SURETY INSURANCE CONTRACTS
41-2612. Release of surety on bond of licensee or permittee. (1) The surety or the representative of any surety upon any bond given on behalf or for the use and benefit of any person, firm, copartnership, association or corporation as a licensee or permittee under any law of the state of Idaho, or any municipality thereof, desiring to be released from subsequent liability and responsibility on such bond, shall serve a written notice upon the principal of such bond that on and after twenty (20) days from the date of service of such notice, the surety will withdraw as surety on such bond, and a copy of such notice shall forthwith be served upon the official with whom such bond is filed.
(2) Such notice shall be served personally upon the principal if found within the state of Idaho, and if not, by registered mail directed to the principal at his last known address. If the principal cannot be served either personally or by registered mail, service shall be made by publication of the notice in a newspaper of general circulation in the county of the residence or principal place of business of the principal, once a week for a period of two consecutive weeks. Service upon the principal shall be complete one week from the date of the last publication. The affidavit of the persons so serving such notice, with the registered return receipt card attached thereto, if such service has been made by mail, or the affidavit of the publisher of the newspaper, shall be sufficient proof of service of such notice.
(3) Proof of such service shall be filed with the official having custody of the bond and the liability of the surety shall cease after a period of twenty (20) days from the date of the service of such notice on the principal. If the principal fails within such twenty (20) day period to file with the proper official a new bond the permit or license shall be canceled and terminated.
[41-2612, added 1961, ch. 330, sec. 565, p. 645.]