Hillsborough County Contractor License Bond

Home » Types of Surety Bonds » License and Permit Bonds » Contractor License Bond » Florida Contractor License Bond » Hillsborough County Contractor License Bond

Who needs a contractor bond in Hillsborough County, Florida?

Contractors and subcontractors certified initially in their field outside of Florida may need to become licensed and bonded before working in Hillsborough County. This rule applies to both residents and non-resident contractors, according to local ordinances. Trades included are:

  • Electrical contractors
  • Irrigation contractors
  • Plumbing contractors
  • Natural gas or liquid petroleum contractors
  • Mechanical contractors
  • Others

If you’re licensed in Florida but obtained original accreditation from outside the state, you will also need a Hillsborough County contractor’s license bond.

In addition to guidelines set by the county, contractors must follow city and state laws regarding licensing and bonding. Most contractors in the state need a Florida contractor’s license bond.

Get Your Hillsborough County Contractor License Bond:

How does a contractor license bond work?

The law requiring a Hillsborough County contractor license bond was created to protect the public. If a contractor fails to meet industry standards or causes damages, an injured party may file a claim against the bond. The Hillsborough County Development Services oversees construction activities related to the contractor’s license and bond.

Hillsborough County Contractor Bond Requirements

Contractors working in the following cities need to be aware of Hillsborough County regulations:

  • Tampa
  • Brandon
  • Riverview
  • Town ‘n’ Country
  • University
  • Plant City
  • Valrico
  • Temple Terrace
  • Keystone
  • Westchase
  • Bloomingdale
  • Apollo Beach
  • Pebble Creek

The Hillsborough County contractor license bond is available in 1-year, 2-year, and 3-year terms, selected by the contractor. Some contractors who live and work in the area or are working on multi-year projects may opt for the longer license and bond term. Both must be renewed before the date of issuance on the expiration year.

The bond amount is $5,000. Since the underwriting process for contractor license bonds is simple and credit checks aren’t required, we can often issue these bonds instantly for $100.

Apply for Your Contractor Bond in Hillsborough County, FL

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


About ZipBonds.com

Founders Ryan Swalve and Zach Mefferd formed the vision for ZipBonds.com when they realized how overly complicated it was to help clients place surety. The frustration of being unable to incorporate the technology they’d used in other insurance-focused projects left them thinking “there has to be a better way.”

Fast forward a couple of years, and that better way is the impetus of everything we do at ZipBonds. We constantly look for innovative ways to improve the bonding process for our clients and agents. Our team comprises individuals who understand all angles of surety – for companies, agencies, and individuals. Incorporating everyone’s point of view to improve the process while simultaneously integrating cutting-edge technology is what sets our business apart.