Orange County Contractor Surety Bond

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Who needs a contractor license bond in Orange County?

Orange County requires contractors doing work in the county to obtain a $5,000 contractor license bond. The following contractor types apply:

  • General Contractor Class “A”
  • Building Contractor Class “B”
  • Residential Contractor Class “C”
  • Roofing Contractor
  • Aluminum/Concrete Contractor
  • Swimming Pool Contractor
  • Marine Contractor
  • Sign Installation, Non-Electrical Contractor
  • Sound, Signaling, and Communication Systems
  • Garage Door Installation
  • Plumbing Contractor
  • Irrigation Sprinkler
  • Electrical Contractor
  • Air Conditioning – Class “A”
  • Air Conditioning – Class “B”
  • Mechanical Contractor
  • Sheet Metal Contractor
  • Sign Electrical Contractor
  • Electrical Contractor
  • Siding, Windows, and Doors

The local bonding requirement is in addition to the statewide Florida bonding requirement, which requires construction contractors with a credit score of 660 or lower to obtain a license bond.

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How does a contractor license bond work?

This surety bond guarantees that the contractor complies with all county ordinances relevant to local contracting work. The contractor is the principal entering the agreement with the obligee (Orange County) and the surety. The surety company pays clients for any damages they may suffer due to the contractor breaking the agreement. 

You do not need to pay the full $5,000 upfront. Instead, a premium is required, which is a small percentage of the total bond amount. ZipBonds issues contractor license bonds quickly, with premiums starting at just $100.

Apply for Your Contractor License Bond in Orange County

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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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.