers are those employed in
agricultural work of a seasonal or temporary nature who cannot return to
their permanent residence at night because of the distance involved.
Seasonal agricultural workers also are employed in agricultural work of a
seasonal or temporary nature, but who are able to return to their permanent
residence at night.

Before performing any “farm labor contracting activities,” farm labor
contractors are required to apply to the U.S. Department of Labor for a
Certificate of Registration authorizing the applicant to engage in “farm
labor contracting activities.” Persons employed by farm labor contractors
(farm labor contractor employees) to perform such activities on behalf of
the contractor are also required to register with the Department.
Application for a Certificate of Registration is made by completing and
submitting the required application form (Form WH-530). Form WH-530 can be
obtained electronically from this site or by contacting the nearest office
of the Wage and Hour Division. The form can also be obtained from any local
office of the state workforce agency or employment service.

Certain persons and organizations, such as small businesses meeting the
exemption criteria of 29 U.S.C. § 213(a)(6)(A), are exempt from the Act and
are not required to register as farm labor contractors. In addition,
establishments meeting the MSPA definition of an “agricultural association”
or “agricultural employer,” are not required to register as a farm labor
contractor. Contact the Wage and Hour Division at 1-866-4US-WAGE
(1-866-487-9243), TTY: 1-877-889-5627, if you have any questions as to
whether you must register with the U.S. Department of Labor as a farm labor
contractor.

Submission of Application Federal

If the applicants permanent place of residence is in Alaska, Arkansas,
Arizona, American Samoa, California, Colorado, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho,
Louisiana, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota,
Texas, Utah, Washington, or Wyoming, the application should be sent to:

U.S. Department of Labor
Wage Hour Division
Western Farm Labor Certificate Processing
90 Seventh Street Suite 13-100
San Francisco, CA 94103

Note: Effective November 1, 2015, applicants with permanent place of
residence in the following states should also send applications to the San
Francisco office: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota,
Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, or Wisconsin.

If the applicants permanent place of residence is anywhere else in the
country, then the application should be sent to the following address:

Send first class mail, certified mail, and USPS Express Mail to:

U.S. Department of Labor
Wage Hour Division
Southeast Farm Labor Certificate Processing
P. O. Box 56447
Atlanta, GA 30343-0447

State of California Applicants
Department of Industrial Relations
Division of Labor Standards Enforcement – Licensing
455 Golden Gate Avenue, 8th Floor East
San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone: (415) 703-4854

http://www.dir.ca.gov/dlse

Guarantees to the Federal Maritime Commission that the principal will abide by the governing rules and regulations.

Guarantees faithful performance of duty by a fiduciary named in a will and appointed by the court as Fiduciary.

A guarantee of payment for a sum of money / monies at some future date. These are a harder to place surety bond because the sureties are guaranteeing a cash sum.

Different types and forms of this blanket bond can be issued to financial institutions.

A mortgage banker bond is required by the state governments for compliance. Every state has their own specific bond form.

A mortgage broker bond is required by the state governments for compliance. Every state has their own specific bond form.

Multi-Purpose Application ( Adobe PDF ) Personal Financial Statement ( Adobe PDF )

A mortgage lender bond is required by the state governments for compliance. Every state has their own specific bond form.

Bond guarantees payment of sales taxes or fees imposed by statute or local law.

A license surety bond guarantees that the contractor will comply with all state statutes and licenses that the state requires.

Guarantees to the Federal Maritime Commission that the principal will abide by the governing rules and regulations.

A financial guarantee for food stamp distribution and payment to the Federal Government.

Guarantee compliance with law, payment of tax, and in some cases payment of judgments.

Bond guarantees payment of sales taxes or fees imposed by statute or local law.

Bond guarantees payment of taxes or fees imposed by statute or local law.

A bond guarantees compliance with all state statutes and the “Do Not Call Program” mandated by the Federal Government.

Most businesses require permission from some governmental body to start and to continue in business and posting a bond guarantees that the laws, ordinances or regulations relating to a funeral will be complied with.

Most businesses require permission from some governmental body to start and to continue in business and posting a bond guarantees that the laws, ordinances or regulations relating to a funeral director will be complied with.

Seller of Travel Bond is a requirement for any person or business who is a seller or promoter of travel and related services to register or be licensed annually with their specific state department, unless exempt. Student tour operators are a special designation under the sellers of travel law. Sellers of travel who wish to function as a student tour operator are required to file annually with FDACS and provide proof that they have met the additional student tour operator requirements. Sellers of Travel are required to provide proof of assurance in the form of a Seller of Travel Bond, certificate of deposit or letter of credit, in an amount determined by the state entity by which they are governed by. The Seller of Travel Bond can range anywhere from $5,000.00 to $25,000, or even $50,000 if they offer to sell vacation certificates. The State entities are authorized to collect registration fees and impose penalties for non-compliance of the law.

Florida Seller of Travel Bond Form / State of Florida Tour Operator Bond Form

There are many laws that provide certain protection to consumers. In the past, a “seller of travel” provided or arranged air or sea travel. The law has been expanded to include sellers of travel who provide or arrange land and water vessel transportation services also, in most cases they are required to maintain a Seller of Travel Surety Bond.

All purchases made from sellers of travel who are located in the United States, as well as purchases by sellers of travel who sell or offer to sell from locations throughout the United States, which includes both retail and wholesale transactions, and covers sales to tours operators, consolidators, and wholesalers.

All sellers of travel must register or be licensed as a seller of travel, before they can operate lawfully or market to persons, businesses, or retail vendors and some states require a Seller of Travel to Register and in most cases provide a Seller of Travel Bond. Registration is not the same as licensing which usually involves some review and approval. So long as the Seller of Travel discloses the necessary information in its application, a registration number will be issued.

However, in the event a Seller of Travel does not provide the tickets or lodging, and the purchaser is having problems locating that Seller of Travel, having a Seller of Travel Bond will protect the consumer and the information in the registration file will help in determining who actually made the sale. The purpose of registration and or licensing is to have adequate information about both reputable and dishonest sellers of travel, to be able to locate them should anything go wrong.

