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Texas Houston Sidewalk, Driveway, Curb and Gutter Builders Bond

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How much does a Houston sidewalk, driveway, curb and gutter builders bond cost?

The Houston Texas sidewalk, driveway, curb and gutter builders bond costs $100 annually. You can also save money by choosing our multi-year discount to extend your Houston contractor bond term during checkout. 

How do I get a sidewalk, driveway, curb and gutter builder bond in Houston Texas?

You can purchase your Houston Texas surety bond online 24/7. You'll need to provide your builder permit name, address, and phone number for Department of Public Works and Engineering filing approval. Once your payment has been processed, your official construction project bond will be emailed to you instantly. 

How fast can I get a Houston Texas contractor license bond?

SuretyBonds.com offers instant emailed Houston Texas builder bond delivery 24/7. Purchase your surety bond online now to receive your official Houston sidewalk, driveway, curb and gutter contractor license bond delivered in minutes by email.

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$2,000City of Houston Sidewalk, Driveway, Curb and Gutter Builders Bond

What is a Houston Texas sidewalk, driveway, curb and gutter builder bond?

Houston Texas Public Works and Engineering Infrastructure Design Manual Section 10.06D requires individuals file a $2,000 Texas surety bond to apply for a business permit to construct sidewalks, driveways, curbs and gutters. The city's official form is titled the “Sidewalk, Driveway, Curb and Gutter Builders Bond” but is also known as a “contractor bond,” ”builders license bond," “gutter builder bond,” or “sidewalk builder bond." Depending on the construction project work being covered, it can also be considered a type of “performance bond” or “right of way bond.” The form specifically requires contractors comply with Houston city ordinances when doing a construction project, reconstruction, regrading, or repair work in the city. 

Why does the city of Houston require a builders bond?

You need this surety bond to be licensed as a contractor to perform sidewalk, driveway, curb and gutter construction work and repairs in the city. By filing this Houston builders license bond you agree to comply with the Houston Provision of Public Works and Engineering when working under your builders license. If you fail to do so, your issuing surety company will pay valid claims to the city or harmed individuals up to your full $2,000 surety bond amount, which you must reimburse. 

Who needs a Houston Texas contractor builders bond?

The Houston Texas Department of Public Works and Engineering enforces licensing requirements for the city's sidewalk, driveway, curb and gutter contractors. If you perform any of this construction work, you need to purchase and file this surety bond to comply with city law. If you're unsure if you need this bond, you can contact the Department by emailing [email protected].

The Houston Texas Department of Public Works and Engineering requires this bond for sidewalk, driveway, curb and gutter builder licensing. If you work as a contractor in other cities, we also offer Texas contractor license bond types across the state.  

How do I file my city of Houston construction project bond?

The city's official bond form requires you to submit your original surety bond form by mail. 

City of Houston
Permits Section
P.O. Box 2688
Houston, TX 77252-2688

How do I update my builder contractor license bond form?

If the Houston Texas Department of Public Works and Engineering requires your builder license bond form be updated, contact your surety company. If you purchased your Houston builders bond from SuretyBonds.com, email [email protected] to explain the needed change. The most common changes requested are updating your name or address to match your existing contractor license.

How do I renew my Houston Texas builders bond?

You'll need to renew your city of Houston sidewalk, driveway, curb and gutter builder bond before its current term expires as required by city law. Once you pay your SuretyBonds.com renewal invoice, instructions will be provided to keep your Texas surety bond active for your next contractor license term.

How do I get a builder permit in Houston Texas?

You'll need to provide the following with your completed Houston Public Works Residential Driveway, Sidewalk, or Curb & Gutter Permit Application.

  • project number
  • 2 copies of drawings or surveys
  • $2,000 Houston Texas sidewalk, driveway, curb and gutter builders bond

The form instructions specifically advise you to upload your completed form to ProjectDox.

Additional Resources

Houston Public Works Forms

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