When the law directs that a public officer shall give a bond without prescribing to whom it shall run it shall be made, if the public officer is a state officer, to the state; if a county, precinct or district officer, to the county; if a municipal officer, to the city, town, or metro township; and if a school officer, to the board of education.
Official oaths and bonds of county, precinct and district officers shall be filed with the county clerk, except those of the county clerk which shall be filed with the county treasurer.
No Change Since 1953
Official oaths and bonds of city officers shall be filed with the city recorder, except those of the city recorder which shall be filed with the city treasurer.
Official oaths and bonds of town officers shall be filed with the town clerk, except those of the town clerk which shall be filed with the town treasurer.
Official oaths and bonds of metro township officers shall be filed with the county clerk.
Official oaths and bonds of school district officers shall be filed with the clerk of the board of education, except those of the clerk which shall be filed with the treasurer of the board of education.
The official bond of a public officer shall be deemed a security to the state, county, city, town, school district or other municipal or public corporation, as the case may be, and also to all persons severally, for official delinquencies against which it is intended to provide.
When a public officer by official misconduct or neglect of duty shall forfeit his official bond or render his sureties liable thereon, any person injured by such misconduct or neglect, or who is by law entitled to the benefit of the security, may maintain an action thereon in his own name against the officer and his sureties to recover the amount to which he may by reason thereof be entitled
The bonds of all civil officers shall cover duties required by laws passed subsequent to giving them. No bond shall be void for failure to comply with the law as to matters of form, but it shall be valid as to all matters contained therein, if it complies substantially with the law.
Whenever, except in criminal prosecutions, any special penalty, forfeiture or liability is imposed upon any officer for nonperformance or malperformance of his official duties, the liability therefor attaches to the official bond of such officer
The cost of any official bond required to be furnished by any public treasurer shall be paid out of the funds in the respective treasuries
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