(a) Surety companies. The surety company shall prepare and submit with each bond, and with each consent to changes in the terms of a bond, a power of attorney in accordance with § 17.6, authorizing the agent or officer who executed the bond or consent to act in this capacity on behalf of the surety. The power of attorney shall be prepared on a form provided by the surety company and executed under the corporate seal of the company. If other than a manually signed original is submitted, it shall be accompanied by certification of its validity.
(b) Principal. The principal shall execute and file a power of attorney, in accordance with § 17.6, for every person authorized to execute bonds on behalf of the principal.