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California Contractor License Bond

Certain types of contractors are required by the California State License Board to post a surety bond to legally work within the state. Please see below for more information on bond types, amounts, and requirements.

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What is a California Contractors License Bond?

All contractors licensed in the state of California are required to post a $15,000 surety bond. In posting this bond, the contractor (the bond principal) agrees to adhere to the statues and regulations outlined in the California Business and Professions Code (Division 3 Chapter 9).

There are three other types of license bonds related to contractor licensing in California:

A Qualifying Individual Surety Bond assures that the contractor (the qualified contractor for the license) will follow all regulations outlined in the California Business and Professions Code.

A Farm Labor Contractor Bond ensures that the contractor engaged in the business of farm labor contracting will follow the statutes in the applicable Labor Code of the State Code of California. (Ch. 3, Part 6, Div. 2)

A Contractor’s Disciplinary Bond is required if disciplinary or violation of the license has taken place. It is required by the state for the contractor to operate and regain an active license status. The bond amount varies depending on the level of the violation, but cannot be less than $15,000.

If a contractor fails to meet the guidelines guaranteed by the bond, impacted parties can claim up to the full bond amount.

 

 




Bond Amounts

Bond TypeAmount 
Contractor License Bond$15,000Apply
Contractor License Bond
Qualifying Individual Bond
$12,500Apply
Contractor License Bond
Farm Labor Contractor Bond
$25,000Apply
Contractor’s Disciplinary Bond
required after violation or suspension
$15,000
minimum amount
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Why is this bond required?

The State of California, the Contractors State License Board, requires contractors to acquire one or more of the bonds listed above.

If the contractor is responsible for damages to another party, that harmed party can claim against the bond up to the full amount of the bond. The bond also assures that the contractor will abide by the State of California’s licensing laws and statues.

More information regarding specific licensing requirements can be found at the State Licensing Board website.

How do I get started?

Simple. Just follow these three easy steps

  1. Fill out our simple two-minute application or call us.
  2.  Accept terms and pricing.
  3. After accepting, pay for the bond.

Once payment is received, we will ship the bond that same day.

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Additional Resources

Below are links to the State of California’s website for each bond type:

Contractors License Bond

Contractor Disciplinary Bond

Farm Labor Contractors

Qualifying Individual Bond

 

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