Appeal Bond Guide

Why do you need an appeal bond?

You are required to obtain a bond if you are appealing a decision in the court of law. If you do not have the funds available to pay the winning party as ordered by the court, a claim will be filed on your bond.

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Yes. However, only if you are able to demonstrate significant financial strength (e.g. Fortune 500 companies).

Fill out the application on our website, submit any court related documents concerning the case, sign the indemnity agreement, make payment & post collateral (if necessary) and we can get you a bond in a matter of days.

No. We do not write appeal bonds relating to criminal matters.

You need to obtain it from the court requiring the bond. If the court says they do not have a bond form, request a copy of one that they have accepted in the past. Should all else fail, we have generic bond forms that can be utilized as a last resort.

Yes. You can fill out our appeal bond application on our website and get approved for a federal appeal bond.

Surety Bonds do not protect you

The bond is a form of insurance for your clients, which is why many businesses proudly list that they are bonded on their marketing material. However, you will be required to reimburse the bonding company should a claim be paid out.


Why you must avoid claims at all costs


Fidelity Bonds protect your business

You can protect your business from employee theft and fraud by purchasing a fidelity bond. You can read more in our fidelity bond section.

What's your bond cost?

Bond costs vary by applicant, bond amount, bond type & the agency you choose. You can get a general idea of costs using our Quick Estimate tool to the right or an exact quote instantly online!

Why our rates are so low

When it comes to surety bond insurance, there is safety in numbers. As the largest volume writer in the country, we are able to obtain the lowest rates from the strongest bonding company partners.

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