City of Little Rock Contractor License Bond

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Who needs a contractor license bond in Little Rock?

The City of Little Rock’s Department of Planning & Development requires contractor license bonds in many cases. The bond requirement is $10,000 and applies to the following contractor licenses:

  • General contracting
  • Electrical contracting
  • HVAC
  • Plumbing
  • Sewer
  • Sign
  • Maintenance
  • Concrete and paving

You may need this bond before your contractor’s license is approved in Little Rock. Other contractors may also need a contractor license bond. Reach out to the Department of Planning & Development directly for details.

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How does a contractor license bond work in Little Rock, AR?

A contractor license bond is a three-party agreement between an obligee, a principal, and a surety:

  • Obligee: City of Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Principal: Bonded contractor
  • Surety: Organization that issues and backs the bond

If the principal fails to abide by the law or fulfill the bond contract’s terms, they could cost another party money. That party can file a claim for their losses to receive compensation. If the claim is approved, the surety may step in to settle the claim upfront. Then they’ll hold the principal liable for full repayment.

Your bond premium is a small percentage of the bond requirement – typically 1% ($100). For this specific bond, pulling credit is not required.

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