Pricing Fees for Services
$100.00 Per bond written or 10% of each bond written.
This is the law:
Florida Statute 648.33 Bail bond rates.—
(1) Bail bond rates are subject to the provisions of part I of chapter 627 of the insurance code.
(2) It is unlawful for a bail bond agent to execute a bail bond without charging a premium therefor, and the premium rate may not exceed or be less than the premium rate as filed with and approved by the office.
Any judge setting or granting monetary bail shall set a separate and specific bail amount for each charge or offense. When bail is posted, each charge or offense requires a separate bond. see 903.02(4) Fla. Stat.
69B-221.085 Florida Dept. Of Financial Services Rules
Rate Filing; Approval; Proof.
Pursuant to Section 648.35(2), F.S., the rates as filed and approved by the Office of Insurance Regulation are the only rates which may be used and the same rate must apply to every bond written. All bail bond rate filings shall be submitted on Form DI4-503, Rev. 10/90 “Bail Bond Rate Filing” which is adopted and incorporated herein by reference. This form may be obtained from the Office of Insurance Regulation, Bureau of P & C Forms and Rates, Larson Building, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0300. Before the rate filing may be changed, a new filing must be made and approved by the Office of Insurance Regulation. The professional bail bond agent must be able to prove that their previous rate was either too high or too low as the case may be. Bail bond agents must charge the rate approved by the Office of Insurance and may not advertise reduced rates.
Rulemaking Authority 648.26 FS. Law Implemented 648.35(2), 648.36 FS. History–Repromulgated 12-24-74, Formerly 4-1.11, Amended 9-10-91, Formerly 4-1.011, Amended 4-14-97, Formerly 4-221.085.
Refunds are in strict accordance with Florida Statutes and once a defendant has walked out of the jail the premium is earned and there is no refund of premium except as provided under law. (see below)
Collateral is 100% refundable as long as there is no breach of bond or bond forfeiture. (see below)
Florida administrative rule
69B-221.100 Terms and Conditions of Contract; Surrender Form.
(1) The terms and conditions of all contracts entered into between a principal and a surety for a bail bond shall set forth the bond number, the date, the amount of the premium and the name of the surety company as follows:
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
The following terms and conditions are an integral part of this application for appearance bond No. ___ dated ___ for which ___ Surety Company or its agent shall receive a premium in the amount of ___ ($___) Dollars, and the parties agree that said appearance bond is conditioned upon full compliance by the principal of all said terms and conditions and is a part of said bond and application therefor.
- ___ Surety Company, as bail, shall have control and jurisdiction over the principal during the term for which the bond is executed and shall have the right to apprehend, arrest and surrender the principal to the proper officials at any time as provided by law.
- In the event surrender of principal is made prior to the time set for principal’s appearances, and for reasons other than as enumerated below in paragraph 3., then a refund of the bond premium shall be made to the person listed on the premium receipt.
- It is understood and agreed that the happening of any one of the following events shall constitute a breach of principal’s obligations to ___ Surety Company hereunder, and ___ Surety Company shall have the right to forthwith apprehend, arrest and surrender principal, and principal shall have no right to any refund of premium whatsoever. Said events which shall constitute a breach of principal’s obligations hereunder are:
(a) If principal shall depart the jurisdiction of the court without the written consent of the court and ___ Surety Company, or its Agent.
(b) If principal shall move from one address to another within the State of Florida without notifying ___ Surety Company or its Agent in writing prior to said move.
(c) If principal shall commit any act which shall constitute reasonable evidence of principal’s intention to cause a forfeiture of said bond.
(d) If principal is arrested and incarcerated for any offense other than a minor traffic violation.
(e) If principal shall make any material false statement in the application.
For complaints or inquiries, please contact:
Florida Department of Financial Services
Division of Consumer Services
200 East Gaines St.
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0322
(850)413-3089 (all areas)
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Accredited Surety and Casualty Company, Inc.
P.O. Box 140855, Orlando, FL 32814-0855
Contact us at: 800-432-2799
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1703 W Fairfield Drive, Pensacola, FL 32501
Contact us at: 850-981-5400