Whitefish Contractor License Bond

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Who needs a contractor license bond in Whitefish, Montana?

Excavation/right-of-way contractors working in the City of Whitefish must obtain a surety bond equal to the value of the proposed project. Whitefish stipulates that those paying $5,000 in bonds for other projects don’t need to pay more as long as all requirements are met. 

Other requirements for excavation/right-of-way contractors include:

  • Submitting an excavation permit (and paying the $25 application fee)
  • Having a Montana Contractors License, City Business License, and proof of insurance on file

Water/sewer installation and structural contractors don’t need a bond through the city, but permits are required to begin work. 

Need help? Give us a call at (888) 435-4191 and one of our agents will be glad to assist you. You can also check out our page on contractor license bonds in Montana if you need state-specific information.

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How does a contractor license bond work?

A contractor license bond guarantees that contractors fulfill all obligations to clients. By signing the bond agreement, contractors agree to follow the standards and regulations of their local obligee (City of Whitefish). 

Clients can file a claim on the bond if a contractor’s work fails to meet any part of the agreement. The surety may cover the costs of valid claims upfront, but contractors are responsible for repaying the surety in full, up to the full bond amount.

ZipBonds can issue many contractor license bonds instantly for as low as $100.

Frequently Asked Questions

License bonds often have one-year terms. The renewal date for your bond will be listed on the bond form. You must renew your bond before the expiration date and keep your license current to remain lawful.

In most cases, contractors only need one license bond to fulfill local requirements. Multiple bonds (often a local and state bond) are occasionally required. Read your municipality’s conditions carefully to verify local laws.

Apply for Your Contractor Bond in Whitefish, MT

ZipBonds offers 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.


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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.