In the City of Dothan, Alabama, licensed bail bondsmen are required by the Code of Ordinances Section 18-53 to post a surety bond in the amount of $3,000. The Dothan Bail Bondsman Surety bond is offered by Jet Insurance Company to ensure the City Clerk and the public that funds are available if a bail amount must be forfeited to a defendant.
The Jet team is pulling out all of the stops in the surety bond application process. We get you the bond you need for your business quickly and easily with minimal red tape, and direct from us as the surety carrier.
With Jet, the Bail Bondsman Surety bond is $10 per month with Jet’s unique monthly payment option or just $100 for one year. For those who want to lock in a low rate and buy their bond for multiple years, you can also purchase the bond in 2-year and 3-year increments (see table below).
As a direct carrier for your bond, Jet Insurance Company cuts out the middlemen who slow you down, can cost you more with their commissions and fees, and leave you high and dry if you ever have a claim. With Jet, you buy the bond online and you are done.
The Bail Bondsman Surety Bond provides the City of Dothan and its citizens a form of financial guarantee in cases when it is necessary to refund a bail amount to an accused member of the public. If the municipal court rules that forfeiture of bail is necessary, the bond ensures that this fiduciary responsibility to the public is met and that the funds are readily available.
Applying for your bond is easy with Jet, and it takes just minutes through our 100% online application. The Jet team will ask for some basic information, such as your name and the name of your business and license information.
Once you have selected your payment option (monthly, 1-year, 2-year or 3year), and provided payment, a copy of the bond and a receipt will immediately be sent to you for your records.
Yes, Jet can! Once you complete your purchase, Jet will immediately ship the original signed and sealed bond to the City of Dothan’s City Clerk for filing. An electronic copy will be emailed to you, and a copy of the bond shipped to you for your records.
If you would prefer to file the bond with the City Clerk’s office yourself, that option will be available at checkout. All paperwork must be sent to the City Clerk at the following address:
City of Dothan
City Clerk’s Office
P.O. Box 2128
Dothan, AL 36302
You can cancel your bond with Jet at any time and get a refund! Simply notify the Jet team that you intend to cancel your bond (by email is fine to [email protected]), and we will send written notification to the Dothan City Clerk. Bond liability will end for you and Jet 30 days after notification to the City of Dothan.
During that time, if you are on our monthly payment option, Jet will need to charge for that period while the liability is still in effect. If you chose our annual or multi-year payment options, the Jet team will determine if there is any unused premium available to refund to you.
With Jet’s monthly payment option, renewal is automatic as long as you continue to make payments from your preferred account. With our annual or multi-year payment options, Jet will send you a renewal notice well prior to the expiration date of your bond. No new application required; just submit payment for the upcoming bond term and Jet will take care of the rest!
The bondsman must return all cash and collateral back to the defendant once they have fulfilled their duty and attended their court date. A bail bondsman can improve their chances of avoiding bond claim by also complying with the professional standards of the Alabama Professional Bail Bonding Board, thereby avoiding unnecessary complaints that may result in forfeiture. The City of Dothan should give you the opportunity to make recompense and return any money owed to the defendant. Failure to do so can lead to further disciplinary action and a claim on the surety bond.
Notify Jet immediately if you are notified that the City of Dothan court is considering forfeiture of bail amount for one of your clients. Jet will defend you to the maximum extent possible. In order to do so, Jet will need your cooperation and honest communication about the pertinent details of the case.
If the claim is found valid Jet Insurance Company is obligated by the terms of the bond to pay on your behalf, up to the limit of the bond. The Bail Bondsman Surety bond establishes a line of credit on your behalf, ensuring the City Clerk and the public that bail forfeiture can be processed quickly and that funds are readily available. Consider Jet as your financial guarantor, paying the City on your behalf. You are still responsible for your actions that resulted in the claim, and will need to reimburse Jet for the amount paid on your behalf. Failure to replenish your bond to $3,000 would result in license suspension, leaving you unable to conduct business in the City of Dothan until the bond is reinstated.
Bail Bondsman conducting business in the state of Alabama are required by the Code of Alabama Section 15-13-22 to post the Alabama Bail Bondsman Bond of $25,000 and have that bond approved by the probate judge in each county in which they operate.