Who needs a contractor license bond in Pearl, Mississippi?
In Pearl, all contractors engaging in the following activities must obtain a license through the city:
- Electrical work
- Gas fitting
- Mechanical work
- Air conditioning
- Installation or connecting of appliances
These contractors must also obtain a bond in the amount set by the Community Development Department according to work proposed. Additionally, all contractors who move permanent dwelling structures must post a $5,000 surety bond.
Additional requirements for contractors in Pearl include:
- Submitting a license application
- Taking a written test (if deemed necessary) showing proficiency in the applicable area of expertise
- Obtaining liability insurance: $50,000 for injury to any one person, $100,000 for any one accident, $50,000 for property damage
See Chapter 8 of the Pearl Code of Ordinances for a complete list of requirements.
Need help? Give us a call at (888) 435-4191 to speak with one of our agents. We can answer any of your bond-related questions or help you apply for your bond over the phone. You can also check out our page on contractor license bonds in Mississippi for statewide information.
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How does a contractor license bond work?
A contractor license bond guarantees that contractors fulfill all obligations of their proposed work, following the standards and regulations set by the obligee (City of Pearl).
If a contractor breaks their contract and costs another party money, that party can file a claim for reimbursement. The surety initially pays out approved claims, but contractors are ultimately responsible for paying the claim back, up to the full bond amount.
ZipBonds can issue many contractor bonds instantly for as low as $100. We don’t even need to pull credit.
Frequently Asked Questions
Bonds often have a one-year term. The renewal date is usually set to a specific date each year (e.g., August 1). You must renew your bond by the date listed on your bond form and maintain your contractor’s license to remain in good standing.
The requirements dictated by a municipality usually include everything you need to work in that area. In some cases, both a local and a state bond may be necessary. Read municipality requirements carefully to maintain compliance in your area.
Apply for Your Contractor Bond in Pearl, MS
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