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How much does a contractor license bond cost in Massachusetts?
Massachusetts contractor license bond costs start at $100 annually. Your exact premium will vary depending on the contractor bond required for your individual permit or license and its bond amount. Most contractor bond types required for city or county licensing cost $100 annually.
How do you get a Massachusetts contractor license bond?
You can purchase most Massachusetts contractor license bonds online 24/7. Simply select which contractor bond type you need from the dropdown above or the table below. Your licensing authority determines information required for filing approval, but you typically need to provide your contractor or construction company name, physical business address, and license type. Once your order has been processed, your bonding confirmation will be sent to your email.
How long will it take to get your contractor license bond?
Our industry-leading technology and responsive customer service team allow us to deliver your official Massachusetts contractor license bond faster than any other surety provider. Orders placed by 4 PM CST Monday-Friday are typically processed with same-day emailed construction contractor bond delivery. If your license authority requires your official Massachusetts surety bond be physically issued and delivered to you, we'll ship it to your preferred mailing address.
If you have questions about Massachusetts contractor license bonds, call 1(800)308-4358 to speak with a friendly surety expert. We're here to guide you through the construction contractor bond process so you can get back to running your business.
What is a Massachusetts contractor license bond?
“Massachusetts contractor license bond” is a generic term for the various surety bonds required for contractor licensing throughout the state. Each bond must be filed with the government agency requiring it for licensing compliance. Each form has its own requirements, but most ensure that contractors comply with city and/or state construction laws, particularly those pertaining to a particular contractor license type.
Why are contractor bonds important in Massachusetts?
By filing a bond for contractor licensing, you agree to comply with applicable laws when performing construction work in Massachusetts. If you fail to do so, your issuing surety company will pay valid claims to harmed parties up to your full license bond amount, which you must reimburse due to your noncompliance.
Who needs a Massachusetts contractor license bond?
Massachusetts does not require a surety bond to get a state license as a contractor. If you work in one of the cities or counties listed in the dropdown above or table below, you must file a specific surety bond with them directly before receiving your local contractor compliance license. If you need a surety bond for a city or county not listed, call 1(800)308-4358.
Who regulates licensing for contractors?
The Massachusetts Department of Revenue enforces contractor bond requirements for out-of-state contractors working in the state. You can contact the DOR by calling 1(617)887-6995. Some cities and counties require contractors file local surety bonds before beginning work in the area. If you don't know your city or county's license or surety bond requirements, contact your local licensing office.
Need a surety bond for a construction project in Massachusetts?
Massachusetts contractor bonds are required for licensing compliance. If you need a surety bond before you can begin work on an individual contracted project, you might need a bid bond, payment bond, performance bond, or other type of contract bond. If you work in states other than Massachusetts, we also offer contractor license bonds nationwide.
How do I update or change my construction bond form?
If your licensing agency requires you to update information on your construction bond form, 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 construction contractor name or address to match your current contractor license or new licensing application requirements.
How do I renew my Massachusetts surety bond?
You must renew your Massachusetts surety bond before its current term expires to keep your license in good standing. Once you pay your SuretyBonds.com renewal invoice, instructions will be provided to keep your bond active for your next license term.
What do you need to be a contractor in Massachusetts?
You do not need a state license to work as a contractor in Massachusetts. The state does, however, require home improvement contractors to be registered. No surety bond is required for Massachusetts home improvement contractor registration.
The state regulates out-of-state contractors through the Department of Revenue to ensure sales and/or use taxes are paid for project material purchases. To get your non resident contractor license, complete the steps below.
- Register through MassTaxConnect.
- File a Guarantee Bond Form for projects valued at $20,000 or more (including materials).
- Pay all sales or use taxes as well as all other tax payments.
- Fill out the DOR Certificate of Compliance and submit to the individual who hired you to complete construction work.
For information on how to apply as a licensed contractor in a specific city or county, review the Additional Resources section below.