HCCLR 19 Justification of Sureties (A) Any person or corporation desiring to post bail bonds in a Superior Court of this District shall first obtain an Order of Justification. (B) All petitions for an Order of Justification shall be in writing to the court and filed with the respective Superior Court Clerk, and shall contain the following information: All Sureties: 1. Types of bonds, an outline of the types of bonds posted by the surety. 2. Current suretyship obligations, a current list of all suretyship obligations to all courts within the geographical limits of Washington State, including the name of the court,the name of the defendant, the amount of the bond, and the date issued. 3. Current bond foreclosures. A list of the current obligations to the courts in the way of bond forfeitures or other obligations incurred by the surety which have not been paid, or a statement that there are none. 4. Presentation. The identity of the names and addresses of all persons who will be delivering or presenting bonds on behalf of the bonding surety. 5. Jurisdictions where surety has previously been authorized to post bonds and jurisdictions denying such authorization. Corporations. 1. Power of Attorney. a. Names of the agents authorized to execute bonds on behalf of the surety. b. The maximum dollar amount of any single bond which each agent is authorized to execute. 2. A copy of the current Certificate of Authority issued by theinsurance commissioner for the State of Washington. 3. Resident corporate agent. a. The name and resident agent(s) for the corporate surety in the State of Washington authorized to appear and accept service on behalf of the corporate surety. b. A copy of the power of attorney appointing said person(s)as resident agent(s). Individuals. 1. Individual name(s) of applicant(s). 2. Any fictitious names used by the applicant(s). 3. Resident address of individual applicant(s). 4. Business address of individual applicant(s). 5. Marital status of applicant(s) and, if applicable, name(s) of spouse(s). 6. Verified financial statement, including the following for real property assets: Street address and legal description of property, current appraisal of the property by a qualified real estate appraiser, who is a member of the American Institute of Appraisers, or a statement of the appraiser that there has been no change in the value of the property since the last appraisal of the property, whether the real estate is being purchased on contract or subject to mortgage, deed of trust, or other encumbrance, disclose how the property is being obtained, purchase price, unpaid balance, notarized confirmation that real property taxes and all hazard insurance are current and coverage limits. For personal property include all financial accounts, stocks, bonds cash, and other investments. 7. Liabilities, Including Unsatisfied Judgments. If unsatisfied Judgment(s) are included, list court, title of cause, cause number, date of Judgment, judgment creditor, and amount of unsatisfied Judgment. 8. Net worth. 9. Current property bond obligations in the State of Washington by name of Court, name of defendant, amount of the bond, date of issuance of bond. 10. Driver's license number, state, and expiration date. 11. Criminal history. Provide any criminal history conviction information for each applicant or employee of applicant who will be performing services hereunder, including name of crime convicted of committing, name of court, case number, date of offense and date of conviction. (C) All Petitions for Order of Justification shall be verified. All initial Orders of Justification shall be effective until the next April 30 following entry of the Order. All Orders of Justification, other than the initial order, shall be effective from May 1 of one year to the following April 30. All petitions shall be accompanied by a proposed Order of Justification. An initial Petition shall be accompanied by a full filing fee. Renewal petitions shall be accompanied by an ex parte fee. Petition for Renewals must be filed on or before April 30 of each year otherwise a full filing fee is due. The Petition for Renewal will include a verified statement that there have been no changes since the last petition or set forth the changes. (Effective 9/1/03)
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