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How much do Texas contractor bonds cost? 

Texas contractor bond costs start at $100 annually. Your exact cost will vary depending on the city where you work, the license type you need, and the required bond amount. Contractor license bonds for most cities in Texas cost $100 annually. Bonds for a few cities require a quick application review to determine pricing. 

How do I get a Texas contractor license bond?

You can purchase your Texas contractor license bond online 24/7. Choose your city's contractor bond from the dropdown above or the table below. Information requirements vary by city, but you typically need to provide your contractor or construction company name, physical business address, and license type for filing approval. Once your order has been processed, your bonding confirmation will be sent to your 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 Texas contractor license bond faster than any other surety provider. Orders placed by 4 PM CST Monday-Friday are typically processed with same-day emailed bond delivery. Additionally, official Texas contractor bonds for many cities can be delivered directly to your email instantly 24/7 once your payment is submitted.

If you have questions about Texas contractor license bonds, 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
$1,000City of Abilene Appliance Dealer Contractor Bond
$75,000City of Abilene Building, Roofing, Demolition, or Building Mover Contractor Bond
$5,000City of Abilene Irrigation Contractor Bond
$3,000City of Abilene Sign Builder Contractor Bond
$10,000City of Abilene Swimming Pool Contractor Bond
$10,000City of Amarillo Contractor BondLandscape or Irrigation, House Moving, Non-Electrical Sign, Swimming Pool and Spa, Water Treatment Equipment Installation
$20,000City of Amarillo Contractor BondResidential Remodeling, Insulation, Commercial Roofing, Residential Roofing
$25,000City of Andrews Contractor Bond
$10,000City of Bastrop Contractor Bond
$25,000City of Beaumont Building Contractor Bond
$15,000City of Beaumont Roofing Contractor Bond
$1,000-$25,000City of Bevil Oaks Contractor Bond
$5,000City of Breckenridge Contractor Bond
$10,000City of Bridge City Contractor Bond
$10,000City of Canyon Pool, Hot Tub, and Spa Contractor Bond
$20,000City of Canyon General Contractor Bond
$10,000City of Canyon Landscape Irrigation Contractor Bond
$20,000City of Canyon Roofing Contractor Bond
$10,000City of Canyon Sign Contractor Bond
$1,000City of Cedar Park Contractor Bond
$25,000City of Cibolo Contractor Bond
$2,000City of Cleburne Contractor Bond
$5,000City of Converse General Contractor Bond
$2,500City of Corsicana Contractor Bond
$1,000City of Denison Contractor Bond
$1,000City of Denton Sidewalk, Curb and Gutter Contractors Bond
$1,000-$15,000City of Dickinson Contractor Bond
$15,001-$25,000City of Dickinson Contractor Bond
$20,000City of Dumas Contractor Bond
$5,000City of Eagle Pass Contractor BondMaster Electrician/Electrical Contractor
$10,000City of Eagle Pass Contractor BondMechanical Contractor, General Contractor, Swimming Pool Contractor, Demolition Contractor, Sign Contractor
$50,000City of El Paso Building and Construction Bond
$5,000City of Fredericksburg Contractor Bond
$10,000City of Fort Worth Parkway Contractor Bond
$25,000City of Fort Worth Street & Storm Drain Contractor Bond
$25,000City of Galveston Contractor Bond
$2,000City of Garland General Repair and Sidewalk BondSidewalk Bond
$5,000City of Garland General Repair and Sidewalk BondGeneral Repair Bond
$5,000City of San Antonio Demolition Contractor Bond
$5,000City of Granbury Contractor Bond
$15,000City of Groves Contractor Bond
$20,000City of Hale Center Contractor Bond
$5,000City of Haltom City Public Streets Contractor Bond
$10,000City of Horizon City Blanket Building and Construction Bond
$1,000-$10,000City of Houston Maintenance Bond
$2,000City of Houston Sidewalk, Driveway, Curb and Gutter Builders Bond
$25,000City of Houston Sign Contractor Bond
$25,000City of Houston Sign Removal Bond
$10,000-$50,000City of Houston Storm Water Quality Structural Control Bond
$1,000-$10,000City of Houston Surface Restoration Bond
$5,000City of Irving Concrete Contractor Bond
$1,000-$100,000City of Irving Maintenance Bond
$50,000City of Irving Right of Way Bond
$5,000City of Irving Sign Contractor Bond
$1,000-$100,000City of Keller Contractor Maintenance Bond
$5,000City of Kerrville Contractor Bond
$5,000City of Kirby Home Improvement Contractor Bond
$10,000City of Kountze Contractor Bond
$10,000City of Lago Vista Contractor Bond
$10,000City of Lakeway Contractors Bond
$1,000City of Lockhart Contractor BondIf value (estimated cost) of permit is less than $15,000.00.
$5,000City of Lockhart Contractor BondIf value (estimated cost) of permit is $15,001.00 - $50,000.00.
