The California Community Care Surety Bond is required by the State of California Department of Social Services.
In order to get a Community Care License by the California Department of Social Services, a California Community Care Surety Bond must be filed with the Department. The bond amount is determined by the the person or entity that requests the bond, also known as the obligee. The obligee of the California Community Care Surety Bond is the State of California. The bond ensures that the obligee is protected against financial and other losses. This bond does not serve as a insurance or a license, but it is required to get the Community Care License.
This bond is required if you operate one of the following:
1. Adult Residential, Adult Day Programs or Social Rehabilitation Facility, and the licensee handles client/resident funds in any amount
2. 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, and the licensee handles funds of $50 or more per client/resident or $500 or more for all clients/ residents in any month.
The following are the requirements for those who wish to get a Community Care License. The forms can be accessed at the California Department of Social Services.
To obtain a California Community Care Surety Bond, all you need to do is take a few minutes to fill out our free online application! Within one business day one of our licensed agents will contact you with a no-obligation quote for the price to obtain your bond (the “premium”). Once any necessary paperwork is signed and the premium payment is processed, your surety bond will be shipped to you via USPS Priority Mail (overnight shipping options also available).
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