The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services requires proof of financial responsibility in order to get licensed as a Pawnbroker. The Florida Pawnbroking Surety Bond is one of the options available to applicants as proof of financial security.
How to get a Florida Pawnbroking Surety Bond
At Surety1.com we make it easy to obtain this surety bond. Our simple, three step process is:
- Complete the easy to navigate and secure online application. 1
- Review the free, no obligation quote from one of Surety1’s professional surety bond agents, usually within one business day.
- Sign some paperwork and pay the bond premium
Once these steps have been completed, the 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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What are the requirements in order to operate a pawnshop in Florida?
In order to legally operate as a pawnbroker in Florida, you must submit the following requirements to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services:
- A completed application form
- A license fee of $300 for every location
- Submission of the fingerprints of the operator, manager, all individuals with at least 10% ownership, and all officer and directors if it is a corporation
- A copy of the pawnbroker transaction form
- Florida Pawnbroking Surety Bond in the amount of $10,000