Florida contractors are required to maintain a surety bond for the benefit of consumers who may be damaged as a result of defective construction or other license law violations and for the benefit of employees who have not been paid wages that are due to them.
Florida contractors seeking to acquire a contractor's license are required to maintain a license bond.
The amount you pay depends on your personal credit. Individuals with good credit typically pay 1-3% of the total bond amount, while those with lower credit can pay as low as 7.5% of total bond amount. If you fill out the instant app above, you will get a free quote instantly and have the option to buy your bond online right then. If you fill out the application below, we will shop around different markets to find the best rate for you.
To apply for your Florida Contractor License Bond, complete and submit the secure application below. You may also download a PDF application, and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org, or fax it to (949)-361-9926.
Florida Law requires all construction contractor applicants to establish that they are both financially responsible and financially stable prior to issuance of their licenses. The Construction Industry Licensing Board has determined a contractor will be deemed financially responsible and stable if the following items are established:
The Division I and II Contractor's License Surety Bond amount depends on the contractor's line of business.
Division I contractors are those licensees who currently hold or are applying for a general, residential, or building contractor license and the surety bond amount is set at $20,000.
Division II contractors are those licensees who currently hold or are applying for a contractor license other than a general, residential, or building contractor license and the surety bond amount is set at $10,000. Typical Division II contractors include HVAC, Electrical, and the like.
However, both bond amounts can be reduced by 50% ($10,000 for Division I and $5,000 for Division II) by taking a financial responsibility class and submitting the class completion certificate to the state with their application.
I have processed 2 defective title bonds through South Coast Surety and I am the type that gets worried for any little detail and want to make sure everything is done correctly the first time to prevent double work for myself and everybody. Knowing how I am both times I had to call customer service and they answered every little question I had in a very nice and gratifying way that made me feel I would not have any problems in which I did not. South Coast Surety has the ultimate best customer service.
Gaby - CA
I was shopping for a surety bond for the first time and having trouble communicating with several different companies. When I contacted South Coast Surety they responded quickly and performed the transaction quick and easy. I might have been able to find a lower price, but their professionalism was worth a couple extra dollars.
KG C. - CA
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John F. - CA
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P&C B. - CA
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Mirwais A. - CA
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Udo G. - NJ
South Coast Surety has been proudly providing surety support to all fifty U.S. states for twenty years. Starting out as a small agency with a dream in San Clemente, California, we have steadily grown into one of the largest bond-only agencies in the nation. We write all commercial bonds and contract bonds for every American business and industry. Our greatest achievement is helping our clients grow their business alongside our own through coaching and obtaining larger bonding limits at the best rates. We work hard for our clients and take pride in bonding businesses that have been declined by our competitors.