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How much does a Texas contractor bond cost?

Various cities and contractor classifications in Texas require contractors to post surety bonds prior to completing work. The cost of a Texas contractor bond varies because many cities and counties in Texas have their own license and permitting requirements. Many Texas contractor bonds can be issued instantly, while others are subject to underwriting consideration. The cost will be dependent upon the applicant’s credit. Applicants should verify their required bond amount with the city and/or government entity in charge of licensing and registration for their classification prior to bonding.

Bond Type
$25,000City of Abilene Building, Roofing, Demolition, or Building Mover 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 Contractors Bond
$15,000City of Beaumont Roofing Contractor Bond
$10,000City of Canyon Pool, Hot Tub, and Spa Contractor Bond
$20,000City of Canyon General Contractor Bond
$20,000City of Canyon Roofing Contractor Bond
$1,000City of Cedar Park Contractor Bond
$25,000City of Cibolo Contractor Bond
$5,000City of Converse General Contractor Bond
$1,000City of Denton Sidewalk, Curb and Gutter Contractors Bond
$1,000-$15,000City of Dickinson Contractors Bond
$15,001-$25,000City of Dickinson Contractors Bond
$20,000City of Dumas Contractors 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
$5,000City of Granbury Contractor Bond
$15,000City of Groves Contractor Bond
$10,000City of Horizon City Blanket Building and Construction Bond
$2,000City of Houston Sidewalk, Driveway, Curb and Gutter Builders Bond
$5,000City of Irving Sign Contractor Bond
$5,000City of Kerrville Contractor Bond
$5,000City of Kirby Home Improvement Contractor Bond
$10,000City of Lakeway Contractors Bond
$10,000City of Longview Contractors BondSign Contractor or Driveway, Sidewalk, Curb, and Gutter Contractor
$15,000City of Longview Contractors BondLandscaping/Irrigation Contractor
$25,000City of Longview Contractors BondResidential General Contractor, Swimming Pool Contractor
$50,000City of Longview Contractors 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 Midland Sign Contractor Bond
$15,000City of Nederland Building Contractor Bond
$5,000City of Olmos Park General Contractor Bond
$20,000City of Plainview Contractor License Bond
$5,000City of Port Aransas Contractors Bond
$25,000City of Port Arthur General Building Contractor Bond
$15,000City of Port Neches Building Contractor Bond
$20,000City of Sherman Roofing Contractors 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
$5,000-$100,000H-2A Farm Labor Contractor Bond

Purchasing your Texas contractor bond is easy when you work with the experts at SuretyBonds.com! Select the bond you need from the table to get bonded today.

What is a Texas contractor license bond?

Contractor license bonds protect the city/state and/or any individual harmed as a result of the principal’s noncompliance from financial loss up to the full amount of the bond. The principal must reimburse the surety for all damages paid out. All Texas contractor bonds have unique terms, so applicants should be sure that they understand the fine print of their surety bond contracts during the bonding and licensing processes.

Contractor bonds in Texas are put in place to ensure that principals (contractors) complete construction work in accordance with the laws of the city/state such as adhering to all building codes, paying taxes as they are due, and any other obligations specified by law.

Texas contractor bonding requirements

It is possible you may need to apply for licenses and/or permits for the city you work in. However, not all cities have the same requirements, so it is important to know what this contractor bonding process looks like for you.

  • You might have additional insurance or bond requirements — some cities require that you have general liability insurance coverage. Other cities may require that you have minimum liability insurance coverage in addition to a construction bond.
  • Most cities require an annual registration fee of at least $100, as well as a renewal fee. The cost is dependent upon the type of license or permit. However Houston, for example, does not require a contractor license registration or renewal fee. Other fees solely depend on the type of work and the city in which the contractor is applying.
  • For some cities, it is important to keep in contact with the Community Development Department. Most Texas contractors need to be registered with the department in person prior to issuance of permits.

Take the first step toward becoming licensed in Texas by purchasing the contractor bond you need quickly, easily and accurately!

Need a surety bond for a construction project?

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

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