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There are certain qualifications one must meet to be eligible to act as a Missouri Bail Bondman and before applying for a Bail Bonds license in the State of Missouri.

Applicants must comply with the qualifications established by Supreme Court Rule 33.17 including the following:

  1. Be at least 21 years of age.
  2. Be a United States citizen.
  3. Have earned a high school diploma or GED certificate.
  4. Have been licensed as a bail bond agent for a minimum of two years immediately prior to submitting the general bail bond application.
  5. Devote at least 50% of his/her working time to the bail bond business in MO.
  6. Have not been convicted of any felony under the laws of any state or of the United States.
  7. Not be a judge, attorney, court official, law enforcement officer, or a state, county, or municipal employee who is either elected or appointed.


Criminal conviction?


Having a criminal record does not automatically disqualify fr you from obtaining a Missouri Bail Bonds license.

On the Missouri Bail Bond application for a license, there are specific instructions about the information to provide about your criminal record for any prior convictions.

You Must:

  • Disclose all criminal history whether or not sentence was actually imposed.
  • Describe the circumstances surrounding your arrest, the charges, and the conviction.
  • Provide a certified copy of the Indictment or Information and the Judgment and Sentencing documents that show the disposition of each criminal charge.
  • Submit completed information with your application.
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