is almost never involved in the bond filing process. Obligees (entities that require bonds) almost always require that the bond holder (or "principal") file their bonds with them directly.

There are a few obligees that do, however, require surety providers to electronically file bonds directly with their systems on behalf of principals. These bonds include, but are not limited to:

  • federally required freight broker BMC-84 bonds
  • federally required maritime commission FMC-48 bonds
  • state-required California contractor and LLC employee/work bonds
  • any nationwide bonds associated with the NMLS license & bonding process

If you purchase one of these bond types, we'll send you a bonding confirmation email with all the information you need about how we digitally filed your bond.

In all other situations, you will need to file your bond with your obligee yourself. Although we do keep obligee information in our extensive library, we always recommend you contact the obligee directly if you have questions regarding bond filing as those requirements can change at any time. 

If you have questions about how to sign or file your bond, call 1 (800) 308-4358 or email, and one of our representatives will be happy to walk you through your bond filing instructions.