Putnam County, NY, Contractor License Bond

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Who needs a contractor license bond in Putnam County, New York?

All contractors working in Putnam County, except those engaged only in lawn mowing/ground maintenance/leaf blowing, must be registered with the county and post a $25,000 license and permit bond. 

Additionally, contractors must provide the following:

  • License fee payment (determined by the County Board)
  • Worker’s compensation insurance for all employees
  • General liability insurance of $1,000,000 per occurrence and $2,000,000 aggregate
  • A permit as needed

Complete contractor requirements can be found in Chapter 135 of the county’s municipal code

If you’re not sure if this bond applies to you, give us a call at (888) 435-4191 and one of our agents will be more than happy to help. 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 ensures clients receive satisfactory work from contractors. By signing the bond agreement, contractors hold that their work will conform to the standards and regulations of the obligee (Putnam County). Clients can file a compensation claim if a contractor doesn’t meet any part of the signed agreement. The surety will initially pay out approved claims, but contractors must ultimately pay back all approved claims against them, up to the bond amount. 

ZipBonds can often process these types of bonds immediately for as little as $100 per year.

Frequently Asked Questions

Bonds typically require annual renewal and often expire on December 31. Your specific bond renewal date will be listed on the bond form. Your bond must remain active for the duration of work you’re bonded for.

The bond amount is the maximum amount a client can request for an approved claim. Clients must seek other means of compensation if a claim exceeds that amount. As a contractor, the best policy is to avoid claims entirely by completing work promptly and professionally. 

Apply for your Contractor Bond in Putnam County, NY

ZipBonds offers the fastest and most secure option for getting bonded. Our all-digital platform is intuitive and straightforward. Apply online, email support@zipbonds.com or call 888.435.4191 to speak with an agent directly.


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