The New York Process Server Bond is type of surety bond required by the New York City, Department of Consumer Affairs. For process servers, whether applying for a license as an individual or an agency. Every process server in the State of New York who serves 5 or more processes (either personally or by substituted service) per one calendar year must obtain a license. A process server bond is one of the major license requirements that process server license applicants must submit to the New York Commissioner of Consumer Affairs.

Here are the different types of individuals and businesses that need a New York process server bond:

  • Individual process servers who serve 5 or more processes per year, either personally or by substituted service.
  • Process serving agencies that employ process servers.
  • Attorneys who serve their own processes, if they serve 5 or more processes per year.
  • Real estate agents who serve notices of default or foreclosure, if they serve 5 or more notices per year.
  • Other businesses or individuals who serve legal documents, such as debt collectors, private investigators, and landlords.

If you are unsure whether you need a New York process server bond, you can contact the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs at (212) 487-4400.

The bond is required to be in the amount of $10,000 for an individual or $100,000 for an agency, and it must have a two-year term. The bond states that the bondholder shall comply with NYC Administrative Code Sections 20-403 et seq. and Rules of the City of New York Sections 2-231 et seq.

How do I obtain a New York Process Server 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 New York Process Server 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.

License requirements for;


  • Completed application formNew York Process Server Bond
  • Photo identification
  • Background information form
  • Passport-sized photograph
  • Roster or process serving agencies
  • Process Server Individual exam and exam fee
  • Electronic Device certification
  • Record-keeping certification
  • Child support certification form
  • Granting authority to act certification form
  • Fingerprints and processing fee
  • License fee


  • Business certificates based on your business’s legal structure
  • Completed application form
  • Process Serving Agency Background information form
  • The roster of Process Servers
  • Process Serving Agency Compliance Plan affirmation
  • Electronic device certification
  • Recordkeeping certification
  • Child support certification form
  • Granting authority to act affirmation
  • Fingerprints and processing fee
  • License fee

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How to Get Your 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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