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There are several different contractor license bonds required in California depending on the type of contracting work you do. You can also visit our to find out more general information on contractor license bonds.

Contractor's License Bond - A bond that is required of contractors in California which protects their customers.

Bid & Performance Bonds

These bonds are required to bid and perform work on public projects. However, bid and performance bond requirements are not state dependent. If you know these are the bonds you need to be awarded a public contract, you can apply for these bonds to get an approval.

Qualifying Individual Bond

A qualifying individual bond can be required in addition to a contractor license bond if the licensed contractor who is responsible for the construction operations (the qualifying individual) does not own at least 10% of the of the corporation. This bond is not needed if the qualifying individual owns 10% or more; however they must submit a qualifying individual bond exemption certification to the state. If you do need this bond, you can apply online to get an instant approval. If you have any additional questions about the requirements you must meet, it is best to contact the state directly.

Sanitation Bond

Sanitation bonds are required by Los Angeles County and guarantee the bond holder will pay all amounts due under the Disposal Agreement. You are able to apply online to get an instant bond quote. For additional information on exactly which requirements apply to you, please contact the state department directly.

Car Wash Bond

Car wash bonds are needed to operate a car wash in California. They fall under the contractor license performance and payment bond type because they guarantee the business will perform properly, which includes the payment of earned wages, interest on wages and fringe benefits to employees. If you need a bond for your car wash business, apply online to get an instant approval. If you still have questions about which requirements apply to you, please contact the state department directly.

Pest Control Company Registration & Business Licensees Bonds

A pest control company registration bond is required to register your company with the Structural Pest Control Board, and California currently requires a $12,500 bond. If you need additional information on this bond, please contact the Structural Pest Control Board. Also, a pest control business licensees bond is needed to get a business license. It guarantees pest control professionals will abide by state laws. For more information, visit the California Department of Pesticide Regulation. You can apply for either bond directly online to get an instant quote.

Farm Labor Bond

These bonds are needed to perform farm labor in California. Farm labor bonds are a type of contractor license performance and payment bond because they guarantee the performance of the farm laborer, along with payment to the laborers. If you need a bond for performing farm labor, apply online to get an instant bond approval. If you have further questions about requirements, contact the state department directly.

Sewer & Storm Drain Connection Bond

This bond is required to work on sewer and storm drain connections. Sewer and storm drain connection bonds are a type of contractor license performance and payment bond and guarantees house sewer or storm drain connections will be completed properly, along with any payments required. California currently requires a $25,600 bond, which you can apply for to get an instant approval online. For additional requirement information, please contact the City of Los Angeles.


Frequent Questions

What is the process to obtain the bond?

Apply, get approved online, submit the indemnity agreement, and pay for the bond online. Then we will ship the original bond to you using your preferred method of shipping.

Can I get this bond with bad credit?

Yes. We have exclusive programs that allow us to write these bonds, even if you have credit issues. You can apply and get a quote instantly.

Does it matter where I get my bond?

Yes. Due to the large volume of bonds written, we provide the lowest rates possible. Apply on our website and receive an online approval instantly.

What if a false claim is filed?

You need to contact the surety company's claims department and present proof that the claim is false.

Do all states require a bond?

No, many do not. You can view our full list of state bond requirements. It is also wise to contact your state directly to determine any requirements youm ust meet.


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