Kansas Contractor License Bond

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What is a Kansas contractor license bond?

The state of Kansas requires contractors to obtain a bond as part of the licensing process. The type of bond required may vary depending on the specific work the contractor intends to perform. The following contractors may need to secure a surety bond to work in cities like Kansas City, Wichita, Lansing, and Hutchinson:

  • Mechanical contractors
  • Excavation contractors
  • Plumbing contractors
  • Sewer contractors
  • Drain layer contractors

Kansas contractor license bonds ensure contractors act as legally compliant professionals, following all rules and regulations regarding building codes, taxes, etc. If a contractor breaks the law, the surety bond helps protect parties that may suffer harm or experience devastating financial effects. Kansas contractor license bonds are contracts between three entities:

  • The contracted company (the principal)
  • The city requiring the bond for the work taking place in their area (the obligee)
  • An organization taking on the responsibility for incidents that may occur (the surety)

Learn more about how contractor license bonds work in our complete guide

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Kansas Contractor License Bond Requirements

State Requirements

Kansas requires all non-resident contractors to register with the Kansas Department of Revenue and post a surety bond. The Director of Revenue sets the amount ranging from $1,000 to $50,000. Typically, the bond amount is around 8% of the contract amount.

City and County Requirements

In addition to the state-level bond requirements for non-residents, many cities and counties within Kansas require a surety bond for both resident and non-resident contractors.

If you plan to operate your business in any of the following cities, you may need a surety bond first. Check with your local governing organization (or contact ZipBonds) to know for sure. Many contractors can get their license bonds for as low as 1% of the total bond amount. Here are the types of license bonds and amounts required for each location.

Get Your Contractor License Bond in Kansas

ZipBonds is 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.