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How much does the District of Columbia electrical contractor bond cost?
The Washington D.C. electrical contractor bond costs $100 annually. The district requires these bonds expire on November 30th of odd-numbered years, so your exact surety bond premium will depend on when you purchase your electrical contractor license surety bond.
How do I buy an electrical contractor license bond in Washington D.C.?
You can buy your Washington D.C. electrical contractor surety bond online 24/7. You'll need to provide the following information for Department of Licensing and Consumer Protection filing approval.
- contractor or construction company name
- license type
Once your payment has been processed, your official District of Columbia surety bond will be emailed to you instantly.
How fast can I get an electrical contractor surety bond?
SuretyBonds.com offers instant Washington D.C. electrical contractor bond delivery 24/7. Complete your purchase online now to receive your official electrical bond delivered in minutes by email.
What is the purpose of the District of Columbia electrical contractor bond?
District of Columbia Municipal Regulations Section 17-210 requires licensed electrical contractors be bonded. The bond form is officially titled the “Electrical Bond for Contractors or Designated Masters” but is more commonly known as the “electrical contractor bond.” The language on the form requires electrical contractors comply with all rules and regulations while performing electrical work. If they fail to do so, their issuing surety company will pay valid claims to harmed parties up to the full bond amount, which the electrical contractor must reimburse.
Who issues electrician licenses in the District of Columbia?
The District of Columbia Department of Licensing and Consumer Protection (DLCP) enforces licensing regulations for electrical contractors, including the surety bond requirement. The DLCP staff can be contacted by phone at 1(202)442-4320, email at [email protected], or by filling out an online form.
What is my required bond amount?
District of Columbia Municipal Regulations Section 17-210.16 outlines the total bond amount required for the district's different electrical contractor license types.
- Electrical Contractor: $4,000
- Electrical Fixture Contractor: $1,000
- Master Electrician: $2,000
- Master Electrician Specialist: $1,000
- Special Contractor: $2,000
How do I update or change my bond form?
If the DLCP requires your electrical contractor license surety bond form to be updated for any reason, contact your surety provider. If you purchased your bond from SuretyBonds.com, email [email protected] to explain the needed change. The most common changes requested are updating your name, address, or license type to match your electrical contractor license or application packet.
How do I renew my bond?
You must renew your D.C. electrical contractor bond before its current term expires. Once you pay your SuretyBonds.com renewal invoice, a new surety bond form will be issued and sent to you for your next license term. The district requires these bonds expire on November 30th of odd-numbered years, so your next bond term will begin on November 1st of an odd-numbered year.
How do you get your electrician license in Washington D.C.?
You can apply for your electrical contractor license in Washington D.C. online. You must provide the following with your application.
- proof of registration/certificate of good standing (corporations only)
- designated D.C. licensed master tradesperson
- surety bond in the required amount
- payment of fees