What Are Process Server Bonds?
Process server bonds protect the public. More specifically, they ensure that process servers will operate according to all laws and regulations of the state they’re operating in when delivering legal notices or other court documents to the defendant in a court proceeding.
If a process server doesn’t abide by the law or regulations, a claim can be filed on the bond which they’re responsible to pay. For example, if a process server doesn’t deliver legal notices to the individuals that are supposed to receive them, and a financial loss is incurred, a claim can be filed. You can select your state below to determine if there are any bond requirements you must meet.
Pricing is a small percentage of the bond amount, which is based on your personal credit. You can use our free bond premium calculator tool to get an instant cost estimate, or you can apply online to get a firm quote.
Select your state from the map below if you wish to learn more about its specific bonding requirements.
Surety Bond Claims Can Put You at Risk
You are responsible to pay any process server bond claims in full which can be as large as the bond amount (this includes legal costs). The indemnity agreement you must sign to get your bond is a legal contract that pledges your corporate and personal assets if you cause claims by not properly delivering court documents or legal notices to the defendant. Take a look at our guide to learn more about how bond claims work.