AUTHORIZING ACT: California State Insurance Code Chapter
A bail solicitor is a person who transacts bail on behalf of and as the employee of the
Minimum Age: 18 years
Residency: Applicant must have been a continuous resident of California for at
Prelicensing Experience/Education: Require a minimum of 12 hours of approved
Continuing Education: Require annually a minimum of 6 hours of approved
Application: Application for Bail License, form 431-1
Bond: A $1,000 Bond of Bail Solicitor, form 437-11, executed by a California
Action Notice Statement Of Employing Bail Agent Or Permittee: Form 438, from the
Fingerprint Impressions: Required for all unlicensed bail applicants.
Examination: Applicants must pass the written examination
Effective January 01, 1997,licenses may be issued to corporations to act as bail
Bail licensees are issued for a one year term and expire June 30, of each
A Bail Identification card will be issued for all individual licensees.
A individual Bail agent’s and a permittee’s license may be applied for at the same
If a currently licensed bail permittee is now applying for an agent’s license, the
If a bail solicitor applicant is to work for two or more bail licensees who are members
A corporation may not employ a bail solicitor or permittee.
To obtain insurance licensing FORMS by mail, send request to: Department of
To obtain insurance licensing information, you may phone our Sacramento office at (916)
ALL FEES MAILED TO THE DEPARTMENT MUST BE ADDRESSED TO:
DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE
ALL FILING FEES SUBMITTED ARE NOT REFUNDABLE OR TRANSFERABLE, WHETHER OR NOT THE