Nebraska Contractor License Bond

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What is a Nebraska contractor license bond?

The State of Nebraska defines a contractor as “any person who engages in the construction business and includes subcontractors, general contractors and any other person arranging for the performance of work on real property.”

Contractors that perform activities like “new work, additions, alterations, reconstruction, installations, and repairs” must follow contractor license laws, including bonding requirements. (See the Nebraska Department of Labor website for complete details.)

Nebraska contractor license bonds ensure construction professionals follow industry rules and regulations. If a contractor doesn’t abide by the law, the surety is responsible for protecting any parties that suffer harm as a result. Injured parties may include a contractor’s clients, the public, or the government.

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

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Nebraska Contractor License Bond Requirements

Nebraska allows municipalities to set their own licensing requirements so the process may differ from city to city and county to county. For example, to obtain a contractor’s license in the City of Omaha, you may need one or more of the following bonds:

  • General contractors: $10,000 bond
  • Electrical contractors: $12,500 bond
  • Residential air conditioning contractors: $10,000 bond
  • Commercial air conditioning contractors: $10,000 bond

Contractors are responsible for understanding and meeting the licensing requirements of the area in which they work. If you need a Nebraska contractor license bond, you must secure it before applying for your license so you can include it in your paperwork.

Frequently Asked Questions

Several municipalities throughout the state require contractor license bonds. Generally, licenses are issued for one year and must be renewed annually. At that time, you must also renew your Nebraska contractor license bond. The cost of your bond may be as low as $100.

Contractors should be aware of all state and local laws requiring other types of construction bonds. Construction involving public buildings will likely require a surety bond (stated in Nebraska State Statute 52-118). Details like a building’s zoning or job activities will determine bond needs for other projects.

If you plan to work in Nebraska as a contractor, check with your local and state governing agencies to determine everything you need to operate legally. You can also contact ZipBonds for any questions about the bonding process.

Get Your Contractor License Bond in Nebraska

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