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Who needs a contractor license bond in Needham, Massachusetts?

Contractors planning to work on street or sidewalk opening/occupying/obstructing must post a $5,000 surety bond in Marlborough, Massachusetts. This includes (but is not limited to):

  • Building a new home/addition or demolition of a structure that requires heavy vehicles and equipment
  • Excavation of a trench for sewer, drain, or water connections/disconnections
  • Driveway installations, reconstruction, or repairs
  • Installation or removal of a retaining wall
  • Removal or replacement of an underground oil storage tank

More street and sidewalk construction activities and complete permit requirements are listed on the Needham Building & Construction page. Note that the Director of Public Works may increase the $5,000 bond requirement based on the extent of the proposed work. 

Need help? Call ZipBonds at (888) 435-4191, and we can identify your specific bonding needs or walk you through the application process. You can also visit our page on contractor license bonds in Massachusetts for state-specific information.

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How does a contractor license bond work?

A contractor license bond protects clients from damages due to faulty contractor work. The bond ensures that contractors meet all applicable regulations and codes of the obligee (the Town of Needham). If a contractor fails to follow the bond agreement, any party that suffers damages can file a claim for compensation. 

To obtain your contractor bond in Needham, you’ll pay a small percentage of the full bond amount (called a premium). ZipBonds can issue these bonds quickly – for as low as $100.  

Apply for Your Contractor Bond in Needham, MA

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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