Salem, Massachusetts Contractor License Bond

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Who needs a contractor license bond in Salem, Massachusetts?

The City of Salem requires contractors erecting a sign to post a $1,000 surety bond. This includes all exterior signs, awnings, and interior signs visible on the exterior of a building. See the “City of Salem Sign Permit Process” PDF for details.

Not sure if this bond applies to you? Give ZipBonds 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 clients from damages due to faulty contractor work. The bond guarantees that contractors will meet all applicable regulations and codes of the obligee (the City of Salem). If the contractor fails to follow the bond agreement in their work, clients can file a claim and receive compensation for their losses. 

You’ll pay a small premium to obtain your contractor bond in Salem. ZipBonds can often issue these bonds quickly, at a typical premium of $100. 

Frequently Asked Questions

The best way to avoid claims is to perform work to the client’s satisfaction and fulfill your bond agreement. If a client complains about some aspect of your work, strive to fix it immediately. This can prevent a complaint from turning into a costly claim.

Absolutely. We don’t even need to pull your credit for this bond.

Apply for Your Contractor Bond in Salem, 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.