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How much does a contractor bond cost in Augusta/Richmond County?

The Augusta/Richmond County Georgia contractor bond costs $100 annually for all contractor license types. You can save money by choosing our multi-year discount to extend your Georgia contractor license bond term during checkout!

How do you get an Augusta/Richmond County contractor bond?

You can purchase your Augusta/Richmond County Georgia contractor bond online 24/7. You'll need to select your contractor license type and provide your contractor name for License and Inspection Department filing approval. Once your payment has been processed, a copy of your bond will be delivered to your email instantly. Your official Georgia surety bond will be shipped to your preferred mailing address.

How fast can I get a contractor license bond?

Our industry-leading technology and responsive customer service team allow us to deliver your official Augusta/Richmond County contractor bond faster than any other surety company. The Augusta-Richmond County License and Inspection Department requires your official bond be physically issued and shipped to you, so choose overnight shipping when submitting your order if you're in a rush. Orders placed by 4 PM CST Monday-Friday are typically shipped same-day.

Bond Type
$5,000Augusta/Richmond County Contractor BondSpecialty Contractors
$15,000Augusta/Richmond County Contractor BondResidential Contractors
$20,000Augusta/Richmond County Contractor BondCommerical Contractors

What is the Augusta/Richmond County contractor license bond?

Augusta-Richmond County Code Section 7-1-116-1 requires businesses file a contractor license bond before contracting to erect, construct, or repair buildings. This bond specifically requires contractors comply with the Ordinances of Augusta-Richmond County and the rules and regulations governing the Inspection Department. According to the Construction Trade Regulation, the required bond amounts vary by license type. 

  • $20,000 for Commercial Contractors
  • $15,000 for Residential Contractors
  • $5,000 for Specialty Contractors

Why is the contractor license bond required?

As a contractor or builder, you're legally required to file a contractor license bond with the Augusta-Richmond County License and Inspection Department when entering into a contract. By filing this bond, you agree to follow relevant laws when undertaking any construction project that requires a permit. If you fail to do so, your issuing surety company will pay valid claims to harmed individuals up to your full bond amount, which you must reimburse.

Who regulates contractor licensing for Augusta/Richmond County?

The Augusta-Richmond County License and Inspection Department enforces licensing requirements for contractors in the county, including bond amount requirements for each contractor license. If you have questions about your existing business license or new construction project application paperwork, you can contact the department by calling 1(706)312-5050.

The Augusta-Richmond County License and Inspection Department requires this bond for contractor licensing. If you work as a contractor in other cities, we also offer other Georgia contractor license bond types across the state.

How do I update or change my contractor license bond form?

If the License and Inspection Department requires your surety bond documentation to be updated for any reason, contact your surety supplier. If you purchased your bond from SuretyBonds.com, email [email protected] to explain the needed change. The most common change requested is updating your contractor name to match your current business license or new licensing application.

How do I renew my Augusta/Richmond County contractor bond?

You must renew your Augusta/Richmond County surety bond before its current term expires. Once you pay your SuretyBonds.com renewal invoice, renewal instructions will be provided to keep your bond active for your next license term.

How do you get a construction permit in Augusta/Richmond County?

Augusta/Richmond County enforces different types of construction permit requirements depending on your construction project type. You can also download and print your building permit application.

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