Public officials are present at every level of government. There are public officials in 1,000 resident towns just as there are in Washington, D.C. Federal, state, county, or local laws often require these public officials to be bonded with a public official surety bond. But why is this required?
Taxpayers and the general public at large are the ones chiefly protected by public official bonds as the bonds guarantee that public officials will faithfully perform the duties of their office and that their duty is performed in accordance with all applicable government rules and regulations.
The taxpaying citizen may require the service of that public official in their office’s capacity. Whether that’s at the local, state, or federal level, the taxpayer may need them and the taxpayer needs a way to guarantee that a public official who handles public funds and utilities acts faithfully in accordance with all applicable rules and regulations during their time as a public official.
Where can you instantly purchase a public official bond?
Colonial Surety offers the direct and digital way to obtain a public official 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 quote 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!