Florida is a unique state with strange, dangerous and exotic wildlife.
So, while it might be highly unusual and even unheard of in other places, the state of Florida has a surety bond dedicated to venomous reptiles.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission requires persons who capture, keep, maintain, or display in their possession venomous reptiles to obtain a surety bond as a condition of licensing.
The specific reptiles referred to are:
Both licensing and a surety bond are required for maintenance of any type of venomous snake, native or nonnative, in Florida.
The purpose of the Florida venomous reptile bond is to act as a financial protection which protects others from harm caused by venomous snakes in your possession.
The harm covered includes personal injury, death, and damage to property.
The Florida venomous reptile bond is also your financial guarantee which holds harmless the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission from any damages.
The bond may be used by the Commission to reimburse itself for the seizure, capture, relocation, room and boarding, and veterinarian care of any of your venomous reptiles should that ever be required.
And, should there ever be a payment on the surety bond, you will be legally obligated to reimburse the surety for all costs involved.
While the surety bond is $10,000, the premium – or price you will pay for the bond --- will be just $100.
A credit check, using a soft credit inquiry may be required; however, AmeriPro Surety Bonds will work to find you the best pricing for this bond.
Once purchased, you will want to file the bond along with your application with the Commission.
This surety bond is issued for a period of one year.
You will want to make sure that venomous reptile bond and your state license are concurrent, so as to prevent any lapses and bond coverage and potential issues with the Commission.
Licensing for possession of venomous reptiles is a process that should be looked over carefully.
Our agency will provide the bond to submit with all of your other licensing and permit requirements.
While we can provide you with an email copy of this surety bond once purchased, you are required to file only the original copy of the surety bond.
The original copy, which will require your signature, will be mailed the same or the next business day after purchase.
AmeriPro Surety Bonds is a surety bonds-only agency which provides license and permit, contractor, court, and fiduciary surety bonds throughout Florida.
Our agency also provides surety bonds nationwide.