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All states have license and permit bond requirements. For your convenience you can see this state's requirement list below. Contract and court bonds aren't state dependent. See our contract and court sections for more information.

If you are in need of fidelity bond insurance to protect your business, we can provide that in addition to your surety bonding needs.

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California License Bond Requirements

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(National City, CA) Pawn Broker Bond Bond City of National City APPLY NOW
Adoption Facilitator Bond Dept of Social Services-Adoptions Support Unit $25K APPLY NOW
Attorney General Registry of Charitable Trusts Bond Attorney General - Registry of Charitable Trusts CT-4CF BOND FORM (3-05), $25K APPLY NOW
Auctioneer/Auction Company Bond California Secretary of Sate SFSB-455 Rev 03/2005, $20K APPLY NOW
Auctioneer/Auction Company Bond Bond California Secretary of State $20K, SFSB-455 Rev 03/2005 APPLY NOW
Bond for Insurance Broker Bond Producer Licensing Bureau LIC 417-5 (REV 06-07) APPLY NOW
Bond of Public Insurance Adjuster Bond State of California LIC 94A (Rev 8/07) $20K APPLY NOW
Bond of Qualifying Individual Bond CSLB 13B-2 (12/06) APPLY NOW
BOND OF RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE LENDER AND/OR SERVICER Bond Commissioner of Corporations, Dept of Corporations MBL 50205 (02/01) APPLY NOW
Bond of Seller Bond State Board of Equalization BOE-445 REV. 10 (10-93) APPLY NOW
Bond of Special Lines' Surplus Line Broker Bond Producer Licensing Bureau LIC 447-32 (Rev 8/07) $10K APPLY NOW
Bond of Surplus Line Broker Bond State of California - Dept of Ins LIC 447-31 (Rev 8/07) APPLY NOW
Business Partner Automation Bond Registration Operations Division REG 866 (REV. 11/2008) APPLY NOW
Car Wash Bond Department of Industrial Relations DLSE 668 (REV. 01/06) APPLY NOW
Cargo Shipper's Agent Bond Bond Producer Licensing Bureau $10K, LIC 447-70 (Rev 5/07) APPLY NOW
Cemetary Broker Bond Cemetery and Funeral Bureau $10K APPLY NOW
Cigarette and Tobacco Products Tax Bond Bond State of California Dept of Equalization BOE-304 REV. 7 (4-97) APPLY NOW
City of Los Angeles Utility Bond Bond Department of Water and Power $3,500.00 APPLY NOW
Commercial Requester Account Bond State of California DMV INF 1132 (REV. 9/2004) WWW APPLY NOW
Company Registration Bond Structual Pest Control Board 43B-1 (12/99), $4K APPLY NOW
Company Registration Bond Bond Structural Pest Control Board $12.5K, 43B-1 (09/13) APPLY NOW
Contract Postal Unit Bond USPS 483083-94-A-0039 APPLY NOW
Contractor's Bond Bond Contractors State License Board $12.5K, 13B-1 (12/06) APPLY NOW
County Sanitation Contractor License PP Bond County Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles APPLY NOW
CPUC Performance Bond Bond CA Public Utilites Commission $25K APPLY NOW
Credit Services Organization Bond Attorney General's Office SFSB-411 Rev 03/2005, $100K APPLY NOW
Deferred Deposit Transaction Law Licensee Bond Department Of Corporations EXHIBIT B (CDDTL) APPLY NOW
Diesel Fuel Supplier Bond Bond California Board of Equalization BOE-127-DD Rev. 1 (4-07) APPLY NOW
Disposal Payment Bond Bond Allied Waste Transfer Services of California, LLC APPLY NOW
