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Which Surety Bond Do You Need?

There are three types of surety bonds that can be required of you:

It’s important you understand how surety bonds work and that you're responsible to pay claims in full, which makes it important that you find a bond company that will defend you from claims.

Getting License and Permit Bonds

Arkansas requires license and permit bonds in order to get and file licenses/permits for many different professions. You can find the full list of license and permit bonds required by using our bond requirement search tool.


Arkansas Surety Bond Search

Arkansas (City of Marion, AR) Contractor License Bond City of Marion Marion Apply
Arkansas Appraisal Management Company Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board Little Rock Apply
Arkansas Coin Operated Cigaretter Machine Operators Bond Tobacco Control Board Little Rock Apply
Arkansas Collection Agency Bond State Board of Collection Agencies Little Rock Apply
Arkansas Combative Sports State of Arkansas Athletic Commission Little Rock Apply
Arkansas Combative Sports Bond Arkansas Athletic Commission Little Rock Apply
Arkansas Contractor License Contractors Licensing Board Little Rock Apply
Arkansas Contractor's Bonds Contractors Licensing Board Little Rock Apply
Arkansas Financial Guarantee Bond (City Water & Light) City Water & Light Jonesboro Apply
Arkansas Financial Guarantee Bond (West Memphis Utility Commission) West Memphis Utility Commission West Memphis Apply
Arkansas Fishing License & Equipment Consignment Bond Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Hot Springs National Park Apply
Arkansas Household Pest and Rodent Control Bond Arkansas State Plant Board Little Rock Apply
Arkansas Issuance of a Certificate of Title Bond Dept of Finance/Admin - Motor Vehicle Records Unit Little Rock Apply
Arkansas Long Term Care Facilities Fund Bond Arkansas Office of Long Term Care Little Rock Apply
Arkansas Mortgage Banker Securities Dept Little Rock Apply
Arkansas Mortgage Broker or Mortgage Servicer Bond Securities Dept Little Rock Apply
Arkansas Motor Fuel Tax Bond Motor Fuel Tax Section Little Rock Apply
Arkansas New Motor Vehicle Dealer Bond Motor Vehicle Commission Little Rock Apply
Arkansas New Motorcycle, ATV, Scooter, Utility Vehicle or Lessor Bond Arkansas Motor Vehicle Commission Little Rock Apply
Arkansas Non-Participating Manufacturer or Importer AK Attorney General Attn Tobacco Division Little Rock Apply
Arkansas North Little Rock Electric Utility North Little Rock Electric North Little Rock Apply
Arkansas Oil, Gas, Water or Mineral Wells or Leases Bond Department of Environmental Quality North Little Rock Apply
Arkansas Paid Solicitor Bond Office of the Attorney General Little Rock Apply
Arkansas Paragould Light Water and Cable Utility Bond PLWC Paragould Apply
Arkansas Scholarship Lottery Bond ARKANSAS SCHOLARSHIP LOTTERY Little Rock Apply
Arkansas Service Contract Provider Bond Arkansas Insurance Department Little Rock Apply
Arkansas Skilled Nursing Facility, Intermediate Care Facility, or Nursing Facility Bond State of Arkansas Health and Human Services Little Rock Apply
Arkansas Telephonic Seller Office of the Attorney General Little Rock Apply
Arkansas Third Party Administrator Bond Arkansas Insurance Dept. License Division Little Rock Apply
Arkansas Used Motor Vehicle Dealer, Wholesaler, or Auto Auction Bond State Police - Special Services Section Little Rock Apply
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    Getting Construction Bonds for Jobs

    Contract bonds such as bid and performance bonds are needed to work on public construction projects. However, these are usually required by cities or municipalities as opposed to the state. You can learn more about what’s needed to get surety bonds for construction projects.

    Getting Court Bonds

    Court bonds aren’t needed as often as the bonds mentioned above, but can be required by the courts if you need to appeal a court decision, become a legal guardian of a minor or operate as a fiduciary of an estate.

    What Do Arkansas Surety Bonds Cost?

    Surety bonds generally cost 1-15% of the required bond amount. Costs vary significantly depending on the bond amount you need and your rate (which is the percentage of the full bond amount you must pay). You can get an instant estimate by using our bond premium calculator, or apply online to get a firm surety bond quote.

    Can You Get Surety Bonds in Arkansas with Bad Credit?

    It’s possible to get surety bonds with bad credit, but it will depend on the bond type you need and how severe your credit issues are. You can get approved for most license and permit bonds with bad credit. However, it is more difficult to get contract bonds with credit issues.


    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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