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Who needs a contractor license bond in Newton?

All street opening contractors must post a surety bond to work in Newton, Massachusetts. The Newton Department of Public Works sets the required bond amount.

Unsure if this bond applies to you? Give us a call at (888) 435-4191, and we’ll be happy to help identify your bonding needs. You can also check out 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 a contractor’s clients from damages due to faulty work. The bond guarantees that contractors meet all applicable regulations and codes of the obligee (the City of Newton). If a contractor breaks their bond agreement, the party that suffers damages can file a claim to receive compensation for their losses.

To obtain your contractor bond in Newton, you’ll pay an annual premium (a small percentage of the full bond amount). ZipBonds can issue these bonds quickly at a typical premium of $100.

Frequently Asked Questions

You can usually avoid claims if you work professionally and communicate effectively with your clients. If a customer brings a complaint to your attention, address it quickly before it becomes a claim.

Yes! We don’t need to pull your credit information for this bond.

Apply for Your Contractor Bond in Newton, 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.