Palm Beach County Contractor License Bond

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Who needs a contractor bond in Palm Beach County, Florida?

Several contractors will need to secure a license bond to work in Palm Beach County, Florida. Trades explicitly included in county ordinances are:

  • General Contractor
  • Building Contractor
  • Residential Building Contractors
  • Plumbing Contractors
  • Electrical Contractors
  • HARV (Heating, Air Conditioning, Refrigeration, and Ventilation) Contractors
  • Specialty Contractors
  • Journeyman Electricians

Additionally, Palm Beach County has a broad definition for contractors and accepts a wide range of educational or experiential learning backgrounds to work in the area as licensed and bonded contractors. A person is considered a contractor if they are:

“Qualified for and responsible for the entire project contracted for and means, except as exempted in this chapter, the person who, for compensation, undertakes to, submits a bid to, or does himself or by others construct, repair, alter, remodel, add to, subtract from, or improve any building or structure.”

To work as a contractor in Florida, you must also follow state regulations for licensing and bonding, including securing a Florida contractor license bond.

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How does a contractor license bond work?

Contractors who secure a Palm Beach County contractor license bond agree to follow all applicable municipal building codes and universal industry standards. This area is overseen by the Palm Beach County Department of Planning, Zoning, and Building.

Palm Beach County licenses follow two-year terms. The expiration date is September 30, dividing the renewal process between even and odd years for different types of contractors. Your license and bond will clearly state the expiration date and renewal process.

The bond amount is $2,000. However, the cost to the contractor is only a fraction of the overall bond amount. Contractors can secure a license bond for a premium of just $100.

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