FDACS
PO Box 6700
Tallahassee, FL 32314

Phone: (850) 410-3800
Fax: (850) 410-3804

State of Florida DACS Services Seller of Travel

G

Bond guarantees payment of taxes or fees imposed by statute or local law.

When a ship and its cargo have been in a common peril and a voluntary sacrifice of a part of the cargo has been made, a bond is required upon delivery to the owners of the respective property.

Guarantees faithful performance of duty by a Guardian named in a will and appointed by the court as the Guardian.

H

Most businesses require permission from some governmental body to start and to continue in business and posting a bond guarantees that the laws, ordinances or regulations relating to a Health Care Service Firm will be complied with.

The Guarantee of a refund of membership fee in case the health club or spa goes out of business.

The Guarantee of a refund of membership fee in case the health club or spa goes out of business.

The Guarantee of a refund of membership fee in case the health club or spa goes out of business.

A license surety bond guarantees that the contractor will comply with all state statutes and licenses that the state requires.

Bond guarantees payment of taxes or fees imposed by statute or local law.

A guarantee that the contractor will comply with all state statutes and licenses that the state requires.

A guarantee that the contractor will comply with all state statutes and licenses that the state requires.

A requirement for the sale of hunting and fishing licenses. It guarantees faithful accounting of funds received to the proper governing authority

A guarantee that the contractor will comply with all state statutes and licenses that the state requires.

I

An ICC bond is required by the Interstate Commerce Commission / FMCSA in order to legally operate as a transportation broker. Different names for this risk are BMC-84, Freight Broker Surety Bond, and a Property Brokers Surety Bond.

A guarantee to the Federal Government that the principal while acting as an immigration consultant and shall be in compliance with all federal laws.

A guarantee for payment of duty or goods imported.

An Import bond guarantees the payment of duty or goods imported, and export bond guarantees the payment of goods exported.

The court could order the injunction dissolved upon the giving of a bond. The bond is conditioned to pay damages the plaintiff may sustain as a result of the performance of the act or acts originally forbidden or ordered by the court if it is decided the injunction was proper. The defendant then may proceed as if the injunction never had been issued.

A judicial process whereby the defendant is required to perform or refrain from performing a particular act. An order granting an injunction may be conditioned upon the plaintiff furnishing a bond to indemnify the defendant against loss in case.

Constitutes credit check and surety bond form approval. Most License and Permit Bonds $50,000.-$100,000.

A transfer of risk.

A guarantee that the adjuster will honestly and faithfully comply with the laws and not willfully commit any malicious or wrongful act.

A guarantee that the insurance agent/broker will account to their companies and the general public for insurance premiums.

A guarantee that the producer will account to their companies and the general public for insurance premiums.

A guarantee that the insurance producer will account to their companies and the general public for insurance premiums.

A guarantee the investment advisor will account for all monies and securities coming into and exchanging hands in favor of their clients.

J

A Janitorial bond protects the employer while employees are working in commercial non residential properties.

K

L

The said Principal shall in all respects comply with the terms and conditions of said permit(s), and fully meet and perform obligations thereunder in accordance with requirements for permits.

A lease guarantee for payment of rent, and in some cases payment of taxes.

A lease guarantee for payment of rent, and in some cases payment of taxes.

Most businesses require permission from some governmental body to start and to continue in business and posting a bond guarantees that the laws, ordinances or regulations relating to that business will be complied with.

Most businesses require permission from some governmental body to start and to continue in business and posting a bond guarantees that the laws, ordinances or regulations relating to that business will be complied with.

A Liquor Bond is for compliance with Federal or State laws or regulations governing the sale, manufacture or warehousing of alcohol for beverage or non-beverage purposes and in some states that liquor in or around school districts will not be sold to minors.

A bond that guarantees payment of taxes or fees imposed by statute or local law for the sale of liquor and alcoholic beverages and in some states that liquor and alcoholic beverages in or around school districts will not be sold to minors.

Livestock Bond, or Packers & Stockyard Bond Agencies and dealers must provide and maintain a surety bond as a measure of protection for livestock sellers against non-payment. The size of the bond is based on the volume of business, generally an average two days’ business with a minimum of $10,000 bond. Packers whose annual livestock purchases exceed $500,000 are also required to be bonded.

Livestock Dealer Bond Form

(Custodial Trust) Accounts Agencies must maintain a separate bank account for custodial funds named a “Custodial Account for Shippers’ Proceeds”. The commission firm or auction market acts as a fiduciary depositor to the account, and the funds in the account are trust funds for the benefit of livestock sellers or consignors (“shippers”). Custodial accounts must be maintained in FDIC-insured banks to protect each seller the commission firm or auction market owes for livestock up to $100,000, in the event that the bank fails before the commission firm or auction market can issue payment. A common alternative is to provide a Livestock Bond or Livestock Dealer Surety Bonds in lieu of a Custodial Account.

Packer and Poultry Trusts In the event of a failure to pay for livestock or poultry, packers and live poultry dealers are required to hold assets — inventories, proceeds, and proceeds receivable — in trust for the benefit of cash sellers and poultry growers. In lieu of a trust a Livestock Surety Bond or Livestock Dealer Bonds may be offered as an alternative.

Solvency Market agencies and dealers must maintain a solvent financial condition to remain in business a common requirement is a Packers & Stockyard Surety Bond or Packers & Livestock Surety Bond. The Secretary of Agriculture may, after notice and hearing, issue an order suspending insolvent market agencies and stockyard owners for a reasonable specified period. If the Secretary finds any packer is insolvent, she/he may, after notice and hearing, issue an order requiring the packer to cease and desist from purchasing livestock while insolvent.

