CBS Agency Inc.

Columbus Bar Bonds

With a staff of professional agents, CBS Agency, Inc. offers excellent customer service, a convenient downtown location and competitive pricing. We have access to major nationwide surety markets and can handle all probate bonds throughout Ohio and the country. You do not have to be a CBA member to use our service. CBS Agency, Inc. is a for-profit subsidiary of the Columbus Bar Association. Revenue generated directly benefits the programs and mission of the CBA.

Probate Bonds

Including Estate Bonds, Guardianship Bonds and Trustee Bonds

To apply for a probate bond, download and complete the pre-approval form. The pre-approval form should be printed and faxed to the Columbus Bar at (614) 340-2080 or emailed to [email protected].

Note: Franklin County Probate Court requires a pre-approval form.

Questions about probate bonds?

Contact us at (614) 340-2076 or [email protected] (or click here to read the Frequently Asked Questions).


Questions about probate bonds? Click here for the most commonly asked questions.

Bond Application

Print and fax your completed application to us at (614) 340-2080 or email to [email protected].

Notary E&O Insurance

Notary Errors and Omissions (E&O) Insurance is essentially "liability" coverage designed to protect your personal and professional assets in the event you make a mistake as a Notary that causes your client to suffer financial loss. The Columbus Bar provides E&O insurance through respected insurer RLI. Click here for details.

Professional Liability Insurance

You've worked hard to build your practice. Protect it with LawyerCare professional liability coverage for attorneys - available through the Columbus Bar. Click here for details.