Referee Bonds

These bonds secure a referee’s obligations as required by the applicable state law.

Colonial is the easy choice.

Colonial Surety Company is a leading provider of referee bonds, which may be required for individuals appointed by a court to sell real estate or other assets at issue during litigation. We’re licensed in all 50 states and U.S. territories and make it easy to obtain your I-Bond® (instant, online surety bond)

Watch this video to learn why you may need this bond.


  • A person appointed as a referee needs a referee 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.

  • Colonial Surety Company offers the direct and digital way to obtain a referee bond. 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!

  • A referee bond is reasonably priced and easy to obtain. Colonial Surety Company offers our lowest possible rate. Premium is based on the amount of the bond set by the court.

  • Yes, it is important that you purchase your bond from a quality and financially-secure company. Incorporated since 1930, Colonial Surety Company is an A (Excellent) rated insurance company by A.M. Best. We are Treasury listed, licensed and admitted in all U.S. states and territories.

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