The California Talent Agency Surety Bond is required by the California Department of Industrial Relations in order to obtain a Talent Agency License in this state.

Any person or entity involved in arranging for the employment of an artist or artists in entertainment must get a license to operate as a talent agency. More information about the laws regarding Talent Agencies in California can be found on the California Department of Industrial Relations website.

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What are the requirements in order to operate a Talent Agency in the state of California?

California Talent Agency Surety Bond

In order to obtain a Talent Agency License in California, the following requirements must be completed:

  • Submit an application via the talent agency online application system
  • Provide supporting documentation including:
    • An affidavit of character as well as a personal record
    • Premise certification
    • Certificate of Workers’ Compensation Insurance
    • Request for live scan fingerprints
    • A $50,000 California Talent Agency Surety Bond
  • Remit the following fees:$25 filing fee (one time)
    • $225 license fee (annual)
    • $50 for each branch location (annual)

The full list of these requirements can be found online here.

What is the purpose of this Surety Bond?

California Talent Agency Surety Bond has a required bond amount of $50,000. The bond is required to guarantee that the Talent Agency will abide by the contract created between the artists and the talent agency company.  It serves as a safeguard to help ensure that artists are properly paid for their work and that their contracts are followed.  If the artist falls victim to fraud, deceit, or financial loss or ruin as a result of the Talent Agency’s actions, he or she may place a claim on the bond. Unlike insurance, if the surety company pays out a claim, the bond principal (the talent agency) must repay the surety for any losses incurred.

Per California Labor Code section 1700.15, this surety bond must be in place in order to keep your license active.

How to Obtain a California Talent Agency Surety Bond

At 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 Talent Agency 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. is a service of AssuredPartners one of the largest and fastest growing insurance agencies in the nation. Representing over a dozen surety bond companies, is the premier online provider of surety bonds nationwide since 2003.


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How to Get Your California Talent Agency Surety 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!

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