BAIL BOND AGENT: License Application for a Business Entity

All insurance professionals (both residents and nonresidents) can apply for licenses, renew licenses, and update addresses and phone numbers online through the National Insurance Producer Registry (NIPR), at www.nipr.com.  

NIPR license and renewal applications are easy to complete, and we can usually process them faster than applications that are mailed to us. NIPR charges a small transaction fee (around $5 to $7) to process a license application and fee payment.  Many people have found that overall, the added convenience plus the time and postage savings are worth paying the fee. 

USE NIPR FOR FREE to change an address, e-mail address or phone number!

The following are requirements for an business entity applying to become a bail bond agent:

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Form L-176: Insurance License Application for a Business Entity

To make your application process faster and easier, use NIPR.COM and apply online instead of completing, printing and mailing this application

Form L-177: Report of a Change to Members, Officers or Directors

A business entity must report a change to the entity's members, officers, directors or designated responsible producer within 30 calendar days of the change.  A business-entity bail bond agent must also furnish a fingerprint card and $22.00 for each new officer.

Form L-193: Certificate of Assumed Name

Use this form for each name, other than your genuine legal name, that you intend to use in conjunction with your insurance business.  If you have established a business entity and want to use the name of the business entity in conjunction with your insurance transactions, the business entity must also hold an insurance license. 

Form L-195: Bond of Bail Bond Agent

A bail bond agent must provide and maintain throughout the term of the license a $10,000 surety bond.

Form L-FPV: Fingerprint Verification

This form is to be used by individuals who are required to submit fingerprints as part of an insurance license application. The form includes detailed instructions that must be exactly followed for fingerprints to be accepted by the Department of Insurance.

Form L-LOC: Branch Locations

Self Service Storage Agents and Rental Car Agents must specify all office locations from which the entity may transact insurance business.

ARS § 41-1030(G) requires most Arizona government agencies to prominently print the provisions of ARS § 41-1030(B), (D), (E) and (F) on all license applications.  The following is the language in ARS § 41-1030(B), (D), (E) and (F):

B.        An agency shall not base a licensing decision in whole or in part on a licensing requirement or condition that is not specifically authorized by statute, rule or state tribal gaming compact. A general grant of authority in statute does not constitute a basis for imposing a licensing requirement or condition unless a rule is made pursuant to that general grant of authority that specifically authorizes the requirement or condition.

D.        This section may be enforced in a private civil action and relief may be awarded against the state.  The court may award reasonable attorney fees, damages and all fees associated with the license application to a party that prevails in an action against the state for a violation of this section.

E.        A state employee may not intentionally or knowingly violate this section.  A violation of this section is cause for disciplinary action or dismissal pursuant to the agency’s adopted personnel policy.

F.         This section does not abrogate the immunity provided by section 12-820.01 or 12-820.02.

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