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Tennessee Contractor License Bond

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How much does a contractor license bond cost in Tennessee?

Although Tennessee contractor license bond amounts vary based on the license type and the obligee requiring the bond, the cost applicants will pay is between $100 and $125. No underwriting is required, so everyone qualifies instantly!

Bond Type Bond Amount Cost
$10,000 Home Improvement Contractor Bond $10,000 $100
$10,000 Johnson City Building License Bond $10,000 $100
$10,000 Knoxville Electrical Contractor Bond $10,000 $100
$25,000 Memphis and Shelby County Contractor Bond $25,000 $125

Home Improvement Contractor Bond

Visit our home improvement contractor bond page for an in-depth look at these bonds.

This bond ensures that the principal (home improvement contractor) will adhere to all state laws and the rules and regulations listed in Tennessee Code Annotated Title 62, Chapter 6, Section 506, in addition to completing all projects in accordance with the contractual agreement. If the principal violates the contract agreement and a consumer is harmed, a claim can be brought against the bond. If the claim is found to be valid, the surety will pay for all damages up to the full bond amount; however, the principal must reimburse the surety in a timely manner.

The principal is required to post a $10,000 bond. This bond is continuous until canceled, and the surety must give the state 30 days notice prior to cancellation.

Johnson City Building License Bond

Johnson City, Tennessee, requires contractors to post a building license bond before accepting any construction jobs. This bond protects the obligee (Johnson City) from any damages or accidents that may be caused by the principal’s (contractor’s) failure to maintain safe conditions during construction projects.

The principal is required to post a $10,000 surety bond. This bond is continuous until canceled, and the surety must give the city 30 days notice prior to cancellation.

More information about this specific surety bond can be found here.

Knoxville Electrical Contractor Bond

The electric contractor’s bond is a requirement to be certified to do electrical work in Knoxville, Tennessee. This bond ensures that the principal (electrical contractor) will comply with all city laws concerning electrical work. If the principal violates any rules or ordinances, he or she will be held responsible to pay the City of Knoxville for all defective work. This bond expires after 1 year and must be renewed as long as the license is to be maintained.

More information about this specific surety bond can be found here.

Memphis Contractor Bond

The Memphis, Tennessee, contractor’s surety bond is required by the Memphis and Shelby County Office of Construction before a contractor can begin work. This bond holds the principal (contractor) accountable for performing honest work and fulfilling all obligated duties required by the Memphis and Shelby County Technical Codes. If the principal does not follow all provisions accordingly, customers may file a claim to receive compensation from the principal. This bond will remain in full force unless canceled or terminated.

To cancel this bond, a written notice must be submitted to the obligee by the surety 30 days prior to the cancellation date.

The cities of Memphis and Shelby, Tennessee, require contractors to post construction code bonds, as well.

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