Massachusetts – Cambridge City Contractor Bond

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Who needs a contractor bond in Cambridge, Massachusetts?

Various contractors working in right-of-way, residential, and commercial construction may need a contractor license bond in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Local licensing and bonding ordinances can apply to drain laying contractors, building moving contractors, electrical contractors, and other types of contractors.

In addition to city laws, contractors must follow county and state-level regulations. Several governing entities are in-effect in this area. Out-of-state contractors working in Cambridge may also need a Massachusetts contractor license bond.

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How does a contractor license bond work?

Cambridge contractor license bonds are agreements that benefit clients and the greater public. They guarantee a contactor’s compliance with all pertinent city codes. If a contractor breaks their bond contract, any party that suffers damages can file a claim for their losses.

Before becoming licensed by the City of Cambridge Department of Licenses and Permits, contractors must apply to an authorized and trusted surety provider. Once they’ve secured their bond, they can submit their complete license application to the municipality for approval. Generally, a contractor’s license is valid for one year and then must be renewed annually by the date of issuance (or the license will expire). The same goes for contractor bonds. 

To get your Cambridge contractor bond, you’ll pay a small premium. ZipBonds often issues these bonds instantly for just $100.

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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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