Surety Bond Requirements By State

Licensing and Bonding Requirements by State

There are hundreds of different types of surety bonds required throughout the U.S. The requirements to be bonded can vary drastically by your state’s requirements and the type of work you want to do. You can begin your research by selecting your state below to find the bond you need.

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Performance Bond Requirements for Contracts

Contract bond requirements such as bid and performance bonds are not state dependent; these are usually requirement by the government for public jobs. However, they can sometimes be required by private entities and general contractors as well. Visit our contractor’s construction bond guide to learn when you need contract bonds and exactly how to get them.

ERISA Fidelity Bond Requirements

ERISA bonds are one of the only fidelity bonds required of businesses. They must be in place to protect the participants and beneficiaries of employee benefit plans. However, most fidelity bonds aren’t required by the state, as they are usually an optional insurance product to protect your clients or business from employee dishonesty such as theft. You can learn more about getting fidelity bonds to protect your clients or your business.

Court Bond Requirements

Court bonds can be required by state courts if you need to appeal a court decision, become a legal guardian of a minor or operate as a fiduciary of an estate.

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