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 mortgage brokers to operate legally.
- Contractor bonds for public construction projects.
- Court bonds required by the courts for various purposes.
Getting License and Permit Bonds
West Virginia 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
|West Virginia (WVCJAT)Wages & Fringe Benefits Bond||West Virginia Carpenters Joint Admin. Trust||Parkersburg||Apply|
|West Virginia AEP In Lieu of Cash Deposit Bond||American Electric Power||Hurricane||Apply|
|West Virginia Alcohol Beverage Control Bond||Alcohol Beverage Control Administration||Charleston||Apply|
|West Virginia Appraisal Management Companies Bond||State of West Virgina||Charleston||Apply|
|West Virginia Collection Agency Bond||Tax Dept, Internal Auditing Division||Charleston||Apply|
|West Virginia Commercial Driver License Third Party Tester Bond||Department of Motor Vehicles||Charleston||Apply|
|West Virginia Credit Services Organization Bond||Secretary of State||Charleston||Apply|
|West Virginia Detectives Bond||WV Secretary of State||Charleston||Apply|
|West Virginia Division of Highways Encroachment Bond||WV Depratment of Transporation||Charleston||Apply|
|West Virginia Financial Conditions Division Administrators Bond||West Virginia Insurance Commissioner, Financial Co||Charleston||Apply|
|West Virginia Health Club Bond||Office of the Attorney General||Charleston||Apply|
|West Virginia Hunting & Fishing License Sales Bond||West Virginia Department of Natural Resources||Charleston||Apply|
|West Virginia In Lieu of Cash Deposit Bond (AEP)||American Electric Power||Hurricane||Apply|
|West Virginia Insulators Local 80- Employers Wage, Expense, Welfare and Pension Fund Payment Bond||Insulators Local 80||Winfield||Apply|
|West Virginia Money Currency Exchange, Transmission & Transportation Bond||THE STATE OF WEST VIRGINIA||Charleston||Apply|
|West Virginia Mortgage Broker Bond||Commissioner of Banking||Charleston||Apply|
|West Virginia Motor Fuel Excise Tax Bond||WV State Tax Dept.||Charleston||Apply|
|West Virginia Motor Vehicle Dealer Bond||Division of Motor Vehicles - Dealer Services||Charleston||Apply|
|West Virginia Non-Intoxicating Beer Bond||Alcohol Beverage Control Administration||Charleston||Apply|
|West Virginia Notary Public Bond||Secretary of State||Charleston||Apply|
|West Virginia Office of Telemarketing Registration Corporate Bond||Secretary Tax and Revenue, W VA Dept. of Tax & R||Charleston||Apply|
|West Virginia Outfitters and Guides Bond||Divison of Natural Resources||South Charleston||Apply|
|West Virginia Permit Carrier Bond (WVABCA)||WV Department of Revenue||Charleston||Apply|
|West Virginia Private Vocational School Bond||State of West Virginia||Charleston||Apply|
|West Virginia Prof. Fund-Raising Counsels & Prof. Solicitors Bond||Secretary of State||Charleston||Apply|
|West Virginia Professional Employer Organization Bond||West Virginia of Insurance Commissioner||Charleston||Apply|
|West Virginia Professional Fund Raising Bond||Secretary of State||Charleston||Apply|
|West Virginia Promoter's License Bond||West Virginia State Athletic Commission||Julian||Apply|
|West Virginia Single Oil or Gas Well, Single Liquid Injection Well or Single Waste Disposal Well Bond||STATE OF WV DEP OIL & GAS DIV||CHARLESTON||Apply|
|West Virginia Single Oil or Gas Well, Single Liquid Injection Well, or Single Waste Disposal Well Bond||West Virginia Dept of Environmental Protection||Charleston||Apply|
|West Virginia Utility Deposit License Bond||Potomac Edison - Credit Dept||Fairmont||Apply|
|West Virginia Wage Payment Bond (LLC, LLP, or Corp Construction Work)||WV Division of Labor||Charleston||Apply|
|West Virginia Wage Payment Bond (Severance, Production, or Transportation)||Division of Labor||Charleston||Apply|
|West Virginia Wage Payment Collection Surety Bond||Division of Labor||Charleston||Apply|
|West Virginia Wages & Fringe Benefits Bond||IBEW Local Union 317||Huntington||Apply|
|West Virginia Wine Supplier Bond||WV Alcohol Beverage Control Administration||Charleston||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
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 West Virginia 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 West Virginia Surety Bonding 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.