District Council of Iron Workers Bond CA District Council Of Iron Workers $10K APPLY NOW
DRIVING SCHOOL OWNER OR ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLE SAFETY TRAINING ORGANIZATION Bond Department of Motor Vehicles $10 K OL 218 (REV. 11/2004) WWW APPLY NOW
Edison Company Bond Southern California Edison Company Version 4.0, May 1, 2010 APPLY NOW
Electric Service Provider Bond Bond California Public Utilities Commission $25K APPLY NOW
Employment Agencies Bond CA Secretary of the State $3K APPLY NOW
Employment Counseling Service Bond California Secretary of State SFSB-450 Rev 03/2005, $10K APPLY NOW
Escrow Licensee Bond California Department of Corporations EL 303 (Rev. 1/14) APPLY NOW
Farm Labor Contractor Bond Bond Dept of Industrial Relations DLSE 402 (Revised 6/10) APPLY NOW
Fee-Related Talent Service Bond Bond CA Dept of Industrial Relations Rev. 1/10, $50K, L.C. 1703(a)(3) APPLY NOW
Finance Lender Bond Commissioner of Corporations, Dept of Corporations DBO – 1422 – CFLL (Rev. 11-13) APPLY NOW
Financial Responsibility Bond Bond CA DMV APPLY NOW
Foreclosure Consultant Bond Secretary of State SF-FCB-180 (07/2009) $100K APPLY NOW
Franchise Registration Bond Bond Department of Corporations 31113 (5-74) APPLY NOW
Health and Human Services Agency Bond CA Health & Human Services LIC 402 (8/04) (PUBLIC) APPLY NOW
Health Facility Bond Bond CA Dept of Public Health HS 402 (2/08) APPLY NOW
Home Study Traffic School Bond Traffic Violator School Monitoring Division - LA APPLY NOW
Immigration Consultants Bond California Secretary of State SF/IM-460SB Rev 1/03, $50K APPLY NOW
IRP Bonded Web User Bond Bond Department Of Motor Vehicles, Motor Carrier Div. $50K, MC 208 I (REV 9/2011) APPLY NOW
Legal Document Assistant Bond California Secretary of State Code Section 6400 APPLY NOW
Meter Reader Contract Bond Bond The City of Needles ID-1009A (REV. 1/01) APPLY NOW
Mobile Car Wash Bond State of California DMV $10K APPLY NOW
Modesto Irrigation District Utility Deposit Bond Bond Modesto Irrigation District APPLY NOW
Money Order, Money Gram, Buypay Bond Bond PNB Remittance Center, Inc. APPLY NOW
Mortgage Broker Bond Commissioner of Corporations, Dept of Corporations DBO – 1422 - CFLL (Rev. 11-13) APPLY NOW
Motor Vehicles Ownership Bond Bond State of California Dept of Motor Vehicles REG 5057 (REV. 12/2004) APPLY NOW
Northern California Drywall Finishers Bond Dist 16 Northern CA Health & Welfare Trust Fund District 16 APPLY NOW
Parking Lot License Bond City of Los Angeles Form 163a (rev. 8-5-10) APPLY NOW
Parking Occupancy Tax Collection Bond Bond City of Los Angeles - Office of Finance (REV. 07-2013), Form 001 APPLY NOW
Parking Tax Collection Bond City and County of San Francisco Rev. 12/2010 APPLY NOW
Pawnbroker Bond Department of Justice $20K APPLY NOW
Pawnbroker Bond RIVERSIDE COUNTY SHERIFF Riverside County Sheriff APPLY NOW
Pawnbroker Bond Bond City of Newport Beach, CA APPLY NOW
Pawnbrokers Bond Department of Justice- Second Hand Dealer Pawn Bro $100K APPLY NOW
Pest Control Business Licensees Bond Bond State of Califonia, Department of Pesticide Regula DPR-PML-053 (REV. 08/11) APPLY NOW
Pharmacy Wholesaler or Non-Resident Wholesaler Bond California State Board of Pharmacy $100K APPLY NOW
