Baltimore Contractor License Bonds

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Who needs a contractor license bond in Baltimore, Maryland?

Master electricians in Baltimore, Maryland, must obtain a $2,500 surety bond. Additional requirements for master electricians wishing to work in the city include:

  • Applying for a master’s electrician license examination
  • Having at least seven year’s experience engaged or employed in electrical services under the supervision of a master electrician or similarly qualified government employee

The state board may allow up to three years of credit toward the experience requirement if you have:

  • Proof of completion of a formal course of study or 
  • Professional training comparable to the required experience

Need help identifying your specific bonding needs? Call ZipBonds at (888) 435-4191 and we’ll be more than happy to help you with the process. You can also check out our page on contractor license bonds in Maryland for state-specific information.

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How does a contractor license bond work?

A contractor license bond protects a contractor’s clients from damages due to faulty contracting work. The bond guarantees that contractors meet all applicable regulations and codes of the obligee (the City of Baltimore). If the contractor fails to follow the bond agreement, clients can file a claim to receive compensation.

To obtain your contractor bond in Baltimore, you’ll pay a premium (a small percentage of the bond amount required). ZipBonds often issues contractor bonds for just $100 per year.

Frequently Asked Questions

You can generally avoid claims by working professionally and communicating effectively with clients. Answer any client complaints quickly and to the client’s satisfaction to avoid resolvable issues from turning into costly claims.

Yes! Due to the simple underwriting for this bond, we don’t need to run a credit check.

Apply for Your Contractor Bond in Baltimore, MD

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.