Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How does the bonding process work?
You must first apply. Be prepared to tell us the type of bond you need, the penalty amount and the term. We will ask you for more information in order to complete the application for your bond. The application and decision process will typically take from 5 minutes to 2 days. Larger risks that require a more thorough evaluation may take longer.
Please understand that bond underwriting decisions are often based on your credit score, regardless of who you call. Depending on the type of bond you require, the surety company may
need to pull your credit to reach a decision.
If your bond is approved, you must pay for it and then file it with the appropriate authority or provide it to the party requiring it where applicable.
Q: How do I pay for my bond?
If your application is approved, you may purchase the bond using any of the following payment methods:
We'll be in touch to collect your premium.
Q: How do I report a claim?
Please notify us immediately using the Contact Us
page if someone is attempting to make a claim against your bond. Be prepared to provide your name, address, bond number and carrier (the surety company listed on the bond). If you are unable to reach us, you may contact the carrier directly.
Q: I live in Iowa and would like a bond quote. Do I need an appointment?
No, walk-ins are welcome at our office at 500 New York Ave, Des Moines, 50313, Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm. However, it is best to call ahead to confirm that an insurance agent will be available.
Q: Do I have to pay to get a quote from Bond Republic?
No, why should you? Like about everyone else, our quotes are "free" and you are under no obligation
to purchase anything.
Q: If my quote or bond is provided electronically, how do I view it?
Electronic quotes and bonds will be provided in Adobe Acrobat format (PDF). If you do not have Adobe Reader installed on your computer, you can download it here:
Q: Is my information secure?
Yes! We keep all information secure and it is handled in accordance with GLBA Safeguard Rules and the FTC Disposal Rule.