California Surety Bond Types

Various government agencies in California require business owners and other working professionals to purchase surety bonds before they can perform certain tasks. Understanding California surety bonds can alleviate the stress that comes along with certain processes, such as getting a business license, securing a construction contract or becoming a notary. As such, the experts at SuretyBonds.com are here to answer your top questions about surety bonds in California.

How do I get a California surety bond?

The first step to getting your California surety bond is to complete an application. You can do so by calling 1 (800) 308-4358 between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. central Monday through Friday. Or, fill out our online form to the left at any time, and a surety bond specialist will call you as soon as possible.

You’ll receive a price quote within one day, and once you approve the cost your specialist will issue the bond. When the bond has been executed, you’ll immediately receive a copy via e-mail. Then we’ll mail you the original bond, which you’ll have to submit to whoever is requiring it. If you’re in a time crunch, you can choose our overnight shipping option and have the bond in your hands the very next day.

How much does a California surety bond cost?

Because SuretyBonds.com works with a number of underwriting companies, our surety specialists can find our clients some of the lowest surety bond premiums available. Furthermore, SuretyBonds.com can provide California surety bonds to 99% of applicants regardless of their credit score or other financial credentials.

in California vary for a number of reasons, such as the specific bond being issued and the principal’s financial standing. Applicants with good credit typically pay a premium that’s calculated as 1 to 5 percent of the bond amount. So, if the bond amount is $10,000 the premium would likely be between $100 and $500.

Rest assured if you don’t have good credit, though, because SuretyBonds.com works with markets that specialize in issuing bad credit bonds to those who don’t qualify for the standard market. Qualified applicants can even finance their payments over time so they don’t have to pay the full premium upfront. The best way to determine what your California surety bond will cost is to contact our surety specialists. They’ll get you a California surety bond price quote within one business day.

What are California surety bonds?

Surety bonds in California are essentially used to guarantee individuals comply with laws set forth by the state. Each surety bond that’s issued is a legally binding contract that brings together three separate entities in an effort to protect consumers.

  • The principal is the business or individual that buys the bond to guarantee work performance.
  • The obligee is the government agency that requires the principal to be bonded.
  • The surety is the agency that sells the bond and backs its financial guarantee.

If the principal fails to fulfill the bond’s terms, then a claim can be made against the bond. If the claim is valid, then the principal will have to compensate the obligee for damages. If the principal cannot do so, the bond would require the surety to pay reparation up to the full bond amount.

Who receives California surety bond protection?

By providing financial security, surety bonds in California protect businesses, consumers and government agencies alike. The exact protection varies depending on the specific legal language found on a California surety bond.

These are just a few examples of the hundreds of ways surety bonds provide protection in California. Although getting a surety bond in California might seem complicated or confusing at first, a little research could go a long way in protecting your investments, and SuretyBonds.com is here to help you with every step of the process.

