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West Virginia Private Detective or Investigator Bond

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How much does a private investigator or detective bond cost in West Virginia?

The West Virginia Secretary of State requires private detectives and investigators to post $2,500 surety bonds.

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Bond Type Bond Amount Cost
$2,500 Private Detective or Investigator Bond $2,500 $100

Why do I need this bond?

Private detective or investigator bonds in West Virginia ensure that principals (detectives/investigators) comply with all provisions, rules, regulations and amendments provided by the Secretary of State. If the principal does not conduct business in a lawful manner, he or she will be held responsible for compensating the surety for any damages it covers.

What’s the fine print?

If the principal remains compliant with all regulations and performs all business lawfully and ethically, the bond will remain in full force and effect. The bond’s expiration date is stated on the bond form.

A notary public must acknowledge that the principal has met all requirements and sign the bond form.

How to become a private investigator or detective West Virginia

To be eligible to apply for a private investigator license in West Virginia, applicants must adhere to all steps of the licensing process:

  • Minimum 18 years of age
  • Citizen of U.S. or alien legally residing in U.S.
  • Demonstrate good moral character
  • No previous investigator or security guard license revocation or denial
  • Have not been declared incompetent by a court due to mental defect or illness
  • No addiction to narcotics or alcohol
  • No felony convictions

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Additional Resources

State of West Virginia Secretary of State Private Detective or Investigator Surety Bond form

West Virginia Secretary of State Applying for an Individual Private Investigator License

Applying for a License as a Private Investigator and/or Security Guard Chapter 30, Article 18 of the WV Code

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