Process server surety bond cost
Specific counties in California require process servers to post $2,000 surety bonds.
Why this bond
By posting a California process server bond, principals pledge to comply with the provisions of Chapter 16, Section 22350, Division 8 of the Business and Professional Code of the State of California.
If the principal fails to conduct business according to these terms, the bond protects harmed parties from financial loss up to the full amount of the bond. The principal must reimburse the surety for all damages paid out.
Process server surety bond details
Process server bonds in California are required by and must be filed with the county in which the process server will conduct business.These bonds remain in full force and effect unless otherwise canceled or violated. The surety can cancel the bond in accordance with the provisions of the Civil Code.
Become a process server
To apply to become a registered process server in California, each submitted registration application must be accompanied by the appropriate application fee and surety bond. Applicants must supply a copy of their fingerprints via Live Scan and two passport-style photos. Some counties require that the application be presented in person.
Applicants should verify their required application process with the county in which they’ll conduct business. Clickstart the licensing process by purchasing your California surety bond for just $50!
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