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Which Surety Bonds in Maryland Do You Need?

There are three types of surety bonding in Maryland that can be required of you:

  • License bonds needed for many professions such as auto dealers and contractors to operate legally.
  • Contract bonds for public construction projects.
  • Court bonds required by the courts for various purposes.

It’s vital you understand how surety bonds work and that you're responsible to pay claims in full (including legal costs). You can also read our guide to learn how to get bonded in Maryland.

Getting License and Permit Bonds

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

Maryland Surety Bond Search

Maryland Automobile Insurance Fund Producer Maryland Automobile Insurance Fund Annapolis Apply
Maryland 3rd Party Administrator Bond Maryland Department of Insurance Baltimore Apply
Maryland Baltimore Gas & Electric Utility Bond Baltimore Gas & Electric Baltimore Apply
Maryland Beer (Non Resident or Resident Dealer Bond State of Maryland Annapolis Apply
Maryland Boat Dealer Dept of Natural Resources, Licensing & Registration Centreville Apply
Maryland Boat Dealer Bond Dept of Natural Resources Licensing & Registration Salisbury Apply
Maryland Broker / Aggregator Bond Maryland Public Services Commission Baltimore Apply
Maryland Building Contractors and Carpenters Single Bond City of Hagerstown Hagerstown Apply
Maryland Collection Agency Commissioner of Financial Regulation Baltimore Apply
Maryland Credit Hauling Bond State Highway Administration Baltimore Apply
Maryland Debt Settlement Services Registration Commissioner of Financial Regulation Baltimore Apply
Maryland Direct Wine Shipper Bond Comptroller of MD - Revenie Administration Div. Annapolis Apply
Maryland Door to Door Solicitor License Performance Bond Prince George's County Upper Marlboro Apply
Maryland Driver Eduction Program Bond Motor Vehicle Administration Glen Burnie Apply
Maryland Employement Agrency License Dept. of Labor, Licensing & Regulation Baltimore Apply
Maryland Employer's Wage, Expense, Welfare and Pension Fund Payment Bond International Association Heat & Frost Insulators Lanham Apply
Maryland Financial Integrity Bond Public Service Commission Baltimore Apply
Maryland Franchisor Bond Securities Division Baltimore Apply
Maryland Global Express Money Orders Inc. Indemnity Bond Gloabl Express Money Orders, INc. Silver Spring Apply
Maryland Guaranteed Payment Bond (Local 26 IBEW-NECA) IBEW Local 26 Lanham Apply
Maryland Hauling Performance Bond MD Motor Carrier Division Hanover Apply
Maryland Health Club Consumer Protection Division Baltimore Apply
Maryland Home Improvement Contractor Home Improvement Commission Baltimore Apply
Maryland Home Improvement Contractor's Bond State of Maryland Baltimore Apply
Maryland IBEW Local 26 Wage Payment Bond IBEW Local 26 Lanham Apply
Maryland IBEW-NECA Local 26 Guaranteed Payment Bond Local 26 IBEW-NECA, Joint Trust Lanham Apply
Maryland Institution of Postsecondary Education MD Higher Education Commission Annapolis Apply
Maryland Insurance Administration Insurance Advisor MD Insurance Commissioner Baltimore Apply
Maryland Insurance Administrator Title Maryland Insurance Administration Baltimore Apply
Maryland Investment Advisor Securities Commissioner Baltimore Apply
Maryland Licensee Surety Bond Credit Service Business Commissioner of Financial Regulation Baltimore Apply
Maryland Local Union No. 24 - Electrical Workers, AFL-CIO Local Union No. 24 Intl Brotherhood of Elec.Worker Baltimore Apply
Maryland Lottery/Lotto Maryland State Lottery Agency Baltimore Apply
Maryland Maryland Electrical Industry Funds Maryland Electrical Industry Funds Rosedale Apply
Maryland Montgomery County Performance Bond Montgomery County Maryland Dept of Permitting Serv Rockville Apply
Maryland Mortgage Broker Financial Reglation Commissioner, Maryland Dept of Labor, Licensing, & Regulation Baltimore Apply
Maryland Mortgage Lender Commissioner of Financial Regulation Baltimore Apply
