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Utah Private Investigator Bond

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How much does a $10,000 private investigator surety bond cost in Utah?

A $10,000 private investigator surety bond in Utah costs $100 per year. However, a 25% discount applies if you purchase your bond for multiple years. For example, a 2-year private investigator bond would cost $175 instead of $200.

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

Why do private investigators need a bond in Utah?

The Utah Department of Public Safety - Private Investigator Licensing requires private investigators to post a $10,000 surety bond prior to receiving a license to conduct business.

Utah private investigator bonds are put in place to ensure that principals (private investigative agencies) compensate any person injured by the unlawful business practices of the private investigator, his or her agency, or his or her employees.

The bond protects harmed parties from financial loss up to the full bond amount of $10,000, and the principal must reimburse the surety for any damages paid out.

Terms of a private investigator bond

Private investigator surety bonds in Utah are continuous and run concurrently with the license period. These bonds remain in full force until the principal’s license is terminated or the bond is canceled by the surety upon 30 days’ written notice of cancellation to both the state and the principal, whichever occurs first.

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How to become a private investigator in Utah

To become licensed as a private investigator in Utah, applicants must first meet the following qualifications:

If you meet the qualifications, you can then fill out the Application for Private Investigator License. Along with the application form, the prospective private investigator must also attach:

Bring in or mail the application and required documents to the Bureau of Criminal Identification at the following address:


Bureau of Criminal Identification
3888 West 5400 South
Taylorsville, UT 84129

Once the Bureau receives your application, a background investigation will be conducted. The application will then be reviewed by the Private Investigator Hearing and Licensure Board for recommendation of issuance. Allow 90 days for processing a completed application. Do not call the Bureau regarding the status of your application unless you have not received notification within the noted time frame.

How to start a private investigative agency

Once you are licensed as a private investigator in Utah, you may want to start your own agency/business. To do so, you will use the same application form, indicating it is for an agency license.

In addition, you will need to provide the following:

Similar to the initial application process, bring in or mail the application and required documents to the Bureau of Criminal Identification at 3888 West 5400 South, Taylorsville, UT 84129.

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Additional Resources

Utah Private Investigator Application Form and Instructions

Utah Administrative Code: Licensing of Private Investigators

Utah Private Investigator Forms

How to Become a Utah Private Investigator