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New York Private Investigator Bond

How much will my New York private investigator bond cost?

Potential private detectives who wish to conduct business in New York are required to post a $10,000 surety bond. Applicants can obtain this bond instantly for just $88 when they work with our bonding experts at SuretyBonds.com.

Because this bond is not subject to underwriting, you will not have to submit to a credit check. No one is turned away! Simply click the Buy Now button below to visit our secure payment portal to purchase your bond online today.

Bond Type Bond Amount Cost
$10,000 Private Investigator Bond 2-year term $10,000 $88

Why do I need this bond?

Private detective bonds ensure that the principal (private detective) will comply with all provisions, rules, regulations and amendments provided by the Secretary of State. If the principal does not conduct business in a lawful manner, he or she will be held responsible for compensating the surety for any damages covered. Under this bond, principals must:

  • maintain professionalism in all business relationships
  • cooperate with other criminal justice agencies
  • accept and fulfill all obligations
  • apply equitable standards when recruiting employees

What’s the fine print?

On the bond form, the principal must specify that he or she is a private investigator among the other options listed on the form. This bond will run in full force and effect as long as the principal remains in compliance with all rules and regulations stated on the form. This bond also requires the signature of a notary public acknowledging the contractual agreement between the surety, principal and obligee.

How to become a private investigator in New York

It is against the law for any individual to perform the services of a private investigator in the state of New York without first obtaining the proper license that allows him or her to do so. Some information that must be supplied on the application include the applicant’s full name, age, residences within the last 3 years and present and previous occupations.

Additional documents or information required to be submitted at the time of application include but is not limited to:

  • a card with a full set of fingerprints
  • the required application fee
  • the required surety bond

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Additional Resources

Private Investigator Sample Bond Form

Private Investigators, Bail Enforcement Agents, Watch, Guard or Patrol Agencies and Security Guards Licensing Law

New York Department of State - Official Homepage

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