How much does a contractor license bond cost in North Carolina?
The required amount of North Carolina contractor license bonds varies depending on the type of construction work and the city in which work will be done.
In Greensboro, North Carolina, electrical, plumbing, heating, air conditioning, mechanical, refrigeration, HVAC and concrete contractors must post a $2,000 bond. Every applicant licensed as a demolition, grading or house moving contractor in Greensboro must post a bond in the amount of $5,000. In Winston-Salem, North Carolina, the required bond amount is $2,500 for both heating and electrical contractors. Street, bridge and sidewalk contractors in Winston-Salem must post a $20,000 bond.
Many North Carolina contractor bonds cost $100 and are issued instantly. However, some contractor bonds are subject to underwriting and the cost of those bonds is determined based on a review of the applicant’s qualifications.
Some North Carolina contractors are licensed by the state, rather than counties or municipalities. Visit our dedicated pages for landscape contractor bonds and irrigation contractor bonds to learn more about why these bonds are needed and how much they cost.
|Bond Type||Bond Amount||Cost|
|$2,000 Contractor License Bond City of Greensboro Electrical, Plumbing, HVAC, Mechanical, Refrigeration, Concrete||$2,000||$100|
|$5,000 Contractor License Bond City of Greensboro Demolition, Grading, House Moving||$5,000||$100|
|$2,500 Contractor License Bond City of Winston-Salem Electrical, Heating, Plumbing||$2,500||$100|
|$5,000 Contractor License Bond City of Winston-Salem Concrete||$5,000||$100|
|$25,000 Contractor License Bond City of Winston-Salem Street, Bridge, Sidewalk||$25,000||$250|
|$10,000 Contractor License Bond Irrigation Contractor||$10,000||$100|
|$10,000 Contractor License Bond Landscape Contractor||$10,000||$100|
|$50,000 Contractor License Bond Intermediate Electrical Contractor Statement of Bonding Ability||$50,000||Starts at $100||GET A QUOTE|
|$130,000 Contractor License Bond Unlimited Electrical Contractor Statement of Bonding Ability||$130,000||Starts at $260||GET A QUOTE|
Why do I need this bond?
Grensboro, North Carolina, contractor bonds protect the city from all losses or damages caused by a contractor’s negligence or failure to comply with the terms set in the city’s ordinances, rules and regulations.
Winston-Salem street, bridge and sidewalk contractor bonds ensure that contractors comply with the specifications surrounding the general repair, construction or other work in designated areas and that all work will be completed soundly and according to code. By posting this bond, the contractor agrees to cover all damages if street excavations and pavement installations are flawed.
Winston-Salem heating and electrical contractor bonds ensure that contractors adhere to all terms set in the city’s ordinances. Specifically, this bond protects the city from losses or damages to the water and/or sewer system, the streets or other property the city might be liable for.
What’s the fine print?
All of the contractor license bonds listed above are continuous until canceled. To cancel the bond, the surety must submit written notice of the impending cancellation to the city at least 30 days prior to the desired termination date.