Jackson, Mississippi Contractor License Bond

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Who needs a contractor license bond in Jackson, Mississippi?

According to the Jackson Code of Ordinances, the following contractors must obtain a tradesman license to work in the city:

  • Journeyman and master electricians
  • Plumbers
  • Mechanical installers

The following contractors need a general contractor’s license:

  • Residential builders
  • Residential remodelers
  • Commercial builders

You must post a $5,000 surety bond to acquire either of these licenses. Those performing work on their own property are exempt from these license and bonding requirements.

Other requirements for contractors include:

  • A permit to perform contractor services
  • Registration with the City of Jackson
  • Insurance and a certificate of responsibility

For full details on the necessary components of your contractor’s license, see the Jackson Code of Ordinances or contact the Jackson Contractors and Licensing Department

You can also call us at (888) 435-4191 with any bond-related questions. We’re always happy to help! Or visit our Mississippi Contractor License Bond page for state-specific information.

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How does a contractor license bond work?

A contractor license bond guarantees that contractors fulfill all client obligations and follow local building codes and regulations. If a contractor breaks the bond agreement, clients can submit a claim for the damages. The surety will initially pay out an approved claim to a client, but the contractor is ultimately responsible for repaying the cost of the claim in full. 

Apply with ZipBonds to get a contractor bond instantly for as low as $100. Just select the correct bond, fill out the application, pay, and print. Or call us, and we’ll get you the bond you need in a zip!

Frequently Asked Questions

A typical bond term is one year. The bond usually renews on the same date each year (e.g., January 1). The renewal date will be listed on your bond form. Remember to renew both your bond and license/permit before the annual deadlines to remain compliant.

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