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How much does a New York contractor license bond cost? 

New York contractor license bond costs start at $100 annually. Your exact cost will vary depending on your licensing agency, your license type, and your required bond amount. Most city and county bonds required for local contractor compliance cost $100 annually. A few New York contractor bond types require a quick application review to determine pricing. 

How do you get a New York contractor license bond?

You can purchase most New York contractor bonds online 24/7 with emailed bond delivery. Simply select the bond required by your licensing authority 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 is 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 New York contractor license bond faster than any other surety provider. If your city or county requires your official New York surety bond be physically issued and delivered to you, we'll ship it to your preferred mailing address. Orders placed by 4 PM CST Monday-Friday are typically issued with same-day emailed bond confirmation.

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

Bond Type
$20,000New York City Home Improvement Contractor Bond
$1,000-$100,000New York City Parks and Recreation Private Contractor Bond
$25,000Putnam County Electrical or Plumbing Contractor Bond
$25,000Putnam County Home Improvement Contractor Bond
$1,000-$20,000Rockland County Sewer Contractor Bond
$5,000Schenectady County Contractor Bond
$10,000Westchester County Plumbing Contractor Bond
$10,000City of Buffalo Heating Contractor Bond
$5,000Town of Binghamton Contractor Bond
$10,000Town of Clarkstown Sewer Contractor Excavation Bond
$10,000Town of North Hempstead Road Opening Permit Bond
$2,000Town of Hempstead Sewer Contractor Bond
$5,000Town of Hempstead Sewer & Drain Opening Bond
$20,000Town of Huntington Grading Permit BondUp to 5,000 cubic yards
$30,000Town of Huntington Grading Permit Bond5,001-15,000 cubic yards
$50,000Town of Huntington Grading Permit Bond15,001+ cubic yards
$10,000City of Kingston Contractor Bond
$50,000City of Newburgh Blasting Contractor Bond
$10,000Town of Newburgh Building Permit Bond
$10,000Town of Ramapo Sewer Contractor Bond
$2,000Village of Roslyn Contractor Bond
$1,000Village of Sleepy Hollow Contractor Bond
$10,000New York City Single Location Street Obstruction Permit Bond
$1,000-$25,000Suffolk County License and Permit Bond
$1,000-$100,000Suffolk County Water Authority Performance/Labor/Material Payment Bond
$2,000Town of Babylon License and Permit Bond
$5,000City of Amsterdam Electrician License Bond
$100,000New York City Street Obstruction Permit Bond (51-100 Locations)
$1,000-$25,000Rockland County Stream Control Act Permit Bond
$25,001-$100,000Rockland County Stream Control Act Permit Bond
$1,000-$50,000Suffolk County Highway Permit Bond
$1,000-$100,000Town & Village of Harrison Excavation and Soil Removal Bond

What is a New York contractor license bond?

New York contractor license bond” is a generic term for the various New York surety bonds required by individual cities and counties. Each surety bond form enforces its own laws, but they generally require contractors comply with local laws that regulate construction work and building permits. If a contractor violates their bond terms, their issuing surety company will pay valid claims up to the full bond amount, which the licensed contractor must reimburse. 

Who regulates contractor licensing in New York?

New York does not require contractor licensing at the state level. Individual cities and counties across the state enforce their own contractor license and surety bond requirements. If you have questions about your existing contractor license, new construction contract permit application, or New York surety bond, contact your local licensing office.

Who needs a New York contractor license bond?

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 license. 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 New York?

New York contractor bonds are required for licensing compliance. If you need a surety bond before you can begin work on an individual construction contract project, you might need a bid bond, payment bond, performance bond, or other type of contract bond. If you work in states other than New York, we also offer contractor license bonds nationwide.

How do I update or change my bond form?

If your city or county licensing authority requires your surety bond documentation to be updated for any reason, contact your surety company. If you purchased your contractor bond from, email [email protected] to explain the needed change. The most common changes requested are updating your contractor name or address to match your current contractor license or new construction project paperwork. 

How do you renew your New York contractor license bond?

You must renew your construction bond before its current term expires. Once you pay your renewal invoice, we'll provide renewal instructions to keep your surety bond active for your next license term.

How do I get a contractor license in New York? 

Contractor license requirements vary based on local guidelines but typically involve the following steps.

  1. Fill out your local contractor license application.
  2. Purchase and file the surety bond required for your location and contractor classification.
  3. Purchase a general liability insurance policy.
  4. Pay any applicable licensing fees.

For instructions on applying as a licensed contractor in a specific city or county, review the Additional Resources section below, or contact your local licensing authority. 

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