Livestock Dealer Bond Obligee Divisions Contact Information

HEADQUARTERS OFFICES
Stop 3601
1400 Independence Ave., SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-3601
Telephone: (202) 720-0219
FAX: (202) 205-9237
or via e-mail

EASTERN REGIONAL OFFICE
75 Ted Turner Drive SW, Suite 230
Atlanta, GA 30303
Telephone 404-562-5840
FAX 404-562-5848
E-mail: PSPAtlantaGA.GIPSA@usda.gov
States Covered:
AL, AR, CT, DE, FL, GA, LA, ME, MA, MD, MS, NH, NJ, NY, NC, PA, RI, SC, TN, VT, VA, WV, and the Territories of the U.S., including Puerto Rico

MIDWESTERN REGIONAL OFFICE
Room 317
Federal Building
210 Walnut Street
Des Moines IA 50309
Telephone 515-323-2579
FAX 515-323-2590
E-mail: PSPDesMoinesIA.GIPSA@usda.gov
States Covered:
IA, IL, IN, KY, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, SD, OH, WI

WESTERN REGIONAL OFFICE
One Gateway Centre
3950 North Lewiston, Suite 200
Aurora, CO 80011
Telephone 303-375-4240
FAX 303-371-4609
E-mail: PSPDenverCO.GIPSA@usda.gov
States Covered:
AK, AZ, CA, CO, HI, ID, KS, MT, NV, NM, OK, OR, TX, UT, WA, WY

Livestock Market Dealer Administration Website

In most cases a lottery agent must provide proof of financial responsibility to their state specific lottery commission or lottery corporation, the most common form is to obtain a lottery surety bond or lottery bond in an amount determined by you local state entity.

A lottery surety bond or lottery bond may be with any company that complies with the bonding and surety laws of their specific state and the requirements established by rules of the commission or corporation pursuant to their own statutes.
A lottery sales agents license can be effective for one year or mulitiple years depending on the state agency. A lottery sales agent before the date of their license renewal date shall renew their lottery license and provide at that time evidence of their surety bond renewal (usually anywhere from 30-120 days).
A lottery surety bond or lottery bond, as applicable may be used to pay for the lottery sales agent’s failure to make prompt payments for lottery ticket sales, missing or stolen lottery tickets, or for damage to equipment or materials issued to the lottery sales agent, or to pay for expenses the commission incurs in connection with the lottery sales agent’s license. The manner in which lottery sales revenues are to be collected, including authorization for that specific state entity to impose penalties for failure by lottery sales agents to transfer revenues to the commission in a timely manner could result in claim activity which is something you never want to happen.
Always check with your local city, county or state government for exact lottery surety bond or lottery bond requirements.

M

Effective November 1, 2017, the Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicles has changed the bond amounts required for Motor Vehicle Dealer bonds: Motor Vehicle Dealer Bonds are required for all dealers except light trailer and light boat trailer dealers. Bond amount is established by the number of vehicles sold by the dealership:

Annual sales 0 to 50 vehicles will now require a $25,000 bond.

Annual sales 51 to 100 vehicles will now require a $50,000 bond.

Annual sales 101 to 150 vehicles will now require a $75,000 bond.

Annual sales 151 to 200 vehicles will now require a $100,000 bond.

Annual sales 201 vehicles and over will now require a $100,000 maximum bond.

Apply for a Dealer License?

A person who is “engaged in the business of buying, selling, exchanging, offering to negotiate, negotiating or advertising the sale of vehicles” if that person:

  • Buys vehicles for the purpose of resale;
  • Sells more than 5 vehicles in any 12 month period; or
  • Advertises, in any form, 3 or more vehicles for sale or displays 3 or more vehicle for sale within a 30 day period on premises controlled by that person.

Vehicles owned and registered by that person for at least 6 months are not included for purposes of this definition.

A person that is “engaged in the business of buying, selling, exchanging, offering to negotiate, negotiating or advertising the sale of vehicles” must apply for a Dealer license by filing with the Secretary of State an application prescribed by the Secretary of State and by paying the necessary fee. The application must contain the applicant’s name, type of business organization and place of business. Also included are the qualifications and business history of the applicant (partners and/or officer/directors) and any criminal offenses within the past five years against Prior to licensing, a dealer must have garage liability insurance and a surety bond guaranteeing the title and mileage on any vehicle sold by the business.

Grounds for denying a dealer license are material misstatement on the application for license, failure to comply with the requirements to obtain/maintain the license, failure to have an established place of business, not notifying the state 30 days prior to moving locations, not maintaining a surety bond.

A Motor Vehicle Dealer will need to increase the amount of their current bonds. Please complete one of our simple applications or if you have any questions please feel free to call (888) 490-BOND (2663) or send us and email at info@probondins.com

Main Office of the Bureau of Motor Vehicles
The Main Office is open 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday and closed
on all major holidays

101 Hospital Street
Augusta, ME 04330
Local (207) 624-9000
Fax (207) 624-9013

Motor Vehicle Dealer Bond Form MVD-390

Bureau of Motor Vehicles State of Maine

Most businesses require permission from some governmental body to start and to continue in business and posting a bond guarantees that the laws, ordinances or regulations relating to a manufacturer home dealer will be complied with.

Marijuana Bond / $5,000. Cannabis Bond California

Bureau of Cannabis Control

 

January 2018 All Licenses must carry a $5,000.00 Cannabis Surety Bond, payable to the state of California in the amount of $5,000.

Distributors must carry and maintain commercial general liability insurance in the aggregate in an amount no less than $2 million and in an amount no less than $1 million for each loss.

The applicant must hold a $5,000 Cannabis Bond or Cannabis Surety bond payable to the State of California. The surety bond is for the destruction of cannabis and related goods if in violation of the licensing requirements

When completing an application, the applicant must select the appropriate license type and designation for the cannabis activity they will be conducting:

License Application Type:

Adult-Use (A-License)

Medicinal (M-License)

Retailer Non-Storefront (Delivery): Sells delivers cannabis or cannabis products to consumers.

Retailer non-storefront must have a licensed premises but is not open to the public, and conducts sales exclusively by delivery.

Retailer (Storefront Sales): Sells and delivers cannabis and cannabis products to consumers.

A retailer must have a licensed premises which may be open to the public to sell cannabis and cannabis products to customers.

Bureau of Cannabis Control

 

Department of Consumer Affairs – Bureau of Cannabis Control
P.O. Box 138200
Sacramento, CA 95813-8200
(833) 768-5880

 

These pages are for informational purposes only, you should always consult with legal counsel, State, County and City Departments for their specific licensing requirements.

Bond guarantees payment of taxes or fees imposed by statute, local and federal law.

A bond that a contractor can file with the courts to show they have performed improvements or construction on a property and have not been paid in full.

