Types of Surety Bonds in Louisiana: Which One Do You Need?
There are three types of Louisiana surety bonding that can be required of you:
- License and permit bonds needed for many professions such as mortgage brokers and auto dealers to operate legally.
- Contractor bonds for public construction projects.
- Court bonds required by the courts for various purposes.
Getting License and Permit Bonds
Louisiana 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 below.
License & Permit Bond Search
|Louisiana (Parish of Ascension, LA) Billboard Installation Bond||Parish of Ascension||Gonzales||Apply|
|Louisiana Appraisal Management Company Bond||REAB||Baton Rouge||Apply|
|Louisiana Auto Title Bond||Department of Public Safety||Baton Rouge||Apply|
|Louisiana Baton Rouge Class A Mechanical License for Unlimited A/C Bond||City of Baton Rouge - Parish of East Baton Rouge||Baton Rouge||Apply|
|Louisiana Blanket Bond for Solicitors (School)||State of Louisiana Board of Regents||Baton Rouge||Apply|
|Louisiana Contractor/Sub-Contractor Bond||Secretary, Dept of Revenue||Baton Rouge||Apply|
|Louisiana Credit Repair Services Bond||Louisiana Attorney General||Baton Rouge||Apply|
|Louisiana Department of Public Safety & Corrections Office of Motor Vehicles Bond||LA Dept of Public Safety and Corrections||Baton Rouge||Apply|
|Louisiana Electric and or Gas Service Bond (Entergy Gulf States)||Entergy Gulf States Louisiana, LLC||West Monroe||Apply|
|Louisiana Electric and/or Gas Service Bond (Entergy New Orleans, Inc.)||Entergy New Orleans||West Monroe||Apply|
|Louisiana Entergy Arkansas Utility Deposit Bond||Entergy Arkansas, Inc.||West Monroe||Apply|
|Louisiana Entergy Arkansas, Inc. Electric Service Bond||Entergy Arkansas, Inc.||West Monroe||Apply|
|Louisiana Entergy Louisiana Bond||Entergy Louisiana, LLC||West Monroe||Apply|
|Louisiana General Contractor Bond (Central Municipal Services Center, IL)||Central Municipal Services Center||Central||Apply|
|Louisiana Highway Permit Bond||LA Dept of Transportation Oversize||Baton Rouge||Apply|
|Louisiana Insurance 3rd Party Administrator Bond||Louisiana Department of Insurance||Baton Rouge||Apply|
|Louisiana Intrastate Telecommunications Service Provider Bond||Louisiana Public Service Commission||Baton Rouge||Apply|
|Louisiana Lafayette Consolidated Government, LA Itinerant Vendor Bond||Lafayette Consolidated Government||Lafayette||Apply|
|Louisiana Motor Fuels Tax Surety Bond||Louisiana Department of Revenue||Baton Rouge||Apply|
|Louisiana Motor Vehicle Dealer Bond||Recreational and Used Motor Vehicle Commission||Baton Rouge||Apply|
|Louisiana New Motor Vehicle Dealer Bond||Lousiana Motor Vehicle Commission||Metairie||Apply|
|Louisiana Offical Motor Vehicle Inspection Station Bond||LA Dept of Public Safety and||Baton Rouge||Apply|
|Louisiana Pawnbroker Bond||Office of Financial Institutions||Baton Rouge||Apply|
|Louisiana Pawnbroker Surety Bond||Office of Financial Institutions||Baton Rouge||Apply|
|Louisiana Privately Owned Driving School Bond||Office of Motor Vehicles||Baton Rouge||Apply|
|Louisiana Professional Solicitor Bond||Louisiana Dept of Justice||Baton Rouge||Apply|
|Louisiana Proprietary School Certificate of Registration Bond||State of Louisiana Board of Regents||Baton Rouge||Apply|
|Louisiana Public Adjusters Bond||Department of Insurance||Baton Rouge||Apply|
|Louisiana Recreational Products Dealer Bond||Louisiana Motor Vehicle Commission||Metairie||Apply|
|Louisiana RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE LENDER SURETY Bond||Office of Financial Institutions||Baton Rouge||Apply|
|Louisiana Residential Mortgage Lender Surety Bond||Office of Financial Institutions||Baton Rouge||Apply|
|Louisiana Residential Mortgage Originator Bond||Office of Financial Institutions||Baton Rouge||Apply|
|Louisiana SALE OF CHECKS/MONEY TRANSMISSION SURETY Bond||Office of Financial Institutions||Baton Rouge||Apply|
|Louisiana State Boxing & Wrestling Commission Bond||LOUISIANA STATE BOXING &||Monroe||Apply|
|Louisiana Tobacco Tax Bond||Department of Revenue||Baton Rouge||Apply|
|Louisiana Utility Payment Bond||Claireborne Electric||Farmerville||Apply|
|Louisiana Utility Payment Bond (CLECO)||Cleco Louisiana||Pineville||Apply|
|Louisiana Waste Tire Transporter Financial Guarantee Bond||Department of Enviromental||Baton Rouge||Apply|
Getting Contract 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 in Louisiana
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 Louisiana 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 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.