Missouri Contractor License Bond

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What is a Missouri contractor license bond?

Missouri contractor license bonds are often required for professionals doing mechanical, demolition, and electrical work. Some municipalities in Missouri require contractors to get bonded, including St. Louis, Columbia, Springfield, St. Charles, and Jefferson City.

If a contractor breaks the law, the license bond helps protect parties that may suffer harm or experience devastating financial effects as a result. Missouri contractor license bonds are contracts between three parties:

  • Principal: The bonded contractor 
  • Obligee: The city requiring the bond for the work taking place in their area 
  • Surety: An organization that issues and backs the bond 

Learn more about how contractor license bonds work in our complete guide.

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Contractor License Bond Requirements for Missouri

Missouri contractor license bond requirements depend on trade and location. The first step is ensuring your business is compliant with the Missouri Department of Revenue guidelines. Next, check with your local governing entity for additional license and permit needs.  If you plan to work in any of the following locations, you may need to secure a contractor license bond first:

  • Cape Girardeau: Plumbing Contractor Bond
  • Arnold: Mechanical Contractor Bond
  • Columbia: Plumbing Contractor Bond

  • Farmington: Contractor’s License Bond
  • Gladstone: Contractor All Trades Bond
  • Joplin: Contractor’s License Bond
  • Sikeston: Electrical Contractor Bond
  • Sikeston: Plumbing Contractor Bond
  • Springfield: Contractor’s License Bond
  • St. Louis: City Communications Contractor Bond
  • St. Louis: City Demolition Contractor Bond
  • St. Louis: Contractor All Trades Bond
  • Jefferson City: Plumbing Contractor Bond
  • Jefferson County: Electrical Contractor License Bond
  • Marshall: Plumbing Contractor Bond
  • St. Louis County: Missouri Electrical Contractors Bond
  • St. Louis County Public Works: HVAC Servicer-Installer Contractor Bond
  • St. Louis County Public Works: Mechanical Contractor Bond
  • St. Louis County Public Works: Sheet Metal Contractor Bond
  • St. Louis County Public Works: Sprinkler Fitter Contractor Bond

Required bond amounts can be $1,000, $5,000, $10,000, or $25,000. If you plan to work in any of these areas, contact ZipBonds to find out which bond you need. You can also contact your local governing authority to learn more.

Get Your Contractor License Bond in Missouri

ZipBonds is the fastest and most secure option for getting bonded. Our all-digital platform is intuitive and straightforward. Apply online, email support@zipbonds.com or call 888.435.4191 to speak with an agent directly.


About ZipBonds.com

Founders Ryan Swalve and Zach Mefferd formed the vision for ZipBonds.com 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.