Ocean County Street Opening Bond

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Who needs a street opening bond in Ocean County, New Jersey?

All street opening contractors must apply for a permit and post a surety bond. Ocean County will set the bond amount after it receives a contractor’s permit application and proposed work plans.

Street opening contractors must also provide the following:

  • A permit application fee, determined by the class of work performed
  • Liability insurance in the following amounts: $300,000 per person; $1,000,000 per accident; $50,000 property damages
  • A Certificate of Occupancy

Complete requirements are listed in Chapter 8 of the municipal code.   

Need help? You can reach us at (888) 435-4191. Or check out our page on New Jersey contractor license bonds for additional state-specific information.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The initial bond term will often last for the remainder of the calendar year in which you post the bond. You must then renew your bond annually for it to remain active (for the duration of your project).

The bond amount, also called the penal sum, is the maximum dollar value a client can seek from a bonded contractor. If damages exceed this amount, clients may seek alternative means of compensation.

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