North Hempstead Contractor License Bond

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Who needs a contractor license bond in North Hempstead?

All sign contractors working in North Hempstead must be licensed through the Building Department and post a $10,000 surety bond. Sign contractors must also provide the following:

  • A completed license application
  • A license fee (determined by the Town Board, according to the case) 
  • Worker’s compensation insurance
  • Proof of commercial general liability insurance (with the Town of North Hempstead listed as a certificate holder)
  • A permit, if needed

The city lists complete contractor requirements, and you can find bond information for sign contractors in Article XXI of the municipal code. 

Reach out to ZipBonds with any questions by calling (888) 435-4191. We’d be happy to walk you through the entire bonding process! You can also check out our page on New York contractor bonds for state-specific information.

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How do contractor bonds work?

A contractor license bond gives clients assurance that they’ll receive quality work from contractors. By signing the bond agreement, contractors promise to work according to the standards and regulations of the obligee (Town of North Hempstead). 

Clients can file a claim for compensation if a contractor breaks their signed agreement. The surety will initially pay out approved claims to clients, but contractors must pay back all approved claims against them over time.

You’ll pay a premium to acquire your bond, which is a percentage of the penal sum. ZipBonds can often process contractor bonds instantly for as little as $100 a year.

Frequently Asked Questions

Bonds typically require annual renewal and often expire on December 31. Your specific bond renewal deadline will be listed on the bond form. 

The bond amount is the maximum amount a claimant can receive for an approved claim. Injured parties may seek other means of compensation if a claim goes above the bond amount. As a contractor, the best policy is to avoid claims altogether by completing quality work promptly.

Apply for Your Contractor License Bond in North Hempstead, NY

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