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Utah Contractor License Bond

How much does a contractor bond cost in Utah?

The Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing requires some contractors to post surety bonds to legally work within the state. Applicants should verify with the Construction Services Commission if they are required to provide a surety bond and, if so, the required amount of coverage. Depending on the license type, these bond amounts range from $15,000 to $50,000.

Utah contractor license bonds are subject to underwriting, so the price you’ll pay for your bond depends on your required bond amount and a review of your personal credit report. Submit a bond request to get your free surety bond quote fast!

Bond Type Bond Amount Cost*
$50,000 Utah Contractor's License Bond General Engineering & General Building $50,000 Subject to Underwriting Apply Now
$25,000 Utah Contractor's License Bond Residential & Small Commercial $25,000 Subject to Underwriting Apply Now
$15,000 Utah Contractor's License Bond Other $15,000 Subject to Underwriting Apply Now
*The bond premium rate quotes provided to you through this website are for pricing comparisons and quotation estimate purposes only. The bond rate quotes provided are based on general assumptions that may or may not be applicable to you and are subject to change at any time. These rate quotes do not constitute an offer of insurance, nor is any contract, agreement, or bond coverage implied, formed or bound by the provision of rate quotes. Bondability, final bond premium rate quotes and an offer of insurance, if any, will be determined by the insurance company providing your bond. You must contact us directly to obtain a quote for binding purposes.

Call 1 (800) 308-4358, or submit a bond request, to apply for your free bond quote! Our experts make the bonding process fast, easy and accurate.

Why do I need this bond?

All applicants for licensure as a contractor in Utah must demonstrate to the state their financial fitness before a license will be issued. This particular bond ensures that the contractor adheres to the standards of the Utah Constructions Trades Licensing Act (Utah Code Ann. Title 58, Chapter 55) when completing his or her construction projects.

More specifically, the purpose of this bond is to allow for claims to be made against the principal (contractor) by consumers if they suffer financial loss or other harm as a result of the principal’s faulty work.

What’s the fine print?

This specific bond type remains in full force unless canceled by the surety. The surety can cancel the bond at any time by providing written notice of cancellation to the contractor and the Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing. Cancellation becomes effective 60 days after the division receives the notice.

How to become a licensed contractor in Utah

To obtain a contractor’s license to work in Utah, applicants must submit the following information:

  • form of business entity
  • Social Security Number
  • legal business name/DBA
  • Employer Identification Number
  • licensing and examination fees
  • a surety bond in the proper amount
  • general liability insurance
  • qualifying questionnaire, if applicable
  • proof of qualifier exams and prior industry experience
  • and more

Begin the bonding process now! Our experts can typically provide your free surety bond quote within 1 business day of submitting your application.

State of Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing - Application for Contractor’s License

Utah State Legislature - Utah Construction Trades Licensing Act

State of Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing Contracting

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