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What Is a North Dakota Contractor License Bond? 

North Dakota contractor license bonds ensure that general contractors abide by local ordinances and regulations when completing contract work.  

These bonds are required by local municipalities to protect the public and project owners if a contractor doesn't perform work satisfactorily. Any harmed parties may file a claim up to the full bond amount. The contractor must then reimburse the surety for all claims paid out. 

How Much Do North Dakota Contractor License Bonds Cost? 

A North Dakota contractor license bond costs $100 for a one-year term. Click “Buy Now” below to instantly purchase your bond. doesn't add any additional brokerage fees.

Bond Type
$5,000Grand Forks Contractor
$15,000Water Well Contractor Constructing Water Wells Bond
$2,000Water Well Contractor Installing Monitoring Wells Bond
$2,000Water Well Contractor Installing Pitless Units/Pumps Bond
$5,000City of West Fargo Contractor Bond
$1,000City of Dickinson Plumbing License Bond
$10,000City of Williston Excavation Contractor Bond
$1,000City of Dickinson Plumbing License Bond
$25,000City of Fargo Sidewalk Builders Bond
$10,000City of Williston Excavation Contractor Bond

How Do I Get a North Dakota Contractor Bond?

Select the bond you need and provide your name, address and license type to buy your bond securely online in minutes. Once you pay, your official bond documents will be delivered by email or mail, depending on the obligee requirement.

How Fast Can I Get a Contractor License Bond in North Dakota? offers North Dakota contractor license bond for instant purchase 24/7. Buy now and a copy of your bond will be delivered to you in minutes by email. If you need a physical bond form, you can select overnight shipping at checkout.

Who Regulates Licensing for Contractors in North Dakota?

The North Dakota Secretary of State enforces licensing for contractors at the state level. You can contact the state by calling 1 (701) 328-2900 or filling out a contact form. There are additional licensing requirements for contractors depending on the city you live in or the construction work you perform.

Need a Surety Bond for a Construction Project?

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

Which Contractor Classifications Need a Bond in North Dakota?

The contractors that need to be bonded in North Dakota are listed below:

  • Grand Forks contractors
  • City of Dickinson plumbing contractors 
  • City of Williston Excavation contractors
  • City of West Fargo contractors
  • Water Well contractors constructing water wells 
  • Water Well contractors installing monitoring wells
  • Water Well contractors installing pitless units/pumps

How Do I Renew My North Dakota Contractor Bond? 

Your North Dakota contractor bond should be renewed at the end of its current term. Once you pay your renewal invoice, we'll email instructions to keep your bond active for your next license term. 

How Do I Become a General Contractor in North Dakota? 

To get your contractor license through the North Dakota Secretary of State, complete the steps below: 

  1. Register your business name (sole proprietors and partnerships only).
  2. Complete the contractor license application through FirstStop.
  3. Provide proof of liability insurance coverage.
  4. Verify your good standing as a contractor from Workforce Safety & Insurance.  
  5. Pay the filing fee. 
  6. Complete any other permits or license you need depending on the type of work you complete or location. 

Fargo Sidewalk Builders License

The city of Fargo requires sidewalk builders to be licensed. Along with the application, constructors must complete the steps below: 

  1. Provide a Certificate of Liability Insurance.
  2. Verify you have your state contractor license.
  3. File a $25,000 surety bond.
  4. Pay the $125 license fee.

Grand Forks Contractor License

Contractors in Grand Folks should follow the licensing steps below:

  1. Determine the contractor type you are applying for: building, mechanical, plumbing, excavator, sign hanger, moving or electrical.
  2. Provide proof of a state contractor license. 
  3. File a contractor bond in the appropriate amount (not required for electrical contractors).
  4. Pay your license fee. The amount varies depending on the contractor type.

Water Well Contractor License

The Board of Well Water Contractors requires well water contractors in North Dakota to complete the steps below:

  1. Complete the application for water well contractors. 
  2. File your surety bond: $2,000 for installing water wells and $15,000 for constructing water wells.
  3. Verify you have at least one year of water well drilling and construction experience or complete a water well vocational school program.
  4. Submit documentation of your experience in water well construction, along with three professional references. 
  5. Complete the application for examination and pay the $100 exam fee. 
  6. Pay the license fee.

Williston Excavation Contractor License

There are no city license requirements for contractors in Williston. However, you may need a bond. 

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