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Connecticut Nonresident Contractor Verification or Tax Bond

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How much does a Connecticut nonresident contractor bond cost? 

Connecticut nonresident contractor bond costs start at $100 annually. Your personal Connecticut surety bond cost will be provided after a quick application review based on the bond amount required for your project and tax liability. 

Note that the state requires nonresident contractor tax bond form AU-964 to expire annually on December 31st while nonresident contractor verification bond form AU-961 must expire every 2 years on December 31st

How can I get a Connecticut non resident contractor bond? 

You can apply for your Connecticut nonresident contractor bond online 24/7. Select whether you need the nonresident contractor tax bond or verification bond and provide the following information for Department of Revenue Public Services filing approval. 

  • nonresident contractor, prime contractor, or general contractor name
  • address
  • Connecticut tax registration number 
  • project information 

Once your order has been processed, you'll receive a copy of your Connecticut surety bond by email. Your official nonresident contractor bond will be shipped to your preferred mailing address.

How fast can I get a nonresident contractor tax bond or verification bond?

Our industry-leading technology and responsive customer service team allows us to offer free quotes and deliver your Connecticut nonresident contractor tax bond faster than any other surety company. Orders placed by 4 PM CST Monday-Friday are typically processed same-day. Your bond will be delivered by mail. 

If you have questions about Connecticut nonresident contractor bonds or your application, call 1(800)308-4358 to speak with a friendly surety expert. We're here to guide you through the nonresident contractor verification and tax bond process so you can get back to running your business.

Bond Type
$12,500-$100,000Nonresident Contractor Tax Bond
$10,000-$25,000Nonresident Contractor Verification Bond
$25,001-$300,000Nonresident Contractor Verification Bond

What is a Connecticut nonresident contractor verification bond? 

State form AU-961 is officially titled "Verification Bond" but is also known as the “Connecticut nonresident contractor verification bond.” Form AU-961 is used to verify a nonresident contractor is eligible to become a verified contractor with the Department of Revenue Services. The bond specifically requires a bonded nonresident contractor pay all taxes due to the state for the 2-year period during which the nonresident contractor is considered verified. The form specifies the required bond amount must be 5 percent of the contract price to cover 2 times any proposed or actual work to occur within the verification period. 

What is a Connecticut nonresident contractor tax bond? 

State form AU-964 is officially titled "Surety Bond and Release" but is also known as the “Connecticut nonresident contractor tax bond.” Form AU-964 is used to register a nonresident prime or general contractor working in Connecticut for specific projects over $250,000 to ensure all taxes owed to the state - including subcontractors - are paid to the Department of Revenue Services. The form specifies the required bond amount must be 5 percent of the cost of the total contract price. 

Who regulates nonresident contractors in Connecticut? 

The Connecticut Department of Revenue Public Services Unit enforces surety bond requirements for nonresident contractors working in the state. If you need help determining your surety bond amount, call the DOR at 1(860)541-7538 before purchasing your surety bond.

The Department of Revenue requires these Connecticut surety bonds for nonresident contractors. We also offer other Connecticut contractor license bond types for contractors licensed to work in certain cities and trades.

How do I update or change my nonresident contractor verification or tax bond?

If the Connecticut Department of Revenue requires your bond to be updated for any reason, 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 Connecticut surety bonds include:

  • nonresident contractor, prime contractor, or general contractor name
  • address
  • Connecticut tax registration number 
  • project information 

How do I renew my nonresident contractor tax or verification bond?

You must renew your Connecticut nonresident contractor bond before its current term expires on December 31st. Once you pay your SuretyBonds.com renewal invoice, instructions will be sent to keep your bond active for your next tax or verification bond term.

How do I become a nonresident contractor in Connecticut?

Complete your Nonresident Contractor Request for Verified Contractor Status Form AU-960 or Nonresident Unverified Subcontractor Request for Certificate of Compliance Form AU-967. Submit your paperwork by mail to apply for your Connecticut nonresident contractor verification status.

Department of Revenue Services
Compliance Support Unit
25 Sigourney Street
Suite 2
Hartford, CT 06106-5032

For more information about the nonresident contractor verification process, visit portal.ct.gov/DRS.

Call 1 (800) 308-4358 to talk with a Surety Expert