A Medicaid Supply Bond is required for Home Healthcare Agencies (HHA)

The Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA) requires certain Medicare Providers to provide a surety bond in order to remain eligible for Medicare reimbursements. To reduce fraud and abuse in the Medicare system.

The following may be considered a means of obtaining the requested collateral from MEMO, a lien on approved real estate, an Irrevocable Letter of Credit from a bank or cash. The best method by far is obtaining a MEMO Money Order Bond or Surety Bond in lieu of the previous options, it is quick and easy to apply. The necessary credit check is considered a soft hit and does not affect your score.

MEMO Financial Services, Inc is a leading money service business that offers a wide variety of money products to attract and help grow your business for consumers through their retail agents.

MEMO provides a valuable service to your customers and at the same time builds revenue through increased store traffic and sales.

Please complete the Instant Application or if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call our Toll Free Number (888) 490 2663.

MEMO Financial Services Inc dba MEMO, MEMO Financial Services America Inc, MEMO Financial Services USA, Inc dba MEMO Pennsylvania Corporations or MEMO Financial Services of New York Inc.

In order to be a carrier for the Military Traffic Management Command (MTMC) and manage freight for the Department of Defense, Army, Navy Air Force and Defense Logistics Agency these surety bonds must be maintained.

A category of bonds which do not fit into any recognized division or category of fidelity or surety bonds therefore placed in its own miscellaneous category.

Bond guarantees payment of taxes or fees imposed by or under state statutes or local laws

Bond guarantees payment of taxes or fees imposed by or under state statutes or local laws.

Most businesses require permission from some governmental body to start and to continue in business and posting a bond guarantees that the laws, ordinances or regulations relating to a mobile home dealer will be complied with.

A guarantee of payment for a sum of money / monies at some future date. These are a harder to place surety bond because the sureties are guaranteeing a cash sum.

A guarantee of payment for a sum of money / monies at some future date. These are a harder to place surety bond because the sureties are guaranteeing a cash sum.

A mortgage banker bond is required by the state governments for compliance. Every state has their own specific bond form.

A Mortgage Broker Bond, Mortgage Banker Bond and Mortgage Lender Bond are credit guarantees; a similar example would be applying for an extension of credit or a line of credit from a financial institution.
ProBond Insurance Corp has access to No Credit, Bruised Credit, Problem Credit and Bad Credit programs if you do not qualify for standard Mortgage Broker bonding.
The Sureties will underwrite your submission as the owner or officer and do their due diligence with your personal credit and an overview of your financial strength to make sure that when you are approved for your Mortgage Broker Bond, Mortgage Banker Bond or Mortgage Lender Bond. By qualifying you will indemnify the surety company against a loss in the unforeseen event that a claim may arise.
There are many different types of Surety Bonds. There are Mortgage Broker Bonds; Mortgage Banker Bonds even Correspondent Lender Bonds. Mortgage Broker Bonds are usually a requirement from the Department of Banking. (Please verify with your specific state the dollar amount and which department is requiring the bond).
Mortgage Broker Bonds must be purchased before you can obtain your Mortgage Broker license. The bond will protect the consumer against wrongful acts made by the Mortgage Broker, Mortgage Lender or Mortgage Banker. Please contact us at (888) 490-2663 if you have any questions or check the Mortgage Broker Surety Bond, Mortgage Lender Surety Bond or Mortgage Banker Surety Bond forms and state statutes for further details. Each state has a different requirement for the surety bond dollar amount.
$100,000 Arkansas Mortgage Lender Bond
$50,000 Arkansas Mortgage Broker Bond
$25,000 California Mortgage Lender Bond
$25,000 Colorado Mortgage Broker Bond
$40,000 Connecticut Loan Officer Bond
$12,500 District of Columbia Mortgage Broker Bond; loans $1,000,000 or less
$17,500 District of Columbia Mortgage Broker Bond; where the total loans were more than $1,000,000 but not more than $2,000,000.
$25,000 District of Columbia Mortgage Broker Bond; where the total loans were more than $2,000,000 but not more than $3,000,000,
$50.000 District of Columbia Mortgage Broker Bond; where the total loans were more than $3,000,000.
$25,000 Delaware Mortgage Broker Bond
$10,000 Florida Mortgage Lender Bond
$50,000 Georgia Mortgage Broker Bond
$15,000 Hawaii Mortgage Broker Bond
$15,000 Iowa Mortgage Broker Bond
$25,000 Idaho Mortgage Broker Bond / $10,000 Mortgage Broker Bond each additional location.
$20,000 Illinois Residential Mortgage License Bond
$50,000 Indianapolis Loan Broker Bond
$250,000 Kansas Mortgage Lender Bond / $250,000 Kansas Mortgage Broker Company Bond-$25,000 Kansas Mortgage Lender Bond-$25,000 Kansas Mortgage Company Bond each additional location
$50,000 Kentucky Mortgage Loan Broker Bond / $250,000 Kentucky Mortgage Loan Company Bond
$50,000 Louisiana Mortgage Lender/ $50,000 Louisiana Mortgage Broker Surety Bond
Massachusetts The Division’s regulation 209 CMR 42.03 requires that mortgage lender applicants have either (1) a net worth of not less than $100,000, or (2) a net worth of not less than $25,000 and a Mortgage Lender Surety bond of up to
$75,000 which in the aggregate equals or exceeds $100,000.
$15,000 Maryland Mortgage Lender Bond, $25,000 Maryland Mortgage Lender Bond, $50,000 Maryland Mortgage Lender Bond, $75,000. Maryland Mortgage Broker Bond and $375,000 Maryland Mortgage Lender Bond
$25,000 Maine Mortgage Loan Broker Bond
$50,000 Minnesota Mortgage Originator Bonds / $100,000 Minnesota Mortgage Service Bonds
$25,000 Michigan Mortgage Lender Bond / $125,000 Michigan Mortgage Servicer Bond
$25,000 Missouri Mortgage Broker Bond
$50,000 Mississippi Correspondent Lender Bond, $25,000 Mississippi Mortgage Broker Bond, $150,000 Mississippi Mortgage Lender
$25,000 Montana Mortgage Broker Bond
$50,000 North Carolina Mortgage Broker Bond / $150,000 North Carolina Mortgage Lender Bond
$100,000 Nebraska Mortgage Banker / Broker Bond
$20,000 New Hampshire Mortgage Broker Bond
$25,000 New Mexico Mortgage Broker Bond
$25,000 New York Residential Mortgage Bond / $25,000 New York Loan Consultant Bond
$50,000 Ohio Mortgage Broker Bond
$5,000 Oklahoma Mortgage Lender Bond
$25,000 Oregon Mortgage Broker Bond
$100,000 Pennsylvania Mortgage Broker Bond
$25,000 Rhode Island Mortgage Lender / $10,000 Rhode Island Mortgage Loan Broker / $10,000 Rhode Island Small Loan Lender / $5,000 each additional Agent location
$10,000 South Carolina Mortgage Broker Bond
$90,000 Tennessee Mortgage Broker Bond
$50,000 Texas Mortgage Broker Bond (two year term, bond will renew annually)
$25,000 Utah Mortgage Broker Bond
$25,000 Virginia Mortgage Broker / $50,000 Virginia Mortgage Lender Bond
$10,000 Vermont Mortgage Broker Bond $25,000 Vermont Mortgage Lender
$20,000 Washington Mortgage Broker Bond
$100,000 West Virginia Mortgage Broker Bond
$25,000 Wyoming Mortgage Broker Bond
*PLEASE NOTE: The definitions and dollar amounts of the bonds provided are for informational purposes ONLY and are NOT intended to serve as legal advice and is no substitute for consulting your local state departments or legal counsel.

