Who needs a contractor license bond in Washington County, Maryland?
Contractors performing road work and installing utilities in Washington County must obtain a contractor license bond. Required bond amounts vary by type of work. See the following links to preview the bond forms.
- Commercial entrance bond: $3,000
- Commercial logging entrance bond: $3,000
- Driveway performance bond (two year): $1,500
- Street connection bond: $5,000
- Utility installation bond: $2,500
These types of contractor work also require a license, accessed through the Citizen Access portal in Washington County. Other contractor types who do not need a bond may still require licensing through the County.
Need help? Call ZipBonds at (888) 435-4191 to discuss your bonding requirements with one of our agents. 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?
When obtaining this bond, the principal (contractor) enters into an agreement with the obligee (Washington County) and the surety company. A contractor license bond guarantees the bonded contractor complies with applicable licensing and permit laws. If they don’t, any parties that suffer as a result can file a claim against the bond for compensation. The surety company may initially cover any damages incurred, but the principal must later repay them in full.
Frequently Asked Questions
You can avoid claims by working professionally and communicating effectively with clients. Additionally, you should answer any client complaints immediately and to the client’s satisfaction. Many claims begin as complaints and can be avoided by resolving issues as they arise.
Yes! We don’t need to do a credit check for this bond. These bonds are quickly issued and typically cost only $100. Get bonded today by filling out the form below.
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