$10,000City of Lockhart Contractor BondIf value (estimated cost) of permit is $50,000.00 or more.
$10,000City of Longview Contractor BondSign Contractor or Driveway, Sidewalk, Curb, and Gutter Contractor
$15,000City of Longview Contractor BondLandscaping/Irrigation Contractor
$25,000City of Longview Contractor BondResidential General Contractor, Swimming Pool Contractor
$50,000City of Longview Contractor BondCombination General Contractor
$5,000City of Lufkin Contractor Bond
$2,000City of Lumberton Contractor BondRoofing Contractor
$5,000City of Lumberton Contractor BondMechanical Contractor or Electrical Contractor
$10,000City of Lumberton Contractor BondBuilding Contractor
$10,000City of Midland Contractor Bond
$5,000City of Mesquite General Contractor Bond
$5,000City of Midland Sign Contractor Bond
$5,000City of Nacogdoches Contractor Bond
$15,000City of Nederland Building Contractor Bond
$5,000City of Olmos Park General Contractor Bond
$1,000City of Olmos Park Mechanical Contractor Bond
$10,000City of Orange Contractor Bond
$10,000City of Pampa Contractor BondLandscape Irrigation Contractor, House Moving Contractor, Non-Electrical Sign Contractor, Swimming Pool, Hot Tub, and Spa Contractor, and Water Treatment Equipment Installer ContractorCo
$20,000City of Pampa Contractor BondResidential Additions and Remodeling Contractor, Building Demolition, and Roofing Contractor
$5,000City of Pinehurst Contractor Bond
$20,000City of Plainview Contractor Bond
$10,000City of Plano Solid Waste Disposal Contractor Bond
$5,000City of Port Aransas Contractors Bond
$25,000City of Port Arthur General Building Contractor Bond
$15,000City of Port Arthur Specialty Building Contractor Bond
$10,000City of Port Isabel Contractor Bond
$15,000City of Port Neches Building Contractor Bond
$5,000City of Robinson Contractor Bond
$5,000City of Rockdale Contractor Bond
$1,000City of San Antonio Master Electrician Bond
$10,000City of San Antonio Right of Way Permit Bond
$2,000City of San Antonio Sidewalks, Curbs, & Gutters Bond
$2,000City of Seminole Contractors Bond
$20,000City of Sherman Roofing Contractors Bond
$15,000City of Silsbee Contractor Bond
$5,000City of Terrell Contractor Bond
$5,000City of Texas City Contractor Bond
$5,000City of Universal City General Contractor Bond
$5,000City of Universal City Home Improvement Contractor Bond
$5,000City of Universal City Irrigation Contractor Bond
$5,000City of Universal City Sign Contractor Bond
$5,000City of Waco Cement Contractor Bond
$5,000City of West Orange Demolition Contractor Bond
$5,000Town of Ransom Canyon Contractor Bond
$20,000Hutchinson County Contractor Bond
$10,000City of Dallas Paving Bond
$20,000City of Lubbock Compliance Bond
$25,000City of Wichita Falls Code Compliance Bond
$1,000-$150,000TCEQ Payment Bond
$5,000City of Socorro Blanket Building and Construction Bond
$100,000Wichita Falls, Texas - Code Compliance Bond (100,000)
$1,000City of Sherman Concrete Bond
$10,000City of South Padre Island Building Permit Bond
$10,000Town of Anthony Building Construction BondIrrigation installations, Site lighting & landscape installations, Temporary structure placement, Mobile placements permits, Temporary sign permits, Tents in excess of 200 square feet, Fences, Patch & paint permits
$25,000Town of Anthony Building Construction Bond
$2,000City of Richardson Sidewalk, Curb, Gutter or Driveway Approach Bond
$100-$50,000Oncor Electric Delivery FCC Poles License Bond
$1,000-$25,000City of Hurst Curb, Gutter, Sidewalk, Driveway Approach Street, and Storm Sewer Bond
$2,000City of Mesquite Sidewalk, Curb, Gutter, and Driveway Approach Bond
$50,000City of Wichita Falls Code Compliance Bond
$100-$50,000Pedernales Electric Cooperative (PEC) Poles & Facilities Bond
$10,000City of Ballinger License and Permit Bond
$1,000-$50,000City of Houston Street Permit Bond
$1,000-$100,000City of Manvel Maintenance Bond
$5,000City of Tyler Sidewalk Curb Gutter Bond
$1,000-$100,000Maverick County Contractor Bond
$10,000Brown County Water Improvement District Bond
$10,000City of Edinburg Contractor Bond
$2,000City of Highland Park Concrete Bond
$1,000-$50,000City of Kerrville Maintenance Bond
$25,000City of Kilgore Contractor License Bond
$5,000City of Mesquite Sign Bond
$25,000City of Palacios Contractor Bond
$1,000-$100,000City of Sachse Maintenance Bond for Development Projects
$2,000City of Sachse Sidewalk and Approach Bond
$10,000City of Vidor Contractor License Bond
$50,000City of West Lake Hills Demolition Bond
$25,000City of White Oak Contractor License
$1,000-$100,000Comal County Subdivision Construction Bond
$1,000-$100,000Travis County Site Improvement Plan Bond
$10,000Village of the Hills Permit Bond
$1,000-$100,000City of Austin Performance and Improvements Bond
$5,000City of Conroe Contractor License
$1,000-$50,000City of Flower Mound Maintenance Bond for Development Projects
$5,000City of Longview Master Electrician Bond

