Bail bond information varies from state to state, i.e. Arizona Bail laws are different than Washington Bail Laws. In the State of Arizona bail bond agencies are regulated by the Arizona Department of Insurance. The Department of Insurance for the State of Arizona regulates the rates on all bail bonds. Legal rate is 10% for standard underwriting. There are Surety Companies that have been approved to write bonds at 8% with conditions that apply. Arizona bail bonds are valid for the duration of the case. When posting a bond, the defendant’s friends or relatives must contact a bail bondsman in the state of Arizona. All major cities in the State of Arizona such as Phoenix, Tucson, and Mesa have bail bond agencies open 24/7.