BAIL BOND AGENT: License Compliance

Among other requirements, a bail bond agent must remain in compliance with the following licensing-related requirements:

Warning - Phishing Scam

We are aware of a phishing scam targeting insurance professionals claiming that the National Association of Insurance Commissioners received a complaint that the professional submitted a falsified claim. This fraudulent email displays the NAIC and CIPR logos, can originate from what appears to be an naic.org or gmail.com email account, and instructs the recipient to click on a link to download the complaint notification.

Certain antivirus products will detect this as a malicious email.  If you receive a similar email and have any concerns, contact the NAIC Service Desk at (816) 783-8500 or [email protected].

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!

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

A business entity must report a change to the entity's owners, partners, officers, or directors 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-BBAR: Bail Bond Agent Annual Report

Each year, every bail bond agent must complete this report concerning bail recovery agents the bail bond agent employed, hired as independent contractors or otherwise used at any time during the previous calendar year.  The Insurance Licensing Section must receive the completed report by January 31.  ARS § 13-3885(D).

Form L-BRA: Notice of Bail Recovery Agent Utilization

A bail bond agent notification to the Department of Insurance of using a bail recovery agent.

Form L-CHG: License Information Change

Individuals needing to update address, phone and e-mail information must use the NIPR Contact Change Request (www.nipr.com) instead of using this form.  An individual may use this form to report a name change, and a business entity may use this form to report a change of Designated Producer, name, address, phone number or e-mail information.  

Form L-SURR: License Surrender Request

Only use this form to permanently surrender license authority.  If you wish to clear a license to allow you to become licensed in another state, use Form L-CLR.

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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