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How much does a St. Louis contractor license bond cost?

St. Louis contractor license bond costs start at $100 annually. Your exact cost will vary depending on the type of construction contractor work you perform and the bond amount required by the city or county. Review our product pricing table below to find your exact cost. 

How do I get a St. Louis contractor bond?

You can purchase your St. Louis contractor bond instantly online 24/7. Simply choose your license type/bond amount and provide the following information to fulfill city or county licensing requirements.

  • contractor/construction company name
  • business address
  • license type

Once your order has been processed, your official Missouri contractor license bond will be issued and delivered based on the city or county's filing requirements. 

How fast can I get a contractor license surety bond in St. Louis?

Did you know the national headquarters are just down the road in Columbia, Missouri? Orders received by 4 PM CST Monday-Friday are typically issued same-day. will email your official bond documents to you whenever possible. If the city requires your paperwork be physically issued and delivered to you, we'll ship it to your preferred mailing address. 

Bond Type
$25,000City of St. Louis Communications Contractor Bond
$1,000City of St. Louis Concrete Contractor Bond
$25,000City of St. Louis Electrical Contractor Bond
$10,000City of St. Louis Plumber and Drain Layer Bond
$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
$25,000St. Louis County Master Plumber Bond
$10,000St. Louis County Registered Mechanical Contractor Bond

What are St. Louis contractor license bond requirements?

Both the city of St. Louis and St. Louis County enforce a number of different surety bond requirements as part of their local contractor license application processes. Generally these bonds assure contractors work and complete projects according to all local, state, and federal laws including, but not limited to, performing work to code standards and paying all taxes and wages. If a contractor fails to operate their business or otherwise work as required by their bond, the issuing surety company will pay valid claims up to the full bond amount, which the bonded contractor must then reimburse. 

Need a surety bond for a construction project in St. Louis?

St. Louis contractor license bond requirements enforce 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 Missouri, we also offer contractor license bonds nationwide.

Who regulates licensing for contractors?

The city of St. Louis requires the following contractors to be licensed and bonded.

  • communications
  • concrete
  • electrical
  • plumbing and drain layer

Similarly, Saint Louis County, Missouri requires the following contractor types to be licensed and bonded.

  • electrical
  • mechanical
  • plumbing

The city can be contacted by phone at 1 (314) 622-4800 while the county can be contacted by phone at 1 (314) 615-5000.

How do I update or change my bond form?

If the regulatory agency requiring you to obtain a St. Louis construction bond requires your documentation to be updated for any reason, contact your surety company. If you purchased your St. Louis contractor bond from, email [email protected] to explain the needed change.

The most common changes for these bonds include updating the construction contractor or company's name or address.

How do I renew my construction license bond?

St. Louis contractor bonds must be renewed before their current term expires. If your original bond was issued by, we will provide you with renewal instructions after you pay your renewal invoice.

How do I get my St. Louis contractor license?

Contractor licensing requirements vary based on the entity requiring you to obtain a construction license bond. However, a separate contractor license or permit application and contractor bond must be submitted for each separate contractor license requirement at the city or county level. Visit your local municipality's website for additional information on your specific licensure process.

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