What are erosion control bonds?
Governing authorities sometimes require contractors proposing jobs involving soil disturbance to obtain an erosion control bond. Erosion control bonds ensure compliance with the city, county, or state authority’s rules and regulations governing soil erosion control. In short, the bond protects the natural environment during construction jobs.
The contractor must comply with the bond terms, guaranteeing honest work performance and project completion. You may need this bond before your contractor’s permit for an applicable project is activated.
Get Your Erosion Control Bond:
- As a contractor, you may need an erosion control bond if your project involves soil disturbances.
- An erosion control bond is a three-party contract between a developer or property owner, a licensing organization, and a surety company.
- A surety authorized to conduct business in the appropriate state must write the erosion control bond.
- The required value of the erosion control bond will depend on the cost to stabilize the proposed disturbed area. This is typically determined by an engineer’s estimate.
How do erosion control bonds work?
This surety bond is a three-party contract between a contractor, a licensing organization, and a surety company.
- Principal: The contractor that purchases the bond
- Obligee: The governing authority that requires the bond and issues a license or permit
- Surety: The institution that issues and backs the bond
If the contractor breaks the surety bond terms, they will be responsible for covering any costs that arise as a result.
Once you’ve attained permanent stabilization for all site areas, your bond may be released.
Surety Bond Conditions
A surety authorized to conduct business in the appropriate state must write the erosion control bond. The contractor (principal) must apply for the bond and faithfully comply with its terms. The surety bond will remain in effect until the contractor’s work is accepted by the obligee.
The value of your bond can vary based on the cost to stabilize the proposed disturbed area. You will pay a small percentage of the total bond value. The percentage you pay will depend on different factors (including your credit score).
Get an Erosion Control Bond in Your State
Select your state below to apply for an erosion control bond. The application can be simple depending on the bond penalty. If the bond penalty surpasses $50,000, financial information may be needed. After your application is approved and you pay your premium, we’ll instantly issue your bond. Get started today!
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