Common Surety Bonds:
Surety Bonds Direct can only issue change riders for bonds that we issued.
Bond Rider Process
1. Start a New Rider Get Started »
Request a new bond rider to make changes to your bond
2. Existing Rider Requests
Please check your email for a link to view your rider status.
What is a Bond Rider?
A bond rider is a document that officially amends your surety bond to record changes. Surety bonds, once issued, are not updated directly, so the rider is the way that a change is made to a surety bond.
Most insurance products use the term "endorsement" as a document to change a policy, so you can think of a rider as the equivalent for a surety bond.
Changes can be straightforward, such as updating a company name, or moving to a new address.
Other types of changes, such as increasing the bond amount (aka bond penalty), extending the expiration date of the bond, or changing the ownership of a business will often require adjustments to the premium (the amount you paid for the bond). A bond specialist will determine all costs associated with the changes you need.
In some cases, a new indemnity agreement (contract between you and the surety) will need to be signed. Again, your bond specialist will notify you of all steps required.