Jefferson County, Missouri Contractor Bonds

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Who needs a contractor license bond in Jefferson County?

Jefferson County

In Jefferson County, building contractors must post a $25,000 bond payable to Jefferson County. Other requirements for building contractors include:

  • Submitting a certificate of liability insurance with a $100,000,000 aggregate limit and a $250,000 per occurrence limit
  • Paying fees as outlined in the fee schedule

City of Jefferson

The City of Jefferson requires all contractors to have a license. Plumbing contractors must also obtain a $5,000 surety bond. Plumbing licenses and electrical licenses are unique in the City of Jefferson. All other contractors must obtain a general business license.

Need help? Just call ZipBonds at (888) 435-4191. One of our agents will be happy to answer any of your questions! You can also check out our page on contractor license bonds in Missouri for state-specific information.

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How does a contractor license bond work?

A contractor license bond guarantees that contractors fulfill all their client obligations. In signing the bond agreement, contractors agree to follow the standards and regulations of the obligee (Jefferson County or the City of Jefferson). 

Clients can file a claim for damages if a contractor’s work is lacking according to any part of the bond agreement. The surety company initially pays out all approved claims, but contractors are responsible for paying back claims up to the total bond amount.

To acquire your needed bond, you will pay a premium – a small percentage of the penal sum. ZipBonds can issue many contractor license bonds instantly for as low as $100. 

Frequently Asked Questions

The renewal date for your bond will be listed on the bond form. Remember to renew your bond before expiration to keep your license current and continue operating legally.  

The requirements listed by a municipality typically include everything you need to work in the area. In some cases, both a local and a state bond are required. Read municipality requirements carefully to make sure you’re following all applicable laws.

Apply for Your Contractor Bond in Jefferson County, MO

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