Health clubs in Rhode Island are licensed and regulated by the state’s Attorney General office. The state provides a list of registered health clubs. You are required to obtain a surety bond that is in accordance with the number of square feet of your health club facility.
The breakdown is currently as follows:
The square footage is computed by “...permanently covered, non-court sport exercise/aerobic/fitness area...”
Qualifying for the Rhode Island health club bond is by completion of a short surety bond application – which we’ll being with you over the phone --- but which will also require your signature and that of a witness. We’ll also ask you the type of license or permit for which you are applying.
Thereafter, your application is reviewed by an underwriter. The review includes a business or personal credit inquiry.
Approval is based on good credit, and the rate is just 1% of the amount surety bond required.
Upon payment of the premium, our agency issues this bond to you immediately. Your bond, along with a Power of Attorney form and other related documents will be sent to you.
Upon receipt, you’ll sign your bond as Principal before filing it to:
Office of the Attorney General
4 Howard Avenue
Cranston, Rhode Island 02920
Phone Number: 401-274-4400 – TDD 401-453-0410
The Rhode Island health club bond, as issued, is active for one year. Thereafter, your premium renews. The option also exists to prepay your bond, of whatever amount, for 3 years.
Prepayment of the premium allows you a savings versus renewing annually. The premium prepayment option and savings are as follows:
--- $10,000 surety bond amount ---
---$20,000 surety bond amount ---
---$30,000 surety bond amount ---
The purpose of your health club surety bond is to protect your customers and ensure your compliance with all laws regarding health club surety bonds. Chapter 5-50 of Rhode Island’s statutes provides the body of laws relating to health clubs.
AmeriPro Surety Bonds is a surety bonds-only agency which provides health club and spa surety bonds nationwide.
We are also a provider of license and permit bonds in all 50 states. Please call us today at:
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