NEW ADDRESS Starting January 27, 2020

Arizona Department of Insurance

100 North 15th Avenue, Suite 261

Phoenix, AZ  85007-2630

VISITORS

Citizens, license applicants, process servers:

  • We will continue to provide assistance from Suite 102 through Friday, January 24, 2020. 
  • We will be up and running in Suite 261 starting Monday, January 27, 2020.

 

    MAIL

    Send mail to our new suite number effective immediately (before January 27, 2020). 

    Please make sure to update our address in your contact lists and information systems.

    Bail Recovery Agent

    WHAT IS A BAIL RECOVERY AGENT?

    A bail recovery agent, also known as a bounty hunter or fugitive recovery agent, is an individual (other than an attorney or law enforcement officer) utilized by a surety company or bail bond agent to apprehend a defendant who was released on bail and who failed to appear in court when required. ARS § 13-3885(A) and (G)(3).

    WHO MUST BE REGISTERED?

    Prior to retaining, employing, hiring as an independent contractor or otherwise utilizing you as a bail recovery agent, a surety company or bail bond agent must verify that you are qualified to act as a bail recovery agent.

    Within 24 hours after retaining, employing, hiring as an independent contractor or otherwise utilizing a bail recovery agent, a surety company or bail bond agent must complete and submit Form L-BRA (Notice of Bail Recovery Agent Utilization).

    The Arizona Department of Insurance does not issue licenses for bail recovery agents; however, you must satisfy certain requirements before acting as a bail recovery agent.

    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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