City of Bartow, FL Contractor License Bond

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Who needs a contractor bond in Bartow, Florida?

The City of Bartow, Florida, may require a contractor license bond as part of the contractor licensing process. To register your license with the City of Bartow Building Department, you must submit the following items:

  • A certified or registered state license: If state-registered, you also need a Municipal Board of Examiners card.
  • An updated certificate of insurance: This includes workers’ compensation or exemption and general liability insurance. 
  • Current business tax receipt: Use the correct classification from the municipality location of your business. This was formerly called an Occupational License.
  • The City of Bartow is to be listed as the certificate holder: City of Bartow, 450 N Wilson Avenue, Bartow, FL 33830

To find out if you must submit a contractor license bond in Bartow, you can contact the building department by phone (863-534-0157) or email ( You can also contact ZipBonds directly. We’d be happy to walk you through the bonding process over the phone.

Remember the statewide Florida bonding requirement, which requires all construction contractors with a credit score of 660 or lower to become bonded.

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How does a contractor license bond work?

A Bartow contractor license bond aims to protect project owners, the city, and the state of Florida from unauthorized activities contractors may engage in. The bond may provide financial compensation to clients that suffer losses due to the contractor’s actions.

Contractors will pay a premium to obtain their bond. With ZipBonds, these bonds often cost only $100, and the application process is simple.

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ZipBonds offers the fastest and most secure option for getting bonded. Our all-digital platform is intuitive and straightforward. Apply online, email or call 888.435.4191 to speak with an agent directly.



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