What is a public official bond? Public officials perform the work of the government at all levels. Federal, state, county, or municipal laws often requires these officials to be bonded. Public official bonds protect the public by guaranteeing the faithful performance of the public official’s duties of office and that the duties are performed in accordance with the applicable law. What is the process to obtain a public official bond? Colonial 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! What does a public official bond cost? A public official 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 required by law for a particular public official, for each public official bond. Does it matter where I get my bond? It is important to understand how surety bonds work, and who is the insurance company issuing your bonds. It is easy to serve in your appointment as a public official 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.