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Columbus Bar Bonds

We handle probate bonds and other surety needs throughout Ohio

Apply for a Probate Bond

Including Estate Bonds, Guardianship Bonds and Trustee Bonds

CBS Agency and RLI are excited to launch a new secure portal for bond applications.

To apply for a probate bond, complete the application through our secure portal. When your submission has been approved, one of our agents will execute your bond and email it to you along with the POA.

We hope that our new bond portal will make your bond experience even better. First time users of the bond portal will be asked to create an account and verify the email address; if you do not receive a confirmation email, please check your spam folder. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at 614-340-2076 or email us at

Some advantages to using MBA:

  • Save time when requesting a new bond - just log in and complete the application; it will automatically be submitted to underwriting. There should be fewer additional questions as the application will ask for more details when needed. 
  • No more scanning/faxing preapproval forms for new bond requests. 
  • A streamlined preapproval form will still be used for additional bond requests.
  • Enhanced security when submitting sensitive information such as social security numbers and contact information
  • One account logon and password can be shared by all paralegals and attorneys at your firm. Log in anytime to check the status of your bond requests. 

About Us

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.

CBS Agency, Inc. is a for-profit subsidiary of the Columbus Bar Association. Revenue generated directly benefits the programs and mission of the CBA. You do not have to be a CBA member to use our service.

Apply Now

To apply for a new bond, follow the link to securely fill out your application OR complete the fillable pdf and email it to

MyBondApp Portal

New Bond Request Form

To increase the amount of an existing bond, download and complete the Additional Bond Request Form.

Additional Bond Request Form

Print and email your completed form to us at

Questions About Probate Bonds?

Contact us at (614) 340-2076 or email us at

More Insurance Options

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

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.

As a benefit of membership, you have access to a wide range of health insurance products through HEMA - the official insurance broker of the Columbus Bar Association. Click here for details.

CBS Agency, Inc. offers business owner policies (commonly referred to as "BOP" coverage) to cover your firm's general liability, property, business income, and much more. Click here for details.

Contact Us

Columbus Bar Association
230 West Street, Suite 100
Columbus, OH 43215

Parking Information

Phone: (614) 221-4112
Fax: (614) 221-4850

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