What is a referee bond? A referee is a person appointed by a court to sell real estate or other assets at issue in a litigation. A referee bond secures the referee’s obligations as required by the applicable state law. Who needs this bond? A person appointed as a referee needs a referee bond. What is the amount of the bond? The amount of the referee bond may be set by the court, and is generally based on the value of the assets in dispute. What is the process to obtain a referee bond? Colonial offers the direct and digital way to obtain a referee 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 easy — get a quote online, fill out your information, and enter your payment method. Print or e-file the bond from your home or office. It’s that simple! What does a referee bond cost? A referee bond is reasonably priced and easy to obtain. You may notice that with other insurance agents and middlemen companies, your premium rate will fluctuate and include additional hidden fees and costs. Colonial offers our lowest possible rate. Premium is based on the amount of the bond set by the court. 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 obtain a referee bond 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.