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How much does a contractor bond cost in Missoula, Montana?

Your Missoula contractor bond will cost $100 or $200 annually depending on the type of construction contractor work you perform. Your annual Missoula contractor bond premium will cover the full 1-year term as required by the city.

  • Gas Fitter Contractor: $100
  • Sidewalk, Curb, Paving Contractor: $100
  • Excavation Contractor: $200

How do you get a Montana Contractor Bond?

You can purchase your contractor bonds online 24/7. You must provide the following information for city approval.

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

Once your payment has been submitted, you'll instantly receive your official surety bond by email.

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Bond Type
$3,000Missoula Contractor BondGas Fitter Contractor
$10,000Missoula Contractor BondSidewalk, Curb, Paving Contractor
$20,000Missoula Contractor BondExcavation Contractor
$4,000Water Well Contractor's or Monitoring Well Constructor's License Bond
$10,000Water Well Contractor's or Monitoring Well Constructor's License Bond
$5,000City of Whitefish Sidewalk and Excavation Contractor Bond
$10,000City of Big Timber Monument Setting Bond
$10,000City of Columbus Monument Setting Bond
$1,000-$100,000Flathead County Road Work Permit Bond
$10,000City of Billings Sewer Contractor Bond

What is a surety bond?

Missoula Municipal Code Title 12 Chapter 12.08 requires contractors file a surety bond with the city before receiving a city business license. By filing this bond, a contractor agrees to operate their business according to all of Missoula, Montana city ordinances. If a contractor fails to do so, the bond protects the city from losses or damages resulting from the contractor's noncompliance. The issuing surety company will pay valid claims up to the full bond amount, which the bonded contractor must then reimburse. 

Who regulates licensing for contractors?

The city of Missoula, Montana enforces licensing for gas fitters, excavation contractors, and sidewalk, curb, and paving contractors, including the surety bond requirement. You can contact the city of Missoula staff by phone at 1 (406) 552-6060 or by email at [email protected]

How do I update or change my contractor bond?

If the city of Missoula requires your surety bond documentation to be updated for any reason, contact your surety provider. If you purchased your Missoula contractor bond from, email [email protected] to explain the needed change.

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

How do you renew your contractor bond?

You should renew your Missoula contractor bond before its current 1-year term expires. If your original bond was issued by, we will provide you with renewal instructions after you pay your renewal invoice.

What are the other requirements in order to be a licensed contractor in Missoula County, Montana?

Contractor license applicants must submit a City of Missoula Contractor Business License Application and have the following.

  • certificate of insurance (minimum of $300,000 general liability)
  • evidence of worker's compensation insurance or exemption
  • copy of certificate of contractor registration
  • police background checks 

Submit your application and payment of fees by email to [email protected] or by mail to:

CPDI Business Licensing
435 Ryman St.
Missoula, MT 59802

Need a surety bond for a construction project?

Missoula contractor bonds are required for city 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 Montana, we also offer contractor license bonds nationwide.

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