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General Agent/Agency for Bail

A General Agent for Bail is a qualified individual who is appointed by an insurer to supervise or manage the bail bond business.

Qualifications: 

  • Must be a 18 years or older
  • Must have an appointment by an authorized insurer as a General Agent
  • Must have a copy of the contract or agreement that authorizes the General Agent to act as a General Agent for the insurer
  • Proof of Completion of a Nevada State Bail Pre-licensing Education – 6 hours

Initial Application Required Documents: 

  • Electronic Fingerprint Receipt – Pearson Vue
  • Completed Fingerprint Background Waiver
  • Local Law Enforcement Printout / Scope Report

** All required documents must be uploaded and attached to your online application in    SIRCON.

Helpful Check List of Required Documents for General Agents for Bail

How To Apply:

  • Submit Online Application via SIRCON

Bond Requirement: 

Each applicant for a General Agent for Bail license must file a $50,000 Surety License Bond, naming the People of the State of Nevada as obligee, and must also provide a Power of Attorney. These must remain in force while licensed as a General Agent for Bail. The original Bond must be mailed into the Division’s Carson City office to complete the application.

Fees:

Application fee $185

State of Nevada Appointment and Termination Form and fee $15 – Completed by Surety Company and must be mailed into the Nevada Division of Insurance’s Carson City office.

Make all fees payable to the Nevada Division of Insurance

Qualifications & Fees:  General Agency for Bail

A General Agency for Bail is any qualified firm who designates each natural person to exercise the authority granted and is appointed by an insurer to supervise or manage the bail bond business.

Qualifications: 

  • Must have an appointment by an authorized insurer as a General Agent
  • Must have a copy of the contract or agreement that authorized the General Agent to act as a General Agent for the insurer.
  • Provide Articles from the Nevada Secretary of State showing registration

Initial Application Required Documents:

  • A signed, notarized statement that the applicant understands that as a General Agent, they shall not solicit or negotiate undertakings of Bail.
  • Fiduciary Account or Remittance Statement:  Evidence that a fiduciary account has been set up for the insurer in a bank which is a member of the Federal Reserve System OR a statement signed by an officer of the business entity stating that the monies collected will be remitted to those entitled within 15 days after receipt.
  • Financial Statement:  Provide a copy of the applicant’s most recent fiscal year financial statement.  Include both a balance sheet and an operating statement.
  • Certificate of License Status (Non Nevada Residents ONLY):  The applicant must provide an original Letter of Certification from the applicant’s resident state – not older than 90 days.

** All required documents must be uploaded and attached to your online application in    SIRCON.

Bond Requirement: 

Each applicant for a General Agent for Bail Agency license must file a $50,000 Surety License Bond naming the People of the State of Nevada as obligee, and must also provide a Power of Attorney. These must remain in force while licensed as a General Agent for Bail Agency. The original Bond must be mailed into the Division’s Carson City office to complete the application.

How To Apply:

  • Submit Online Application via SIRCON

Fees: 

  • Application fee $235
  • State of Nevada Appointment and Termination Form and fee of $15 – Completed by Surety Company and must be mailed into the Nevada Division of Insurance’s Carson City office.

Make all fees payable to the Nevada Division of Insurance.

Applying for a License

In addition to the qualifications set out by Nevada law, a person who seeks to obtain a bail license must submit a complete license application.  Applications that are missing required documents or information are not considered complete, and will not be considered by the Division. 

  • New License Application
  • Renewal License Application
  • Forms & Resources

New License Application

Renewal License Application

Forms & Resources

Applying for License:  Forms & Resources

Pre-licensing Education—Sircon*
Bail Examination—Pearson Vue*
New License Application—Sircon*
Renewal License Application
Bail Residency Questionnaire
Electronic Fingerprint Receipt—Pearson Vue*
Fingerprint Background Waiver
Local Law Enforcement Report
Licensing Surety Bond
Appointment & Termination Form
Bail Agent/Bail Agency Checklist of Required Documents
Bail Solicitor Checklist of Required Documents
Bail Enforcement Agent/Bail Enforcement Agency Checklist of Required Documents
General Agent/General Agency Checklist of Required Documents