The California Community Care Bond is required by the Health and Human Services Agency, Department of Social Services. The bond states that the bondholder shall faithfully and honestly handle the money of the facilities clients.
California Health and Safety Code Chapter 3, requires licensees, who handle or will handle monies of clients be bonded for not less than $1,000.00. Coverage must be sufficient to cover periods when the balance of funds handled is greater than normal. Use the following table to determine the amount of bond coverage that is required:
Amount Safeguarded per month Bond Required
$ 750.00 or less $1,000
$ 751 to 1,500 $2,000
$1,501 to 2,500 $3,000
Applicants for a Community Care Facility license, when clients funds are handled, are required to be bonded.
When funds handled are in any amount for Adult Residential, Adult Day Programs, or Social Rehabilitation Facility.
When funds handeled are $50 or more per client, or $500 or more for all in any month for Foster Family Home, Foster Family Agency, Group Home, Small Family Home, Residential Care Facility for Persons with Chronic, Life-Threatening Illness, or Residential Care Facility for the Elderly.
The surety bond experts at Surety1 are here to help you get bonded quickly and reliably. We work with over a dozen “A” rated surety markets to ensure we find you the lowest rate for your bond.
Start the process by completing our online, free application form. Next, one of our surety agents will contact you back with a no-obligation quote on the bond premium. After that, we’ll collect the premium payment and have you sign the agreement. Lastly, your California Community Care bond will be sent out via USPS Priority Mail. Overnight delivery available for an additional fee.
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