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Alabama Auctioneer Surety Bond

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The Alabama State Board of Auctioneers requires that all Auctioneers, Apprentice Auctioneers, Reciprocal Auctioneers and Non-Resident Auctioneers obtain an auctioneer license for any person or entity who gains by commission or any other benefit at auction or with the intention or expectation of receiving a benefit, through the process of an auction or sale at auction, offers or negotiates, or attempts to negotiate a listing sale, contract, purchase, or exchange of goods, chattels, or engages in bid calling for a fee. merchandise, real or personal property and an Alabama Auctioneer Surety Bond.

The surety bond ensures that auctioneers will comply with the Alabama's rules and regulations. Licensees must provide a new surety bond before an old one expires in order to prevent a lapse in licensure.

Surety Bond and License Requirements:

  1. Applicants must be at least 19 years old
  2. Applicants must be a US citizen
  3. Applicants must complete a course of study at an accredited auctioneer school
  4. Applicants will need to pay an examination fee
  5. Applicants will need to obtain a $10,000 surety bond
  6. And must have served as an apprentice auctioneer for one year
  7. The applicant will need to have been a principal auctioneer in at least five auctions
  8. Applicants will need a recommendation by an employing auctioneer

How Much Will an Alabama Auctioneer Bond Cost?

The premium that you pay for a Alabama Auctioneer Surety Bond is dependent on credit. Rates start at a$100 based on good credit. Our Surety Bond Specialists can provide you with a free quote based on your specific information.

Did You Know?

Non-residents of Alabama may apply for licensing by reciprocity.

Related Links:

Alabama State Board of Auctioneers
Alabama Auctioneer Code
Alabama Apprentice Auctioneer Surety Bond Information

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