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What is a Surety Bond Rider?




surety bond ridersA surety bond rider is a change or amendment to the original bond. Riders are the only way to fix mistakes after a bond has already been written. To avoid needing a rider, be very careful about the information you submit on your surety bond.

Changes requiring a bond rider include:

  • Bond term
  • Business name change
  • Address being bonded needs changed
  • Business type change (Sole Proprietor to LCC, etc.)
  • Increase or decrease of bond amount

Surety bond riders must:

  • Be signed by an attorney-in-fact
  • Display the raised seal for the surety company
  • Be signed in blue ink to show that the document is not a copy.

The principal is also required to sign the bond rider before it is turned into the obligee (entity requiring the bond). Riders can be attached to the original bond or turned in to the obligee directly.

Riders at Surety1

If you need a rider for a bond you purchased at Surety1, please fill out our Rider Request form.




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