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How much does a contractor bond cost in California?

As of January 1, 2016, The Contractors State License Board increased the required bond amount for contractors from $12,500 to $15,000. This increase was established in order to eliminate the $2,500 proof of financial solvency that was previously required of California contractors in order to obtain a license. For more information about this change, please visit our blog or refer to SB 467

The California Contractors State License Board requires certain contractors to post contractor’s disciplinary bonds before performing construction work within the state. These bonds are required on a case-by-case basis, and applicants should verify their required bond amount with the state prior to bonding.

The Department of Industrial Relations’ Division of Labor Standards Enforcement requires farm labor contractors to post $25,000 surety bonds.

Some contractors must post $12,500 qualifying individual bonds prior to conducting business within the state.

All of these bonds are subject to underwriting consideration, so the price you’ll pay for your California contractor bond depends on a review of your personal credit report. Apply for your free bond quote now!

Bond Type Bond Amount Cost by Credit Score*
680 and up 679 - 600 599 or lower
Contractor's License Bond $15,000 Starts at $132 $132-700 $700+ Apply Now
Contractor's Disciplinary Bond Varies Starts at 1% 4-8% 10%+ Apply Now
Qualifying Individual Bond $12,500 Starts at $125 $500-1,000 $1,250+ Apply Now
Farm Labor Contractor Bond $25,000 Starts at $250 $1,000-2,000 $2,500+ Apply Now
*The bond premium rate quotes provided to you through this website are for pricing comparisons and quotation estimate purposes only. The bond rate quotes provided are based on general assumptions that may or may not be applicable to you and are subject to change at any time. These rate quotes do not constitute an offer of insurance, nor is any contract, agreement, or bond coverage implied, formed or bound by the provision of rate quotes. Bondability, final bond premium rate quotes and an offer of insurance, if any, will be determined by the insurance company providing your bond. You must contact us directly to obtain a quote for binding purposes.

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Contractor’s Bond

Contractors in California must post $15,000 surety bonds. By posting a contractor’s bond, principals (contractors) pledge to comply with the provisions of Division 3, Chapter 9 of the Business and Professions Code. The bond protects harmed parties from financial loss up to the full amount of the bond if the principal fails to comply with the letter of the law and the terms of the surety bond agreement. The principal must reimburse the surety for all damages paid out.

These bonds remain in full force and effect until canceled. The surety can cancel the bond in accordance with the provisions of Sections 996.310 of the Code of Civil Procedure.

The applicant’s license or application number and classification(s) are required for underwriting.

For licensing information, visit the Contractors State License Board website.

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Contractor’s Disciplinary Bond

Contractor’s disciplinary surety bonds in California guarantee that principals (contractors) comply with the provisions of Division 3, Chapter 9 of the Business and Professions Code. If the principal fails to comply with these terms, the bond protects any person who is harmed up to the full amount of the bond. The principal must reimburse the surety for all damages paid out.

These bonds remain in full force and effect until canceled or violated. The surety can cancel the bond in accordance with the provisions of Sections 996.310 of the Code of Civil Procedure.

Applicants should be prepared to explain why the bond is being required. The contractor’s license number and classification(s) are required for underwriting.

For more information about this bond type, visit the California Contractors State License Board website.

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Farm Labor Contractor Bond

By posting a farm labor contractor bond in California, principals (contractors) pledge to comply with the provisions of Chapter 3, Part 6, Division 2 of the Labor Code of the State Code of California. If the principal fails to comply with these terms, he or she agrees to pay all damages suffered by any person harmed by the violation(s).

California farm labor contractor bonds remain in full force and effect throughout all succeeding license periods unless terminated or canceled. The labor commissioner can terminate the bond at any time by giving written notice of termination to the surety. The surety can terminate the bond by giving written notice of cancellation to both the state and the labor commissioner. Cancellation becomes effective 30 days after the commissioner receives the notice.

For licensing information, visit the California’s Department of Industrial Relations website.

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Qualifying Individual Bond

California qualifying individual bonds ensure that principals (contractors) comply with all provisions of Division 3, Chapter 9 of the Business and Professions Code. If the principal fails to comply with these terms, the bond protects harmed parties from financial loss up to the full bond amount.

These bonds can be canceled by the surety in accordance with the provisions of Sections 996.310 of the Code of Civil Procedure. These bonds are continuous in nature and remain in full force and effect with the life of the principal’s license.

For more information about qualifying individual requirements, visit the California Contractors State License Board’s website.

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