City of Newark Contractor License Bond

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Who needs a contractor license bond in Newark, Delaware?

While Delaware doesn’t have statewide bonding requirements, some cities and counties within the state do. In Newark, various contractors may need a license bond to conduct business within city limits.

  • Class A building contractor: $150,000 bond
  • Newark general contractors: $50,000-$100,000 bond (depending on work costs)
  • Newark limited general contractors: $150,000 bond
  • Newark unlimited general contractors: $200,000 bond
  • Newark limited subcontractors (HVAC, fire, plumbing, mechanical): $50,000 bond
  • Newark unlimited subcontractors (HVAC, fire, plumbing, mechanical): $200,000 bond
  • Newark minor renovation contractors: $10,000-$25,000 bond (depending on work costs)

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How does a Newark contractor license bond work?

By posting a contractor license bond, you as the principal (contractor) agree to comply with all provisions of relevant City of Newark Construction Codes (Newark Municipal Code, Chapter 7) and applicable federal and state laws and regulations. Additionally, contractors must promptly correct any violations in a timely fashion. The bond protects the City of Newark as the obligee and its officers, employees, agents, and representatives from liability loss, damage, or expense resulting from violations. 

The surety issues the bond, which guarantees the contactor’s compliance of all pertinent city codes. If someone files a claim on your bond, the surety may initially cover damages up to the total bond amount. Over time, however, you are responsible for paying back the surety for all losses. To avoid claims on your bond, meet all your bond agreement obligations and maintain upstanding business practices. 

To obtain your contractor license bond, you will pay a premium, typically 1%-10% of the bond amount in Newark, DE. For a $10,000 contractor license bond, you may pay as little as $100. In determining your premium rate, the surety considers your:

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

If you have excellent financial standing, expect to pay on the lower end of this rate for your premium. Poor credit is the leading factor in higher premium rates. Check out our page on contractor license bonds in Delaware for more information.

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