Professional Club and Promoter's Bond Bond State Athletic Commission Updated 01/2011 APPLY NOW
Professional Licenses (All Other) Bond Bond State of California, Public Utilities Commission NDIEC APPLY NOW
Public Utilities Commission Bond Public Utilities Commission APPLY NOW
REGISTRATION SERVICE SURETY BOND Bond California Registration Operations Division OL 605 (REV. 12/2004) WWW APPLY NOW
Retail Dealer Bond Department of Motor Vehicles - Occupational Licensing $50K, OL 25 (REV. 11/2010) APPLY NOW
Retail Dealer Bond Department of Motor Vehicles - Occupational Licensing $50K OL 25 (REV. 11/2010) APPLY NOW
Roofers Health and Welfare Trust Bond Roofers Health and Welfare Trust Fund of California APPLY NOW
Sacramento Municipal Utility District Bond Bond Sacramento Municipal Utility District APPLY NOW
Sales, Use & Consumer Tax Bond Bond State Board of Equalization APPLY NOW
San Francisco Street Excavation Bond Bond Dept of Public Works San Francisco ca $25K APPLY NOW
SCEC Utility Deposit Bond Bond Southern California Edison Company APPLY NOW
SDGE Utility Deposit Bond Bond SAN DIEGO GAS & ELECTRIC APPLY NOW
Seller of Travel Surety Bond Bond Dept. of Justice, Seller of Travel Program JUS 8805 (Orig. 1/04; Rev. 04/2011) APPLY NOW
Sewer/Storm Drain Connectin Bond Bond City of Los Angeles $25,600.00, Rev. 7/12 APPLY NOW
Southern California Gas Company Bond Bond Southern California Gas Company APPLY NOW
Southwest Gas Corporation Utility Bond Bond Southwest Gas Corporation Form 132.0 (09/2008) APPLY NOW
Southwest Gas Corporation Utility Deposit Bond Bond Southwest Gas Corporation Form 132.0 (09/2008) APPLY NOW
SURETY BOND / BILL GUARANTY Bond PG&E Form 62-4042 Revised July 2006 APPLY NOW
SURETY BOND / PRODUCE DEALERS ACT Bond Department of Food & Agriculture 28-007 (Rev. 08/03) APPLY NOW
Talent Agency Bond Screen Actors Guild Agency APPLY NOW
Talent Agency Bond Department of Industrial Relations DLSE 306 (Rev. 5/99), $50K APPLY NOW
Tax Preparer Bond Bond Tax Education Council APPLY NOW
Telephonic Seller Bond Bond Attorney General's Office $100K, JUS 8775 Rev. 8/07 APPLY NOW
Tobacco Manufacturer and Importer Bond Bond CA Office of the Attonrey General JUS-TOB14, (Rev. 10/2011) APPLY NOW
Traffic Violator School (TVS) Owner Bond Department of Motor Vehicles $15K, OL 704B (NEW 10/2011) WWW APPLY NOW
TRAFFIC VIOLATOR SCHOOL (TVS) OWNER BOND Bond Department of Motor Vehicles OL 704 (REV 11/2010) WWW APPLY NOW
User of Fuel Bond Bond State Board Of Equalization BOE-127 Rev. 9 (4-97) APPLY NOW
Vehicle Verifier Bond State of California DMV OL 26 (REV. 11/2010) APPLY NOW
Wage & Welfare Bond Sprinkler Fitters UA Local #709 APPLY NOW
Waste Collector's Performance Bond Bond City of Los Angeles - Environmental Affairs Dept $2,500 APPLY NOW
Waste Hauler Bond Bond County Santiation Districts of Los Angeles APPLY NOW
Waste Tire Hauler Bond California Integrated Waste Management Board CIWMB 61 (Rev. 04/10), $10K APPLY NOW
Wholesale Dealer Bond Department of Motor Vehicles - Occupational Licensing $10K, OL 25B (REV. 11/2010) APPLY NOW
Wholesaler or Nonresident Wholesaler Surety Bond Bond State Board of Pharmacy $25K APPLY NOW
Yacht and Ship Broker Bond Bond California Department of Boating and Waterways $15K, DBW (Rev. 11/04) APPLY NOW


