Florida Treasurers & Tax Collectors-All Subordinates Handling Money A Public Official Surety Bond is a type of Bond which guarantees that the public official will faithfully perform the official duties as per law. Public officials by definition are those who have been appointed to look after the welfare of the public like tax collectors, judges, court clerks, treasurers, notaries etc. These public officials are thus responsible for all accounts and cash collection of public funds. The deputies and subordinates of public officials are also included in the public official Surety Bond. What all comes under the ambit of public official Surety Bond? Dishonesty, loss of any sort due to negligence on the part of the public official, failure to give a proper account of public funds, an error in judgment and losses resulting from that, illegal operations, wrongdoing are some of the things which are covered. Thus a Bonded official has to be very careful and faithful it his/her execution of the job duties and responsibilities.