North Dakota

In North Dakota, there is no bounty hunters-specific law.  Bounty hunters must make sure their conduct complies with an applicable state law including criminal laws and regulations pertaining to bail agents.  Pursuant to N.D. Cent. Code, § 26.1-26.6-01, a bail bond agent means “any person who has been licensed by the commissioner and appointed by an insurer by power of attorney to execute or countersign bail bonds for the insurer in connection with the judicial proceedings and charges and receives money for the services.”

In North Dakota, jailers, police officers, committing magistrates, magistrate court judges, sheriffs, deputy sheriffs and constables, or any person having the power to arrest or having anything to do with the control of federal, state, county, or municipal prisoners cannot act as bounty hunters[i].

[i] N.D. Cent. Code, § 26.1-26.6-03.


Inside North Dakota