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California Process Server Bond

How much does a process server surety bond cost in California?

Process servers in California are required to obtain a $2,000, county-specific surety bond before operating within the state

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Bond Type Bond Amount Cost
$2,000 Process Server Bond 2-year term $2,000 $50

Why do I need 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.

What’s the fine print?

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.

How to become a process server in California

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, so applicants should verify their required application process with the county in which they are applying.

Additional Resources

California Business and Professions Code

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