How Bail Surety Works?
Many states require bail agents to prove they are able to pay for forfeited bail bonds. A surety company is essentially an insurance company that will guarantee this. In most cases, surety companies will require a certain percentage of every bond written. A percentage of this goes to the surety company and a portion of that goes into a build up fund (or BUF), which helps pay for forfeited bonds. Many sureties also provide support and added value to help a bail agency run with ease, which is why it is important to find a surety company or general agent that is right for you. For more information about bail surety, visit our FAQs.