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How to Be a Bail Bondsman in Atlanta, Georgia ¶ March 14

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      Contact the Georgia Department of Insurance and fill out the required forms. Forms are available on their website (see Reference 3).

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      Be 18 years of age or older, be a U.S. citizen, and a resident of Georgia for at least one year before you apply to write bonds.

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      Have a clean criminal record and be of good moral character. You cannot apply if you have been convicted of a felony or any crime, including moral turpitude. Moral turpitude is a broad legal term referring to conduct that goes against community standards of justice and good morals.

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      Contact the Fulton County Sheriff's Office in Atlanta at (404) 612-5100 and get approved to work as a bail bondsman. The sheriff's office will carry out a background check and collect fingerprint samples before granting your request. You must abide by all federal, state and local laws and regulations set by the Fulton County Sheriff to continue working as a bondsman.

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      Complete eight hours of approved continuing education every year. This is generally a one-day course designed to teach you Georgia's bail laws and provide you with a basic foundation of the bail bonding industry. Prices for the course range from $100 to $400 for the first time, and a maximum of $125 for recurring years, as of 2010.

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      Start advertising your services and signing those bonds. You may employ a bounty hunter or work as your own bounty hunter; although that requires a different license. It is a good idea to start working with an established bail bondsman in Atlanta and then start working for yourself. This is not a requirement, but the bail bondsman industry is hard to break into at first; working with an experienced bondsman will help you learn the ropes.

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