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How to Become a Motor Vehicle Dealer in California

How to Become a Motor Vehicle Dealer in California If you want to become a motor vehicle dealer in California, you have to get your occupational license from the California Department of Motor Vehicles. Fortunately, obtaining an auto dealer license in California is straightforward. This article will outline the steps you need to take [...]

By | 2022-08-15T13:10:37-07:00 August 15th, 2022|License & Permit Bonds|0 Comments

What is a California Defective Title Bond and Do I Need One?

What is a California Defective Title Bond and Do I Need One? If you plan on purchasing a used vehicle in California, you should familiarize yourself with the California Defective Title Bond. This bond is put in place to protect the state and public from financial losses should someone register a vehicle they do [...]

By | 2022-08-03T12:37:23-07:00 August 3rd, 2022|License & Permit Bonds|Comments Off on What is a California Defective Title Bond and Do I Need One?

What is a California Contractor’s Disciplinary Bond and Why Do I Need One?

What is a California Contractor's Disciplinary Bond and Why Do I Need One? If you are a California contractor, you may have heard about the contractor's disciplinary bond and wondered what it was. All contractors who have had their license revoked or suspended by the Contractors State License Board (CSLB) are required to get [...]

By | 2022-08-03T12:02:41-07:00 July 11th, 2022|License & Permit Bonds|Comments Off on What is a California Contractor’s Disciplinary Bond and Why Do I Need One?

Your 2022 Comprehensive Guide to the California LLC Employee/Worker Bond

Your 2022 Comprehensive Guide to the California LLC Employee/Worker Bond Contractors in California typically have to be licensed and bonded; however, there are numerous surety bonds within the construction industry. We recently discussed the $15,000 contractor license bond here. But, in this article, we are going to cover everything you need to know about [...]

By | 2022-06-03T15:47:32-07:00 June 3rd, 2022|License & Permit Bonds|Comments Off on Your 2022 Comprehensive Guide to the California LLC Employee/Worker Bond

How To Become A Licensed Contractor In California

How To Become a Licensed Contractor in California In order to obtain your license from the California Contractor State License Board (CSLB) you’ll need to complete the following 5 steps: identify the type of work you will be doing, submit your application, pay some fees, pass a few exams, and, finally, obtain any required [...]

By | 2022-05-25T16:16:28-07:00 May 25th, 2022|License & Permit Bonds|Comments Off on How To Become A Licensed Contractor In California

What Is the Difference Between a Bid Bond and a Performance Bond?

A common question among contractors is: “What is the difference between a bid bond and a performance bond?” And to be honest, there are many differences between the two bond types. Think of a tomato and an orange. Sure, they’re both technically fruits. But only one of them belongs in a fruit salad. In [...]

By | 2020-08-17T13:27:58-07:00 August 17th, 2020|Contract Bonding|Comments Off on What Is the Difference Between a Bid Bond and a Performance Bond?

Steve Swartz, President of South Coast Surety Passed Away at Age 71

(South Coast Surety will post more on the passing of our founder Steven Swartz in the near future, but in the meantime here is our formal press release covering this unexpected, extremely unfortunate loss.) May 9, 2019 Press Release Steve Swartz, President of South Coast Surety Passed Away at Age 71 It is with [...]

By | 2020-07-07T08:14:14-07:00 May 9th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Steve Swartz, President of South Coast Surety Passed Away at Age 71

License & Permit Bonds: Renewal Dates on the Horizon

Brokers and agents can stay ahead of the competition by know what bonds are likely to renew in the near future.  Refer to the list below to know what bond renewals are on the horizon. Call our team of surety experts with any questions 800-361-1720. Contact and upsell your clients in specific industries on [...]

By | 2020-07-21T08:28:23-07:00 April 15th, 2019|License & Permit Bonds|Comments Off on License & Permit Bonds: Renewal Dates on the Horizon

When it Comes to Contract Surety, Think Large and Small!

With contract surety, many agents and brokers focus on the large general contractors because they typically manage large projects and have large surety needs. However, the demand is just as great or greater with smaller or more specialized subcontractors who are essential to completing these large projects.  As an agent, you probably have many [...]

By | 2020-07-21T10:05:37-07:00 March 26th, 2019|Contract Bonding|Comments Off on When it Comes to Contract Surety, Think Large and Small!

Court Bond, Who Needs One and Why?

There is a multitude of reasons an individual, lawyer or institution may need a court bond.  When legal oversight of a person, trust or estate is necessary, courts require a surety bond to protect those involved in the proceedings. Protections are necessary to avoid possible loss from fraud, negligence or incompetence.  For this reason, [...]

By | 2020-07-21T10:06:45-07:00 March 25th, 2019|Court Bonds|Comments Off on Court Bond, Who Needs One and Why?