A constable bond is a protective bond for the State of Massachusetts in the event that a constable fails to act legally or properly. This guarantee states that the surety company will cover any damages incurred as a result of a breach of contract, and will then pursue repayment from the Principal.
A constable bond is a public official surety bond, required before a duly sworn municipal constable can serve or execute civil processes within the city or town in which they were appointed or elected. A surety bond guarantees to the public that a municipal constable will perform their duties lawfully and responsibly, manage public funds properly, and assist law enforcement officials as requested, or as required by law.
A Massachusetts Constable is a sworn peace officer who serves for a municipality. These duties consist of serving judicial processes in their assigned jurisdiction, as well as a series of other duties as may be assigned in their jurisdiction.
The Massachusetts Constable Bond issued by United Casualty and Surety Insurance Company is an Instant-Issue bond, meaning that there is no credit check required, and can be issued instantaneously upon completion of your application and submission of payment.
In Massachusetts a public official surety bond (in this case a constable bond) in the amount of $5,000 is required for a municipal constable to be able to serve or execute any kind of civil process within his or her jurisdiction where the amount of damages does not exceed $7,000.
Once a Constable Bond is issued by the surety it must be personally signed by the constable, witnessed, and then filed by the constable with the city or town clerk of the municipality named in the bond. Until these steps are taken a constable may not legally serve or execute any civil process within a city or town in which either elected or appointed.
It is important to avoid claims against your Municipal Constable Bond. You should be aware of, understand, and be in compliance with any and all laws and regulations governing constables in Massachusetts.
A claim against your bond will be investigated by the surety. If the claim is deemed to be legitimate, the surety will pay damages up to, but not beyond the amount of the bond. If this should occur you are obligated to repay the surety in full for any damages paid on your behalf. A claim against your surety bond is like a mark of bad credit, and may likely create problems with any future applications to obtain surety bonding. Be sure of what you do before embarking on any official act to avoid any claims against your public official surety bond.