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How much does a $100,000 financially responsible officer bond cost in Florida?
The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation requires financially responsible officers to post a surety bond. The exact price you pay is subject to underwriting, but applicants with a strong credit history are quoted at rates as low as $1,000!
Call 1 (800) 308-4358, or submit a bond request now. Our experts work hard to get you the bond you need quickly, easily and accurately.
Why do I need this bond?
Florida financially responsible officer surety bonds ensure that principals (officers) make the payments due to the State Treasurer, accurately maintain books/records and make reports in accordance with the laws of the State of Florida Business and Professional Regulation.
If the principal fails to conduct business according to these terms, the surety bond protects harmed parties from financial loss up to the full amount of the bond.
What’s the fine print?
Financially responsible officer bonds in Florida remain in full force and effect until canceled or violated. The surety can cancel the bond by sending a notice of cancellation by certified mail to the Executive Director of the Florida Construction Industry Licensing Board in Tallahassee, Florida, 30 days prior to the effective date of cancellation.
The Florida Construction Industry License Board will retain an electronic copy of the bond to be used to make claims against the bond, and the officer should retain a copy of the bond for their records.
How to become a financially responsible officer in Florida
To become a licensed financially responsible officer in Florida, applicants must do the following:
- complete the state-issued licensing application
- pay the $200 application fee
- post a surety bond
- provide proof of satisfaction of liens, judgments and discharge of bankruptcy, if applicable
- submit electronic fingerprints
Complete licensing information can be accessed via the Additional Resources section of this page. Take the first step toward becoming licensed by purchasing the surety bond you need!