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Closing a Bail Bond Agency

There are moments that arise, such as retirement or a new business pursuit, that could cause a bail bond agent to close their bail bond agency.  This page provides general guidelines to bail bond agents who are closing a bail bond agency location.


Obtaining Forms

You may download forms on our website.

Have questions? You may find the answers you are looking for by reading our frequently asked questions.

Please make sure you view these references:

Florida Statute sections

648.285 Bond agency; ownership requirements
648.29 Build-up funds posted by bail bond agent
648.295 Reporting and accounting of funds
648.36 Bail bond agent's records
648.41 Termination of appointment of temporary bail bond agents
648.44 Prohibitions; penalty
648.441 Furnishing supplies to unlicensed bail bond agent prohibited
648.442 Collateral security
648.45 Actions against a licensee; suspension or revocation of eligibility to hold a license
648.571 Failure to return collateral; penalty

Florida Administrative Code rules

69B-221.095 Soliciting Business
69B-221.110 Premium Shall Be Term Charge; Premium Refund; When
69B-221.145 Use of Credit Cards and Cash Advance Facilities in Conjunction with Issuing Bail Bonds

Where to find these guidelines

You can find all this information, and more, online, such as the Florida Statutes and Administrative Code (rules). Be sure to check out the various Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) including ones specifically for bail bond agents and agencies. If you have any questions regarding these procedures, you may send an e-mail to