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South Dakota Contractor License Bonds

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How much does a contractor bond cost in South Dakota?

South Dakota contractor bond costs start at $100 annually. Your exact premium will vary depending on the contractor license type you need and its required bond amount. Some South Dakota contractor bond types require a quick application review to determine your personal surety bond cost. 

How do I get a South Dakota contractor license bond?

You can purchase or apply for your South Dakota contractor license bond online 24/7. Simply select the bond type you need and provide your contractor name, address, and license type for filing approval from your licensing authority. Once your payment has been processed, you'll receive your construction bonding confirmation by 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 South Dakota contractor bond faster than any other surety provider. If your licensing authority requires your official South Dakota surety bond be physically issued and delivered to you, we'll ship it to your preferred mailing address.

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

Bond Type
$1,000-$50,000Department of Revenue Contractor’s Excise Tax License Bond
$10,000Electrical Commission Electrical Contractors or Class B Electricians Bond
$10,000Sioux Falls Contractor BondElectrical Contractor, Fire Alarm Contractor, Class B Electrician, Sign Wiring Contractor, Master Mechanical Contractor, Fireplace Contractor, Refrigeration Contractor, Master Plumber Contractor, Manufactured and Mobile Home Plumbing Installation Contractor, Irrigation Contractor, Sign and Outdoor Advertising Contractor
$20,000Sioux Falls Contractor BondBuilding Contractor

What is a South Dakota contractor license bond?

South Dakota contractor license bond” is a general term for the various surety bonds required for contractor licensing across the state. Each bond must be filed with the appropriate licensing authority before a contractor license will be issued. Each construction bond form has its own terms, but they generally reinforce licensing compliance by requiring contractors work according to local and state construction laws, such as completing work according to building codes or paying taxes in full and on time.

Why are contractor bonds important in South Dakota?

By filing a bond for contractor licensing, you agree to complete your construction work according to any applicable laws. If you fail to do so, your issuing surety company will pay valid claims to harmed parties up to the full bond amount, which you must reimburse. We also offer North Dakota contractor license bonds if you work as a contractor across state lines. 

Who needs a contractor license in South Dakota?

If you need a different contractor license bond not listed, please call 1(800)308-4358, and one of our friendly surety experts will be happy to help!

Need a surety bond for a construction project in South Dakota?

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

How do I update or change my bond form? 

If your licensing agency requires you to update information on your contractors license bond form, contact your surety provider. If you purchased your construction bond from, email [email protected] to explain the needed change. The most common changes requested are updating the following information to match your contractor license.

  • contractor name 
  • address
  • county 
  • license type

How do I renew my surety bond?

You must renew your South Dakota surety bond before its current term expires to keep your license in good standing. Once you pay your renewal invoice, instructions will be provided to keep your bond active for your next license term.

How do I become a licensed contractor in South Dakota?

Individual cities and counties enforce their own contractor license requirements. If you're unsure if your city or county enforces contractor license or surety bond requirements, contact your local licensing office. 

Sioux Falls South Dakota Contractor License Instructions

  1. Determine the license type you need: building contractor, electrical contractor, mechanical contractor, master plumber contractor, or sign and outdoor advertising contractor.
  2. Pass the related examination (not required for sign and outdoor advertising contractors).
  3. Purchase and file your Sioux Falls contractor bond.
  4. Purchase $300,000 of limited liability insurance (only required for building contractors and sign and outdoor advertising contractors). 
  5. Complete your license application. Find available applications below in our Additional Resources section. 
  6. Pay your license fees.

Construction supervisors must complete an hour of training each period.

South Dakota Electrician License Instructions

  1. Fill out your Electrician License Application
  2. Verify you meet all experience requirements listed in the application.
  3. Purchase and file a surety bond, if applicable.
  4. Pay the required $60 application fee and license fees in the appropriate amount.
  5. Pass the examination. 

South Dakota Excise Tax Contractor License Instructions

Create an online account with the Department of Revenue and complete all contractor's excise requirements.

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