General Bail Licensing Information
- Idaho issues licenses for Bail to individuals and agencies as well as residents and non-residents. Any producer holding a Bail license must also provide the Department with an original bond in the amount of $15,000 as well as an appointment to a Surety company before the license will be issued. Both the bond and appointment must be maintained or the license will be deactivated.
Idaho Code in Connection with Bail Licensing
- Idaho Statutes, Title 41: Chapter 10, §41-1037 through 41-1045, Chapter 5 , 41-507 "Surety Insurance" Defined and Chapter 26, “Surety Insurance Contracts”, Rule 18-01-04 – Rules Pertaining to Bail Agents, Bulletin 11-05.
Definitions – not all inclusive. Please refer to Chapter 10 for further definitions.
- Bail Agent: a producer licensed in the line of surety insurance and authorized by an insurer to execute or countersign undertakings of bail in connection with judicial proceedings.
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