Bail Recovery Agent

BAIL RECOVERY AGENT MENU

WHAT IS A BAIL RECOVERY AGENT?

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.

image

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!

ARS § 41-1030(G) requires most Arizona government agencies to prominently print the provisions of ARS § 41-1030(B), (D), (E) and (F) on all license applications.  The following is the language in ARS § 41-1030(B), (D), (E) and (F):

B. An agency shall not base a licensing decision in whole or in part on a licensing requirement or condition that is not specifically authorized by statute, rule or state tribal gaming compact. A general grant of authority in statute does not constitute a basis for imposing a licensing requirement or condition unless a rule is made pursuant to that general grant of authority that specifically authorizes the requirement or condition.

D. This section may be enforced in a private civil action and relief may be awarded against the state.  The court may award reasonable attorney fees, damages and all fees associated with the license application to a party that prevails in an action against the state for a violation of this section.

E. A state employee may not intentionally or knowingly violate this section.  A violation of this section is cause for disciplinary action or dismissal pursuant to the agency’s adopted personnel policy.

F. This section does not abrogate the immunity provided by section 12-820.01 or 12-820.02.

Bail Recovery Agent