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Surety Bond FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Surety Bond?

Surety Bonds guarantee the performance of an obligation. They are three-party instruments by which one party (the surety company) guarantees a second party (the entity requiring the bond) successful performance of a third party.

They assure that you or your company will perform following the terms of a business license, permit, contract, financial obligation (such as sales tax), or court order.  Those terms and guarantees are uniquely outlined in different surety forms.  Bonds are required by individuals, companies, and courts, as well as city, county, state and federal governmental agencies.

The purpose of a surety is to protect public and private interests against financial loss.


  1. Fidelity Bond
  2. Public Official Bond
  3. Judicial Bond (Court)
  4. Fiduciary Bond
  5. License and Permit Bond
  6. Contract (Bid & Performance) Bond
  7. Miscellaneous and Federal Bonds

Surety Bond Rates

Surety bond companies determine surety bond rates. Surety and fidelity bond rates generally vary by state and type.

How can I pay for my bond?

We accept credit cards, check cards, business or bank checks and postal money orders. However, for our bad credit program, we must obtain a bank cashier’s check, postal money order or credit card payment.

How long will it take to get my bond?

With qualifying credit, most bonds are mailed the same day that your application is received in our office (Monday-Friday). Overnight mail helps to speed up this process. If your bond is placed using our bad credit program, it will take a little longer. Our experts will be able to give you an idea of just how long your bond will take.

NFP Surety is a featured source for bonds with CALDA and Eberl Claims Service.

If you have any questions about surety, court, title, or fidelity bonds, please do not hesitate to call us or email [email protected].

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