About

The Association of Louisiana Bail Underwriters (ALBU) was founded in 1990 in order to represent bail agents in Louisiana. 

Purpose
The purpose of the Association of Louisiana Bail Underwriters shall be: 

  • To maintain, preserve, and protect, or to assist in maintaining, preserving and protecting, the surety and bail providers' industry in the State of Louisiana. 
  • To promote the growth of the surety and bail industry, and to assist in such growth; and
  • To educate and inform the public concerning the value of the surety and the bail industry in the State of Louisiana. 

Oath
I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the duties of a licensed Professional Bail Agent and will, to the best of my ability: preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States and this State; and I further solemnly swear that I will follow the Code of Ethics of the Association of Louisiana Bail Underwriters, be a defender of the 5th and 8th Amendments, support my local community in its fight against crime, and never give up the chance to make sure every bond jumper is returned to court to face his community's judgment, so help me God.

Voting Districts 
As a member of the ALBU, your Voting District is determined by the parish of the geographical area reported to the Department of Insurance for your license to write bail. 

 
District 1 District 2 District 3
Bienville
Bossier
Caddo
Claiborne
DeSoto
Red River
Webster
Caldwell
East Carroll
Franklin
Jackson
Lincoln
Madison
Morehouse
Ouachita
Richland
Tensas
Union
West Carroll
Avoyelles
Catahoula
Concordia
Grant
LaSalle
Natchitoches
Rapides
Sabine
Vernon
Winn
District 4 District 5 District 6
Allen
Beauregard
Calcasieu
Cameron
Jefferson Davis
Vermilion
Acadia
Evangeline
Iberia
Lafayette
St. Landry
St. Martin
St. Mary
Ascension
East Baton Rouge
East Feliciana
Iberville
Livingston
Pointe Coupee
St. Helena
Tangipahoa
Washington
West Baton Rouge
West Feliciana 
District 7 District 8  
Assumption
Lafourche
St. Charles
St. James
St. John the Baptist
Terrebonne
Orleans
Plaquemines
St. Bernard
St. Tammany
 


Membership
ALBU membership is divided into 3 categories: Agent, Surety Company, and Special. Find out more about membership here. 

Agent Class  |  The Agent Class Membership shall consist of persons who are licensed by the Commissioner of Insurance for the State of Louisiana to write surety, fidelity, and bail bonds and are currently authorized by an insurance company, authorized by the Commissioner of Insurance of the State of Louisiana to do business in the State of Louisiana, and to write bail bonds on behalf of said duly authorized insurance company. 

Surety Company Class  |  The Surety Company Class Membership shall consist of duly chartered and organized insurance companies who have been issued a certificate of authority by the Commissioner of Insurance of the State of Louisiana to write surety, fidelity and bail bonds, and who have duly licensed agents under contract to write bail bonds in the State of Louisiana. 

Special Class  |  The Special Class Membership shall consist of those individuals interested in the surety and bail business. Members of this class shall have no right to vote at any general or special meeting of the ALBU.

 


 


What is ALBU?

The Association of Louisiana Bail Underwriters represents bail agents and the bail profession across the state of Louisiana. To find out more about our organization, please visit here or contact the ALBU office at (225) 685-1151 or info@albula.org.