Private Investigator Bonds

A Private Investigator Bond is a License and Permit Bond. The bond must be purchased before an individual can begin business as a Private Investigator.

A bond is unlike insurance in that an insurance policy is written for the benefit of the policy holder while a bond is written for the benefit of a third party such as the state.

The purpose of the bond is to support ordinances that are designed to protect the safety of the public and to ensure that the licensee complies with all laws, ordinances, statutes, rules and regulations relating to the business of being a Private Investigator. The bond amount is set according to State law and therefore can vary from state to state.

Did you know that your Private Investigator Bond only provides protection for your customers leaving you vulnerable? We provide custom tailored public liability policies to protect your actions as a private investigator. For more information, visit our Private Investigator Liability section.

Available Policies & Rates
Call 877-ERMUNRO (376-8676).

StatePenaltyYearsPremiumActions
Alabama
City of Montgomery Only
$25,0002$219Get Application
Arizona$2,5002$79Get Application
Colorado$10,0002$79Get Application
Connecticut $10,0002$79Get Application
Delaware
- Private Investigator
- Private Investigator Agency
- Protective Services Agency
- Private Security Agency

$5,000
$10,000
$10,000
$15,000

2
2
2
2

$79
$79
$79
$118
Get Application
District of Columbia$5,0001$45Get Application
Georgia$25,0002$219Get Application
Hawaii$5,0002$79Get Application
Iowa
- Private Investigator
- Private Security Agency
- Bail Enforcement Agency

$5,000
$5,000
$10,000

2
2
2

$79
$79
$79
Get Application
Maine
- Private Investigator (Resident)
- Private Investigator (Resident Renewal)
- Private Investigator (Non-Resident)
- Investigative Assistant
- Contract Security Agency

$10,000
$10,000
$50,000
$20,000
$10,000

2
4
2
2
1

$79
$147
$394
$158
$45
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Massachusetts
- Private Investigator
- Watch Guard/Patrol Agency

$5,000
$5,000

1
1

$45
$45
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Michigan
- Private Investigator
- Security Guard Agency
- Burglar Alarm System Contractor

$10,000
$25,000
$25,000

3
2
2

$113
$197
$197
Get Application
Minnesota$10,0002$79Get Application
Nebraska$10,000 2$79Get Application
New Hampshire
- Private Investigator Agency
- Security Guard Agency

$50,000
$50,000

2
2

$394
$394
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New Jersey
- Private Investigator
- Private Investigator Agency

$3,000
$5,000

2
2

$79
$79
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New Mexico$10,0002$79Get Application
New York
- Private Investigator
- Watch Guard/Patrol Agency

$10,000
$10,000

2
2

$79
$79
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Oklahoma
- Private Investigator (Unarmed)
- Private Investigator (Armed)
- Security Guard (Unarmed)
- Security Guard (Armed)

$5,000
$10,000
$5,000
$10,000

3
3
3
3

$113
$113
$113
$113
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Oregon
- Private Investigator
- Registered Operative

$5,000
$5,000

2
2

$79
$79
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Pennsylvania
- Private Investigator

$10,000

2
3
5

$79
$113
$180
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Rhode Island$5,0001$45Get Application
South Carolina
- Private Investigator Agency
- Security Guard Agency

$10,000
$10,000

2
2

$79
$79
Get Application
Utah$10,0002$79Get Application
Washington$10,0001$45Get Application
West Virginia$2,5001$45Get Application

Application
Please select your state based on the above chart to download your bond application. Fill out the form and return it to E. R. Munro and Company.