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Iowa Bail Enforcement Agency Bond

How much does a bail enforcement agency bond cost in Iowa?

The Iowa Department of Public Safety requires bail enforcement agencies in the state to be bonded for $5,000.

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Bond Type Bond Amount Cost by Credit Score*
680 and up 679 - 600 599 or lower
Bail Enforcement Agency Bond $5,000 Starts at $100 $200-$400 $500+ Apply Now
*The bond premium rate quotes provided to you through this website are for pricing comparisons and quotation estimate purposes only. The bond rate quotes provided are based on general assumptions that may or may not be applicable to you and are subject to change at any time. These rate quotes do not constitute an offer of insurance, nor is any contract, agreement, or bond coverage implied, formed or bound by the provision of rate quotes. Bondability, final bond premium rate quotes and an offer of insurance, if any, will be determined by the insurance company providing your bond. You must contact us directly to obtain a quote for binding purposes.

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Why do I need this bond?

Bail enforcement agency surety bonds in Iowa are put in place to ensure that principals (bail enforcement agencies and the officers they employ) faithfully perform the duties entrusted to them and comply with all laws and ordinances pertaining to the license or permit applied for. Specifically, this surety bond holds principals to the standards set in Iowa Code Chapter 80A.

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What’s the fine print?

Iowa bail enforcement agency bonds remain continuous until canceled. The surety can cancel the bond at any time by giving written notice by certified mail to the Commissioner of Public Safety at the Department of Public Safety Building in Des Moines, Iowa, and the principal at the address given. Cancellation goes into effect 30 days after the receipt of said notice.

How to become a bail enforcement agency in Iowa

To become licensed as a bail enforcement agency in Iowa, applicants must submit the following materials:

  • a separate application (PD1) for each individual, partner, association member or corporation
  • two fingerprint cards, which can be obtained from the Public Safety Department
  • two color photos (size 1” x 1”) of the head and shoulders of the applicant
  • the required fees ($100 for each license requested, $30 for each set of fingerprint cards submitted, $10 for each identification card requested)
  • a surety bond in the amount of $5,000
  • proof of financial responsibility
  • and more

Complete licensing information can be accessed from the Additional Resources section of this page.

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Additional Resources

Iowa Private Investigative Agency, Private Security Agency, Bail Enforcement Agency License Surety Bond form

Iowa Workforce Information Network Occupational Information Center Bail Enforcement Agent

Iowa Department of Public Safety Division of Administrative Services Bail Enforcement/Private Investigator/Security Licensing Program Services Bureau

Iowa 80A.16A Civil Liberty of Bail Enforcement Agents

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