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How much does an Iowa bail enforcement agency bond cost? 

The Iowa bail enforcement agency bond costs $100 annually. You can save money by choosing our multi-year discount to extend your bail agency bond term during checkout!

How do I get a bail enforcement agency bond in Iowa?

You can purchase your Iowa bail enforcement agency bond online 24/7. Simply provide your name and address for Department of Public Safety filing approval. Once your payment has been processed, your official Iowa surety bond will be sent to your email instantly.

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Bond Type
$5,000Private Investigative Agency, Security Agency, Bail Enforcement Agency Bond1 License Only: Bail Enforcement Agency OR Private Security Agency OR Private Investigative Agency
$10,000Private Investigative Agency, Security Agency, Bail Enforcement Agency BondAgency licensed to conduct more than 1 type of business

What is the Iowa bail enforcement agency bond? 

Iowa Code Chapter 80A.10 requires individuals file a $5,000 surety bond before being licensed as a bail enforcement business, private security business, or private investigation business. State form PD6 is officially titled “License Surety Bond” and is used for all 3 licenses. This bond requires licensees operate their businesses according to applicable laws and ordinances. If a bonded bail enforcement agency fails to do so, their issuing surety company will pay valid claims up to the full $5,000 bond amount, they must then reimburse. 

Who regulates licensing for bail enforcement agencies? 

The Iowa Department of Public Safety Administrative Services enforces licensing requirements for bail enforcement agencies in the state, including the $5,000 surety bond requirement. You can contact the department staff by phone at 1(515)725-6230 or email at [email protected].

This surety bond is required for Iowa bail enforcement agency licensing. The Iowa DPS also uses the same form for their Iowa private investigative agency or security agency bond.

How do I update or change my bail agency bond form? 

If the Iowa Department of Public Safety requires your surety bond documentation to be updated for any reason, contact your surety provider. If you purchased your bond from, email [email protected] to explain the needed change. The most common changes for these bonds are updating your licensee name or address. 

How do I renew my bail enforcement agency bond?

You must renew your Iowa bail agency bond before its current term expires. Once you pay your renewal invoice, renewal instructions will be emailed to you to keep your bond active for your next bail agency license term. 

How do I get a bail enforcement agency license in Iowa?

Create an account on the DPS licensing page to submit an application for bail enforcement licensure. You must submit the following to apply for your Iowa bail enforcement agency license.

  • application
  • color passport style photo
  • payment of fees
  • proof of financial responsibility (liability insurance)
  • $5,000 bail enforcement surety bond
  • copy of corporate information form (if applicable)
  • copy of limited liability company form (if applicable)
  • pictures, photo copies, or physical descriptions of uniforms, badges, insignia, patches, and hats
  • verified statement of use of trade name (if applicable)
  • 2 fingerprint cards

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