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Bond Type Obligee Cost Apply Get Quote
Auctioneer & Auction Company Bond California Secretary of State
P.O. Box 942877
Sacramento, CA 94277
$20,000 Apply Now Get Quote
Bond of Seller California State Board of Equalization
P.O. Box 942879
Sacramento, CA 94279
varies Apply Now Get Quote
Cargo Shippers Agent Bond Producer Licensing Bureau
P.O. Box 1139
Sacramento, CA 95817
$10,000 Apply Now Get Quote
City of Mission Viejo Grading Bond City of Mission Viejo
200 Civic Center
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
varies Apply Now Get Quote
Commercial Fundraisers For Charitable Purposes Bond Attorney General, Registry of Charitable Trusts
P.O. Box 903447
Sacramento, CA 95814
$25,000 Apply Now Get Quote
Community Care California Department of Social Services
801 Capitol Mall
Sacramento, CA 95814
Apply Now Get Quote
Corporation Bond Department of Conservation, Office of Mine Reclamation; Mono County
801 K St. MS 09-06
Sacramento, CA 95814
varies Apply Now Get Quote
Credit Services Organization Bond Secretary of State
P.O. Box 942877
Sacramento, CA 94277
$100,000 Apply Now Get Quote
Dance Studio Surety Bond Secretary of State
P.O. Box 942877
Sacramento, CA 94277
$25,000 Apply Now Get Quote
Dealer Bond Department of Motor Vehicles
2415 1st Ave. Mail Station F101
Sacramento, CA 95818
$50,000 Apply Now Get Quote
Discount Buying Organization Bond
(Affiliate)
Secretary of State
P.O. Box 942877
Sacramento, CA 94277
$250,000 Apply Now Get Quote
Discount Buying Organization Bond
(Parent)
Secretary of State
P.O. Box 942877
Sacramento, CA 94277
$2,500,000 Apply Now Get Quote
DMEPOS Medicare Program Bond Medi-Cal
P.O. Box 13029
Sacramento, CA 95813
Not sure Apply Now Get Quote
Driving School or ATV Safety Training Bond Department of Motor Vehicles
P.O. Box 932342 MS L224
Sacramento, CA 94232
Apply Now Get Quote
Employment Agency Bond Secretary of State
P.O. Box 942877
Sacramento, CA 94277
$3,000 Apply Now Get Quote
Employment Counseling Service Bond Secretary of State
P.O. Box 942877
Sacramento, CA 92277
$10,000 Apply Now Get Quote
Escondido, California - Grading Permit Bond City of Escondido
201 N. Broadway
Escondido, CA 92025
varies Apply Now Get Quote
Escrow License Bond Department of Corporations
320 W. 4th St. Ste. 750
Los Angeles, CA 90013
Apply Now Get Quote
Finance Lender and/or Broker Bond Commissioner of Corporations
320 W. 4th St. Ste. 750
320 W. 4th St. Suite 750, CA 90013
varies Apply Now Get Quote
Foreclosure Consultant Bond Secretary of State, Special Filings Unit
P.O. Box 942877
Sacramento, CA 94277
$100,000 Apply Now Get Quote
Fresno County, CA - Encroachment Permit Performance Bond Department of Public Works
2200 Tulare St., 6th Flo0
Fresno, CA 93721
Apply Now Get Quote
Grading Bond City of Irvine Community Development Department, Building and Safety Division
P.O. Box 19575
Irvine, CA 92623
varies Apply Now Get Quote
Immigration Consultants Bond Secretary of State
P.O. Box 942877
Sacramento, CA 92277
$50,000 Apply Now Get Quote
Information Commercial Requester Account Bond
(Vehicle Code Section 1810.2)
Department of Motor Vehicles, Account Processing
P.O. Box 944231
Sacramento, CA 94244
$50,000 Apply Now Get Quote
Insurance Adjuster Bond Producer Licensing Bureau
P.O. Box 1139
Sacramento, CA 95812
$2,000 Apply Now Get Quote
Insurance Adjuster Bond
(Private)
Producer Licensing Bureau
P.O. Box 1139
Sacramento, CA 95812
Apply Now Get Quote
Insurance Broker Bond Producer Licensing Bureau
P.O. Box 1139
Sacramento, CA 95814
$10,000 Apply Now Get Quote
Invention Developer Bond Secretary of State
P.O. Box 942877
Sacramento, CA 92277
$25,000 Apply Now Get Quote
Job Listing Service Bond Secretary of State
P.O. Box 942877
Sacramento, CA 92277
$10,000 Apply Now Get Quote
Los Angeles City California - Grading Bond Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety
201 N. Figueroa St.
Los Angeles , CA 90012
Apply Now Get Quote
Maintenance Bond City of Sunnyvale
456 W. Olive Ave.
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
varies Apply Now Get Quote
Mobilehome, Commercial Coach, Truck Camper or Floating Home Bond Department of Housing and Community Development, Division of Codes and Standards
P.O. Box 2111
Sacramento, CA 95812
varies Apply Now Get Quote
Motor Vehicle Ownership Surety Bond Department of Motor Vehicles, Registration Operations
P.O. Box 942869
Sacramento, CA 94269
varies Apply Now Get Quote
Motorcycle, All-Terrain, or Wholesale Vehicle Dealer Bond Department of Motor Vehicles
2415 1st Ave. Mail Station F101
Sacramento, CA 95818
$10,000 Apply Now Get Quote
Notary Public Bond California Secretary of State
1500 11th St. 2nd Fl.
Sacramento , CA 95814
Apply Now Get Quote
Nurses Registry Bond Secretary of State
P.O. Box 942877
Sacramento, CA 92277
$3,000 Apply Now Get Quote
Partnership Bond Department of Conservation, Office of Mine Reclamation
801 K St. MS 09-06
Sacramento, CA 95814
varies Apply Now Get Quote
Pest Control Business Licensees Bond Department of Peticide Regulation, Pest Management and Licensing Branch
1001 I St.
Sacramento, CA 95814
varies Apply Now Get Quote
Process Server Bond County Clerk Office

, CA
Apply Now Get Quote
Residential Mortgage Lender and/or Servicer Bond Department of Corporations
320 W. 4th St. Ste. 750
320 W. 4th St. Suite 750, CA 90013
$50,000 Apply Now Get Quote
Seller of Travel Bond Office of the Attorney General, Department of Justice
300 S. Spring St. Ste. 1702
Los Angeles, CA 90013
varies Apply Now Get Quote
Setting Monuments Bond City of Escondido
201 N. Broadway
Escondido, CA 92025
varies Apply Now Get Quote
Sole Proprietorship Bond Department of Conservation, Office of Mine Reclamation; Mono County
801 K St. MS 09-06
Sacramento, CA 95814
varies Apply Now Get Quote
Special Lines Surplus Line Broker Bond Producer Licensing Bureau
320 Capitol Mall
Sacramento, CA 95814
$10,000 Apply Now Get Quote
State Highway Encroachment Permittee Performance Bond Department of Transportation
1120 North St.
Sacramento, CA 94273
varies Apply Now Get Quote
Surety Bond PRLS Department of Real Estate Licensing
P.O. Box 187000
Sacramento, CA 95818
$10,000 Apply Now Get Quote
Surplus Line Broker Bond Department of Insurance, Producer Licensing Bureau
P.O. Box 1139
Sacramento, CA 95812
varies Apply Now Get Quote
Tax Preparer Bond California Tax Education Council
P.O. Box 2890
Sacramento, CA 95812
Apply Now Get Quote
Traffic Violator School Owner Department of Motor Vehicles
2415 1st Ave. Mail Station F101
Sacramento , CA 95818
Apply Now Get Quote
Undocumented Vessel Bond Department of Motor Vehicles, Registration Operations
P.O. Box 942869
Sacramento, CA 94269
varies Apply Now Get Quote
Vehicle Remanufacturer Bond Department of Transportation
1120 North St.
Sacramento, CA 94273
$50,000 Apply Now Get Quote
Vehicle Verifier Bond Department of Motor Vehicles
2415 1st Ave. Mail Station F101
Sacramento, CA 95818
$5,000 Apply Now Get Quote
Waste Tire Hauler Bond Integrated Waste Management Board
P.O. Box 4025
Sacramento, CA 95812
$10,000 Apply Now Get Quote
Wholesale-Only Dealer Bond Department of Motor Vehicles
2415 1st Ave. Mail Station F101
Sacramento, CA 95818
$10,000 Apply Now Get Quote