Surety Bond Requirements By State
There are hundreds of different types of surety bonds required throughout the U.S., and bond requirements vary drastically by each state.
We handle all surety bond types. Simply select your state to get started.
Performance Bond Requirements for Contracts
Contract bond requirements such as bid bonds 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. If you'd like to learn more about what surety bonds are and how they work, you can read our detailed guide here.
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Jennifer Henson
Our company has been with JW Surety for several years now so when we needed to obtain a bond for a new company, we immediately went to them for help. Our rep, Melissa, was extremely helpful and prompt which made the process extremely easy for me.
David Tillotson
Trying to get a local Surety Bond was like driving a car on three tires. I searched Surety Bonds and found JW Surety Bonds. I got online and filled out the information and with in 30 minutes received a response from Melissa. She was informative, friendly and helpful. One more super satisfied customer.