Jail Sign Board FAQ for Bail Agents
The Program Manager receiving, and processing applications will cross reference the information submitted with the California Department of Insurance’s official license status inquiry service, the “Check a License” webpage. The information on the “Check a License” webpage is publicly available and is how the information submitted on each application will be verified to ensure accuracy.
The “Check a License” webpage is the following:
Yes. If your bail agency is headquartered outside of Santa Clara County, please provide a bail license number of an employee who conducts business in a physical office located in Santa Clara County on behalf the bail agency. The employee’s name is not listed on the posting, just the employee’s
No. Per Board Policy 3.60 bail agents applying to be listed on the sign board must have a physical office located in Santa Clara County.
No. Unfortunately, once the deadline has passed, for reasons of fairness the County cannot accept applications.
For your bail agency’s DBA to be posted on the sign board the DBA needs to be listed when an individual conducts a license status inquiry through the official “Check a License” webpage on the California Department of Insurance website.
Below is the link to the webpage to verify whether your DBA is associated with your license number:
No. Only one listing per bail agency is allowed.
No. Only the information identified in Board Policy 3.60 can be posted on the jail sign board.
No. For a bail agent or a bail agency to be listed on the sign board your agency must have a verifiable bail license number with the California Department of Insurance. Please use the official “Check a License” webpage on the California Department of Insurance website to verify your license status.
Below is the link to the webpage:
Yes. Per Board Policy 3.60 the telephone number listed on the sign board must have a local area code.
For further information or if you do not see your question answered below, please email [email protected].