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Which Surety Bond in Delaware Do You Need?

There are three types of Delaware surety bonding that can be required of you:

It’s important you understand how surety bonds work and that you're responsible to pay claims in full, which makes it important that you find a bond company that will defend you from claims.

Getting License and Permit Bonds

Delaware requires license and permit bonds in order to get and file licenses/permits for many different professions. You can find the full list of license and permit bonds required by using our bond requirement search tool below.


Our company offers all types of license and permit bonds in all 50 states. If you don’t find the bond you're looking for in the table below, simply select "General license & permit bond (not listed)" and start your application.

Delaware (City of Wilmington, DE) Plumbers Bond City of Wilmington Dept of Licenses and Inspection Wilmington Apply
Delaware Appraiser Bond State of Delaware Dover Apply
Delaware Casher of Checks, Drafts or Money Orders Surety Bond Office of the State Commissioner Dover Apply
Delaware Compliance with City Ordinance Bond City of Newark Newark Apply
Delaware Compliance with City Ordinance Bond (Newark, DE) City of Newark, Code Enforcement Division Newark Apply
Delaware Debt Management Bond State of Delaware Wilmington Apply
Delaware DELAWARE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION SURETY BOND Deleware Public Service Commission Hamilton Apply
Delaware Financing the Sale of Motor Vehice License Bond State of Deleware Dover Apply
Delaware Financing the Sale of Motor Vehicles License Bond State of Delaware Dover Apply
Delaware License and Permit Bond City of New Castle New Castle Apply
Delaware Licensed Lender Bond Office of the State Bank Commissioner Dover Apply
Delaware Licensed Lender Surety Bond Delaware Office of the State Bank Comissioner Dover Apply
Delaware Manufactured Home Installer License Bond DIVISION OF PROFESSIONAL REGULATION Dover Apply
Delaware Mortgage Loan Broker Bond Office of the State Bank Commissioner Dover Apply
Delaware Motor Fuel Distributor Bond State of Delaware Motor Fuel Tax Administration Dover Apply
Delaware Motor Vehicle (Non-Dealer, Not Listed) Bond Division of Revenue Wilmington Apply
Delaware Motor Vehicle Dealer Bond Division of Revenue Wilmington Apply
Delaware Non Resident Contractor Bond Department of Labor, Divison of Revenue Wilimington Apply
Delaware Non-Resident Contractor Bond Division of Revenue Wilmington Apply
Delaware Plumber's Bond (City of Rehoboth Beach) City of Rehoboth Beach Rehoboth Beach Apply
Delaware Preneed Funeral Contracts Bond Office of the State Bank Commissioner Dover Apply
Delaware Private Business and Trade School Contract Bond DE Dept. of Education Dover Apply
Delaware Private Investigative & Private Security Agency Bond Delaware State Police-Professional Licensing Dover Apply
Delaware SALE OF CHECKS AND TRANSMISSION OF MONEY SURETY Bond OFFICE OF THE STATE BANK COMMISSIONER Dover Apply
Delaware Security Systems and Protective Service Agency Bond Superintendent of the Delaware State Police Wilmington Apply
Delaware Special Fuel (Distillate/LP Gas) Bond State of Delaware Motor Fuel Tax Administration Dover Apply
Delaware Statutory Compliance Bond New Castle County, DE New Castle Apply
Delaware Telemarketing Registration and Fraud Prevention Act Telemarketing Company Bond Director Of The Consumer Protection Unit Of The DE Wilmington Apply
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    Getting Construction Bonds for Jobs

    Contract bonds such as bid and performance bonds are needed to work on public construction projects. However, these are usually required by cities or municipalities as opposed to the state. You can learn more about what’s needed to get surety bonds for construction projects.

    Getting Court Bonds

    Court bonds aren’t needed as often as the bonds mentioned above, but can be required by the courts if you need to appeal a court decision, become a legal guardian of a minor or operate as a fiduciary of an estate.

    What Do Delaware Surety Bonds Cost?

    Surety bonds generally cost 1-15% of the required bond amount. Costs vary significantly depending on the bond amount you need and your rate (which is the percentage of the full bond amount you must pay). You can get an instant estimate by using our bond premium calculator, or apply online to get a firm surety bond quote.

    Can You Get Bonded with Bad Credit?

    It’s possible to get surety bonds with bad credit, but it will depend on the bond type you need and how severe your credit issues are. You can get approved for most license and permit bonds with bad credit. However, it is more difficult to get contract bonds with credit issues.


    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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