Connecticut Contractor License Bond
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How much does a Connecticut contractor license bond cost?
Connecticut contractor license bond costs start at $100 annually. Your exact cost will vary depending on your license type, its required bond amount, and how long the bond term is. Most contractor bonds required by cities in Connecticut cost $100. Bonds required for state licensing require a quick application review to determine pricing.
How do you get a Connecticut contractor surety bond?
You can purchase most Connecticut contractor license bonds online 24/7. Choose the bond you need from the dropdown above or the table below. Contractor registration information for bond forms vary by government agency, but you typically need to provide your contractor or construction company name, physical business address, and license type for filing approval. Once your order is processed, your Connecticut surety bond confirmation will be sent to your email.
How fast can you get a contractor license bond?
Our industry-leading technology and responsive customer service team allow us to deliver official Connecticut surety bonds to contractors faster than any other surety provider. SuretyBonds.com offers digital delivery for most licensed contractor bonds in Connecticut. Orders placed by 4 PM CST Monday-Friday are typically processed with same-day emailed bond delivery. If your city requires your official bond be physically issued and delivered to you, we'll ship it to your preferred mailing address.
If you have questions about Connecticut contractor license bond requirements, call 1(800)308-4358 to speak with a friendly surety expert. We're here to guide you through the contractor bond process so you can get back to running your business.
What is a Connecticut contractor license bond?
“Connecticut contractor license bond” is a blanket term for the many surety bond requirements enforced by the state and local cities for contractor registration. Connecticut General Statutes Chapter 400 Section 20-426a authorizes the Commissioner of Consumer Protection to require individuals to file a surety bond for contractor licensing at their discretion. Some cities also require their own separate surety bonds as part of their licensing requirements. Each bond form has its own terms, but they generally require contractors to complete their construction work according to applicable state and city laws.
Why do I need a surety bond for contractor licensing?
By filing a surety bond, you agree to comply with state and city laws when performing construction work. Your bond will protect the state, city, and/or individual consumers harmed in the event of your noncompliance. Your issuing surety company will pay valid claims up to your full bond amount, which you would be required to reimburse.
What type of Connecticut contractor bond do you need?
The Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection requires home improvement contractors file a $15,000 surety bond before being licensed to work in the state. If you have questions about home improvement contractor licensing or bonding requirements, you can contact the Department of Consumer Protection by phone at 1(860)713-6000 or by email at [email protected].
The Connecticut Department of Revenue Services requires nonresident contractors file contractor tax bond form AU-964 as a guarantee they'll pay all owed taxes in full and on time. If you have questions about nonresident contractor licensing or tax bond requirements, you can contact the Department of Revenue Services by phone at 1(860)541-7538 or by email at [email protected].
If you work in one of the cities listed in the dropdown above or table below, you must file a specific surety bond with the city directly before receiving your local contractor compliance license. If you need a surety bond for a city not listed, call 1(800)308-4358.
Need a surety bond for a construction project in Connecticut?
Connecticut contractor bonds are required for licensing compliance. If you need a surety bond before you can begin work on an individual contracted project, you might need a bid bond, payment bond, performance bond, or other type of contract bond. If you work in states other than Connecticut, we also offer contractor license bonds nationwide.
How do I update or change my contractor licensing bond?
If the state or your local city requires you to update information on your bond form, contact your surety company. If you purchased your bond from SuretyBonds.com, email [email protected] to explain the needed change. The most common changes requested for these bonds are updating your name, address, or license number to match your official professional licensing.
How do I renew my licensed contractor bond?
You must renew your Connecticut surety bond before its current term expires to maintain your active contractor license with your licensing authority. If SuretyBonds.com manages your contractor bond, we'll send you specific renewal instructions after you pay your renewal invoice.
How do you get your general contractor's license in Connecticut?
You must do the following to apply for your contractor's license in Connecticut.
- Register your business with the Connecticut Secretary of State Office.
- Purchase general liability insurance and any applicable surety bond as required for licensing.
- Submit your application online through the state's eLicense portal.
Various cities and towns in Connecticut require contractors be licensed and bonded locally before they can be authorized to work. You should always verify local licensing compliance requirements with your local city's government office.
Connecticut DOT: Contractor Resources
Connecticut DOT: Consultants/Contractors Forms
Connecticut DRS: Nonresident Contractor Bonds
Bristol Curb: Sidewalk, Driveway, and Curb Contractors License Application
Cromwell: Building Permit Application
East Windsor: Permit Application Portal
Fairfield: Permit Application Portal
Hamden Engineering Department: Permits
Milford: Contractor Pre-Qualification Guide
New Britain: Building Permit Guides
New Haven: Contractor Information & Permits
Rocky Hill: Online Permitting System
Seymour: Building Permit Application
Torrington: Contractor License Application
Trumball: Building Permits and Applications
Wallingford Engineering Department: Excavation Permit Application
West Hartford: Building Permits
Windsor Engineering Department: Excavation and Driveway Permits
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