Which Surety Bond Do You Need?
There are three types of surety bonds that can be required of you:
- License and permit bonds needed for many professions such as auto dealers and contractors to operate legally.
- Contractor bonds for public construction projects.
- Court bonds required by the courts for various purposes.
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 below.
License & Permit Bond Search
|Arkansas (City of Marion, AR) Contractor License Bond||City of Marion||Marion||Apply|
|Arkansas Appraisal Management Company Bond||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 Bond||Arkansas Athletic Commission||Little Rock||Apply|
|Arkansas Contractor License Bond||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 Bond||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 Bond||AK Attorney General Attn Tobacco Division||Little Rock||Apply|
|Arkansas North Little Rock Electric Utility Bond||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 Bond||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|
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.