Maryland Motor Fuel Dealer, User, Seller Bond Comptroller of Maryland Annapolis Apply
Maryland Motor Vehicle Manufacturer State of Maryland Glen Burnie Apply
Maryland Motor Vehicle Repair Facility License Prince George's County Largo Apply
Maryland Operating Engineers Joint Trust Funds, Local 77 Associated Administrators Sparks Glencoe Apply
Maryland Other Tobacco Products (OTP) Comptroller of Maryland Annapolis Apply
Maryland Payment of Employee Benefit Contributions and Wage Deductions Bond MARYLAND PLUMBING & PIPEFITTING Annapolis Apply
Maryland Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 486 Joint Administration Bond Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 486 Joint Funds Ad Baltimore Apply
Maryland Private Career School Maryland Higher Education Commission Annapolis Apply
Maryland Private Career School Bond Maryland Higher Education Commission Baltimore Apply
Maryland Private Finger Printing Provider Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services Baltimore Apply
Maryland Professional Solicitors & Public Safety Solicitors State of Maryland Annapolis Apply
Maryland Schools (All) Bond MD Higher Education Commission Annapolis Apply
Maryland Social Security Administration Representative Payee Bond Social Security Administration Baltimore Apply
Maryland Special Medical Waste Haulers Certificate Bond Land Management Administration Baltimore Apply
Maryland Storm Water Management Bond City of Takoma Park Takoma Park Apply
Maryland Suppliers of Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics and Supplies Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Columbia Apply
Maryland Surety Bond for Professional Solicitors & Public Safety Solicitors State of Maryland, Office of the Secretary of Stat Annapolis Apply
Maryland Surety Bond of Information Requestor Driver/Vehicle Records MD Motor Vehicle Administration Glen Burnie Apply
Maryland Surplus Lines Maryland Insurance Administration Baltimore Apply
Maryland Title Service Agent Motor Vehicle Administration Glen Burnie Apply
Maryland Towing Service License Bond Prince George's County, Maryland Upper Marlboro Apply
Maryland Vehicle or Trailer Dealer Motor Vehicle Administration Glen Burnie Apply
Maryland Vehicle or Trailer Dealer Bond Motor Vehicle Administration Glen Burnie Apply
Maryland Voice - Data - Video National Agreement Bond International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Bethesda Apply
Maryland Wage and Welfare Funds Bond United Association of Plumbers & Annapolis Apply
Maryland Wage Payment Bond (IBEW Local 26) IBEW Local 26 Lanham Apply
Maryland Wholesale Distributor Bond Maryland Board Of Pharmacy Baltimore Apply
Maryland Wholesale Distributor Surety Maryland Board of Pharmacy Baltimore Apply
Maryland Wine and Liquor Bond Comptroller of MD - MATT Reg. Division A&T Annapolis Apply
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    Getting Contract Bonds for Public Jobs

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

    Getting Court Bonds in Maryland

    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 Maryland Surety Bonds Cost?

    Surety bonds generally cost 1-15% of the required bond amount. Surety bond costs vary significantly depending on the bond amount that 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 bond quote.

    Can You Get a Surety Bond with Bad Credit?

    It’s possible to get a surety bond 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 regardless of your credit situation. However, it’s harder to get approved for contract bonds with bad credit. You may be able to get approved for contract bonds with minor credit problems (you’ll likely be limited to smaller projects). Unfortunately, it’s almost impossible to get contract bonds with severe credit issues such as civil judgments or large collections. Remember, you’re responsible to pay bond claims, which makes finding a bond company that will defend you from claims priceless.


    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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