(a) The liability on a bond may be enforced by civil action. Both the principal and the sureties shall be joined as parties to the action.
(b) If the bond was given in an action or proceeding, the action shall be commenced in the court in which the action or proceeding was pending. If the bond was given other than in an action or proceeding, the action shall be commenced in any court of competent jurisdiction, and the amount of damage claimed in the action, not the amount of the bond, determines the jurisdictional classification of the case.
(c) A cause of action on a bond may be transferred and assigned as other causes of action.