California requires two main types of surety bonds. The first are license and permit bonds needed for hundreds of professions such as contractors and auto dealers to operate legally. The second type is contract bonds for public construction jobs. If you're unsure of what bond type you need, continue reading or contact a bond professional. It's vital that you understand how surety bonds work and that claims can put your business at risk.
Getting License and Permit Bonds
California requires license and permit bonds in order to obtain and file licenses/permits for various professions. You can find the full list of license and permit bonds required in California by using our bond requirement search tool. The most commonly needed license bond is the contractor's license bond required by the CSLB for contractors to get their license. If you're a contractor, it's possible that you need both a contractor's license bond and contract bonds depending on the type of work and where you're performing it.
It's possible to get surety bonds in California with bad credit, but it will depend on the bond type that you need and how severe your credit issues are. You can get approved for most license and permit bonds regardless of your credit issues. However, getting contract bonds with bad credit can be a bit trickier.
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