Which Surety Bond Do You Need?
There are three types of surety bonds that can be required of you:
- License and permit bonds needed for many professions such as auto dealers and contractors to operate legally.
- Contractor bonds for public construction projects.
- Court bonds required by the courts for various purposes.
Getting License and Permit Bonds
Montana 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.
License & Permit Bond Search
|Montana (Whitefish, MT) Public Works Contractor License Bond||City of Whitefish Public Works Dept.||Whitefish||Apply|
|Montana Contractor License - Missoula, MT Bond||City of Missoula, MT||Missoula||Apply|
|Montana Escrow Business Bond||MT, Division of Banking and Finacial Instatutions||Helena||Apply|
|Montana Gas Fitting Bond (Missoula, MT)||City of Missoula||Missoula||Apply|
|Montana IFTA Bond||Montana DOT Fiscal Operations- Motor Fuels Section||Helena||Apply|
|Montana Manufactured Home Dealer Bond||Department of Motor Vehicles||Deer Lodge||Apply|
|Montana Mortgage Broker Licensee Bond||Division of Banking and Financial Institutions||Helena||Apply|
|Montana Mortgage Lender Bond||Division of Banking and Financial Institutions||Helena||Apply|
|Montana Mortgage Lender License Bond||Division of Banking and Financial Institutions||Helena||Apply|
|Montana Motor Vehicle Dealer Bond||Title and Registration Bureau||Deer Lodge||Apply|
|Montana Process Server/Levy Officer Bond||Dept of Labor: Board of Private Security||Helena||Apply|
|Montana Special Fuel User (Contractor) Bond||Montana Dept of Transportation Motor Fuels Section||Helena||Apply|
|Montana Telemarketing Registration Bond||Office of Consumer Protection||Helena||Apply|
|Montana Vehicle Ownership Bond||DOJ - Motor Vehicle Division/Title & Registration||Deer Lodge||Apply|
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 in Montana
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 Montana 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.