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California Grading Bond

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How much does a grading bond cost in California?

Grading bonds are somewhat unique in that they are required by specific cities and counties, rather than the state. Therefore, while all grading bonds are subject to some degree of underwriting, there is no one set of information required for underwriting all grading bonds due to the fact that each form contains its own unique language and risks. For example, a grading bond in one city may be based solely on the applicant’s credit score, while another may require the applicant to provide financials, a description of the work, an estimate of the work, etc.

Because the amount of the bond varies so greatly, the best way to find out exactly how much you’ll pay for your California grading bond is to request your free surety bond quote now!

Bond Type
$1,000-$500,000Los Angeles County Grading Bond
$1,000-$500,000Orange County Grading Bond
$1,000-$100,000Riverside County Grading & Landscape Improvement Bond
$1,000-$100,000City of Beverly Hills Grading Bond
$1,000-$250,000City of Carlsbad Grading and Erosion Control Bond
$1,000-$600,000City of Diamond Bar Grading Bond
$1,000-$100,000City of Escondido Grading Bond
$1,000-$100,000City of Irvine Grading Bond
$1,000-$500,000City of Long Beach Grading Bond
$1,000-$900,000City of Los Angeles Grading Bond
$1,000-$100,000City of Mission Viejo Grading Bond
$1,000-$100,000City of Murrieta Grading Bond
$1,000-$500,000National City Grading and Landscaping Bond
$1,000-$500,000City of Oakland Performance Permit Bond
$1-$150,000City of San Diego Grading Bond
$1,000-$250,000City of San Marcos Grading Bond
$1,000-$100,000City of Solana Beach Grading Bond
$1,000-$100,000City of South San Francisco Grading Bond
$1,000-$100,000City of Glendale Grading Bond
$1,000-$500,000City of San Juan Capistrano Grading Bond
$1,000-$50,000City of Laguna Niguel Grading Permit Bond
$1,000-$100,000City of Santa Clarita Grading Bond
$1,000-$250,000City of Adelanto Grading Bond
$1,000-$200,000City of Hercules Grading Bond
$1,000-$100,000City of Monterey Park Grading Improvement Bond
$1,000-$100,000City of Oceanside Grading Bond
$1,000-$100,000City of Poway Grading Bond
$1,000-$100,000City of Stanton Grading Permit

Ready to purchase your California surety bond quickly and easily? Call 1 (800) 308-4358 to get started! We can provide your free bond quote within 1 business day of submitting your application.

Why do I need this bond?

Grading bonds in California are put in place to ensure that principals (contractors) fully comply with all laws, codes, rules and regulations of the city/county in which grading work is being completed. Because these bonds are required by specific cities throughout California, the specific terms of the bond agreements vary, but the contracts are put in place to ensure that principals complete grading and excavation work according to code. If the principal fails to do so, the bond protects the city and/or any person harmed from financial loss up to the full amount of the bond.

Take the first step toward getting a grading permit in California by purchasing your surety bond!

What’s the fine print?

Although each city has different language and requirements for grading bonds, they all will run concurrent with the period of time needed until the work is completed. Some bonds also contain a clause stipulating that the principal must complete all required maintenance and abide by all rules and regulations established by the permit for a set length of time after the project’s completion.

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What are the licensing requirements?

For more city-specific licensing information, applicants should refer to the city website in which they are applying for their grading permit.

Beverly Hills


Los Angeles

Mission Viejo


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