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California Contractor’s License Bond

Bond Requirements and Online Application

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The California Contractor’s License Bond is required by the Contractors State License Board.  The bond amount is set at $15,000. 

What is the Purpose of the Bond?

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.

Who needs a California Contractor’s License Bond?

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.

What are the requirements in order to get a Contractor’s License in California? California Contractor's License Bond

The applicant must meet the following requirements:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Have a valid Social Security number or individual taxpayer identification number
  • Have the knowledge, experience, and skills to manage the daily activities of a construction business
  • Must have 4 years of experience within the past 10 years as a journeyperson, foreperson, supervising employee, or contractor in the trade being applied for
  • Complete the Application Form
  • Disclosure statement regarding criminal plea/conviction
  • Accommodation requests for examination
  • May have to submit a Bond of Qualifying Individual in the amount of $12,500

How do I get a California Contractor’s License Bond?

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.

California Contractor's License Bond

How to Get Your California Contractor’s License Bond

1. Complete an online application. It's free and no-obligation. 2. One of our surety experts will contact you with a firm quote and an agreement to sign. 3. Provide payment and your signed agreement, and then you will receive your California Contractor’s License Bond!   If you have any questions, please call us at 877-654-2327.
1. Apply Online Using our Free & Secure Application 2. Get Your Free Quote Applications are No-Obligation 3. Get Your Bond Most Bonds are Approved in 1-2 Business Days