Town of North Haven Contractor License Bond

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Who needs a contractor license bond in North Haven?

In North Haven, the Building Office (5 Linsley Street in the Town Hall Annex) determines case-by-case needs for contractor licenses or permits. Ask questions before starting any project to determine if you’re meeting project requirements properly. 

North Haven has adopted the Connecticut State Building Code with updates. According to this code, the following projects require permits:

  • New homes
  • Additions, renovations, or alterations to homes
  • Roofing, siding, door, and window replacements
  • New commercial buildings
  • New decks, porches, sheds, pools, garages, or carports; or repairs to any of these
  • Generators, solar PV arrays, coolers, outside storage including pads and retaining walls
  • Installation or removal of gas, propane, or oil tanks and/or lines
  • New or repaired heating, ventilation, hood and fire suppression systems, and sprinkler systems
  • Roofing, siding, door, and window replacements
  • Air Conditioning, plumbing, grease traps, electrical service, wiring, and low voltage
  • Installation of a fireplace
  • Installation of a pellet, gas, or wood stove
  • Installation of swimming pools, safety fences for in-ground pools, or any fence over six feet in height
  • Demolition of any structure – including swimming pools, decks, sheds, etc.

This list is not extensive for all permit requirements. Generally, the replacement or repair of any existing structure and any new construction work requires permitting.

Many contractors working in North Haven may also need a license and contractor license bond in addition to a permit. Learn more on the North Haven government website, and check with the Building Office for specific requirements on your project. You can also contact ZipBonds directly for bond information for your city or state.

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How does a contractor license bond work?

A contractor license bond is a three-party agreement. It protects the obligee from financial losses they may experience if the principal breaks the law or acts unethically.

  1. Obligee: The Town of North Haven
  2. Principal: Bonded contractor
  3. Surety: Financial institution that issues the bond and guarantees the contractor’s performance, protecting the obligee and other parties that could suffer damages

By posting a North Haven contractor license bond, you’re assuring your obligee that you can be trusted and stand behind your work. If you fail to fulfill your obligations, the obligee may file a claim against your bond. Your surety will initially pay out claimed losses to the claimant, up to the total bond amount. However, you are liable for paying your surety back.

How much does a contractor license bond cost in North Haven, CT?

Bond amounts can vary by contractor type and requirements. For example, the sanitary sewer contractor bond is $20,000. To obtain a bond, you will pay a premium, which generally ranges from 1% to 15% of the bond amount. In determining your premium rate, the surety evaluates your:

  • Credit history 
  • Financial statements
  • Industry experience
  • Licensing history 

The better your financial standing, the better rate you may receive. Check out our page on contractor license bonds in Connecticut for more information.

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