A mortgage lender bond is required by the state governments for compliance. Every state has their own specific bond form.

A generic term for either an ICC Broker bond or could be required for state specific transportation bonds. Each one is directed towards compliance with the state agency or federal government.

Bond guarantees payment of fees and compliance imposed by statute or local law.

Bond guarantees payment of taxes or fees imposed by statute or local law.

Most businesses require permission from some governmental body to start and to continue in business and posting a bond guarantees that the laws, ordinances or regulations relating to motor vehicle dealer will be complied with.

In order to be a qualified carrier for the Military Traffic Management Command (MTMC) and manage freight for the Department of Defense, Army, Navy Air Force and Defense Logistics Agency these surety bonds must be obtained.

Most businesses require permission from some governmental body to start and to continue in business and posting a bond guarantees that the laws, ordinances or regulations relating to MVD will be complied with.

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National Independent Automobile Dealers Association

Most businesses require permission from some governmental body to start and to continue in business and posting a bond guarantees that the laws, ordinances or regulations relating to nursing will be complied with.

Fiduciary type coverage guaranteeing patient’s personal funds will be disbursed in an appropriate and ethical manner.

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A requirement that is state specific, directed towards compliance with the state agency or federal government and in some cases to cover any physical damage to interstates and highways from transportation of loads.

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A financial Guarantee Bond for Utility Services in favor of PG& E

Packers & Livestock Bonds, or Packers & Stockyard Bond Agencies and dealers must provide and maintain a surety bond as a measure of protection for livestock sellers against non-payment. The size of the bond is based on the volume of business, generally an average two days’ business with a minimum of $10,000 bond. Packers whose annual livestock purchases exceed $500,000 are also required to be bonded.

Packers & Stockyard Bond Form

(Custodial Trust) Accounts Agencies must maintain a separate bank account for custodial funds named a “Custodial Account for Shippers’ Proceeds”. The commission firm or auction market acts as a fiduciary depositor to the account, and the funds in the account are trust funds for the benefit of livestock sellers or consignors (“shippers”). Custodial accounts must be maintained in FDIC-insured banks to protect each seller the commission firm or auction market owes for livestock up to $100,000, in the event that the bank fails before the commission firm or auction market can issue payment. A common alternative is to provide a Packers & Stockyard Bond or Packers & Livestock Bond in lieu of a Custodial Account.

Packer and Poultry Trusts In the event of a failure to pay for livestock or poultry, packers and live poultry dealers are required to hold assets — inventories, proceeds, and proceeds receivable — in trust for the benefit of cash sellers and poultry growers. In lieu of a trust a Packers & Livestock Surety Bond or Packers & Stockyard Surety Bonds may be offered as an alternative.
Solvency Market agencies and dealers must maintain a solvent financial condition to remain in business a common requirement is a Packers & Stockyard Surety Bond or Packers & Livestock Surety Bond. The Secretary of Agriculture may, after notice and hearing, issue an order suspending insolvent market agencies and stockyard owners for a reasonable specified period. If the Secretary finds any packer is insolvent, she/he may, after notice and hearing, issue an order requiring the packer to cease and desist from purchasing livestock while insolvent.

Packers & Stockyard Obligee Divisions Contact Information

HEADQUARTERS OFFICES
Stop 3601
1400 Independence Ave., SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-3601
Telephone: (202) 720-0219
FAX: 202-205-9237
E-mail: GIPSA-Webmaster@usda.gov

EASTERN REGIONAL OFFICE
75 Ted Turner Drive SW, Suite 230
Atlanta, GA 30303
Telephone 404-562-5840
FAX: 404-562-5848
E-mail: PSPAtlantaGA.GIPSA@usda.gov
States Covered:
AL, AR, CT, DE, FL, GA, LA, ME, MA, MD, MS, NH, NJ, NY, NC, PA, RI, SC, TN, VT, VA, WV, and the Territories of the U.S., including Puerto Rico

MIDWESTERN REGIONAL OFFICE
Room 317
Federal Building
210 Walnut Street
Des Moines IA 50309
Telephone 515-323-2579
FAX: 515-323-2590
E-mail: PSPDesMoinesIA.GIPSA@usda.gov
States Covered: IA, IL, IN, KY, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, SD, OH, WI

WESTERN REGIONAL OFFICE
One Gateway Centre
3950 North Lewiston, Suite 200
Aurora, CO 80011
Telephone 303-375-4240
FAX: 303-371-4609
E-mail: PSPDenverCO.GIPSA@usda.gov
States Covered: AK, AZ, CA, CO, HI, ID, KS, MT, NV, NM, OK, OR, TX, UT, WA, WY

Packers & Stockyard Administration Website

A requirement that is state specific, directed towards compliance with the state agency or federal government, when transporting passengers.

