Bail Recovery Agent
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WHAT IS A BAIL RECOVERY AGENT?
A bail recovery agent, also known as a bounty hunter or fugitive recovery agent, is an individual (other than an attorney or law enforcement officer) utilized by a surety company or bail bond agent to apprehend a defendant who was released on bail and who failed to appear in court when required. ARS § 13-3885(A) and (G)(3).
WHO MUST BE REGISTERED?
Prior to retaining, employing, hiring as an independent contractor or otherwise utilizing you as a bail recovery agent, a surety company or bail bond agent must verify that you are qualified to act as a bail recovery agent.
Within 24 hours after retaining, employing, hiring as an independent contractor or otherwise utilizing a bail recovery agent, a surety company or bail bond agent must complete and submit Form L-BRA (Notice of Bail Recovery Agent Utilization).
The Arizona Department of Insurance does not issue licenses for bail recovery agents; however, you must satisfy certain requirements before acting as a bail recovery agent.
All insurance professionals (both residents and nonresidents) can apply for licenses, renew licenses, and update addresses and phone numbers online through the National Insurance Producer Registry (NIPR), at www.nipr.com.
NIPR license and renewal applications are easy to complete, and we can usually process them faster than applications that are mailed to us. NIPR charges a small transaction fee (around $5 to $7) to process a license application and fee payment. Many people have found that overall, the added convenience plus the time and postage savings are worth paying the fee.
USE NIPR FOR FREE to change an address, e-mail address or phone number!