Columbia County, GA Contractor License Surety Bond

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Who needs a contractor license bond in Columbia County?

Columbia County in Georgia requires contractors to register with the Building Standards Department and become bonded. Below are the specific contractors included in the Columbia County bonding requirement. Note that residential and commercial general contractors must also be bonded at the state level in Georgia, while other contractors may only need a local bond.

  • Residential general contractors: $15,000 bond (a $25,000 state general contractor’s bond is also required)
  • Commercial general contractors: $20,000 bond (a $25,000 Georgia residential contractor’s bond is also required)
  • Commercial subcontractors: $1,000 bond
  • Pool installers: $5,000 bond
  • Landscapers: $5,000 bond
  • Yard sprinkler contractors: $5,000 bond
  • Roofers: $5,000 bond
  • Electricians: $1,000 bond
  • Plumbers: $1,000 bond
  • HVAC contractors: $1,000 bond

Contractors other than residential and commercial general contractors should check with the Columbia County Building Standards Department to ensure they’re meeting all license and bonding requirements. 

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How does a contractor license bond work?

Contractor bonds guarantee that a contractor (the principal in the bond contract) completes work under county and state laws. This may include adhering to building codes, paying taxes, and fulfilling other contractual obligations.

These bonds protect Columbia County (the obligee) and a contractor’s clients from potential financial losses. If a client identifies a break in the agreement and files a claim, the surety company will cover the damages to the client. The principal must then reimburse the surety for the amount paid out. 

You do not need to pay the full bond amount to acquire your surety bond. Instead, you’ll pay a premium, a small percentage of the total bond amount. ZipBonds issues contractor license bonds quickly for as little as $100. Call 888-435-4191 to apply today!

Apply for Your Contractor Bond in Columbia County, GA

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.



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