Bounty Hunting in Massachusetts

In Massachusetts, professional bondsmen are governed by local rules set by the Superior Court and there are no state laws pertaining to Bounty Hunters. Furthermore, a Fugitive Recovery Agent’s ability to make arrests is somewhat unclear. This stems from a loose definition of Bounty Hunters in the state as “professional bondsmen”, defined as “any person who becomes bail or surety for any defendant in the criminal process; whether it be as agent for any corporation, or person, surety agent or principal, who has received, been promised, or expects to receive a fee, pay or reward for acting as bail or surety.” Thus, Fugitive Recovery Agents are treated just as any other member of the bonding business and do not have any special provisions pertaining to their licensing or behavior.

How to Become a Bounty Hunter in Massachusetts

There are very little requirements for becoming a Bounty Hunter in Massachusetts beyond registering with the Superior Court. However, to ensure you are up to date with local bail laws and other laws that may affect Bail Recovery Agents in the state, become-a-bounty-hunter recommends education and/or training before attempting to skip trace fugitives in the state.

Massachusetts Bounty Hunter Licenses and Requirements

Licensing is not required in Massachusetts, although professional bondsmen must register with the Superior Court. Additionally, the Superior Court has the ability to set rules for professional bondsmen



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