Frequently Asked Questions About Itinerant Merchant Bonds

Who requires Itinerant Merchant Bonds and why?
City, Town, and County government often require itinerant merchant bonds, also known as
peddler bond, transient salesman bond and Hawkers bond. Bonds are required because
itinerant merchants may only be operating in the city for a few days. The bond helps the
government agency to verify that a merchant or salesperson is legitimate and will behave
according to the local laws and codes.

How much does an itinerant merchant bond cost?
The price depends on the amount of the bond. Most cities require a bond of $1,000 to $10,000.
The cost of the bond can range from $150 to $250.

Can the same bond be used in more than one city?
Unfortunately, the bond is specific to each government agency. Merchants that operate in
more than one county or city may have to purchase additional bonds.

How long does it take to have a bond issued?
Most merchant bonds are issued and delivered to your door in 24 to 36 hours.

What states do you issue itinerant merchant bonds?
We have agreements to issue bonds in all 50 states.

How do I apply for a merchant bond?
Please complete the request form below. There is no cost to apply.
Itinerant Merchant & Peddler Bond
Call 1-866-546-4605 for free advice
Name to Appear on Bond
Your email address:
Your phone number:
City/County requiring the bond and contact
name/number for county official.
Bond Amount:
Effective Date of Bond: