New process servers in California stall when they discover they need to post a $2,000 bond. In fact, it’s the California process server bond requirement that turns many people away from the business. That’s just silly. A bond is easy to buy.
Last time I checked, you could buy a two-year bond on the Internet for about $50-$100 dollars.
For a quick comparison, search Google for California process server bond.
I can’t recommend a specific agency because I’ve never been bonded in California, so exercise common sense when shopping around.
But don’t let something as simple as a bond get in your way.