Important Message for Process Server
Organizations and Individuals
The new regulations for Process Server Organizations and Individuals (including bond
requirements) are in effect.
Attached are Surety Bond model templates that meet Code requirements. Other forms
may meet the requirements.
Important Message for Process Server
Organizations and Individuals
The new regulations for Process Server Organizations and Individuals (including bond
requirements) are in effect.
Attached are Surety Bond model templates that meet Code requirements. Other forms
may meet the requirements.
Surety Bond
Process Serving Agency
(NYC Administrative Code Section 20-406.1)
Effective Date: _______________________
Bond Number: __________________
The premium of this bond is $ _______________ for the term of ________________________________.
KNOW ALL PERSONS BY THESE PRESENTS:
That _______________________________________________________________________________,
(Name of Principal)
doing business as ____________________________________________________________________,
(Name of Business)
a Process Serving Agency, whose address is _______________________________________________
(Street Address)
___________________________________________________________________, as PRINCIPAL, and
(City, State, ZIP Code)
___________________________________________________________________________________,
(Name of Surety)
a corporation authorized to transact a general surety business in the State of New York, as SURETY, are
held and firmly bound to the People of the City of New York, as Obligee, for the use and benefit of the
City of New York or any aggrieved person who may be injured by the Principal as hereinafter provided in
the sum of one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000), for which payment we bind ourselves and our legal
representatives, jointly and severally, firmly by these presents.
THE CONDITION of the above obligation is such that WHEREAS the Principal(s) is a Process Serving
Agency pursuant to Sections 20-403 et. seq. of the NYC Administrative Code, and is required to give
security pursuant to Section 20-406.1 of the NYC Administrative Code in the principal amount of one
hundred thousand dollars ($100,000).
NOW, THEREFORE, the conditions of the foregoing obligations are that if the Principal(s) complies with
NYC Administrative Code Sections 20-403 et seq. and Rules of the City of New York Sections 2-231 et
seq., as are now in force or which may hereafter be amended relating to the business of Process Serving
Agency, and that the Principal(s) will pay to the City any fine, penalty or other obligation the City imposes
relating to a violation of NYC Administrative Code Sections 20-403 et seq. and Rules of the City of New
York Sections 2-231 et seq. and will pay to a plaintiff any final judgment recovered in an action arising out
of the violation of any of the provisions of NYC Administrative Code Sections 20-403 et seq. and Rules of
the City of New York Sections 2-231 et seq within thirty (30) days of its imposition, and shall indemnify
and save harmless the Obligee or any aggrieved person from all loss and damage that they shall suffer
by reason of said Principal’s failure to comply with said laws and regulations, then this obligation is to be
void; otherwise, it is to remain in full force and effect.
PROVIDED, HOWEVER, this bond is issued subject to the following express conditions:
1. This bond shall be deemed continuous in form and shall remain in full force and effect for the term of
the initial bond and all subsequent terms, for all liabilities, acts, omissions or causes arising after this
bond becomes effective until terminated as hereinafter provided.
2. This bond may be canceled by the Surety by giving sixty (60) days notice in writing to the City of New
York Department of Consumer Affairs and Principal(s) at the address last known to the Surety by
certified mail at least sixty (60) days prior to the termination date specified in such notice and upon
giving such notice, the Surety shall be discharged from all liability under this bond for any act or
omission of the Principal occurring after such termination date.
3. The people of the City of New York, as Obligee, or any person aggrieved by the Principal’s breach of
conditions of this bond may proceed against the Principal or Surety herein, or both, to recover
damages. Successive actions may be brought against this bond for successive breaches of its
conditions.
4. Regardless of the number of years the bond remains in effect, the number of premiums paid, the
number of renewals of the license, the number of claimants or the number of claims made, the
aggregate liability under the bond shall not exceed the penal sum of the bond.
Executed in _____________________________________ on this _______ day of
(City, State)
__________________________, _________.
(Month)
(Year)
_______________________________________________________, Principal
By _________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________,
_______________________________________________________, Surety
By _____________________________________________________, Attorney-in-Fact
_____________________________________________________________________
 
(Address of Surety)
 
Surety Bond
Process Server Individual
(NYC Administrative Code Section 20-406.1)
Effective Date: _______________________
Bond Number: __________________
The premium of this bond is $ _______________ for the term of ________________________________.
KNOW ALL PERSONS BY THESE PRESENTS:
That _______________________________________________________________________________,
(Name of Process Server Individual)
a Process Server Individual, whose address is ______________________________________________
(Street Address)
___________________________________________________________________, as PRINCIPAL, and
(City, State, ZIP Code)
___________________________________________________________________________________,
(Name of Surety)
a corporation authorized to transact a general surety business in the State of New York, as SURETY, are
held and firmly bound to the People of the City of New York, as Obligee, for the use and benefit of the
City of New York or any aggrieved person who may be injured by the Principal as hereinafter provided in
the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000), for which payment we bind ourselves and our legal
representatives, jointly and severally, firmly by these presents.
THE CONDITION of the above obligation is such that WHEREAS the Principal(s) is a Process Server
Individual pursuant to Sections 20-403 et. seq. of the NYC Administrative Code, and is required to give
security pursuant to Section 20-406.1 of the NYC Administrative Code in the principal amount of ten
thousand dollars ($10,000).
NOW, THEREFORE, the conditions of the foregoing obligations are that if the Principal(s) complies with
NYC Administrative Code Sections 20-403 et seq. and Rules of the City of New York Sections 2-231 et
seq., as are now in force or which may hereafter be amended relating to the business of Process Server
Individual, and that the Principal(s) will pay to the City any fine, penalty or other obligation the City
imposes relating to a violation of NYC Administrative Code Sections 20-403 et seq. and Rules of the City
of New York Sections 2-231 et seq. and will pay to a plaintiff any final judgment recovered in an action
arising out of the violation of any of the provisions of NYC Administrative Code Sections 20-403 et seq.
and Rules of the City of New York Sections 2-231 et seq within thirty (30) days of its imposition, and shall
indemnify and save harmless the Obligee or any aggrieved person from all loss and damage that they
shall suffer by reason of said Principal’s failure to comply with said laws and regulations, then this
obligation is to be void; otherwise, it is to remain in full force and effect.
PROVIDED, HOWEVER, this bond is issued subject to the following express conditions:
1. This bond shall be deemed continuous in form and shall remain in full force and effect for the term of
the initial bond and all subsequent terms, for all liabilities, acts, omissions or causes arising after this
bond becomes effective until terminated as hereinafter provided.
2. This bond may be canceled by the Surety by giving sixty (60) days notice in writing to the City of New
York Department of Consumer Affairs and Principal(s) at the address last known to the Surety by
certified mail at least sixty (60) days prior to the termination date specified in such notice and upon
giving such notice, the Surety shall be discharged from all liability under this bond for any act or
omission of the Principal occurring after such termination date.
3. The people of the City of New York, as Obligee, or any person aggrieved by the Principal’s breach of
conditions of this bond may proceed against the Principal or Surety herein, or both, to recover
damages. Successive actions may be brought against this bond for successive breaches of its
conditions.
4. Regardless of the number of years the bond remains in effect, the number of premiums paid, the
number of renewals of the license, the number of claimants or the number of claims made, the
aggregate liability under the bond shall not exceed the penal sum of the bond.
Executed in _____________________________________ on this _______ day of
(City, State)
__________________________, _________.
(Month)
(Year)
_______________________________________________________, Principal
By _________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________,
_______________________________________________________, Surety
By _____________________________________________________, Attorney-in-Fact
_____________________________________________________________________
 
(Address of Surety)