  • How To Get A Business License In California

    In order to obtain a license, a California surety bond is often required.

    However, bond requirements vary greatly depending on which type of license is needed.

    Check out the video play list on the left to learn about how obtaining a license often requires a surety bond, whether you need an insurance bond in California, and more.

  • Bad Credit California Bonds

    A bad credit bond is not a bond type, but a phrase used regarding applicants with bad credit obtaining various bond types. We have high risk markets available depending on the bond category.

    When it comes to license/permit & miscellaneous bonds, we can usually get you approved if you have bad or no credit (e.g. non-US citizens).

    Individuals with bad credit can only get contractor bonding if they have strong CPA prepared business financials and experience in the industry.

    People with bad credit can obtain court surety bonds, but it depends on the extent of the credit issues.

  • California Finance Lender/Broker Bond

    Also known as a mortgage broker bond guarantees all agents and employees representing the principal will abide by state laws and is required to get a California mortgage broker license.

    Due to our large volume, JW Surety Bonds has the lowest rates around for mortgage broker bonds. Chceck out our video, which is integrated with a license tool to find out how to get your mortgage broker license.

  • California Bond of Seller

    Also known as a sales tax bond guarantees sellers of goods and services will pay taxes to the state.

  • California Insurance Broker Bond

    An insurance broker bond guarantees the broker/agent will follow the laws of the state. As of now, a $10,000 bond is required.

  • California Money Transmitter Bond

    Money transmitter bonds (money order, money gram, buy pay) guarantee transmitters will remit funds received from the sale of various money products/or services to PNB Remittance Centers, Inc. This bond type is a higher risk because of the nature of the guarantee.

  • California Seller of Travel Bond

    Also known as a travel agency bond, this type guarantees a travel agency will forward all agency booking funds properly (not including airline bookings). This is not to be confused with an ARC bond, which guarantees airline bookings will be sent to the airlines.

  • California Telemarketing Bond

    Different types of telemarketing bonds are required depending on the nature of the business. If you want more general information, please visit our telemarketing bonds general information page.

    Telemarketing Bond

    Commercial Fundraiser For Charitable Purpose Bond

    A commercial fundraiser for charitable purpose bond guarantees fundraising organizations soliciting donations will follow regulations set by the state. Currently, a $25,000 bond is required.

    Telephonic Seller Bond

    Telephonic seller bonds guarantee companies soliciting business over the phone will abide by state laws and protects against consumer loss. The telemarketer must register with the Attorney General no less than 10 days prior to doing business. A $100,000 bond is required.

  • California Utility Bond

    There are different utility bonds required depending on the company providing the utilities. For more general information, please visit our general information utility bonds page.

    Southern California Edison Company Bond

    A bond that guarantees the customer will provide payment for utilities to the Southern California Edison Company. The bond is in lieu of a cash deposit, and the surety who writes the bond must have an AM Best rating of A or better.

    CPUC Performance Bond

    A CPUC performance bond (California Public Utilities Commission) guarantees the customer will pay for utilities.

    Southern California Gas Company Bond

    A bond that guarantees the customer will pay the Southern California Gas Company for natural gas services. The bond is in lieu of a cash deposit, and a gas account is needed for the bond.

    Southwest Gas Corporation Bond

    A surety bond that guarantees the principal will provide payment for gas services to the Southwest Gas Corporation. The service address is required to be on the bond.

    Pacific Gas & Electric Bill Guaranty Bond

    A Pacific Gas & Electric - bill guaranty bond guarantees the customer will pay for gas and electric services. The bond is in lieu of a cash deposit, and cannot be used by a DBA.

  • California Surplus Lines Broker Bond

    There are two types of surplus lines broker bonds in California. For general information, visit our surplus lines broker bonds general information page.

    Bond of Surplus Line Broker

    A surety bond that guarantees brokers will follow state laws and regulations. The bond amount required is $50,000.

    Special Lines' Surplus Lines Broker Bond

    A bond that also guarantees brokers will follow state law, but only a $10,000 bond is required.



(Fri, 25 Jan 2013 22:09:24 -0500): Department of Motor vehicles is requesting a bond for the value of my 1967 ford mustang that "protects the department, any and all of it's officers and employees, as well as subsequent purchaser for a period of three years from harm". What kind of bond is this and how much will it cost?Alex Lakshtanov (Wed, 06 Feb 2013 17:30:18 -0500): You need a Defective Title Bond. Cost is usually 2% of bond amount with $100 minimum premium. Bond amount is based on the vehicle's current market value. Call 818-269-7596 to get a quote.Alex Lakshtanov (Wed, 06 Feb 2013 17:30:51 -0500): You need a Defective Title Bond. Cost is usually 2% of bond amount with $100 minimum premium. Bond amount is based on the vehicle's current market value. Call 818-269-7596 to get a quote.Molly Hill (Fri, 15 Mar 2013 17:42:53 -0400): What would cause a person not to be bonded?Melvin Hoagland (Wed, 07 Aug 2013 20:52:51 -0400): I own a business providing BIM (Building Information Modeling) services to general contractors, subcontractors and architects. In order to serve a stop payment notice, I'm told that I may need to be bonded. Can you tell me what sort of bond I might be able to acquire? My business is licensed with the state and the city of Oakland. Thank you.

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