Instantly obtain an Airport Security Bond What is an Airport Security Bond? The Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection requires an Airport Security Bond, also referred to as an Airport Customs Security Area Bond. This bond is required for businesses and contractors that operate within or must have access to an airport’s security area. U.S. Customs requires these businesses and contractors to have a bond in place to secure compliance with all regulations governing these airport security areas. Size Requirements The minimum size of an airport security bond is $10,000. The bond amount is generally based on a calculation of $1,000 per each employee with U.S. Customs security area access. This amount may be adjusted at the discretion of a particular airport. See Customs Form 301 for more information. Who needs this bond? You need this bond if you are business operating within or requiring access to a U.S. Customs security area at an airport. Common businesses that require these bonds are restaurants, coffee shops, vending machine operators, or independent retail stores. Similarly, this bond is required for businesses that provide janitorial, custodial, housekeeping, general contractor, subcontractor, engineering or other such services within an airport’s security area. What is the process to obtain an Airport Security Bond? Colonial offers the direct and digital way to obtain an airport security bond. We are the insurance company — which means no agent, no broker, and no middleman. We make it easy to obtain your bond instantly. The steps are simple — get a online, fill out your information, answer our underwriting questions, and enter your payment method. Print your bond from your home or office. It’s that simple! Does it matter where I get the Bond? It is important to understand how surety bonds work, and who is the insurance company issuing your bonds. It is easy to run your business within an airport security area when you deal direct with a quality insurance company licensed to write surety bonds. Colonial is an A (Excellent) rated insurance company by A.M. Best, that has been incorporated since 1930. We are Treasury listed, and licensed and admitted in all U.S. states and territories.