Which Surety Bonds in Pennsylvania Do You Need?
There are three types of surety bonding in Pennsylvania that can be required of you:
- License bonds needed for many professions such as auto dealers and mortgage brokers to operate legally.
- Contract bonds for public construction projects.
- Court bonds required by the courts for various purposes.
It’s vital you understand how surety bonds work and that you're responsible to pay claims in full (including legal costs).
Find Your Surety Bond
|Freight Broker Bond (BMC-84)||FMCSA||N/A||Apply|
|Auto Dealer Bond (motor vehicle dealer bond)||Varies||Varies||Apply|
|Contractor License Bond||Varies||Varies||Apply|
|Mechanics Lien Bond||Varies||Varies||Apply|
|Health Club Bond||Varies||Varies||Apply|
|Medicare/Medicaid Bond (DMEPOS)||Varies||Varies||Apply|
|Insurance Broker Bond||Varies||Varies||Apply|
|Public Adjuster Bond||Varies||Varies||Apply|
|Surplus Lines Broker Bond||Varies||Varies||Apply|
|Title Agency Bond||Varies||Varies||Apply|
|Mortgage Broker Bond||Varies||Varies||Apply|
|Mortgage Lender Bond||Varies||Varies||Apply|
|Vehicle Title Bond (bonded title)||Varies||Varies||Apply|
|CPEO Bond (Certified Professional Employer Organization)||IRS||N/A||Apply|
|Collection Agency Bond||Varies||Varies||Apply|
|Fuel Tax Bond||Varies||Varies||Apply|
|Immigration Consultant Bond||Varies||Varies||Apply|
|Marijuana Surety Bond||Varies||Varies||Apply|
|Private School Bond||Varies||Varies||Apply|
|Process Server Bond||Varies||Varies||Apply|
|Public Official Bond||Varies||Varies||Apply|
|Money Transmitter Bond||Varies||Varies||Apply|
|Sales Tax Bond||Varies||Varies||Apply|
|Small Loan Companies Bond||Varies||Varies||Apply|
|Travel Agency Bond||Varies||Varies||Apply|
|Business Service Bond (Fidelity Bond)||N/A||N/A||Apply|
|Employee Dishonesty Bond (Fidelity Bond)||N/A||N/A||Apply|
|Janitorial & Cleaning Bond (Fidelity Bond)||N/A||N/A||Apply|
|Financial Institution Bond (Fidelity Bond)||N/A||N/A||Apply|
|ERISA Bond||Employee Retirement Income Security Act||N/A||Apply|
|Bid Bond (Contract Bond)||Varies||N/A||Apply|
|Performance Bond (Contract Bond)||Varies||N/A||Apply|
|Payment Bond (Contract Bond)||Varies||N/A||Apply|
|Supply Bond (Contract Bond)||Varies||N/A||Apply|
|Maintenance Bond (Warranty Bond)||Varies||N/A||Apply|
|Bankruptcy Trustee Bond (Court Bond)||Court Requirement||N/A||Apply|
|Fiduciary Bond (Probate Bond)||Court Requirement||N/A||Apply|
|Guardian Bond (Court Bond)||Court Requirement||N/A||Apply|
|Injunction Bond (Court Bond)||Court Requirement||N/A||Apply|
|Receiver Bond (Court Bond)||Court Requirement||N/A||Apply|
|Supersedeas Bond (Appeal Bond)||Court Requirement||N/A||Apply|
|Replevin Bond (Court Bond)||Court Requirement||N/A||Apply|
Getting License and Permit Bonds
Pennsylvania requires license and permit bonds in order to obtain 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.
Getting Contract Bonds for Public Jobs
Getting Court Bonds in Pennsylvania
What Do Pennsylvania Surety Bonds Cost?
Surety bonds generally cost 1-15% of the required bond amount. Surety bond costs vary significantly depending on the bond amount that you need and your rate (which is the percentage of the full bond amount you must pay). You can use our bond premium calculator to get an instant estimate, or apply online to get an exact quote.
Can You Get a Bond with Bad Credit?
It’s possible to get a surety bond with credit issues, 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 regardless of your credit situation. However, it’s harder to get approved for contract bonds with bad credit. You may be able to get approved for contract bonds with minor credit problems (you’ll likely be limited to smaller projects). Unfortunately, it’s almost impossible to get contract bonds with severe credit issues such as civil judgments or large collections. Remember, you’re responsible to pay bond claims, which makes finding a bond company that will defend you from claims priceless. You can also read the most frequently asked surety bond related questions.
Frequently Asked Questions
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.
You need to contact the surety company's claims department and present proof that the claim is false.