The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS), Division of Consumer Services requires the $50,000 Florida Professional Solicitor Surety Bond for any entity looking to register as a professional solicitor.
Surety1 can issue this bond starting as low as a 1% rate! Apply online for a free, no-obligation quote!
What are the requirements to be a Professional Solicitor in Florida?
The state of Florida defines a professional solicitor as a person who, for compensation, performs for a charitable organization or sponsor a service in connection with which contributions are or will be solicited in, or from a location in, this state by the compensated person or by a person it employs, procures, or otherwise engages, directly or indirectly, to solicit contributions, or a person who plans, conducts, manages, carries on, advises, consults, directly or indirectly, in connection with the solicitation of contributions for or on behalf of a charitable organization or sponsor but who does not qualify as a professional fundraising consultant.
To legally operate as a public solicitor in Florida, the following requirements must be submitted to the FDACS:
- A completed application form
- A copy of the contract or agreement between the applicant and the charitable organization
- A Notice of Commencement of Solicitation
- A $50,000 Florida Professional Solicitor Surety Bond
- A $300 application fee
More information regarding these application requirements and processes (including the online registration system) can be found on the FDACS website, as well as on their registration application.
What is the purpose of a Florida Professional Solicitor Surety Bond?
This bond is in place to protect the State and People of Florida. If the professional solicitor fails to operate ethically and responsibly pursuant to the Florida Statutes regarding professional solicitors, a claim can be made on their bond. If settled, the surety company (the entity that issued the bond) will pay out the claim, however the bond principal (the professional solicitor in this case) must then repay the surety for any losses incurred.
Where can I get a Florida Professional Solicitor Surety Bond?
In order to obtain this bond, simply fill out our free online application! One of our licensed agents will contact you within one business day with a quote for the price to obtain your bond (the “premium”). If you choose to move forward after receiving your quote, we will have you sign any necessary paperwork and remit the premium payment, at which time we will ship your bond to you via USPS Priority Mail (with overnight shipping options also available).
Why choose Surety1?
At Surety1, our agents work with over a dozen “A” rated surety markets to ensure we are finding you the lowest price for your bond. We’ve been issuing surety bonds since 2003 and our quality, reliable service has led us to an A+ rating by the Better Business Bureau! Licensed in all 50 states!