Certain cities in Arizona require peddlers and solicitors to file a Peddler Bond to do business within their city limits. Jet provides the Arizona Peddler Bond as a guarantee of reimbursement to the city and the public should the peddler or solicitor conduct unlawful business. Peddler Bonds protect customers from financial damage resulting from deceptive actions of peddlers, transient merchants, vendors, and solicitors in the following Arizona Cities: Payson, Chandler, Prescott, and Casa Grande.
With Jet, you can purchase the Arizona Peddler Bond at a rate below the rest of the market in terms that work for you.
The cost of the bond depends on the bond limit, which ranges from $500 to $5,000 based on the city of operation, and a soft credit check. The price you pay is only a small percentage of the bond limit. This chart shows annual or multi-year rates that most applicants are eligible for.
Although a soft credit check is required to apply for the Peddler Bond, most people who apply will qualify for the $100 annual rate with Jet.
Each city in Arizona that requires a Peddler Bond sets the bond in an amount that would cover any damages to itself or its citizens. The limits for each city are found below:
Casa Grande: The penal sum of either $500 or 10% of the estimated gross sales value, whichever is greater
Payson: Set by town council
Prescott: $200 for the applicant, add $100 for each employee/agent | max of $1,000
The Peddler Bond is required in some Arizona cities to protect the municipality and the public from dishonest actions of the peddler, vendor, transient merchant, or solicitor. The surety bond is a tool which guarantees the city will receive owed fees for licenses and permits. The bond also acts as financial security for customers should they be harmed by a peddler’s faulty claims.
Getting the Arizona Peddler Bond is easy with Jet. Simply click the button below, answer a few questions, and provide payment information in our secure system. Jet’s website will allow you to purchase your bond entirely online in a couple of minutes or less.
Jet will handle the bond filing for you! For those applying for a new permit/license, you may prefer to submit the original bond alongside other paperwork. If that’s the case, Jet will send the bond to your address specified in the application. Review the chart below to see where all paperwork should be sent:
|City of Casa Grande||City Clerk Office|
510 E Florence Blvd
Casa Grande, AZ 85122
|City of Chandler||Chandler City Clerk|
175 S Arizona Avenue
Chandler, AZ 85225
|City of Payson||Payson Town Hall|
303 N Beeline Hwy
Payson, AZ 85541
|City of Prescott||City Clerk Office|
201 S Cortez
Prescott, AZ 86301
Jet allows you to cancel the bond at any time! Just send us a written request to cancel the bond and we will notify the appropriate municipality. A pro-rata refund will be provided to those who chose an annual payment option, when applicable.
If the bond is cancelled while the peddler or business still wishes to hold their license, they have 10 days from the date of the cancellation to obtain a new bond. The license will become inactive if no new bond is on file with the city or town.
At Jet, the bond can be renewed in a matter of minutes. Before renewal, Jet will send out a notice through mail and email. Those paying on annual terms will have plenty of time to provide payment online or via standard mail.
Claims can be avoided as long as the vendor, solicitor, transient merchant, or peddler abides by the rules and statutes of the city they are located in. In Chandler, any person in violation of the Chandler Municipal Code, Chapter 20, Section 20-16 shall be found guilty of a misdemeanor.
Violations that can lead to a claim on the bond include:
The court, along with anyone harmed by the peddler, can file a bond claim. It is in the best interest of the peddler or solicitor to abide by the municipality’s code to avoid bond claims and other disciplinary actions.
Upon receiving a bond claim, it is important to notify Jet immediately. Whether the claim comes from an aggrieved individual or the clerk of court on behalf of an individual, Jet takes the initiative to investigate all details prior to paying out the claim. If the claim is legitimate, Jet will pay the claimant up to the full bond limit. Because peddlers, merchants, solicitors, vendors, and canvassers are responsible for their actions, they must repay Jet for the full amount.