$10,000 California Cemetery Broker Bond


Individual brokers are required by the state of California to file a $10,000 surety bond for Cemetery Brokers. Complete the information below, and click Add to Cart. The bond is available for 1-year at $100. Multiple years may be added for an additional $75 per year, up to 6 years total.

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Individual Cemetery Brokers are required to file a $10,000 surety bond. The state of California, Department of Consumer Affairs Cemetery and Funeral Bureau sets and oversees the requirements for this license.

Please click here to review the Cemetery and Funeral Bureau instructions.

For more information about licensure as a Cemetery Broker or Cemetery Salesperson, call the Bureau’s Licensing Division at (916) 574-7870.

Additional information

Bond Term

1-year, 2-year, 3-year, 4-year, 5-year, 6-year

Surety Company

CNA Surety, Hudson Insurance Group Surety, Suretec, Travelers Surety, Western Surety Company


Know All People by These Presents:

That We _________________________________________________________, as principal, and
Name of Licensee

_______________________________________________________, a corporation, duly organized
Name of Surety Company

under the laws of the State of ______________________, and authorized and qualified to
transact the business of surety in the State of California, as surety, are held and firmly
bound unto the People of the State of California in the sum of TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS
($10,000) lawful money of the United States of America, for the payment whereof well
and truly to be made, we bind ourselves, our heirs, executors, successors and assigns,
jointly and severally, firmly by these presents.


WHEREAS, The principal has made application to the Cemetery and Funeral Bureau
of the Department of Consumer Affairs for a license under the Chapter 12 of Division 3
of the Business and Professions Code of the State of California authorizing said principal
to engage in business as a cemetery broker under said Chapter 12 and amendments
thereto and,

WHEREAS, The said applicant does not possess a certificate of authority as provided
for in said Chapter 12 and,

WHEREAS, The said applicant is required under the provisions of the said chapter to
furnish a bond in the sum above named, conditioned as herein set forth:

Now, THEREFORE, If the said principal shall honestly and faithfully perform any and all
undertakings entered into by the individual as a licensed cemetery broker at any time
during which they are licensed as such broker under said Chapter 12 and if the said
principal’s cemetery salespeople and employees shall honestly and faithfully perform
their obligations and undertakings as such cemetery salespeople and employees of
said principal, and if the said principal and their said salespeople and employees shall
strictly, honestly and faithfully comply with the provisions of said Chapter 12, and of
Division 8 of the Health and Safety Code relating to cemeteries, and shall honestly and
faithfully apply all sums received by them, either of them, and shall pay all damages
suffered by any person damaged or defrauded by reason of the violation by the said
principal or their salespeople or employees of any of the provisions of said Chapter 12
or Division 8 or by reason of the violation by said persons or either or any of them of the

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obligation of such broker as an agent, as such obligations are laid down by the Civil
Code of the State of California, or by reason of any fraud connected with, or growing
out of, any transactions contemplated by said Chapter 12 or Division 8, then this
obligation shall be null and void; otherwise to remain in full force and effect.

This bond is subject to the following provisions:
1. That any person who sustains an injury covered by this bond may, in addition to
any other remedy that they may have, bring an action in their own name upon
this bond for the recovery of any damages incurred as hereinabove set forth.

2. That the aggregate liability of the surety under this bond shall be limited to the
payment of TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS ($10,000).

3. That the surety may cancel this bond and be relieved of further liability
hereunder by delivering 30 days’ written notice to the Cemetery and Funeral
Bureau, provided however that such termination shall not affect any liability
incurred or accrued hereunder prior to the termination of said 30-day period.

4. That this bond shall remain in force and effect until the surety hereunder is
released from liability by the Cemetery and Funeral Bureau or until this bond is
terminated by the surety by giving the notice hereinbefore provided for.

5. That in the event either the principal, their agents, or employees, or the surety
hereunder are served with notice of any action commenced against the
principal, their salespeople or employees, or against the surety, under this bond,
the principal and surety shall respectively and immediately give written notice of
the filing of such action to the Cemetery and Funeral Bureau.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, The said principal and surety have hereunto set their hands this

___________________________________ day of ______________________, ___________.

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Bond Number

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Effective Date of Bond

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Signature of Surety

BY _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Print Name of Surety

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1625 North Market Blvd., Suite S-208, Sacramento, CA 95834
P (916) 574-7870 F (916) 928-7988 www.cfb.ca.gov


Collection and Use of Personal Information
The Department of Consumer Affairs Cemetery and Funeral Bureau (Bureau) collects the
personal information requested on this form in accordance with Business and Professions
Code (BPC) sections 30, 114.5, 115.4, 115.5, 144, 144.5, 480, the Cemetery and Funeral Act
(BPC section 7600, et. seq.), and the Information Practices Act (Civ. Code section 1798, et
seq.). The Bureau uses this information principally to identify and evaluate applicants for
licensure, issue and renew licenses, and enforce licensing and reporting standards set by law
and regulation.

Mandatory Submission
Submission of the requested information is mandatory unless otherwise noted on the
application and/or form. The Bureau cannot consider your application for licensure or
renewal unless you provide all of the requested information.

Failure to provide any of the requested information will result in the application being
deemed incomplete pursuant to California Code of Regulations, title 16, sections 1254, 2328
and 2329. Incomplete applications are subject to abandonment one year from the date the
applicant is notified of deficiencies.

In addition, BPC sections 30 and Public Law 94-455 (42 U.S.C.A. 405 (c)(2)(C)) authorize the
collection of your Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN) or Social Security Number
(SSN) at the time of licensure. The information will be used for purposes of tax or child support
enforcement, and verification of licensure and examination status. If you fail to disclose your
FEIN or SSN, you will be reported to the Franchise Tax Board, which may assess a $100.00
penalty against you.

Access to Personal Information
The Bureau is responsible for maintaining the information contained within this application.
You may request a copy of or review the records maintained by the Bureau that contain your
personal information, as permitted by the Information Practices Act. You may submit your
request to the Bureau’s Custodian of Records listed in the contact information section below.

Possible Disclosure of Personal Information
The Bureau makes every effort to protect the personal information you provide us. The
information you provide, however, may be disclosed under the following circumstances:
In response to a Public Records Act request (Government Code Section 6250, et seq.),
To another government agency as required by state or federal law; or,
In response to a court or administrative order, a subpoena, or a search warrant.

Contact Information
For questions about this notice or access to your records, you may contact the Custodian of
Records, Cemetery and Funeral Bureau at 1625 North Market Boulevard, Suite S-208,
Sacramento, CA 95834, by phone at (916) 574-7870, or by e-mail at emailcfb@dca.ca.gov.
For questions about the Department’s Privacy Policy, you may contact the Department of
Consumer Affairs at 1625 North Market Boulevard, Sacramento, CA 95834, by phone at (800)
952-5210, or by e-mail at dca@dca.ca.gov.