North Carolina Surety Bond
Which Surety Bond in North Carolina Do You Need?
There are three types of North Carolina surety bonding that can be required of you:
- License and permit bonds needed for many professions such as contractors, auto dealers and mortgage brokers to operate legally.
- Contractor bonds for public construction projects.
- Court bonds required by the courts for various purposes.
Find Your Surety Bond
Getting License and Permit Bonds
North Carolina 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.
Commonly obtained license bonds in North Carolina are contractor license bonds: specifically the landscape contractor’s licensing bond required by the North Carolina Landscape Contractor’s Licensing Board, and the modular building set-up contractor license bond required by the North Carolina Department of Insurance. Another license bond that’s frequently applied for is the motor vehicle dealer bond that’s needed to get a dealer license, which is required by the North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles License & Theft Bureau.
Getting Construction Bonds for Jobs
Contract bonds such as bid bonds 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 North Carolina 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. You can also read the most frequently asked surety bond related questions.