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South Carolina Private Detective Bond

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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.

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Bond Type Bond Amount Cost
$10,000 Private Detective Bond $10,000 $100

Why do I need this bond?

South Carolina private detective bonds ensure that principals (private detectives) perform the duties of said office according to state laws—specifically, South Carolina Code of Laws Title 40, Chapter 18.

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

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 effective and must be renewed each year. In the event that any provisions or conditions stated in the bond are disobeyed, the bond becomes null and void following a claim.

How to become a private detective in South Carolina

To become a licensed private detective in South Carolina, applicants must first meet several specific requirements:

  • Minimum 21 years of age
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Citizen of the United States
  • Clean criminal background check
  • Must not use drugs
  • Must not use alcohol to such degree that affects his or her ability to perform duties of private investigator
  • No discharge from military service other than honorable discharge
  • Minimum three years’ experience as private investigator employed by licensed private investigation agency or as investigator for law firm, government agency, or private corporation or as a sworn officer with a federal law enforcement agency

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Additional Resources

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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