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South Carolina Private Detective Bond

How much does a private detective surety bond cost in South Carolina?

The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division requires private detectives to post $10,000 surety bonds.

These bonds are subject to underwriting, so the amount you’ll pay depends on a review of your personal credit report. Applicants with strong financial credentials could pay as low as 1% of the bond amount, or just $100! Don’t let poor credit stop you from purchasing the surety bond you need! Our experts are here to help. Get started now!

Bond Type Bond Amount Cost by Credit Score*
680 and up 679 - 600 599 or lower
Private Detective Bond $10,000 Starts at $100 $400-$800 $1,000+ Apply Now
*The bond premium rate quotes provided to you through this website are for pricing comparisons and quotation estimate purposes only. The bond rate quotes provided are based on general assumptions that may or may not be applicable to you and are subject to change at any time. These rate quotes do not constitute an offer of insurance, nor is any contract, agreement, or bond coverage implied, formed or bound by the provision of rate quotes. Bondability, final bond premium rate quotes and an offer of insurance, if any, will be determined by the insurance company providing your bond. You must contact us directly to obtain a quote for binding purposes.

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Why do I need this bond?

South Carolina private detective bonds ensure that principals (private detectives) perform the duties of said office according to all laws of the state. Violations of the bond agreement include:

  • failing to maintain professionalism in all business relationships
  • not cooperating with other criminal justice agencies
  • not accepting and fulfilling all obligations
  • hiring employees without running background checks and holding them to industry standards
  • and more

This bond protects the state and other individuals from financial loss if the investigator fails to adhere to the letter of the law and the terms of the surety bond contract.

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What’s the fine print?

If the principal remains compliant with all regulations and performs all business faithfully and honestly, South Carolina private detective surety bonds remain in full force and effect. If any provisions or conditions stated in the bond form are disobeyed, the bond becomes null and void.

How to become a private detective in South Carolina

To become a licensed private detective in South Carolina, applicants must:

  • be at least 21 years of age
  • have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • be a citizen of the United States
  • have a clean criminal background check
  • not use drugs
  • not use alcohol to such a degree that affects his or her ability to perform the duties of a private investigator
  • not be discharged from the military service with other than an honorable discharge
  • have at least 3 years’ experience as a private investigator employed by a licensed private investigation agency or as an investigator for a law firm, government agency or private corporation or as a sworn officer with a federal law enforcement agency
  • and more

Take the first step toward becoming licensed in South Carolina by purchasing the surety bond you need! Our experts make the bonding process fast and easy.

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Private Investigation Statutory Bond Form

Private Investigation Business License / Employee Registrations

South Carolina Law Enforcement Division

Frequently Asked Questions - Private Investigations

South Carolina Code of Laws Title 40, Chapter 18: Private Security and Investigation Agencies

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