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Pennsylvania $10,000 Private Detective Bond

Cost: $175.00 / 2-year term

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How much does a private detective agency cost in Pennsylvania?

Anyone wishing to become a private detective in Pennsylvania must post a $10,000 surety bond with the Pennsylvania County of Clerks.

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Bond Type Bond Amount Cost
$10,000 Private Detective Bond 2-year term $10,000 $175
$10,000 Private Detective Bond 5-year term $10,000 $400

Why do I need this bond?

Private detective bonds ensure that the principal (private detective) will not engage in any fraudulent activities, misrepresent themselves or impersonate a law enforcement officer while on the job.

What’s the fine print?

The Pennsylvania County of Clerks requires all private detectives to post this surety bond to become licensed. Private detective surety bonds remain in full force for two years unless canceled or claimed against. The obligee requires 60 days’ notice of cancellation from the surety.

How to become a private detective in Pennsylvania

To apply to become a private detective in Pennsylvania, an applicant must adhere to the following requirements:

  • Submit $10,000 surety bond
  • Provide fingerprint cards
  • Pay $200 license fee for individuals

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Additional Resources

Pennsylvania Court of Clerks Contact Information

Private Detective Act of 1953

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