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Types of Surety Bonds: South Carolina Surety Bond Requirements
There are three types of South Carolina bonding types that can be required of you:
- License 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.
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
|South Carolina (HVAC, plumber, electrician) Licensed Residential Specialty Contractor Bond||Residential Builders Commission||Columbia||Apply|
|South Carolina Bingo Revenue Bond||State of South Carolina||Columbia||Apply|
|South Carolina BROKER-DEALER AND INVESTMENT ADVISER SURETY Bond||State of South Carolina||Columbia||Apply|
|South Carolina Commercial Driver Training School Surety Bond||Dept of Motor Vehicles Driver Improvement Office||Blythewood||Apply|
|South Carolina Commissioners of Public Works Bond||Greenwood, S.C. CPW||Greenwood||Apply|
|South Carolina Contract Security Bond||South Carolina Law Enforcement Division||Columbia||Apply|
|South Carolina Contractor License (No P&P Language) Bond||Residential Builders Commission||Columbia||Apply|
|South Carolina Contractor License Bond (North Augusta, SC)||City of North Augusta||North Augusta||Apply|
|South Carolina Cosmetology School Bond||State Board Of Cosmetology||Columbia||Apply|
|South Carolina Credit Counseling Organization Special Deposit Bond||Dept of Consumer Affairs||Columbia||Apply|
|South Carolina Electric and/or Natural Gas Financial Guarantee Bond (SCE&G)||SCE & G||Florence||Apply|
|South Carolina Employment Agencies Bond||SC Secretary of State Office||Columbia||Apply|
|South Carolina Insurance Administrator Bond||South Carolina Department of Insurance||Columbia||Apply|
|South Carolina Insurance Broker Bond||Dept of Insurance||Columbia||Apply|
|South Carolina Insurance Broker Bond||Dept of Insurance||Columbia||Apply|
|South Carolina Investment Advisor (Blue Sky) Bond||State of South Carolina||Columbia||Apply|
|South Carolina Mortgage Broker Special Deposit Bond||Dept of Consumer Affairs||Columbia||Apply|
|South Carolina Mortgage Lender Bond||State Board of Financial Institutions||Columbia||Apply|
|South Carolina Mortgage Lender Special Deposit Bond||South Carolina Dept of Consumer Affairs||Columbia||Apply|
|South Carolina Motor Fuel Distributor's Bond (Excluding Gasoline)||State of Georgia||Spartanburg||Apply|
|South Carolina Motor Vehicle Dealer Bond||Department of Motor Vehicles - Dealer Licensing & Audit Unit||Blythewood||Apply|
|South Carolina Nonpublic Postsecondary Institution Bond||Commission on Higher Education||Columbia||Apply|
|South Carolina Pawnbroker Special Deposit Bond||South Carolina Dept of Consumer Affairs||Columbia||Apply|
|South Carolina Performance Bond of Preneed Funeral Contracts||South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs||Columbia||Apply|
|South Carolina Physical Fitness Center Deposit Bond||South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs||Columbia||Apply|
|South Carolina Prepaid Legal Services Company Special Deposit Bond||Department of Consumer Affairs||Columbia||Apply|
|South Carolina Private Investigation Agency Bond||South Carolina||Columbia||Apply|
|South Carolina Professional Licenses (All Other) Bond||Department of Insurance||North Myrtle Beach||Apply|
|South Carolina Professional Mixed Martial Arts Promoter Bond||South Carolina State Athletic Commission||Columbia||Apply|
|South Carolina Professional Solicitor's Bond||South Carolina Secretary of State||Columbia||Apply|
|South Carolina Registered Residential Specialty Contractor Bond||Residential Builders Commission||Columbia||Apply|
|South Carolina Retail Pistol Dealer Bond||SLED||Columbia||Apply|
|South Carolina Right Of Way Bond||SC Dept of Trans||Columbia||Apply|
|South Carolina Santee Cooper Deposit Bond||Santee Cooper||Myrtle Beach||Apply|
|South Carolina Service Contracts Bond||State of South Carolina||Columbia||Apply|
|South Carolina South Carolina Manufactured Housing Bond||SC Dept. of Manufactured Housing||Columbia||Apply|
|South Carolina State Motor Fuel User Fee Bond||Department of Revenue||Columbia||Apply|
|South Carolina STATE TOBACCO TAX Bond||South Carolina Dept of Revenue Misc Tax Section||Columbia||Apply|
|South Carolina Utility Bond||South Carolina Electric & Gas||Columbia||Apply|
|South Carolina Well Driller Bond||Synergy Business ark; Kingstree Building||Columbia||Apply|
|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
South Carolina requires license and permit bonds in order to get and file licenses/permits for many different professions. You can find our full list of license and permit bonds required by using our bond requirement search tool.
Getting Contract Bonds for Public Jobs
Contractor bonds such as bid bonds and performance bonds are needed to work on public construction jobs. However, these are usually required by cities or municipalities as opposed to the state. You can learn more about what’s needed to get bonds for public construction jobs.
Getting South Carolina 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 South Carolina Surety Bonds Cost?
Surety bonds generally cost 1-15% of the required bond amount. Surety bond costs vary drastically 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 get an instant estimate by using our bond premium calculator, or apply online to get a firm bond quote.
Can You Get a Bond with Bad Credit?
It’s possible to get a surety bond 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 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.
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.
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.
You need to contact the surety company's claims department and present proof that the claim is false.
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.