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Which Surety Bonds in Tennessee Do You Need?

There are three types of Tennessee surety bonding that can be required of you:

It’s important you understand how surety bonds work and that you're responsible to pay claims in full, which makes it important that you find a bond company that will defend you from claims.

Getting License and Permit Bonds

Tennessee 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.

Tennessee License & Permit Bond Search

Tennessee Alcohol (All Others) Bond Department of Revenue Nashville Apply
Tennessee Appraisal Management Company Bond TN Appraisal Commission Nashville Apply
Tennessee Beauty Pageant Surety Bond Division of Consumer Affairs Nashville Apply
Tennessee Cement Worker's Bond (City of Memphis) City of Memphis Memphis Apply
Tennessee City of Cookeville Electric Dept. Utility Bond Cookeville Electric Dept. Cookeville Apply
Tennessee City of Hendersonville Permit Bond Hendersonville Department of Building & Codes Hendersonville Apply
Tennessee Collection Agency Bond Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance Nashville Apply
Tennessee Collection Service License Tennessee Department of Commerce Nashville Apply
Tennessee Collection Service License Bond Tennessee Department of commerce and Insurance Nashville Apply
Tennessee County Public Officals State of Tennessee, County of Shelby Memphis Apply
Tennessee Credit & Collection Exhibits Bond COMDATA, INC. Brentwood Apply
Tennessee Credit Services Organization Bond Director of Tennessee Division of Consumer Affairs Nashville Apply
Tennessee Dealer of Manufactured Homes Motor Vehicle Commissioner Nashville Apply
Tennessee EFS TRANSPORTATION Financial Guarantee Bond EFS TRANSPORTATION SERVICES, INC. Memphis Apply
Tennessee Electric Service Furnished Bond (Davidson County, TN) Nashville Electric Service Nashville Apply
Tennessee Electric Service Indemnity Bond (Electric Board of Chattanooga) Electric Board of Chattanooga Chattanooga Apply
Tennessee Fire Protection Sprinkler Contractor Board of Licensing Contractors, Dept of Commerce and Insurance Nashville Apply
Tennessee Flexiable Credit Lender Bond State of Tennessee Department of Financial Instit. Nashville Apply
Tennessee Highway Entrance Permit Bond Department of Transportation Knoxville Apply
Tennessee Home Improvement Contractor Dept. of Commerce & Insurance, Contractor License Board Nashville Apply
Tennessee Hotdog Vendor Bond (City of Cookeville) City of Cookeville Cookeville Apply
Tennessee Industrial Loan and Thrift State of Tennessee Dept. of Financial Institutions Nashville Apply
Tennessee Investment Advisor Bond State of Tennessee Securities Nashville Apply
Tennessee License For Consumption On Premises Department of Revenue State of Tennessee Nashville Apply
Tennessee Litigation Financier Bond Business Services Division - Tre Hargett Nashville Apply
Tennessee Lottery Retailer Tennessee Education Lottery Corp. Nashville Apply
Tennessee Manufactured Home Stabilizing System Installer Bond Tennessee Motor Vehicle Commission Nashville Apply
Tennessee Manufacturer or Modular Building Units Bond Department of Commerce and Insurance Nashville Apply
Tennessee Memphis and Shelby County Code Enforcement Bond Memphis & Shelby County Memphis Apply
Tennessee Memphis Light, Gas & Water Div Indemnity Bond for Utility Services Memphis Light, Gas & Water Division Memphis Apply
Tennessee Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, Permit Bond NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY Nashville Apply
Tennessee Modular Building Units Dealer Bond State Fire Marshal's Office - Codes Enforcement Nashville Apply
Tennessee Modular Building Units Installer Bond STATE FIRE MARSHAL’S OFFICE Nashville Apply
Tennessee Mortgage Broker, Lender or Servicer Financial Institutions Nashville Apply
Tennessee Mortgage Broker, Lender or Servicer Tennessee Department of Financial Institutions Nashville Apply
Tennessee Mortgage Lender STATE OF TENNESSEE Dept OF FINANCIAL INST. NASHVILLE Apply
Tennessee Motor Vehicle Auction Motor Vehicle Commission Nashville Apply
Tennessee Motor Vehicle Auction Motor Vehicle Commission Nashville Apply
Tennessee Motor Vehicle Dealer Motor Vehicle Commission Nashville Apply
Tennessee Motor Vehicle Dealer Motor Vehicle Commission Nashville Apply
Tennessee Murfreesboro Electric Utility Deposit Bond Murfreesboro Electric Department Murfreesboro Apply
