Jefferson County, TX - Bail Bond Board

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New Rules

2/7/19 Change Made to insurance on property pledged as collateral and submitting Deeds of Trust

Passed at the January 17, 2019 meeting

  • For any real property pledged as collateral and is required to have an insurance policy, the surety must show proof that Jefferson County, Texas is listed as a lien holder on the policy by:
  • Submitting the declaration page for each property pledged as collateral showing Jefferson County, Texas as a lien holder. All declaration pages must be submitted to the Jefferson County Treasurer’s Office by January 31st.
  • At the time of filing, renewing or adding property pledged as collateral, in addition to rules already in place, the surety shall provide the declaration page only of the insurance policy for any property pledged as collateral that is required to have an insurance policy at the time their application or Deed of Trust is submitted.
  • Only property with no mortgage can be pledged as collateral.
  • Only the approved Deed of Trust form can be submitted for any real property that will be pledged as collateral.

This rule will go into effect on March 16, 2017

3/16/17 Change Made to Local Rule 11(l).

Rule: No person or corporation shall be licensed in Jefferson County, the State of Texas, if the applicant has an unpaid final judgment in Jefferson County, or any other county, in the State of Texas, that has been unpaid for more than 30 days, and that arose directly or indirectly from a bond executed by the applicant as a surety or as an agent for a corporate surety, unless the applicant has deposited with the court cash or a supersedeas bond in the amount of the final judgment pending a ruling on a timely filed motion for new trial or an appeal of the judgment.

This rule will go into effect on March 16, 2017

3/16/17 Change Made to Local Rule G(3).

Rule:

3. Investigation.

A. The Board, on its own motion, may investigate an action or a record maintained by a license holder relating to a complaint that the license holder has violated a Board Rule or Chapter 1704 of the Occupations Code.

B. The Board shall investigate an action of or a record maintained by a license holder if:

1. The Board receives a sworn complain on the form approved by the Board and posted on the Board's website, providing reasonable cause to believe that a violation of a Board Rule of Chapter 1704 of the Occupations Code has occurred.

2. A court requests an investigation.

This rule will go into effect on March 16, 2017

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