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How Do I Replace a Lost Instrument in Maine?

Close Up of a Stock Certificate, a Common Lost Instrument

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

Typical Lost Instrument Surety Bonds:

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

  • The most common types of lost instruments are money orders, checks and cashier’s checks.

    Other examples of lost instruments are:

  • Preferred Stock
  • Common Stock
  • Unclaimed Property
  • Money Order
  • Certificate of Deposit
  • Life Insurance Policy
  • Bankbook
  • Other Financial Securities

  • If you live in Maine and need a Surety Bond in order to replace your valuable instrument, contact SuretyGroup.com.

    How Much Will This Bond Cost?

    The premium/cost that you pay depends on the bond type (open or fixed penalty) and the value of the document. Fixed and open penalty bonds start as low as 1.5% for good credit. Call, email or complete our easy online application at SuretyGroup.com for a free, no-obligation quote.

    Related Links:

    Maine 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.


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