Tennessee Natural Gas Bond (Sevier County Utility District) Sevier County Utillity District Sevierville Apply
Tennessee Pest Control License Department of Agriculture Nashville Apply
Tennessee Pest Control License Bond Tennessee Department of Agriculture Nashville Apply
Tennessee Pesticides Tennessee Department of Agriculture Nashville Apply
Tennessee Petroleum Products and Alternative Fuels TN Dept of Revenue Memphis Apply
Tennessee Postsecondary Educationall Institutions Bond Tennessee Higher Education Commission Nashville Apply
Tennessee Postsecondary Educationall Institutions Bond Tennessee Higher Education Commission Nashville Apply
Tennessee Private School Bond (Cosmetology) Tennessee Board of Cosmetology Nashville Apply
Tennessee Probationary Services Provider Perfromance Bond Maury County General Session & Circuit Court Columbia Apply
Tennessee Professional Boxing or Combat Matches Promoter Tennessee Athletic Commission Nashville Apply
Tennessee Professional Fund Raising Division of Charitable Solicitations and Gaming Nashville Apply
Tennessee Professional Fundraiser Bond (City of Franklin, TN) City of Franklin Franklin Apply
Tennessee Professional Licenses (All Other) Bond State of Tennessee Securities Division Nashville Apply
Tennessee Professional Solicitor Bond Tennessee Secretary of State Nashville Apply
Tennessee Public Adjusters TN Department of Commerce Nashville Apply
Tennessee Sale of Alcoholic Beverages For Consumption On Premises State of Tennessee ABC Nashville Apply
Tennessee Sale of Alcoholic Beverages For Consumption On Premises Bond State Tennessee Nashville Apply
Tennessee School of Cosmetology State Board of Cosmetology Nashville Apply
Tennessee Solicitation Permit Bond City of Nashville Nashville Apply
Tennessee Staff Leasing Company License or Permit Bond Department of Commerce & Insurance Nashville Apply
Tennessee STATE OF TENNESSEE – HEALTH CLUB SURETY State of Tennessee Dept of Commerce & Insurance Nashville Apply
Tennessee Third Party Examiner Services Bond TN Dept of Safety Nashville Apply
Tennessee Title Insurance Producer's Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance Nashville Apply
Tennessee Title Insurance Producer's Dept of Commerce and Insurance Nashville Apply
Tennessee Title Pledge Lender Department of Financial Institutions Nashville Apply
Tennessee TOBACCO TAX STAMP AFFIXING AGENT Tennessee Department of Revenue Nashville Apply
Tennessee Utility Bond (Metro Water Services) Metro Water Services Nashville Apply
Tennessee Utility Deposit EPB Electric Power Chattanooga Apply
Tennessee Utility Deposit Bond Coffman Oil Company Morristown Apply
Tennessee Utility Deposit Bond Volunteer Energy Cooperative Decatur Apply
Tennessee Utility Deposit Bond Sevier County Electric System, TN Alcoa Apply
Tennessee Utility Deposit Bond Pickwick Electric Cooperative Selmer Apply
Tennessee Utility Deposit Bond Clarksville Department of Electricity Clarksville Apply
Tennessee Utility Service Guaranty Knoxville Utilities Board Knoxville Apply
Tennessee Utility Service Guaranty Bond (Lenoir City, TN) Lenoir City Utilities Board Lenoir City Apply
Tennessee Warehousmen, Dealers, Wholesalers, Manufacturers of Beer Bond Department of Revenue Nashville Apply
Tennessee Wildlife Recources Agency Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency Nashville Apply
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    Getting Contract Bonds for Public 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 public construction projects.

    Getting Court Bonds in Tennessee

    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 Surety Bonds Cost?

    Surety bond costs vary drastically 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 Tennessee Surety Bonds 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 is more difficult to get contract bonds with bad credit.


    Frequent Questions

    What is the process to obtain the bond?

    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.

    Can I get this bond with bad credit?

    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.

    Does it matter where I get my bond?

    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.

    What if a false claim is filed?

    You need to contact the surety company's claims department and present proof that the claim is false.

    Do all states require a bond?

    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.


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