Which Surety Bond in Maine 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 mortgage lenders to operate legally.
- Contractor bonds for public construction projects.
- Court bonds required by the courts for various purposes.
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 below.
License & Permit Bond Search
|Maine Debt Collector/Repossession (Continuous) Bond||Office of Consumer Credit Regulation||Augusta||Apply|
|Maine Debt Management Bond||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 Bond||State Of Maine||Augusta||Apply|
|Maine Loan Broker Bond||Office of Consumer Credit Regulation||Augusta||Apply|
|Maine Motor Vehicle Dealer Bond||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 Bond||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 Bond||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 Bond||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|
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?
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 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.