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Which Surety Bond in Indiana Do You Need?

There are three types of Indiana 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. You can also read our guide to learn how to get bonded in Indiana.

Getting License and Permit Bonds

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


Indiana Surety Bond Search

Indiana Alcohol Beverage Indiana Alcoholic Beverage Commission Indianapolis Apply
Indiana Auto & Mobile Home Dealers (Used Only, No New) Bond State of Indiana Dealer Division Indianapolis Apply
Indiana Boxing & Unarmed Combat Promoters Indiana Gaming Commission Indianapolis Apply
Indiana Building Contractor Bond LaPort County La Porte Apply
Indiana Building Contractor Bond City of La Porte La Porte Apply
Indiana Building Contractor License St. Joseph County/City of South Bend South Bend Apply
Indiana Building Contractor License City of Mishawaka Mishawaka Apply
Indiana City of Shelbyville Contractor License Bond City of Shelbyville Shelbyville Apply
Indiana Closure/Post-Closure Bond IDEM Solid Waste Permits Section, Office of Land Indianapolis Apply
Indiana Collection Agency Bond State Board of Accounts Indianapolis Apply
Indiana Contractor License Bond Consolidated City of Indianapolis Indianapolis Apply
Indiana Contractor License Bond (Lake County, IN) Board of Commissioner of the County of Lake, State Crown Point Apply
Indiana Contractor's Wage and Fringe Benefit (Local 172) Bond Local 172 South Bend Apply
Indiana Contractor's Wage and Welfare Bond (Local 440) Plumbers and Steamfitters Local Union No. 440 Indianapolis Apply
Indiana Contractor's Wage, Fringe Benefit and Deduction Bond (IBEW 873) IBEW Local 873 Kokomo Apply
Indiana Contractor's Wage, Fringe Benefit and Deductions Teamsters Local Union 142 Gary Apply
Indiana Contractors Wage, Wage Deduction and Fringe Benefits Bond(The Construction Workers Pension Trust Fund CONSTRUCTION WORKERS PENSION TRUST FUND OF LAKE CO Hammond Apply
Indiana Credit Services Organization State of Indiana Office of Attorney General Indianapolis Apply
Indiana Customs Single Entry Bond U.S. Customs and Border Protection Indianapolis Apply
Indiana Discount Medical Program Organization Bond Indiana Department of Insurance Indianapolis Apply
Indiana Excavatin in Streets Bond The City of Mishawaka Indiana Mishawaka Apply
Indiana First Lien Mortgage Lending Securities Commissioner Indianapolis Apply
Indiana Foreclosure Consultant/Credit Services Organization Surety IN Consumer Protection Division Indianapolis Apply
Indiana Gasoline Distributor's License Bond Indiana Department of Revenue Indianapolis Apply
Indiana General Contractor Bond (Lake County, IN) The City of Gary Gary Apply
Indiana General Contractor Bond (Porter County, IN) Porter County, Building Department Valparaiso Apply
Indiana General Contractor Bond (Town of Walkerton) Town of Walkerton Walkerton Apply
Indiana General Contractor License Bond Consolidated City of Indianapolis Indianapolis Apply
Indiana HVAC Contractor Bond (Shelbyville, IN) City of Shelbyville Shelbyville Apply
Indiana IBEW Local 153 Contractor Wage Bond Intl Brotherhood of Electricial Workers Local 153 La Porte Apply
Indiana IBEW Local 531 Contractor's Wage, Fringe Benefit and Deduction Bond Intl Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 531 La Porte Apply
Indiana Institutional Surety Bond Commission on Proprietary Education Indianapolis Apply
Indiana Internet Web Site Operator Indiana Secretary of State Securities Division Indianapolis Apply
Indiana Livestock Market Facilities and Dealers Bond Indiana State Board of Health Indianapolis Apply
Indiana Loan Broker Bond Securities Commissioner Indianapolis Apply
Indiana Marshall County General Contractor License Marshall County Building Plymouth Apply
Indiana Medicaid Bond Indiana Family and Social Services Indianapolis Apply
Indiana Medicaid Transportation Provider Bond Family and Social Services Administration Indianapolis Apply
Indiana Mortgage Lending State of Indiana Dept of Financial Institutions Indianapolis Apply
Indiana Other Tobacco Products Distributor's License Indiana Department of Revenue Indianapolis Apply
Indiana Permit Fee Bond Indiana Department of Revenue - OSW Services Indianapolis Apply
Indiana Repair or Removal of Unsafe Building Bond City of Richmond, Indiana Richmond Apply
Indiana Saint Joesph County Health Department General Contractor License Bond Saint Joseph County Health Dept. South Bend Apply
Indiana Special Fuel License Dept of Revenue Fuel Tax, Bonds & Licensing Indianapolis Apply
Indiana Timber Buyer IN Dept of Natural Resources Indianapolis Apply
Indiana Vehicle Merchandising Certificate Bond Indiana Secretary of State Dealer Division Indianapolis Apply
Indiana Vehicle Merchandising Certificate Bond Indiana Secretary of State Dealer Division Indianapolis Apply
Indiana Wages & Fringe Benefits IBEW Local #305 Fort Wayne Apply
Indiana Waterproofing Contractor Bond (Lake County Plan Commission) Lake County Plan Commission Crown Point Apply
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    Getting Contract Bonds for Public Projects

    Contractor 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 public construction jobs.

    Getting Court Bonds in Indiana

    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 Indiana Surety Bonds Cost?

    Surety bonds generally cost 1-15% of the required bond amount. Surety bond 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 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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