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Utah Private Investigator Bond


Utah Private Investigator Bond Information

Utah private investigators must furnish a surety bond in the amount of $10,000 for each registrant or apprentice application. The bond must remain in force throughout the license period. The Utah Private Investigator License Bond is for those who have applied for a license to act as an apprentice or registrant pursuant to the Act and is required to provide this bond pursuant to Utah Stat. Ann. § 53-9-110. The surety bond is written for the benefit of any person injured by any acts of the bonded private investigator as an apprentice or registrant under the Utah Private Investigator Regulation Act (the “Act”) in a cumulative amount up to the penal sum of the surety bond.

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What does a Private Investigator Bond Protect Against?

The bond protects the public from illegal actions committed by the investigator during the course of investigations. Illegal actions may include privacy violations or conflicts with criminal justice authorities, and other violations of Utah Code Ann. §53-9-110.

Getting Your Utah Business License or Registration

Private investigator license applicants must furnish the following items to the Utah Bureau of Criminal Identification;

  • Completed written application form provided by the bureau with the applicant's residential or physical address and mailing or business address
  • Photograph of passport quality containing the applicant's name written on the back of the photograph
  • Copy of a driver license or identification card issued by the state of Utah
  • Completed FBI applicant fingerprint card (Form FD-258) with the applicant's legible fingerprints
  • License and registration fee in the amount indicated in Section 53-9-111 plus the FBI fingerprint processing fee
  • A completed Verification of Investigative Experience Form documenting that the applicant has investigative experience as provided in Subsection 53-9-108(3)
  • For a registrant license, the applicant must also provide a surety bond for the applicant in an amount of not less than $10,000 as described in Subsection 53-9-110(3) and authorization from a licensed agency indicating that the agency will employ or contract with the applicant
  • If the applicant is applying for an apprentice license, the applicant must also provide a surety bond for the applicant in an amount of not less than $10,000 as described in Subsection 53-9-110(3) and authorization from a licensed agency indicating that the agency will employ or contract with the applicant
  • For an agency license, a certificate of liability insurance as described in Subsection 53-9-109(3) and certificate of workers' compensation insurance, if applicable.
  • Other items as may be required by the Bureau

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Utah Private Investigator Licensing

Obligee Contact Information

Bureau of Criminal Identification
3888 West 5400 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84129
801-965-4445