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

The city of Missoula, Montana, requires gas fitters, excavation contractors, and sidewalk, curb, and paving contractors to post surety bonds to receive a license. Gas fitter and sidewalk, curb, and paving contractor bonds are issued for just $100, while excavation contractor bonds cost $200. None of the three Missoula contractor bonds require underwriting, meaning you can purchase your bond securely online in just a few minutes.

Bond Type
$3,000Missoula Contractor BondGas Fitter Contractor
$10,000Missoula Contractor BondSidewalk, Curb, Paving Contractor
$20,000Missoula Contractor BondExcavation Contractor

Missoula contractor bond overview

Prior to receiving a city business license, all gas fitters, sidewalk/curb/paving contractors, and excavation contractors must file surety bonds in the proper amount with the city subject to the conditions listed in Section 13.24.030, 12.08.030, and 12.24.120, depending on the type of construction work being performed. The bond indemnifies and protects the city from losses or damages that result from the principal’s (gas fitter or contractor) failure to comply with these terms.

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Need a surety bond for a construction project?

Payment bonds and performance bonds are often required for specific construction projects. No matter the state, SuretyBonds.com can get you the bond you need for your next job.

Missoula, Montana contractor bond renewal

Although there aren’t specific forms for these Missoula surety bonds, our experts have been instructed by the city to use the generic license and permit bond form for these bond types.

The surety can cancel this bond at any time by giving the city written notice of cancellation 30 days prior to the effective termination date.

The surety agrees that the city’s cost of repairs can be assessed against the bond and provided by ordinance 5.08.140.

How to obtain a Montana contractor’s license in Missoula

To become a licensed gas fitter or excavation or paving, curb, and sidewalk contractor in Missoula, Montana, applicants must do the following:

Submit City of Missoula Contractor Business License Application and provide the following information:

  • Provide Certificate of Insurance (with a minimum of $300,000 general liability and showing the City of Missoula as the certificate holder).
  • Show evidence of worker’s compensation insurance (or exemption).
    Call the State of Montana Department of Labor and Industry at (406) 444-7734 for information about obtaining this certificate.
  • Provide a copy of State of Montana Department of Labor and Industry Certificate of Contractor Registration.
    Call the Montana Department of Labor and Industry at (406) 444-1446 for more information.
  • Submit to a police background check ($53 fee per owner/employee).
  • Provide reason for application and contractor type.
  • Supply business information.
  • Provide business owner’s information:
    Corporation name or DBA
    Owner name
    Local manager

*Business licenses expire on February 28 of each year.

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