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Louisiana Lost Instrument Surety Bond

Close up of a stock certificate, a common Lost Instrument

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A Lost Instrument Bond is required in Louisiana if you own a valuable document that has been lost, destroyed or stolen. The bond protects the original issuer from any financial loss as a result of issuing a duplicate and is sent to the financial that the certificate originated from.

What Type of Lost Instrument do you Need?

  • Open Penalty Surety Bonds are for instruments whose market value fluctuates.
  • Fixed Penalty Surety Bonds are for instruments whose value remains the same over time.

  • The most common types of lost instruments are preferred and common stock certificates. Other examples of lost instruments are:

  • Cashier’s Check
  • Check or Money Order
  • Unclaimed Property
  • Certificate of Deposit
  • Interest Coupon
  • Other Securities
  • Other Financial Instruments

  • If you live in Louisiana and need a Surety Bond to replace one of your important instruments, SuretyGroup.com can help.

    How Much Will This Bond Cost?

    The premium/cost you pay depends on whether you need a fixed penalty or an open penalty surety bond and the value of the instrument. Fixed and open penalty bonds start as low as 1.5% for good credit. Our Surety Bond Specialists will provide you a free, no-obligation quote.

    Related Links:

    Louisiana Unclaimed Property Search

    More Surety Bond Questions?

    Check out our FAQ page or What’s a Surety Bond? page. Should you need or choose to buy a surety bond, buy from us. SuretyGroup.com has been underwriting surety bonds throughout the U.S. for more than 35 years. When you work with us, you enjoy the unique benefit of dealing with a team of highly experienced surety agents with in-house underwriting authority. This allows you to receive competitive, low rates, quick approvals, and immediate bond delivery. In most cases, your bond will be delivered within 24 hours after you apply for it.


    For a downloadable application