South Carolina 19-08 Surety Insurance Producer; Limited Lines
All Surety Bonds in the state of South Carolina are formed through three-party contracts. A three-party contract in terms of insurance includes the following parties: principal, surety, and obligee. These parties all serve significant purpose as a means for surety bond performance. There are four significant subgroups to surety bonds in South Carolina. These four types of commercial surety bonds include: construction bonds, public official bonds, judicial bonds, and fiduciary bonds. Under the scope of commercial surety bonds these four subcategories all serve the same purpose. The purpose of commercial surety bond is to guarantee the future action or compliance by a given party. In the case of surety bonds the party for which is bound to complete a future action or maintain future compliance may be considered the principal. The principal must seek out a commercial institution licensed in the state of South Carolina to provide commercial surety bonds. This licensed institution is known as the surety. The surety places financial security, surety bond, in order to guarantee that the principal will faithfully carry out their future action, and comply with the regulations set forth in obtaining the surety bond. The final party to a commercial surety bond is the obligee. The obligee is the party in a surety bond whom is protected from loss and is guaranteed future action or compliance. In simple terms the principal is obligated to faithfully comply and follow through with all future actions designated by the obligee, and guaranteed by the surety.
South Carolina Surety Bail Bondsman
In the scope of bail bonds commercial surety bonds may be further broken down, and explained as pertaining to the judicial community. Bail bonds are utilized to guarantee the future action of court appearance by guaranteeing defendant appearance through a monetary obligation to the court of competent jurisdiction. A defendant is a person accused of committing a crime pending the outcome of a trial. In terms of commercial surety bonds the defendant may be considered the principal, or the party to the contract whom wishes to assume a surety bond. A defendant may wish to assume a surety bond in order to gain their release from custody pending trial. A defendant may seek a bail bondsman in an effort to gain release pending trial. In terms of a commercial surety bond the bail bondsman may be considered the surety. The surety guarantees a monetary sum to the court of competent jurisdiction in order to ensure the future court appearance of the principal (defendant). Due to the court receiving the guarantee of court appearance they may be considered the obligee, or the party to the contract whom is guaranteed action and protected monetarily from future loss.
Three parties to a surety bail bond contract:
Surety= Bail Bondsman
Obligee= Court of competent jurisdiction
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Donald F. Mescia III