New Bedford Contractor License Bonds

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Who needs a contractor license bond in New Bedford?

In New Bedford, Massachusetts, a contractor must post a $10,000 surety bond to work in a right-of-way. The requirement excludes work by a city department or a private contractor on behalf of a city department where a previous contract has been signed. 

Unsure if this bond applies to you? Give ZipBonds a call at (888) 435-4191, and we’ll be happy to help. You can also visit our page on contractor license bonds in Massachusetts for statewide information.

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How does a contractor license bond work?

A contractor license bond protects clients from damages due to insufficient contractor work. The bond ensures that contractors will meet all applicable regulations and codes of the obligee (the City of New Bedford). If a contractor fails to follow the bond agreement in any way, clients can file a claim to receive compensation.

To obtain your contractor bond in New Bedford, you’ll pay a premium (a small percentage of the full bond amount). ZipBonds can often issue bonds quickly – at a typical rate of $100.

Frequently Asked Questions

You can often avoid claims on your bond by maintaining professional standards and working efficiently. If a customer complains about your work, address the issue promptly before it becomes a claim.

Yes! This bond doesn’t even require a credit check. 

Apply for Your Contractor Bond in New Bedford, 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.



Founders Ryan Swalve and Zach Mefferd formed the vision for when they realized how overly complicated it was to help clients place surety. The frustration of being unable to incorporate the technology they’d used in other insurance-focused projects left them thinking “there has to be a better way.”

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.