Fiduciary type coverage guaranteeing patient’s personal funds will be disbursed in an appropriate and ethical manner.

Most businesses require permission from some governmental body to start and to continue in business and posting a bond guarantees that the laws, ordinances or regulations relating to pawnbrokers will be complied with.

Most businesses require permission from some governmental body to start and to continue in business and posting a bond guarantees that the laws, ordinances or regulations relating to payday loan services will be complied with

ProBond Insurance, Corp. / Surety Bond Professionals

Most businesses require permission from some governmental body to start and to continue in business. Many permits are granted only after the individual or corporation has posted a bond guaranteeing that the laws, ordinances or regulations relating to that business will be complied with. License and Permit Bonds fulfill this need.

Most businesses require permission from some governmental body to start and to continue in business and posting a bond guarantees that the laws, ordinances or regulations relating to pest control will be complied with.

A financial Guarantee Bond for Utility Services in favor of PG& E

A guarantee of payment for damages suffered if an action is decided in favor of a defendant.

Most businesses require permission from some governmental body to start and to continue in business and posting a bond guarantees that the laws, ordinances or regulations relating to plumbing contractors will be complied with.

An individual or corporation requires a surety bond so they are conditioned for the faithful and honest conduct of such business

Most businesses require permission from some governmental body to start and to continue in business and posting a bond guarantees that the laws, ordinances or regulations relating to a private occupational school will be complied with.

Most businesses require permission from some governmental body to start and to continue in business and posting a bond guarantees that the laws, ordinances or regulations relating to a private school will be complied with.

A guarantee for the fiduciary to perform there duties.

For the benefit of anyone wrongfully injured by any malfeasance, misfeasance or incompetence of the application in connection with his or her duties as a process server.

A bond guarantees compliance with all state statutes and the “Do Not Call Program” mandated by the Federal Government.

A Property Broker bond is required by the Interstate Commerce Commission / FMCSA in order to legally operate as a transportation broker. Different names for this risk are BMC-84, Freight Broker Surety Bond, and a Property Brokers Surety Bond.

Most businesses require permission from some governmental body to start and to continue in business and posting a bond guarantees that the laws, ordinances or regulations relating to a proprietary school will be complied with.

A true Public Official is one who is accountable to the public. Their responsibilities are generally considered serious enough that he or she is required to take a public oath of office. The bond covers the official’s term of office and guarantees that the bonded official will faithfully perform his official duties.

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Receivers are involved in the sale of real estate or other property in partition, foreclosure or reorganization. Receivers are appointed to handle the sale and distribution of proceeds from real estate or other property.

Most businesses require permission from some governmental body to start and to continue in business and posting a bond guarantees that the laws, ordinances or regulations relating to a recreational dealer will be complied with.

A person acting as an agent for a creditor and is making third party contacts to repossess collateral is required to maintain these type of bonds.

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Retailers are required to pay sales and use taxes and to file tax returns. Although you are required to pay and report sales and use taxes to your specific state entity, you may be required to provide proof of financial responsibility or a deposit in the form of a sales tax or sales and use tax bond.

A sales tax bond and sales use tax bond is a common way to guarantee compliance with the state or municipality which is requiring you to be bonded. It is the retailers responsibility to report the correct amount of sales and use tax and to pay the taxes or fees due to the state. To avoid paying a penalty and interest charges most retailers must also obtain a sellers permit which is usually accompanied by a sales tax bond or sales and use tax bond.

When you obtain your sellers permit and sales tax bond or sales and use tax bond, in most cases you will be instructed to file your tax return on a monthly, quarterly, or annual basis. The state entity or municipality will in most cases send out a tax return form to complete at the close of each reporting period.
Your state entity will require local sales tax or sales and use tax bonds and in return the taxes must be collected by retailers who are either engaged in business, intend to sell or lease personal property which would ordinarily be subject to sales tax if sold at retail.

A sales tax surety bond or sales tax bond is usually based on your projected revenues and income from sales during the year. However you must make sure your taxes and fees are paid in a timely manner otherwise if you are delinquent on your sales tax the state could file a claim against your bond, if this is the case your bond will be subject to cancellation and the indemnification retrieval process will go into effect.

Please check with your local state, city or county governments to verify your sales tax bond requirements.

Seller of Travel Bond is a requirement for any person or business who is a seller or promoter of travel and related services to register or be licensed annually with their specific state department, unless exempt. Sellers of Travel are required to provide proof of assurance in the form of a Seller of Travel Bond, certificate of deposit or letter of credit, in an amount determined by the state entity by which they are governed by. The Seller of Travel Bond can range anywhere from $5,000.00 to $25,000, or even $50,000 if they offer to sell vacation certificates. The State entities are authorized to collect registration fees and impose penalties for non-compliance of the law.

There are many laws that provide certain protection to consumers. In the past, a “seller of travel” provided or arranged air or sea travel. The law has been expanded to include sellers of travel who provide or arrange land and water vessel transportation services also, in most cases they are required to maintain a Seller of Travel Surety Bond.

All purchases made from sellers of travel who are located in the United States, as well as purchases by sellers of travel who sell or offer to sell from locations throughout the United States, which includes both retail and wholesale transactions, and covers sales to tours operators, consolidators, and wholesalers.

All sellers of travel must register or be licensed as a seller of travel, before they can operate lawfully or market to persons, businesses, or retail vendors and some states require a Seller of Travel to Register and in most cases provide a Seller of Travel Bond. Registration is not the same as licensing which usually involves some review and approval. So long as the Seller of Travel discloses the necessary information in its application, a registration number will be issued.

However, in the event a Seller of Travel does not provide the tickets or lodging, and the purchaser is having problems locating that Seller of Travel, having a Seller of Travel Bond will protect the consumer and the information in the registration file will help in determining who actually made the sale. The purpose of registration and or licensing is to have adequate information about both reputable and dishonest sellers of travel, to be able to locate them should anything go wrong

Seller of Travel Bond is a requirement for any person or business who is a seller or promoter of travel and related services to register or be licensed annually with their specific state department, unless exempt. Sellers of Travel are required to provide proof of assurance in the form of a Seller of Travel Bond, certificate of deposit or letter of credit, in an amount determined by the state entity by which they are governed by. The Seller of Travel Bond can range anywhere from $5,000.00 to $25,000, or even $50,000 if they offer to sell vacation certificates. The State entities are authorized to collect registration fees and impose penalties for non-compliance of the law.

