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How much does a New York City process server bond cost?
If you serve 5 or more processes personally or by substituted service in New York City over a one-year period, you are required to post a $10,000 surety bond. SuretyBonds.com instantly issues this bond for as little as $100. However, the term of this bond has a fixed end-date so the exact price you pay will be prorated due to the length of the term.
If you’re applying as a process serving agency, please visit our dedicated process serving agency page.
Why do I need a process server bond in NYC?
By obtaining a surety bond, process servers guarantee to comply with NYC Administrative Code Sections 20-403 and Rules of the City of New York Sections 2-231. More specifically, the principal (process server) promises to indemnify the City of New York or any aggrieved person from damage caused by the principal’s violations.
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More details about NYC process server bonds
This bond must expire on the last day of February of even years. All bonds will remain in full effect during the term unless canceled by the surety. If the surety chooses to cancel this bond, a written cancellation notice must be sent to the principal and City of New York Department of Consumer Affairs 60 days prior to the proposed cancellation date.
How to become a New York City Process Server
To legally conduct business as a process server in New York City you must be licensed. All license applications must be completed in full and include the following attachments:
- Photo ID
- Process server individual background information form
- Current color photograph of applicant
- $10,000 surety bond
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