Star Surety Commercial Surety Program

Star Surety Offers Standard Surety Underwriting Support

We offer a PROVEN Direct Bill Renewal option

About Us

We are direct surety company. We’re not an agency charging you additional fees and collecting commissions. This means that we are able to offer you faster delivery and 25% savings! We exist to provide you a quality, trusted bond faster and at the lowest price.

Our organization has been in the surety business since 1978, and we are T-Listed in all 50 states and the District of Columbia with an underwriting limit up to $32,428,000.

Our Philosophy

We Believe:

  • That service, ease of use, value, and the strength of our guarantee is what our customers need and value;
  • That being a low cost, easy to access, service oriented surety company that our customers and obligees can trust will dictate our future success;
  • That at our core, our company is simply a collection of good people making good decisions;
  • That character equals personal integrity plus professional integrity, and we strive to be a high character organization that employs high character individuals; and
  • That by letting these beliefs guide our decision making, we will be a good business partner and organization to work for.
We Underwrite
  • License-Permit Bonds
  • Court and Probate Bonds
  • Lost Instrument Bonds
  • Public Official Bonds
  • Contractor Wage and Welfare Bonds
We’re looking for agents who recognize the value of service
  • Surety Credit Based on Financial Position and Credit History
  • Flexible Competitive Rates
  • Competitive Commission Structure
  • Small Agency Volume OK
Star Surety Agency Appointments

For consideration of a Star Surety Agency Appointment, please complete the following forms and either scan and email to: [email protected] or fax to: (614) 823-6359

Our Team

We recognize that you need a fast and easy way to secure your bond, and we are ready to put our professionals to work for you. Call us toll free at (866) 207-5520.

Rob Cannell
Assistant Vice President Surety Underwriting
[email protected]

Cathie DeLong
Customer Service Representative
[email protected]

Bond Applications

States, counties, and cities require these bonds from contractors and construction-related companies. They guarantee the contractor will comply with various building codes and can, depending on the municipality, make broader guarantees, including some sort of completion clause.

A Fiduciary is someone who, under jurisdiction and supervision of a Court, administers property held in trust. The Fiduciary is generally required by law to provide a bond. This guarantees faithful performance and compliance with Court Orders. It does not serve as coverage for the fiduciary, but rather as protection for the heirs, incompetent, creditors, etc.


Court bonds are required at significant points in the litigation process. The bond Protects the opposing party from loss suffered as a result of the court’s having temporarily Granting a specific privilege. Types of bonds include

  • Appeal Bonds
  • Injunction Bonds
  • Replevin Bonds
  • Attachment Bond
  • Release of Lien

A Lost Instrument/Security Surety bond is required by the issuing company of the stock through its transfer agent. The purpose, of the bond is to protect the corporations and the agent in case the lost certificate is somehow redeemed by the principal or another party at a later date.

Non-Contract Commercial Surety

We write all the ordinary classes of non-contract surety bonds such as license-permit, public official, probate, lost instrument, and other miscellaneous surety bonds.

License Permit

Construction/Contractors. License and Permit Bonds are required by States, Counties, or Cities when a company or individual requests permission to engage in a business activity that is regulated. The majority of Bonds are required to comply with various building codes. Other bonds make broader guarantees, such as the contract signed will be completed to the satisfaction of the owner.

  • Carpenter
  • Drywall
  • Electrician
  • Fence
  • HVAC
  • Home Builder/Remodeler
  • Insulation
  • Landscaper
  • Plumber
  • Roofer
Public Official Bonds

A public official bond guarantees the honesty and faithful performance of a public official’s duties, Elected or Appointed, as prescribed by law or regulation, including the honest account of all monies entrusted to the official according to the law. Public Official bonds are generally for the protection of the taxpayers and the penalty or amount of the bond should be adequate to protect these interests.

These bonds assure the recovery of fines, fees, and or expenses, levied by state regulators for non-compliance with state regulations and ordinances. These bonds also assure recovery of losses incurred, that result from a public official’s non-compliance with these regulations

  • Agents for Sale of Hunting, Fishing & trapping Licenses, Auto Tags, etc.
  • Constable/Police
  • Court Clerks
  • Contract Postal Units
  • State and City Elected or Appointed Officials
  • Judges
  • Mayors
  • Notaries Public
  • Sheriffs
  • Tax Collectors
  • Township and City Manager
  • Treasurers

These bonds guarantee the duties of the administrators, trustees, guardians, executors and other fiduciaries of an estate either in Bankruptcy or Probate Courts. Probate bonds are required for the estate of deceased persons, minors, and incompetent persons. As a rule these bonds are filed in a probate court. The bonds provide a guarantee to the courts and the heirs of an estate that the process of proceeding through probate is accomplished within the legal requirements and that all assets are properly accounted for. The bond protects the estate until all steps have been completed.


Countless “other” business situations in which a bond must be provided. These include:

  • Lottery Bonds
  • Auctioneer
  • Concessionaires
  • Customs
  • Travel Agents ( ARC – Airline Reporting Corporation )
  • Nursing Homes
  • Funeral Directors
  • Union Wages and Welfare
  • Motor Vehicle Dealers
  • Mortgage Brokers
  • Employment Agencies
  • Proprietary Schools

Rob Cannell
AVP Star Surety
(614) 823-6327

Cathie DeLong
Customer Service Representative

[email protected]

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