903.09 Justification of sureties.—

(1) A surety shall execute an affidavit stating that she or he possesses the qualifications and net worth required to become a surety. The affidavit shall describe the surety’s property and any encumbrances and shall state the number and amount of any bonds entered into by the surety at any court that remain undischarged.

(2) A bond agent, as defined in s. 648.25(2), shall justify her or his suretyship by attaching a copy of the power of attorney issued by the company to the bond or by attaching to the bond United States currency, a United States postal money order, or a cashier’s check in the amount of the bond; but the United States currency, United States postal money order, or cashier’s check cannot be used to secure more than one bond. Nothing herein shall prohibit two or more qualified sureties from each posting any portion of a bond amount, and being liable for only that amount, so long as the total posted by all cosureties is equal to the amount of bond required.

History.—s. 52, ch. 19554, 1939; CGL 1940 Supp. 8663(52); s. 1, ch. 57-63; s. 23, ch. 70-339; s. 44, ch. 84-103; s. 5, ch. 86-151; s. 1477, ch. 97-102; s. 1919, ch. 2003-261.