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Which Surety Bond in Maine 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

Maine 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.


Maine License & Permit Bond Search

Maine Debt Collector/Repossession (Continuous) Office of Consumer Credit Regulation Augusta Apply
Maine Debt Management Bureau of Consumer Credit Protection Gardiner Apply
Maine Insurance 3rd Party Administrator Bond Dept of Professional & Financial Regulations Augusta Apply
Maine Insurance Consultant's License Bond BUREAU OF INSURANCE Augusta Apply
Maine Loan Broker Office of Consumer Credit Regulation Augusta Apply
Maine LOAN BROKER State Of Maine Augusta Apply
Maine Motor Vehicle Dealer Bureau of Motor Vehicles - Dealer and Agent Services Augusta Apply
Maine Motor Vehicle Dealer Bureau of Motor Vehicles - Dealer and Agent Services Augusta Apply
Maine Municipal Treasurer Public Official Bond (Town of Osborn) Town of Osborn Ellsworth Apply
Maine Nonprofit Organization Bond Maine Dept of Labor Augusta Apply
Maine P.I., Investigative Assistant, or Contract Security State of Maine - Department of Public Safety Augusta Apply
Maine Payroll Processor Bond Payroll Processor Rocovery Fund Augusta Apply
Maine Professional Solicitor or Commercial Co-Venturer Department Of Professional & Financial Regulation Augusta Apply
Maine Residential Real Estate Property Peservation Services Provider Bond State of Maine Bureau of Consumer Credit Protectio Augusta Apply
Maine Retail Store Bond (Central Maine Power Company) Central Maine Power Company Augusta Apply
Maine Supervised Lender Bureau of Consumer Credit Protection Augusta Apply
Maine Tax/Excise Tax Collector Public Official Bond (Town of Osborn) Town of Osborn Ellsworth Apply
Maine Transient Seller of Consumer Merchandise Bond OFFICE OF PROFESSIONAL AND OCCUPATIONAL REGULATION Augusta Apply
Maine Turnpike/Bridge Toll Bond Maine Turnpike Authority Portland Apply
Maine Uniform Surety Bond Maine Securities Division York Harbor Apply
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    Getting Contract 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 in Maine

    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 Maine Surety Bonds Cost?

    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 Bonded 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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