The California Contractor’s License Bond is required by the Contractors State License Board. The bond amount is set at $15,000.
The contractor’s license bond is required for the benefit of consumers. It protects those who have been damaged as a result of defective construction or other license violations. Similarily, it’s for the benefit of employees who have not been paid wages that are due to them.
The Contractors State License Board requires the bond be on file before the board can issue an active license, reactivate an inactive license, or renew an active license.
The applicant must meet the following requirements:
Please note that in order to apply for a California Contractor’s License Bond, the applicant must either have an Application Fee Number or an existing license number. Once you have this number, complete our free online application. One of our licensed agents will contact you with a no-obligation quote on the bond premium. After the premium payment is processed and paperwork completed, your bond will be issued.
With some of our markets the bond is filed electronically. If unavailable, the bond will be mailed to you via USPS Priority Mail. Overnights is also available for an additional fee.
Surety1 has been issuing contractor’s license bonds since 2003, so you can be assured efficient, professional service. We are licensed in all 50 states and maintain an A+ rating by the Better Business Bureau for our quality work.