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How much does an investigator or investigative assistant bond cost in Maine?
The Department of Public Safety - Maine State Police requires private investigators and investigative assistants to be bonded prior to receiving a license. The bond amount is determined by the license type and is as follows:
- Resident Investigator = $10,000
- Investigative Assistant = $20,000
- Non-Resident Investigator = $50,000
Although there are a range of bond amounts, SuretyBonds.com issues all three instantly without a credit check. Multi-year discounts are available. Simply click Buy Now to visit our secure bond checkout where you can buy your bond online, directly through our site. In just a few minutes you can be on your way to being bonded as a resident or non-resident investigator or investigative assistant in Maine.
Why do I need this bond?
Pursuant to Title 32, Chapter 93 of the Maine Revised Statutes, investigator and investigative assistant bonds are required to protect the public from unethical and unlawful acts committed by the investigator or assistant. If the applicant fails to follow the law, a claim can be made against the bond by the city and/or any person who was injured by the company’s faulty business practices.
What’s the fine print?
Maine investigator and investigative assistant bonds remain in effect for a full year unless canceled or claimed against. Principals must provide a continuation certificate to the state every year for as long as they wish to maintain their license.
How to become a private investigator in Maine
In addition to posting a surety bond, an applicant must be the following qualifications to become a private investigator:
- Minimum 21 years old
- United States citizen
- High school diploma or equivalent
- Proven good moral character