California Unlawful Detainer Assistant (UDA) Surety Bond

As per the definition provided in the  California Business and Professions Code, Division 3, Chapter 5.5 Article 1, §6400 an Unlawful Detainer Assistant (UDA) is someone who provides assistance or advice, for a fee,  in the prosecution or defense of an unlawful detainer claim or action, including any bankruptcy petition that may affect the claim or action.  An example of an Unlawful Detainer action is when someone refuses to vacate a property they have not legal right to live on, basically a landlord - tenant eviction case.

Anyone operating in this capacity must seek license with their corresponding county clerks office.  One of the licensing requirements is to post an Unlawful Detainer Assistant bond in accordance with the amounts required in §6405 of the aforementioned code for a 2 year term.

How much of a bond is required for my UDA License?

Individuals applying for a certificate of registration as assistants must post a $25,000 bond. 

Corporations or partnerships applying for certificates of registration must post a bond in varying amounts depending on the number of assistants they employ:

  • 1-4 assistants require a $25,000 bond
  • 5-9 assistants require a $50,000 bond
  • 10 or more assistants require a $100,000 bond


What does a UDA bond cost for the required 2 year term?

The base rate starts at 1% per year.  You can chose to get the bond for a 1 year term and renew annually or get the bond for a term of 2 years and renew it every 2 years.  Currently we offer the $25,000 bond for $438.00 for the required 2 year term for qualifying accounts.  The rate you will be charged is based upon your personal credit or the personal credit of the corporation/partnership owners credit and the number of years experience in this field.