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Private Investigator Bond Guide 

Several states require private detectives and investigators to file surety bonds as part of their professional licensing process. Learn how surety bonds work for private investigators in this guide. 

What Is a Private Investigator Surety Bond?

A private investigator bond ensures that private detectives comply with the rules and regulations of their occupation, such as: 

  • Maintaining professionalism in business relationships
  • Cooperating with other criminal justice agencies
  • Applying equitable standards when recruiting employees

How Do Bond Claims Work for Private Investigators?

This type of license surety bond is a legally binding insurance contract between the PI, the local licensing authority and the surety provider. If a detective acts unlawfully or breaches the bond terms, the surety bond will hold them financially responsible for any damages to individuals or the public. 

If a claim is filed, the surety will:

  • Validate the claim and mediate the situation
  • Provide financial compensation to harmed parties up to the full bond amount
  • Seek full reimbursement from the private investigator or agency

How Much Does a Private Investigator Surety Bond Cost?

All of our private investigator bonds are issued instantly for a flat rate. A $10,000 private investigator bond costs $100 for a one-year term in many states. However, each state sets a specific bond amount, so exact costs vary by location. 

Find the Detective Bond You Need 

Select your state for more information on bond requirements and pricing in your area:

Save on Your Private Investigator Surety Bond

PI bond premiums start as low as $44 per year in some states. We’ll shop the top insurance markets nationwide to offer you the best rate available with no added fees. also offers multi-year discounts for select detective bonds to save you up to 25% on your premium. 

How to Become a Bonded Private Investigator 

Private investigative agencies, detectives, security guards and other related organizations can get bonded quickly and accurately by following these steps: 

  1. Apply: Request a free quote online or call us at 1 (800) 308-4358. 
  2. Purchase: Pay for your bond using one of our convenient payment options.
  3. File: Receive your bond and file it with the obligee. 

How Fast Can I Get a Detective Bond? proudly provides the fastest and easiest bonding process in the industry. You can get your PI bond on the same day you submit payment. You'll instantly receive a digital document set via e-mail once it's been issued. We also offer overnight shipping for physical bond forms. 

Take the first step in becoming a licensed, bonded detective by applying now!

Call 1 (800) 308-4358 to talk with a Surety Expert