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Washington, D.C. Contractor License Bond

How much does a contractor license bond cost in Washington, D.C.?

Contractors who work in the District of Columbia might need to file one or more surety bonds depending on the type of work they do with various entities and the type of license(s) they maintain.

Electricians in D.C. must post surety bonds in varying amounts prior to conducting electrical work. Bond amounts are determined by the Director of the D.C. Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs and are based on the volume of electrical work performed by the applicant. Applicants should verify their required bond amount with the department prior to bonding.

The Sheet Metal Workers’ International Association Local Union No. 100 requires contractors who hire unionized sheet metal workers to post surety bonds in varying amounts. Again, applicants should verify their required bond amount with the union prior to bonding.

Elevator contractors in Washington, D.C., must post $4,000 surety bonds before beginning work on such projects.

Home improvement contractors must post 2-year, $25,000 bonds before beginning work on such projects.

Due to the risk for claims on contractor license bonds, most applications require a review of the applicant’s personal credit report to determine pricing. Request your fast and free quote now to find out exactly what you’ll pay!

Bond Type Bond Amount Cost*
$4,000 Electrical Contractor Bond $4,000 Starts at $100 Apply Now
$1,000 Electrical Fixture Contractor Bond $1,000 $100 Apply Now
$2,000 Master Electrician Bond $2,000 $100 Apply Now
$1,000 Master Electrician Specialist Bond $1,000 $100 Apply Now
$2,000 Special Contractor Bond $2,000 $100 Apply Now
Varies Contractors Fringe Benefits Bond Varies Subject to Underwriting Apply Now
$4,000 Elevator Contractor Bond $4,000 Starts at $100 Apply Now
$25,000 Home Improvement Bond - 2-year term $25,000 Subject to Underwriting 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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Electrician Bond

Electrical contractors, electrical fixture contractors, master electricians, master electrician specialists and special contractors must be bonded prior to performing work in Washington, D.C. The bond ensures that principals (contractors) comply with all bonding and licensing regulations of the district, including any amendments made to all existing rules, regulations and orders of the mayor and all laws of the district relating to electrical work. If the principal fails to comply with these terms, the bond protects the district or any person who suffers damages up to the full amount of the bond.

The surety can terminate its liability under the bond by giving written notice of termination either personally or via registered mail to both the principal and the district at least 30 days prior to the effective termination date.

These bonds expire on November 30 of every odd year, so your bond premium could be prorated depending on when you buy it. Our team of surety experts works hard to get you bonded according to your specific needs.

Qualified applicants could pay just $100 for their Washington, D.C., electrician bond. Request Your Free Quote Today!

Important Links:

210 Bonding of Licensee (Word Doc)

D.C. Municipal Regulations and D.C. Register Chapter: 17-2 Electrical Licensing and Bonding

Contractors Fringe Benefits Bond

Contractors who hire unionized sheet metal workers must post surety bonds in varying amounts. By posting this bond, principals (contractors) pledge to make full and prompt payments of wages owed to employees, dues owed to the union, and contributions owed to the funds. If the principal fails to deliver these sums as required, the surety is obligated to pay the amounts. The principal must reimburse the surety for all claims paid out.

To cancel this bond, the surety must give the Sheet Metal Workers’ International Association Local Union No. 100 written notice of cancellation. Cancellation becomes effective 90 days after the union receives the notice.

Pricing varies based on the needed coverage amount and the applicant’s financial credentials, so request your free, personalized bond quote now.

Important Links:

Sheet Metal Workers’ International Association Local Union 100

Elevator Contractor Bond

Elevator contractors in Washington, D.C. must post $4,000 surety bonds prior to working in the district. By posting this bond, principals (contractors) agree to strictly comply with the elevator bonding and licensing regulations of the district, including completing all construction work according to code. If the principal fails to comply with these terms, the bond protects the state and any person harmed by the principal’s actions from financial loss up to the full amount of the bond.

These bonds remain in full force and effect through November 30 of odd years. These bonds have a set expiration date, so your bond premium could be prorated depending on when you buy it. Our team of surety experts works hard to get you bonded according to your specific needs.

Washington, D.C., elevator contractor bonds can be issued quickly and easily for as low as $100. Request your bond now!

Important Links:

Elevator Trades Contractor Bond

District of Columbia Elevator Maintenance

Home Improvement Bond

Home improvement contractors must post $25,000 surety bonds prior to completing construction work in Washington, D.C. By posting this bond, principals (contractors) pledge to comply with the provisions of the Acts of Congress approved July 1, 1932 (47 Stat. 55 as amended) and all applicable home improvement business regulations. Specifically, these bonds ensure that principals pay all damages suffered by any person as a result of the principal’s violations of these terms.

These bonds remain valid for a 2-year term.

The price you’ll pay for a home improvement contractor bond in Washington, D.C., is based on a review of your personal credit report. Apply now to receive your fast and free quote!

Important Links:

Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs: Home Improvement Surety Bond

Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs: Get a Home Improvement Contractor License

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