The state of New York requires private investigators, watch, guard and patrol agencies, as well as bail enforcement agents in New York to be licensed before providing any business services. In addition to the license requirement, applicants will need to obtain a surety bond.
A surety bond involves three entities:
A $10,000 surety bond is required for the license. The bond guarantees the faithful, ethical and honest conduct and to abide by state laws. License renewals require a Certificate of Bonded Status to be signed by the issuing surety.
The New York license requirements include:
The premium you pay for a New York Private Investigator, Patrol or Guard Agency Surety Bond starts as low as $100 based on good credit. Contact our Surety Bond Specialists for a free quote.
A New York Private Investigator license is good for two years before it needs to be renewed.
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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