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Which Surety Bond 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 crucial to find a bond company that will defend you from claims.

Getting License and Permit Bonds

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


Wisconsin Surety Bond Search

Wisconsin 2nd Hand Dealer, Pawnbroker Bond City of Wausau Wausau Apply
Wisconsin Alcohol Bond Department of Revenue- Excise Tax Section 6-107 Madison Apply
Wisconsin Alliant Energy Utiltiy Bond Alliant Energy Madison Apply
Wisconsin Automated Processing Partnership Participating Agent WI DOT - BVS Dealer and Agent Section Madison Apply
Wisconsin BARBERING & COSMETOLOGY SCHOOL OR SPECIALTY SCHOOL State of Wisconsin Department of Regulation and Licensing Madison Apply
Wisconsin Boxing or Mixed Martail Arts Professional Club or Promoter License Bond Department of Regulation and Licensing Madison Apply
Wisconsin Collection Agency Dept of Financial Institutions Madison Apply
Wisconsin Credit Services Organization Dept. of Financial Institutions Madison Apply
Wisconsin Debt Management Dept of Financial Institutions Madison Apply
Wisconsin Driver School Wisconsin Dept of Transportation Madison Apply
Wisconsin Dwelling Contractor-Restricted Certification Bond Wisconsin Department of Safety & Prof Services Milwaukee Apply
Wisconsin Employee Benefit Plan Administrator Wisconsin Office of The Commissioner of Insurance Madison Apply
Wisconsin Fitness Center Dept of Agriculture/Trade and Consumer Protection Madison Apply
Wisconsin Fund-Raising Counsel Bond Department of Financial Institutions Madison Apply
Wisconsin Licensed Pawnbrokers Bond City Clerk License Division Milwaukee Apply
Wisconsin Loan Company Bond State of Wisconsin, Dept of Financial Institutions Madison Apply
Wisconsin Mortgage Banker State of Wisconsin, Dept of Financial Institution Madison Apply
Wisconsin Mortgage Broker Dept of Financial Institutions Madison Apply
Wisconsin Motor Vehicle Dealer Department of Transportation Madison Apply
Wisconsin Motor Vehicle Dealer Department of Transportation Madison Apply
Wisconsin Motor Vehicle Lost Title Bond Wisconsin Department of Transportation Madison Apply
Wisconsin Payday Lender Bond Department. of Financial Institutions Madison Apply
Wisconsin Plumber's Preformance Bond City of Milwaukee Milwaukee Apply
Wisconsin Private Detective or Private Detective Agency Bond Department of Safety and Professional Services Madison Apply
Wisconsin Private School WI Educational Approval Board Madison Apply
Wisconsin Professional Fund Raisers (Non-Custodial) Bond Dept of Financial Insitutions Madison Apply
Wisconsin Professional Fund Raisers Bond Dept of Safety & Professional Services Madison Apply
Wisconsin Professional Fund-Raiser (Custodial) Bond Dept of Financial Insitutions Madison Apply
Wisconsin Public Warehouse Keeper Bond WI Department of Agriculture Madison Apply
Wisconsin Sales & Use Tax Wisconsin Dept of Revenue Madison Apply
Wisconsin Seller of Checks Bond Department of Financial Institutions Madison Apply
Wisconsin Tree-Brush Trimmer Bond Risk Management Office-City of Green Bay Green Bay Apply
Wisconsin UTILITY GUARANTEE WE Energies Milwaukee Apply
Wisconsin Wages & Fringe Benefit Bond (North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters) North Central States Regional Council of Carpenter Eau Claire Apply
Wisconsin Wisconsin Department of Regulation & Licensing Department of Regulation & Licensing Madison 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 jobs.

    Getting Court Bonds in Wisconsin

    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 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 bond quote.

    Can You Get Wisconsin Surety Bonds 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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