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Bail Agent/Solicitor Individual Instructions

Licensing Prohibitions:

Pursuant to Nevada Revised Statute (NRS) 697.170 (2), a person is not entitled to receive, renew or hold a license as a bail solicitor if he:

  1. Has been convicted of a felony in this state or of any offense committed in another state which would be a felony if committed in this state; or
  2. Has been convicted of an offense involving moral turpitude or the unlawful use, sale or possession of a controlled substance.

Resident’s Requirements for Criminal History Search
Nevada Approved Prelicensing Education Sponsors
Bail Residency Questionnaire
Uniform Application for Individual Insurance Producer License
Bail Bondsman Bond Form

General Information:

Pursuant to NRS 697.190, applicants for a bail solicitor license must provide a $10,000 surety bond. Applicants for a bail agent license must provide a $25,000 surety bond. The bond must be an original, must be countersigned by an agent directly appointed by the surety company in this state, and the original Power of Attorney form must be attached to the bond.
A bond must remain in force until released by the Commissioner, or cancelled by the surety. Without prejudice to any liability previously incurred under the bond, the surety may cancel the bond upon 30 days’ advance written notice to the licensee and the Commissioner.

Appointment or Affiliation:

  • Affiliated with an agency. An affiliated applicant/licensee works through the business entity affiliation.
  • Direct appointment by an authorized surety in Nevada. Independent bail agents must provide and maintain a supporting appointment from an authorized surety.

Termination of Appointment/Affiliation:
Upon the issuance of a license by the Division, the licensee must maintain either an appointment or agency affiliation. Upon termination of all the bail agent’s appointments or agency affiliation, and the licensees’ failure to replace the appointment or affiliation within 30 days of the cancellation, the license expires and the license must be delivered to the Commissioner.

Appointment:

An applicant for a bail license must either be appointed by an authorized surety company or be affiliated with a bail agency. If the applicant is applying as an independent bail agent the appointment form must accompany the application. If the applicant is affiliating with an agency the affiliation will be indicated within the application.