California Seller of Travel Bond Form / State of California Seller of Travel Surety Bond Form

There are many laws that provide certain protection to consumers. In the past, a “seller of travel” provided or arranged air or sea travel. The law has been expanded to include sellers of travel who provide or arrange land and water vessel transportation services also, in most cases they are required to maintain a Seller of Travel Surety Bond.

All purchases made from sellers of travel who are located in the United States, as well as purchases by sellers of travel who sell or offer to sell from locations throughout the United States, which includes both retail and wholesale transactions, and covers sales to tours operators, consolidators, and wholesalers.

All sellers of travel must register or be licensed as a seller of travel, before they can operate lawfully or market to persons, businesses, or retail vendors and some states require a Seller of Travel to Register and in most cases provide a Seller of Travel Bond. Registration is not the same as licensing which usually involves some review and approval. So long as the Seller of Travel discloses the necessary information in its application, a registration number will be issued.

However, in the event a Seller of Travel does not provide the tickets or lodging, and the purchaser is having problems locating that Seller of Travel, having a Seller of Travel Bond will protect the consumer and the information in the registration file will help in determining who actually made the sale. The purpose of registration and or licensing is to have adequate information about both reputable and dishonest sellers of travel, to be able to locate them should anything go wrong.

Department of Justice
300 South Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013

Phone: (213) 269-6564
Fax: (213) 897-8846

State of California Office of the Attorney General Seller of Travel Licensing

Seller of Travel Bond is a requirement for any person or business who is a seller or promoter of travel and related services to register or be licensed annually with their specific state department, unless exempt. Student tour operators are a special designation under the sellers of travel law. Sellers of travel who wish to function as a student tour operator are required to file annually with FDACS and provide proof that they have met the additional student tour operator requirements. Sellers of Travel are required to provide proof of assurance in the form of a Seller of Travel Bond, certificate of deposit or letter of credit, in an amount determined by the state entity by which they are governed by. The Seller of Travel Bond can range anywhere from $5,000.00 to $25,000, or even $50,000 if they offer to sell vacation certificates. The State entities are authorized to collect registration fees and impose penalties for non-compliance of the law.

Florida Seller of Travel Bond Form / State of Florida Tour Operator Bond Form

There are many laws that provide certain protection to consumers. In the past, a “seller of travel” provided or arranged air or sea travel. The law has been expanded to include sellers of travel who provide or arrange land and water vessel transportation services also, in most cases they are required to maintain a Seller of Travel Surety Bond.

All purchases made from sellers of travel who are located in the United States, as well as purchases by sellers of travel who sell or offer to sell from locations throughout the United States, which includes both retail and wholesale transactions, and covers sales to tours operators, consolidators, and wholesalers.

All sellers of travel must register or be licensed as a seller of travel, before they can operate lawfully or market to persons, businesses, or retail vendors and some states require a Seller of Travel to Register and in most cases provide a Seller of Travel Bond. Registration is not the same as licensing which usually involves some review and approval. So long as the Seller of Travel discloses the necessary information in its application, a registration number will be issued.

However, in the event a Seller of Travel does not provide the tickets or lodging, and the purchaser is having problems locating that Seller of Travel, having a Seller of Travel Bond will protect the consumer and the information in the registration file will help in determining who actually made the sale. The purpose of registration and or licensing is to have adequate information about both reputable and dishonest sellers of travel, to be able to locate them should anything go wrong.

FDACS
PO Box 6700
Tallahassee, FL 32314

Phone: (850) 410-3800
Fax: (850) 410-3804

State of Florida DACS Services Seller of Travel

Seller of Travel Bond is a requirement for any person or business who is a seller or promoter of travel and related services to register or be licensed annually with their specific state department, unless exempt. Sellers of Travel are required to provide proof of assurance in the form of a Seller of Travel Bond, certificate of deposit or letter of credit, in an amount determined by the state entity by which they are governed by. The Seller of Travel Bond can range anywhere from $5,000.00 to $25,000, or even $50,000 if they offer to sell vacation certificates. The State entities are authorized to collect registration fees and impose penalties for non-compliance of the law.

Washington Seller of Travel Bond Form / State of Washington Out-of-State Seller of Travel Surety Bond Form

There are many laws that provide certain protection to consumers. In the past, a “seller of travel” provided or arranged air or sea travel. The law has been expanded to include sellers of travel who provide or arrange land and water vessel transportation services also, in most cases they are required to maintain a Seller of Travel Surety Bond.

All purchases made from sellers of travel who are located in the United States, as well as purchases by sellers of travel who sell or offer to sell from locations throughout the United States, which includes both retail and wholesale transactions, and covers sales to tours operators, consolidators, and wholesalers.

All sellers of travel must register or be licensed as a seller of travel, before they can operate lawfully or market to persons, businesses, or retail vendors and some states require a Seller of Travel to Register and in most cases provide a Seller of Travel Bond. Registration is not the same as licensing which usually involves some review and approval. So long as the Seller of Travel discloses the necessary information in its application, a registration number will be issued.

However, in the event a Seller of Travel does not provide the tickets or lodging, and the purchaser is having problems locating that Seller of Travel, having a Seller of Travel Bond will protect the consumer and the information in the registration file will help in determining who actually made the sale. The purpose of registration and or licensing is to have adequate information about both reputable and dishonest sellers of travel, to be able to locate them should anything go wrong

Sellers of Travel Department of Licensing
PO Box 9026
Olympia, WA 98507-9027

Phone: (360) 664-6634
Fax: (360) 664-2550

State of Washington Seller of Travel Business Licensing Service

A bond guarantees compliance with all state statutes and the “Do Not Call Program” mandated by the Federal Government.

A bond guarantees compliance with all state statutes and the “Do Not Call Program” mandated by the Federal Government.

