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How much does a Newark, Delaware contractor bond cost?

Newark, Delaware contractor license bond costs start at $100 for the required 1-year term. The exact cost will vary depending on the surety bond amount required by the City of Newark Code Enforcement Division. Bond amounts for more than $50,000 must be reviewed by an underwriter for pricing, starting at $250.

How do I get a contractor license bond in Newark, Delaware?

You can purchase your Newark contractor surety bond online 24/7. Simply select the required bond amount you need, and provide the following information for City of Newark Code Enforcement Division filing approval.

  • name
  • address
  • license type
  • license period
  • cost of construction

Once your payment has been processed, your official surety bond documents will be delivered by email.

How fast can I get a contractor license bond?

SuretyBonds.com offers instant Delaware Newark contractor bond delivery 24/7. Purchase now to receive your official bond documents delivered in minutes by email. 

*Note: If your bond amount is $50,000 or higher, your purchase order will be reviewed by a team member before your documents are emailed.

Bond Type
$10,000City of Newark Contractor License BondMinor Renovation Contractor: $1-24,999.99 cost of construction
$25,000City of Newark Contractor License BondMinor Renovation Contractor : $25,000-75,000 cost of construction
$50,000City of Newark Contractor License BondGeneral Contractor: $1-$99,999 cost of construction OR Limited Subcontractor: Less than $1,000,000 cost of construction
$75,000City of Newark Contractor License BondGeneral Contractor: $100,000-249,999 cost of construction
$100,000City of Newark Contractor License BondGeneral Contractor: $250,000-499,999 cost of construction
$150,000City of Newark Contractor License BondLimited General Contractor: $500,000-999,999 cost of construction
$200,000City of Newark Contractor License BondUnlimited General Contractor OR Unlimited Subcontractor: $1,000,000+ cost of construction

What is a Newark contractor bond?

Newark DE Code of Ordinances Section 7-1c requires the following contractor types be bonded: unlimited general contractor, limited general contractor, unlimited subcontractor, limited subcontractor, and minor renovation contractors. The official bond form is titled “Bond in Compliance with City Ordinance” but is more commonly known as a “City of Newark contractor bond” or “City of Newark contractor license bond.” By filing this compliance bond, the contractor agrees to abide by all city construction codes and applicable state and federal laws and regulations. This includes correcting all violations of the laws, ordinances, and regulations.  

Why do Delaware contractors need a surety bond?

The City of Newark requires contractors file a surety bond to protect the contractor's clients and the city from potential damage or loss as a result of the contractor's noncompliance. If the contractor fails to comply with city laws and regulations, harmed individuals can file a claim against the construction bond. The issuing surety company will pay valid claims up to the full bond amount, which the bonded contractor is required to reimburse. 

Who regulates licensing for contractors in Newark, Delaware?

The City of Newark Code Enforcement Division enforces contractor licensing requirements, including the surety bond requirement. You can contact the Division by phone at 1(302)366-7000 or email at [email protected]

If you work as a contractor in the state and need a separate contractor bond, we offer other Delaware contractor license bonds

Need a surety bond for a construction project in Newark, Delaware?

Newark, Delaware contractor bonds are required for local licensing compliance. If you need surety bond coverage for an individual contracted project, you might need a bid bond, payment bond, performance bond, or other type of contract bond. If you work as a contractor in states other than Delaware, we offer contractor bonds nationwide.

How does a Newark contractor license bond work?

A Newark contractor license surety bond is required to be filed by certain contractor license types and should remain active for the duration of the contractor's license period. The bond is required to ensure the contractor completes all construction work in compliance with city codes and regulations. Bond amounts vary based on license type and cost of construction as indicated below. 

License Type                                                       Cost of Construction                                   Bond Amount

Minor renovation contractor                             $1-$24,999.99                                               $10,000 

Minor renovation contractor                             $25,000-$75,000                                          $25,000 

General contractor                                              $1-$99,999                                                    $50,000 

Limited subcontractor                                        less than $1,000,000                                   $50,000 

General contractor                                              $100,000-$249,999                                      $75,000 

General contractor                                              $250,000-$449,999                                     $100,000 

Limited general contractor                                $500,000-$999,999                                     $150,000 

Unlimited general contractor                            $1,000,000 and higher                                $200,000 

Unlimited subcontractor                                    $1,000,000 and higher                                $200,000 

How do you update or change your contractor bond? 

If the Code Enforcement Division requires your bond form 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 for these bonds include updating the information below.

  • name
  • address
  • license type
  • license period
  • cost of construction

How do you renew your Delaware contractor license bond?

Your Newark, Delaware surety bond must be renewed before its current term expires. Once you pay your SuretyBonds.com renewal invoice, renewal instructions will be emailed to you to keep your bond active for your next license term.

How do I become a licensed contractor in Newark?

The following documents must be submitted to become a licensed contractor in Newark, Delaware. 

  • contractor license application
  • current business licenses from the State of Delaware Department of Revenue 
  • trade licenses (if applicable) 
  • performance surety bond 
  • $100 license fee payment

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