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How much does a contractor bond cost in Missouri? 

Missouri contractor bonds for most cities and counties cost $100 annually. Your exact premium will vary depending on your contractor license classification and its required bond amount. 

How do I get a Missouri contractor license bond?

You can purchase your Missouri contractor bond online 24/7. Choose your city or county's license bond from the dropdown above or the table below. Information requirements vary by city and county, but you typically need to provide your contractor or construction company name, physical business address, and license type for filing approval. Once your order has been processed, your bonding confirmation will be sent to your email. 

How fast can I get a contractor license surety bond?

Our industry-leading technology and responsive customer service team allow us to deliver your official Missouri contractor license bond faster than any other surety provider. Orders placed by 4 PM CST Monday-Friday are typically processed with same-day emailed bond delivery. And, did you know SuretyBonds.com calls Columbia, Missouri, home?

If you have questions about Missouri contractor license bonds, call 1(800)308-4358 to speak with a friendly surety expert. We're here to guide you through the contractor bond process so you can get back to running your business.

Bond Type
$5,000City of Arnold Electrical Contractor Bond
$20,000City of Charlack Contractor Bond
$10,000City of Columbia Plumbing Contractor Bond
$5,000City of Farmington Contractor BondLight Commercial and Residential Contractors, applying for a General, Electrical, Plumbing, or Mechanical Contractor License, must submit a code compliance bond of $5,000.
$10,000City of Farmington Contractor BondCommercial and Industrial Contractors, applying for a General, Electrical, Plumbing, or Mechanical Contractor License, must submit a code compliance bond of $10,000.
$10,000City of Joplin Contractor Bond
$1,000-$20,000City of Lee's Summit Right Of Way Contractor Bond
$1,000-$5,000City of Marshall Contractor License Bond
$10,000City of Moberly Plumbing Contractor Bond
$10,000City of Neosho Contractor Bond
$2,000City of Sikeston Contractor BondElectrician
$5,000City of Sikeston Contractor Bond
$10,000City of St. Charles Contractor Bond
$25,000City of St. Louis Communications Contractor Bond
$1,000City of St. Louis Concrete Contractor Bond
$25,000City of St. Louis Electrical Contractor Bond
$1,000City of Thayer Contractor Bond
$1,000Jasper County Utility Right of Way Contractor Bond
$25,000Jefferson County Contractor License Bond
$10,000St. Charles County Contractor Compliance Bond
$20,000St. Charles County Contractor Compliance BondPool Installer
$10,000St. Louis County Electrical Contractors Bond
$10,000St. Louis County Electrical Contractors Bond for Applicants Holding Missouri State Electrical Certification
$10,000St. Louis County Licensed Mechanical Contractor Bond
$10,000St. Louis County Registered Mechanical Contractor Bond
$5,000Taney County Regional Sewer District Contractor License Bond
$1,000Webb City Contractor Bond

What is a Missouri contractor license bond?

Missouri contractor license bond” is a blanket term for the various surety bonds required for contractor licensing by cities and counties across the state. Each bond must be filed with its own city or county licensing authority before a contractor license will be issued to perform construction work in the area. Each form has its own regulatory requirements, but they generally reinforce licensing compliance by requiring contractors to work according to local construction code and other laws.

Why do I need a contractor bond to be licensed?

By filing a contractor bond, you agree to complete construction work according to any applicable laws. Each bond protects its city or county and consumers who suffer damages as a result of your noncompliance. Your issuing surety company will pay valid claims up to the full bond amount, which you must then reimburse in full. 

Who regulates licensing for contractors?

Missouri contractor license bonds are not required for state licensing but are required by certain cities and counties. If you work in one of the cities or counties listed in the dropdown or table above, you must file a local compliance bond with the city or county directly before being licensed to work in the area. If you need a surety bond for a city or county not listed, call 1(800)308-4358

Need a surety bond for a construction project in Missouri?

Missouri 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 bonds. If you perform construction work in states other than Missouri, we also offer contractor license bonds nationwide.

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

If your city or county requires you to update any information on your 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 name or address to match your professional licensing.

How do I renew my Missouri contractors license surety bond? 

You must renew your contractor bond before its current term expires to maintain your active contractor license with your city or county. Once you pay your SuretyBonds.com renewal invoice, we'll email you renewal instructions to keep your bonded contractor status active as required for local registration.

How do you get a contractors license in Missouri? 

You must comply with all local contractor licensing laws. Licensing requirements and application processes vary by city and county, so visit your city or county's website for local guidelines.

You should expect to provide the following when applying for your local contractor license.

  • construction contractor license application
  • proof of general liability insurance
  • surety bond in the correct required amount
  • payment of all required fees

You should always verify your license classification and required bond amount with your city or county before purchasing your surety bond.

Call 1 (800) 308-4358 to talk with a Surety Expert