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How much does the Greensboro contractor bond cost? 

The Greensboro North Carolina contractor bond costs $100 annually for all contractor license classifications. You can save money by choosing our multi-year discount to extend your Greensboro contractor license bond term during checkout!

How do I get a contractor bond in Greensboro North Carolina?

You can purchase your Greensboro construction bond online 24/7. You'll need to provide your licensed contractor name, address, and license type for Greensboro Development Services Division filing approval. Once your payment has been processed, your official contractor license bond will be emailed to you instantly. 

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Bond Type
$2,000City of Greensboro Contractor BondElectrical, Plumbing, Mechanical, Refrigeration, HVAC, Concrete
$5,000City of Greensboro Contractor BondDemolition, Grading, House Moving

What is the purpose of the Greensboro contractor bond? 

Greensboro Land Development Ordinance 30-4-20 requires individuals file a surety bond to be licensed as a contractor to work in the city. Greensboro document #5510 is officially titled “Contractor Bond” and specifically requires contractors pay all permit license fees to the city. The bond also protects the city from all losses, damages, or expenses resulting from a contractor's negligence or oversight when failing to comply with city ordinances, rules, and regulations. 

If you fail to comply with your bond's terms, your issuing surety company will pay valid claims up to your full $2,000 or $5,000 required bond amount, which you must reimburse.

Who is required to have a Greensboro North Carolina contractor bond?

The Greensboro Development Services Division requires the following contractor license classifications to purchase and file a surety bond for city contractor licensing compliance.

  • Concrete
  • Demolition
  • Electrical
  • Grading 
  • House Moving
  • HVAC
  • Mechanical
  • Plumbing
  • Refrigeration

For more information regarding bonding procedures, you can contact the Development Services Division by calling 1(336)373-2155.

Applicants working on privately constructed public improvement must also purchase a performance construction bond or cover the entire cost of the insurance coverage themselves after submitting their plans to the Greensboro Technical Review Committee.

Greensboro requires this bond for city contractor licensing. If you work as a contractor in other cities, we also offer North Carolina contractor license bond types across the state.  

How do I file my Greensboro contractor bond?

Greensboro document #5510 specifically requires you to file your bond in person or by mail. Questions about filling out your form should be directed to 1(336)373-2155.

U. S. Mail 
Development Service Division
Post Office Box 26118
Greensboro, NC 27402-6118

Hand/Courier Delivery 
Development Services Division - Room UG10 
300 West Washington Street
Melvin Municipal Office Building 
Greensboro, NC 27401

How do you update or change your contractor license bond form? 

If the Greensboro Development Services Division requires your contractor license bond form be updated, contact your surety company. If you purchased your surety bond from, email [email protected] to explain the needed change. The most common changes requested are updating your licensed contractor name or address to match your contractor license.

How do I renew my Greensboro North Carolina contractor bond? 

You'll need to renew your Greensboro construction bond before its current term expires. Once you pay your renewal invoice, instructions will be provided to keep your surety bond active for your next Greensboro contractor license term.

How do contractors apply for a permit in Greensboro? 

Developers constructing buildings must submit either the Greensboro Commercial Building Permit Application or Greensboro Residential Building Permit Application, which include sections for plumbing, mechanical, and electrical subcontracting services.

Electrical contractors can also submit a Greensboro Electrical Permit Application, which expires annually on June 30th.

Complete the following steps to apply for a Greensboro demolition permit.

  1. Purchase and file a $5,000 surety bond.
  2. Submit the Greensboro Demolition Permit Application with all required contact information.
  3. Pay the $75 fee for complete demolition; your interior demolition fee will be based on the price of the job.
  4. Provide the city with an asbestos report from a state-accredited asbestos inspector.

Complete the following steps to apply for a Guilford County grading permit.

  1. Provide 4 copies of an Erosion Control/Grading Plan prepared and sealed by a registered professional engineer, architect, landscape architect, or registered surveyor.
  2. Submit a Guilford County Grading Permit Application with all required contact information.
  3. Submit a financial responsibility statement.
  4. Purchase and file an erosion control surety bond calculated at $1,500 per acre disturbed (to the nearest 1/10 of an acre). 
  5. Pay your Guilford County grading permit fees based on disturbed acreage.

What can Greensboro contractors do to avoid claims against your bonds? 

The best way to avoid claims against your North Carolina surety bond is to comply with all construction and contractor licensing rules, regulations and ordinances enforced by Greensboro. Remember, you must reimburse your issuing surety company for any claims paid out on your surety bonds. 

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