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How much does an Iowa private investigative agency or security agency bond cost?

The Iowa private investigative agency or security agency bond costs $100 annually. The Iowa Department of Public Safety requires a $5,000 bond amount for applicants who need 1 license type or a $10,000 bond amount for applicants who need 2 license types. You can save money by choosing our multi-year discount to extend your bond term during checkout!

How do I get a private investigative or security agency bond in Iowa?

You can buy your Iowa private investigative agency or security agency bond online 24/7. Simply choose your bond amount and provide your licensee name, address, and license type for Iowa Department of Public Safety filing approval. Once your payment is received, your official Iowa surety bond will be delivered to your email instantly.

How fast can I get a security or investigative agency bond? 

SuretyBonds.com offers instant Iowa security agency or private investigative agency surety bond delivery 24/7. Purchase now to receive your official bond delivered in minutes by email.

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 an Iowa private investigative agency or security agency bond?

Iowa Code Chapter 80A.10 requires individuals file a $5,000 surety bond before being licensed as a private security business, private investigation business, or bail enforcement business. If your business will carry more than 1 of these licenses, you must file a $10,000 surety bond. 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. 

Why do I need an investigator license or security license bond?

By filing this bond to get your private security license, private investigation license, or bail enforcement license, you agree to operate your business according to all applicable laws and ordinances. If you fail to do so, your issuing surety company will pay valid claims up to the full bond amount, which you would be required to reimburse. 

Who regulates private investigative agencies and security agencies?

The Iowa Department of Public Safety Administrative Services regulates licensing for private investigative agencies and security agencies. If you have questions about your license application, the status of your current license, or the state's surety bond requirement, you can contact the DPS Private Investigative Licensing section by calling 1(515)725-6230 or emailing [email protected]

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

How do I update or change my private investigator or security 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 SuretyBonds.com, email [email protected] to explain the needed change. The most common changes requested for this bond are the licensee name, address, or license type. 

How do I renew my security or private investigative agency bond? 

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

How do I get an Iowa private investigative agency license? 

To apply for your private security agency license in Iowa, you must submit the following.

  • completed application form (PD1) for each individual, partner, association member or corporation
  • two fingerprint cards (FD258), which can be obtained from Public Safety
  • two color photos (size 1” by 1”) of the head and shoulders of applicant
  • $100 fee for each license requested
  • $30 for each set of fingerprint cards submitted
  • $10 for each identification card requested
  • surety bond in the correct required bond amount
  • proof of financial responsibility
  • pictures, photo copies or physical descriptions of all uniforms, badges, insignia, patches and hats

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