A California Process Server Bond is a type of surety bond legally required for individuals seeking licensure as a process server in the state. The bond amount is $2,000 and the cost of the bond including fees is $150.00. California Process Server Bond

How to Get a California Process Server Bond

At Surety1.com we make it easy to obtain this surety bond. Our simple, three step process is:

  1. Complete the easy to navigate and secure online application1
  2. Review the free, no obligation quote from one of Surety1’s professional surety bond agents, usually within one business day.
  3. Sign some paperwork and pay the bond premium

Once these steps have been completed, the California Process Server Surety Bond will be shipped to the bond applicant.
1 -The name of the applicant on the surety bond application must match exactly the full legal business name of applicant for the license. 

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How to Be a Licensed Process Server in California

Here’s a comprehensive guide to becoming a process server in California:

  • Meet the eligibility requirements:
    • Be at least 18 years old.
    • Have a valid California driver’s license.
    • Have not been convicted of a felony or certain related misdemeanors.
    • Be a resident of California for at least one year prior to applying.
  • Register with the county clerk’s office:
    • Complete the Process Server Registration Form. Obtain it from the County Clerk’s office or download it online.
    • Get fingerprinted. Contact the Sheriff’s department or a Live Scan service provider.
    • Obtain a California Process Server Bond. This guarantees your compliance with laws and regulations and protects clients from potential harm. The bond amount is $2,000 and will be valid for two years.
    • Pay the registration fee. It varies by county, typically ranging from $25 to $75.
    • Submit all required documents and fees to the County Clerk’s office.
  • Understand your responsibilities:
    • A process server acts as a neutral agent of the court, delivering legal documents to named individuals.
    • You must follow precise procedures for serving documents, ensuring proper identification and adherence to legal timeframes.
    • Maintain accurate records of service and file proof with the court.
    • Conduct yourself professionally and ethically, avoiding conflicts of interest and maintaining client confidentiality.

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How to Get Your California Process Server Bond

  1. Complete an online application. It’s free and no-obligation.
  2. One of our surety experts will contact you with a firm quote and an agreement to sign.
  3. Provide payment and your signed agreement, and then you will receive your Surety Bond!

If you have any questions, please call us at 877-654-2327.

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