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Hawaii Private Detective, Guard or Agency Bond

How much will my Hawaii private detective bond cost?

Anyone wishing to become a private detective, security guard or private detective agency in Hawaii must post a $5,000 surety bond with the Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs.

SuretyBonds.com issues these bonds instantly for $50 for the full 1-year term. Simply click “Buy Now” to purchase your bond safely and securely via our online payment portal. In just a few minutes you can be on your way to getting bonded as a Hawaii private detective agency.

Bond Type Bond Amount Cost
$5,000 Private Detective, Guard or Agency Bond $5,000 $50

Why do I need this bond?

Private detective bonds ensure that the principal (private detective) will not engage in any fraudulent activities, misrepresent themselves or impersonate a law enforcement officer while on the job according to Hawaii Act 208 Chapter 463.

If a private detective engages in unlawful acts the bond will cover the cost of the damages to the client. The private detective is responsible for reimbursing the surety up to the full bond amount.

What’s the fine print?

Hawaii private detective surety bonds are in full force for one year unless cancelled or claimed against. The surety may cancel these bonds at any time during the term by providing the Department with 30 days’ written notice.

How to become a private detective, guard or agency in Hawaii

Along with posting a $5,000 surety bond all applicants must meet a number of qualifications, including but not limited to:

  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Must have completed eight hours of educational requirements
  • Must submit application, including payment of any applicable fees

For more information on obtaining a private detective, security guard or private detective agency bond refer to the Additional Resources section below

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Additional Resources

Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs

Hawaii Act 208 Chapter 463

Requirements, Instructions and Application Form

Surety Bond Form

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