What is a Texas contractor license bond?

Texas contractor license bond” is a blanket term for the various surety bonds required by cities across the state. Each bond must be filed with the appropriate city licensing authority before a contractor license will be issued for an individual or company to perform construction work within city limits. These bonds reinforce licensing compliance by requiring contractors to work according to any applicable construction laws like adhering to building codes.

How does a Texas contractor license bond work?

By filing these bonds, contractors agree to fulfill their professional obligations as a licensed contractor within a specific city. These bonds protect the city and consumers who suffer damages as a result of a contractor's noncompliance. The issuing surety company will pay valid claims up to the full bond amount, which the contractor must then reimburse. 

Who regulates licensing for contractors? 

Contractors in Texas are not licensed at the state level. Texas government code requires contractors file surety bonds before they can be licensed in various cities across the state. If you're unsure if your city enforces contractor license or surety bond requirements, contact your local licensing agency. 

Who needs a Texas contractor license bond? 

Depending on the city you work in, you might need to purchase and file a surety bond before you can be licensed to perform construction work as a general contractor, prime contractor, or HVAC contractor. If you work in one of the cities or counties listed in the dropdown above or table below, you must file a specific surety bond with them directly before receiving your local contractor compliance license. If you need a surety bond for a city or county not listed, call 1(800)308-4358

Need a surety bond for a construction project in Texas?

Texas contractors sometimes need to file permit bonds for municipal 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 types of contract bonds. If you perform construction work in states other than Texas, we also offer contractor license bonds nationwide.

How do I update or change my bond form? 

If your city requires you to update your Texas surety bond documentation for any reason, contact your surety company. If you purchased your Texas contractor bond from, email [email protected] to explain the needed change.

The most common changes requested for Texas contractor bonds include:

  • Contractor or construction company's name
  • Business address
  • Contractor license type 

How do you renew your Texas contractor license bond?

Texas contractor license bonds must be renewed whenever the current term expires. Once you pay your renewal invoice, you'll receive specific renewal instructions.

How do you become a licensed and bonded contractor in Texas?

Texas does not license contractors at the state level, however you must comply with all local licensing laws. Licensing requirements and application processes vary by city, so visit your city's website for local guidelines.

You should expect to provide the following when applying for your contractor license.

  • contractor license application
  • proof of general liability insurance
  • surety bond in the correct required amount
  • payment of all required fees

You should always verify your license classification and required bond amount with your city before purchasing your surety bond.

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