A financial Guarantee Bond for Utility Services in favor of Southern California Edison Utility Surety Bond.

An agreement subject to the bond terms and language providing monetary compensation should there be a failure to perform a specified act within a stated period. This is a generic term for all bonds. Please call or e-mail and we will assist you in retrieving the correct applications.

A company that will provide a surety bond for an annual premium or state required expiration.

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This bond guarantees payment to T-Check Systems for credit which has been used by the principal.

Most businesses require permission from some governmental body to start and to continue in business and posting a bond guarantees that the laws, ordinances or regulations relating to talent agencies will be complied with.

A guarantee for the payment of taxes in favor of state statutes or local laws.

A guarantee for the payment of taxes in favor of state statutes or local laws.

A Telemarketing bond is a type of License & Permit Bond required to operate as a Telephone Solicitor or Telemarketer. To protect the consumer many states have strict laws and regulations that govern Telemarketing, i.e. any form of soliciting over the telephone such as the selling of products, goods or services or advertising. In the case that a bonded principal (Telemarketer) fails to fulfill his statutory obligation a Telemarketing Bond, Professional Fund Raiser Bond and Professional Solicitor Bond is there to protect the public.

A bond guarantees compliance with all state statutes and the “Do Not Call Program” mandated by the Federal Government.

Most businesses require permission from some governmental body to start and to continue in business and posting a bond guarantees that the laws, ordinances or regulations relating to employment agencies will be complied with.

Most businesses require permission from some governmental body to start and to continue in business and posting a bond guarantees that the laws, ordinances or regulations relating to temporary help services will be complied with.

Most businesses require permission from some governmental body to start and to continue in business and posting a bond guarantees that the laws, ordinances or regulations relating to title agents will be complied with.

Most businesses require permission from some governmental body to start and to continue in business and posting a bond guarantees that the laws, ordinances or regulations relating to title insurance agents will be complied with.

A guarantee for the payment of tobacco tax in favor of state statutes or local laws.

Most businesses require permission from some governmental body to start and to continue in business and posting a bond guarantees that the laws, ordinances or regulations relating to tour promoters will be complied with.

Most businesses require permission from some governmental body to start and to continue in business and posting a bond guarantees that the laws, ordinances or regulations relating to the sale of consumer merchandise will be complied with.

A requirement that is state specific, directed towards compliance with the state agency or federal government.

Most businesses require permission from some governmental body to start and to continue in business and posting a bond guarantees that the laws, ordinances or regulations relating to travel agencies will be complied with.

Trustees are involved in the sale of real estate or other property in partition, foreclosure or reorganization. Receivers are appointed to handle the sale and distribution of proceeds from real estate or other property.

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A Universal Data Corporation bond guarantees that the payments received are from an authorized cell phone dealer accepting payments on their behalf.

Union Wage Bonds guarantee the employer will contribute to welfare funds, including payment of wages.

Union Welfare Bonds guarantee the employer will contribute to welfare funds, including payment of wages.

A Universal Data Corporation bond guarantees that the payments received are from an authorized cell phone dealer accepting payments on their behalf.

Most businesses require permission from some governmental body to start and to continue in business and posting a bond guarantees that the laws, ordinances or regulations relating to used car dealers will be complied with.

A financial Guarantee Bond for Utility Services in favor of the Utility Company.

A financial Guarantee Bond for Utility Services in favor of the Utility Company.

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Guarantees the principal will verify and engine, vehicle verification number or hull identification number to the Obligee.

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Seller of Travel Bond is a requirement for any person or business who is a seller or promoter of travel and related services to register or be licensed annually with their specific state department, unless exempt. Sellers of Travel are required to provide proof of assurance in the form of a Seller of Travel Bond, certificate of deposit or letter of credit, in an amount determined by the state entity by which they are governed by. The Seller of Travel Bond can range anywhere from $5,000.00 to $25,000, or even $50,000 if they offer to sell vacation certificates. The State entities are authorized to collect registration fees and impose penalties for non-compliance of the law.

Washington Seller of Travel Bond Form / State of Washington Out-of-State Seller of Travel Surety Bond Form

There are many laws that provide certain protection to consumers. In the past, a “seller of travel” provided or arranged air or sea travel. The law has been expanded to include sellers of travel who provide or arrange land and water vessel transportation services also, in most cases they are required to maintain a Seller of Travel Surety Bond.

All purchases made from sellers of travel who are located in the United States, as well as purchases by sellers of travel who sell or offer to sell from locations throughout the United States, which includes both retail and wholesale transactions, and covers sales to tours operators, consolidators, and wholesalers.

All sellers of travel must register or be licensed as a seller of travel, before they can operate lawfully or market to persons, businesses, or retail vendors and some states require a Seller of Travel to Register and in most cases provide a Seller of Travel Bond. Registration is not the same as licensing which usually involves some review and approval. So long as the Seller of Travel discloses the necessary information in its application, a registration number will be issued.

However, in the event a Seller of Travel does not provide the tickets or lodging, and the purchaser is having problems locating that Seller of Travel, having a Seller of Travel Bond will protect the consumer and the information in the registration file will help in determining who actually made the sale. The purpose of registration and or licensing is to have adequate information about both reputable and dishonest sellers of travel, to be able to locate them should anything go wrong

Sellers of Travel Department of Licensing
PO Box 9026
Olympia, WA 98507-9027

Phone: (360) 664-6634
Fax: (360) 664-2550

State of Washington Seller of Travel Business Licensing Service

Wage & Welfare Bonds guarantee the employer will contribute to wage & welfare funds, to include payment of wages and welfare.

A Warehouse Bond covers compliance with the laws and regulations for storage of commodities.

A bond that guarantees payment of taxes or fees imposed by statute or local law for the sale of liquor and alcoholic beverages and in some states that liquor and alcoholic beverages in or around school districts will not be sold to minors.

Most businesses require permission from some governmental body to start and to continue in business and posting a bond guarantees that the laws, ordinances or regulations relating to alcohol will be complied with.

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The Principal is accountable for funds received in connection with yacht or ship sales. It is a guarantee against fraud, deceit or willful negligence and principal’s failure to comply with provisions.

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