City of Columbus, MS – Contractor License Bond

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Who needs a contractor license bond in Columbus, Mississippi?

All contractors in Columbus must apply for a city contractor’s license and obtain a surety bond. The Building Inspection/Zoning Department determines the bond amount for each contractor – based on the proposed work. 

Many of the forms necessary for contractors in Columbus are handled in person. You can reach out to the Building Inspection/Zoning Department with questions: 

  • 1621 Main Street
  • Columbus, MS 39701
  • (662) 245-5058

Contractors in Columbus may also be subject to statewide Mississippi contractor license bond requirements

If you need help, don’t hesitate to call us at (888) 435-4191. One of our agents will be happy to assist you!

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How does a contractor license bond work?

A contractor license bond ensures that contractors fulfill all obligations to clients and follow the standards and regulations set by the obligee (City of Columbus). If a contractor’s work is faulty or insufficient, clients can submit a claim to receive compensation for damages. The surety initially pays out approved claims, but contractors must later repay them up to the full bond amount. 

You don’t have to pay the full bond to obtain your contractor license bond. Instead, you’ll pay a premium, which is a small percentage of the bond. ZipBonds offers many contractor bonds for just $100 and can issue them instantly – without pulling credit information.

Frequently Asked Questions

Contractors only need one license bond generally. However, you should check your local municipality’s requirements to make sure. State and local bonds are required in some locations or for specific projects.

Bonds often have one-year terms. The renewal deadline is typically a specific date each year (e.g., September 31). Remember to renew your bond by the date listed on the bond form and keep your license or permit current to continue operating in your state, city, or county.

Apply for Your Contractor Bond in Columbus, MS

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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