The New York Watch, Guard or Patrol Agency Bond is required by the State of New York for all security services businesses. These include guard, watch or patrol agencies.

  • A private investigator is someone who conducts investigations to locate the whereabouts of missing persons,  finds the location and/or recovers lost or stolen property; finds the causes and origin of, or responsibility for fires, or libels, or losses, or accidents, or injuries to real or personal property.
  • A Watch, Guard or Patrol Agency meanwhile, is a company providing security services to protect individuals or property from harm, theft or other unlawful activity.

The bond amount is set at $10,000. The bond states that the bondholder will follow all rules and regulations of the provisions of Article 7 of the General Business Law.

How do I get a New York Watch, Guard or Patrol Agency License?

Along with a completed application form and the $10,000 surety bond, the following must also be submitted to the New York Department of State:

  • A signed DMV Informed Consent section
  • Payment of the application fee payable to the New York Department of StateNew York Watch, Guard or Patrol Agency Bond
  • Proof of Electronic Fingerprinting
  • Any additional document requested
  • Passed examination slip not more than 2 years old

Applicants must also be at least 25 years old and be a principal in the business. They must also have proof of qualifying experience. The specifics of those can be found on the application packet.

How do I obtain a New York Watch, Guard or Patrol Agency Bond?

Complete our easy to navigate online application. Within one business day,  one of our licensed agents will contact you with a no-obligation quote for your bond (the “premium”). Once any necessary paperwork is signed and the premium payment is processed, your surety bond will be shipped to you via USPS Priority Mail (overnight shipping options also available).

The surety bond experts at Surety1 are here to help you get bonded quickly and reliably. We work with over a dozen “A” rated surety markets to ensure we find you the lowest rate for your bond. We are also licensed in all 50 states and maintain an A+ rating by the Better Business Bureau.


How to Get Your New York Watch, Guard or Patrol Agency 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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