The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Consumer Services requires the Florida Professional Solicitor Surety Bond.
Professional solicitors must register and receive approval from the the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. No person can become a professional solicitor without registering with the Department. Part of the registration process is the posting of the Florida Professional Solicitor Surety Bond.
The Florida Professional Solicitor Surety Bond is required to be in the amount of $50,000. However, the cost of this bond to you starts at only $500 for the year. The bond is made payable to the state and to any person who may have a cause of action against the holder of the bond for any liability arising out of a violation by the bond holder of any provision of the law.
The Florida Professional Solicitor Surety Bond helps ensure that the professional solicitor will conduct business ethically and responsibly. If they do not, claims can be filed on the bond.