Valdosta, Georgia Contractor License Surety Bond

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Who needs a contractor license bond in Valdosta?

All contractors and subcontractors working in the City of Valdosta must register with the Business License Office. In addition, Valdosta requires a contractor license bond for the following contractors:

  • Auto sprinkler contractors
  • Electrical contractors
  • Low voltage contractors
  • Mechanical contractors
  • Plumbing contractors

Depending on your contractor type and other factors, you may be required to post a bond of $1,000-$25,000. To determine which bond amount applies to you, contact the Contractor Qualifications department or give ZipBonds a call.

  • Valdosta City Hall Annex
  • 300 N. Lee Street
  • Valdosta, GA 31601 
  • Phone: (229) 259-3506
  • Fax: (229) 333-1829

The local bonding requirement is in addition to the state bond requirement in Georgia: all general and residential contractors must obtain a valid license and contractor bond.

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How does a contractor license bond work?

A contractor license bond ensures that a contractor (principal) completes construction work in accordance with city and state laws. This may include adhering to building codes, paying taxes, and fulfilling all contractual obligations.

These bonds protect the City of Valdosta (the obligee) and other parties from financial loss due to the principal’s noncompliance. If someone files a claim on the bond, 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 full bond amount. ZipBonds issues contractor license bonds quickly for as little as $100. Apply online today!

Apply for Your Contractor Bond in Valdosta, 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 directly.



Founders Ryan Swalve and Zach Mefferd formed the vision for 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.