Who needs a heating contractor bond in Buffalo, New York?
All heating contractors in Buffalo must register with the Division of Inspections, Licenses, and Permits and post a $10,000 surety bond.
All contractors must also provide the following:
- A heating contractor license application
- Letters from past and present employers describing the length of work and job duties
- A list of twenty jobs you have completed with customer names, addresses, and phone numbers
- A permit, submitted to the Chief Combustion Inspector
These requirements can be found in Chapter 238 of the Buffalo municipal code.
Need help? You can reach us at (888) 435-4191. Visit our page on New York contractor bonds for statewide information.
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How does a contractor bond work?
A contractor license bond guarantees that a contractor (the principal in the bond contract) completes work in accordance with city, county, or state laws. This may include adhering to building codes, paying taxes, and fulfilling other contractual obligations. If a contractor in the City of Buffalo breaks their license bond agreement, they may face costly claims.
You do not need to pay the full bond amount to acquire your surety bond. Instead, you’ll pay a premium, a small percentage of the bond. ZipBonds issues contractor license bonds quickly for as little as $100. Apply online today!
Frequently Asked Questions
Bonds typically run on one-year terms and often match registration renewal dates. In Buffalo, the registration renewal date is December 31 annually. You can verify your bond renewal deadline on your bond form.
If you’re only working as a heating contractor in Buffalo, you will likely only need a single contractor bond. However, if your work encompasses multiple trades or multiple locations, you may need more than one bond. Contact the Division of Inspections, Licenses, and Permits to verify your requirements in Buffalo or the building authority in another municipality if you plan to work there.
Apply for Your Heating Contractor Bond in Buffalo, NY
ZipBonds offers the fastest and most secure option for getting bonded. Our all-digital platform is intuitive and straightforward. Apply online, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 888.435.4191 to speak with an agent directly.
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.”
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