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Florida requires many different bonds for contractors to perform work depending on the contractor's location and type of work. For more general information on contractor license bonds, visit the general contractor license bond page.

Construction License Bond

This bond is needed to become a construction contractor in Florida.

Bid & Performance Bonds - These bonds are required to bid and work on public projects. Bid and performance bond requirements are not state dependent. If you know these are the bonds you need to be awarded a public contract, you can apply for these bonds to get an approval.

Financially Responsible Officer Bond

A bond that is required to act as a financially responsible officer (FRO) of a construction business. Florida currently requires a $100,000 bond which guarantees the FRO will meet all financial obligations. If you need a financially responsible officer bond, you can apply for this bond to get an instant bond quote. If you need more information about this bond requirement, please contact the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation.

Statement of Bonding Limits

This is needed for unlimited electrical contractors, specialty contractors and asbestos contractors to perform work in Florida. This is not an actual bond, but an official statement by a surety company that a contractor is able to get bonded for a specific amount. The statement of bonding limits amount needed for unlimited electrical contractors is $25,000, while it is $10,000 for a specialty contractor and asbestos contractor.

If you need a statement of bonding limits, you can apply to get instantly approved. If you have more specific questions about these requirements, it is best to contact the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation.

Contractor License Bond - Palm Beach County

A bond that is required for contractors to work specifically in Palm Beach County, Florida. A $2,000 bond is currently required, and it guarantees a contractor will follow all laws and ordinances. If you need this bond, you can apply to get an instant bond quote online in minutes. For more information on this bond, please contact the Palm Beach Construction Industry Licensing Board.

Contractor License Bond - City of Kissimmee

This bond is needed for contractors specifically in Kissimmee, Florida to perform work. Currently, a $5,000 bond is required, and it ensures the contractor will follow all city codes and perform work properly. You can apply for this bond to get instantly approved. If you need more information, contact the city of Kissimmee directly.

Contractor's Code Compliance Bond - Hillsborough County

A bond that is required for contractors to work specifically within Hillsborough County, Florida. A $5,000 bond is currently required, and it guarantees contractors will follow municipal and county regulations. If you need this bond now, you can apply and get an approval instantly. If you need more information about this bond, it is best if you contact the Hillsborough county directly.

Contractor License Bond - Hernando County

This bond is needed for contractors to legally perform work in Hernando County, Florida. Currently, a $5,000 bond is required, which ensures work will be performed properly and that all laws will be followed. If you need this bond, you can apply and get a bond approval instantly. If you need more information, please contact the Hernando Development Department.

Public Works Bond - City of Anna Maria

A bond that is required for contractors to perform work on structures where city property such as public streets, sidewalks or drainage structures may suffer damage. A $25,000 bond is currently required by the City of Anna Maria, Florida and it guarantees any damages to city property will be fixed. Local development permits will not be issued until this bond is received by the city. You can apply for this bond to get a quote instantly. If you would like to learn more about this requirement, please contact the Public Works Department.


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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