Maryland Surety Bonds
Whether you work in Baltimore, Columbia, Germantown, or anywhere else in the Old Line State, we're legally licensed to issue the bond you need. All American Bonds and Insurance provides fast, easy, and accurate bonding services to clients in Maryland and we will get it to you QUICKER than any one else.
What is a Surety Bond?
A surety bond can be defined in its simplest form as a written agreement to guarantee compliance, payment, or performance of an act. Surety is a unique type of insurance because it involves a three-party agreement.
The three parties in a surety agreement are:
Principal – the party that purchases the bond and undertakes an obligation to perform an act as promised.
Surety – the insurance company or surety company that guarantees the obligation will be performed. If the principal fails to perform the act as promised, the surety is contractually liable for losses sustained.
Obligee (pronounced obb-li-jee) - the party who requires, and often receives the benefit of— the surety bond. For most surety bonds, the obligee is a local, state or federal government organization.
How Fast Can I Get My Surety Bond?
Getting a surety bond is typically a quick and painless process. Frequently, applicants can be approved the same day and receive the surety bond the next day. Some bonding companies have simple user friendly online quote request forms that only take a few minutes to complete. An applicant will typically need to be prepared to provide basic information about the bond required, the business, personal information such as name, address, and social security.
Much of the underwriting is automated to allow for rapid approvals and pricing. In some cases, additional information may be required of the applicant but this information can usually be sent to the agent electronically.
The only place that you may need to wait is when submitting your bond to the obligee if they require submission of the bond and your application documents in person.
Common Bond Types: (Many others are available)