Boston, Massachusetts Contractor’s License Bond

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Who needs a contractor bond in Boston, Massachusetts?

Contractors performing work on right-of-way projects in Boston, Massachusetts, will likely need a contractor license bond. Right-of-way construction activities are broadly defined as improvements focused on or impacting public fixtures or structures. City ordinances state that contractors will only receive permits for these projects once they’re properly licensed and bonded.

Additionally, out-of-state contractors and subcontractors must follow the state requirement to secure a Massachusetts contractor license bond before starting work in the area.

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How does a contractor license bond work?

These bonds ensure that contractors comply with local building codes, perform work to industry standards, and follow legal business practices. The City of Boston’s Department of Inspection Services manages all construction projects in the area. Bond requirements can vary by type of work and project size, often between $1,000 and $50,000. For licenses or permits to be effective, bonds must remain active. Typically, bonds are issued for one-year terms and must be renewed annually by the date of issuance.

ZipBonds provides Boston contractor bonds quickly and affordably. They typically only cost $100 and don’t require pulling credit if the amount is less than $25,000. Speak with one of our agents (888-435-4191) to get your bond today!

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