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Which Surety Bond in South Carolina Do You Need?

There are three types of South Carolina bonding types that can be required of you:

  • License 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.

It’s vital you understand how surety bonds work and that you're responsible to pay claims in full (including legal costs).

Getting License and Permit Bonds

South Carolina 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.

South Carolina License & Permit Bond Search

South Carolina (HVAC, plumber, electrician) Licensed Residential Specialty Contractor Residential Builders Commission Columbia Apply
South Carolina Bingo Revenue Bond State of South Carolina Columbia Apply
South Carolina BROKER-DEALER AND INVESTMENT ADVISER SURETY State of South Carolina Columbia Apply
South Carolina BROKER-DEALER AND INVESTMENT ADVISER SURETY State of South Carolina Columbia Apply
South Carolina Commercial Driver Training School Surety Dept of Motor Vehicles Driver Improvement Office Blythewood Apply
South Carolina Commissioners of Public Works Greenwood, S.C. CPW Greenwood Apply
South Carolina Contract Security Bond South Carolina Law Enforcement Division Columbia Apply
South Carolina Contractor License (No P&P Language) Residential Builders Commission Columbia Apply
South Carolina Contractor License Bond (North Augusta, SC) City of North Augusta North Augusta Apply
South Carolina Cosmetology School State Board Of Cosmetology Columbia Apply
South Carolina Credit Counseling Organization Special Deposit Bond Dept of Consumer Affairs Columbia Apply
South Carolina Electric and/or Natural Gas Financial Guarantee Bond (SCE&G) SCE & G Florence Apply
South Carolina Employment Agencies SC Secretary of State Office Columbia Apply
South Carolina Insurance Administrator Bond South Carolina Department of Insurance Columbia Apply
South Carolina Insurance Broker Dept of Insurance Columbia Apply
South Carolina Insurance Broker Bond Dept of Insurance Columbia Apply
South Carolina Investment Advisor (Blue Sky) State of South Carolina Columbia Apply
South Carolina Mortgage Broker Special Deposit Dept of Consumer Affairs Columbia Apply
South Carolina Mortgage Lender State Board of Financial Institutions Columbia Apply
South Carolina Mortgage Lender Special Deposit South Carolina Dept of Consumer Affairs Columbia Apply
South Carolina Motor Fuel Distributor's Bond (Excluding Gasoline) State of Georgia Spartanburg Apply
South Carolina Motor Vehicle Dealer Department of Motor Vehicles - Dealer Licensing & Audit Unit Blythewood Apply
South Carolina Motor Vehicle Dealer Department of Motor Vehicles - Dealer Licensing & Audit Unit Blythewood Apply
South Carolina Nonpublic Postsecondary Institution Commission on Higher Education Columbia Apply
South Carolina Pawnbroker Special Deposit Bond South Carolina Dept of Consumer Affairs Columbia Apply
South Carolina Performance Bond of Preneed Funeral Contracts South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs Columbia Apply
South Carolina Physical Fitness Center Deposit Bond South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs Columbia Apply
South Carolina Prepaid Legal Services Company Special Deposit Bond Department of Consumer Affairs Columbia Apply
South Carolina Private Investigation Agency South Carolina Columbia Apply
South Carolina Professional Licenses (All Other) Bond Department of Insurance North Myrtle Beach Apply
South Carolina Professional Mixed Martial Arts Promoter Bond South Carolina State Athletic Commission Columbia Apply
South Carolina Professional Solicitor's South Carolina Secretary of State Columbia Apply
South Carolina Professional Solicitor's State of South Carolina Columbia Apply
South Carolina Registered Residential Specialty Contractor Residential Builders Commission Columbia Apply
South Carolina Retail Pistol Dealer SLED Columbia Apply
South Carolina Right Of Way Bond SC Dept of Trans Columbia Apply
South Carolina Santee Cooper Deposit Bond Santee Cooper Myrtle Beach Apply
South Carolina Service Contracts Bond State of South Carolina Columbia Apply
South Carolina South Carolina Manufactured Housing SC Dept. of Manufactured Housing Columbia Apply
South Carolina State Motor Fuel User Fee Bond Department of Revenue Columbia Apply
South Carolina STATE TOBACCO TAX South Carolina Dept of Revenue Misc Tax Section Columbia Apply
South Carolina Utility Bond South Carolina Electric & Gas Columbia Apply
South Carolina Well Driller Bond Synergy Business ark; Kingstree Building Columbia Apply
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    Getting Contract Bonds for Public Jobs

    Contractor 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 South Carolina 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 South Carolina Surety Bonds Cost?

    Surety bond costs vary drastically 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 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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