Nevada Contractor License Bond

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What is a Nevada contractor license bond?

Applicants for the following general and specialty contractor classifications in Nevada may need a license bond: 

  • Classification A: General engineering 
  • Classification A: Subclassifications
  • Classification AB: General building and general engineering 
  • Classification B: General building 
  • Classification B: Subclassifications 
  • Classification C1 to C42: Various types of specialty contractors

These license bonds ensure that the contractor faithfully complies with the rules stated in Chapter 624 of the Nevada Revised Statutes. They also guarantee that all work is completed during the specified period. 

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

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Nevada Contractor License Bond Costs

The Nevada State Contractors Board determines the bond amount during the license approval period. Bond amounts range from $1,000 to $500,000 and are always for a two-year term. Bond amounts depend on the following:

  • Type of license requested 
  • Monetary limit granted
  • The applicant’s personal and business financials
  • The applicant’s experience and character

The bond premium is the amount a contractor must pay to obtain their surety bond. The main factor in determining the premium is the applicant’s credit score. Other components of the applicant’s personal finances may also be considered. Those with excellent credit may pay around 1%-3% of the bond amount. Those with poorer credit may pay closer to 5%.

Frequently Asked Questions

Many applicants can still get bonded with poor credit but for a higher premium given the higher bonding risk. Raising your credit score over the two-year bond term may help decrease your next premium when it comes time to renew. Reach out to ZipBonds for more information on how to get bonded with a low credit score.

Here are the main requirements for obtaining your Nevada contractor’s license: 

  • Four years of experience in the contractor classification, up to three of which may be in the form of an approved education or apprenticeship program 
  • Obtaining a Nevada state business license through the state’s Business Portal
  • Filling out the Nevada Contractors License Application Form
  • Paying a license application fee of $200-$1,000, depending on your classification 

Find the complete list of requirements for a Nevada contractor license.

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