License and Permit Bonds Frequently Asked Questions

How will I get the license or permit bond?  

Most License and permit bonds are electronically sealed and can be emailed directly to you for your signature. If the entity requires a raised seal on the bond it can be sent overnight for an additional $20.00, otherwise it will be shipped via regular mail for free.

How much will the bond cost?

The price depends on the amount of the bond and the entity type requesting it. Most of the bonds will cost around $100.00. State license bonds generally are in the $200-$300 range depending on your state, credit, and the type of license you are applying for.

Are license or permit bonds based on credit?

Ninety percent of these bonds do not require a credit check.  Most State Contractor license and permit bonds do require you to have a credit score of above 700. If your credit is below that minimum we are still able to get you the bond but they are just more expensive.

What information will you need?

We just need to know the name of the entity requiring the bond (city, village, town or state), the amount of the bond, your company’s name and address, and type of contractor you are (plumbing contractor, roofing contractor, general contractor, etc.). If the bond you are requesting requires a credit check, we will need the Social Security Number of at least one of the owners.

If you have any other questions feel free to email tom@farmerbrown.com or call (866) 245-0034