Gaston County Contractor License Bond

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Who needs a contractor license bond in Gaston County, North Carolina?

All contractors working in Gaston County, North Carolina, must file a $5,000 surety bond with the county. Additional requirements for obtaining a county license include:

  • Proving general liability insurance of $100,000 per person injured, $300,000 per multi-injury, and $50,000 for property damage
  • Getting a permit where necessary (see listings for details and applications)

You can find complete license requirements in Chapter 10 of the Gaston County code of ordinances.  

Confused with the bonding process? Call ZipBonds at (888) 435-4191 to complete the correct bond application with an agent over the phone. For state information, visit our page on contractor license bonds in North Carolina.

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How does a contractor license bond work?

A contractor license bond holds contractors accountable for fulfilling obligations to clients. By signing the bond, contractors agree to abide by the standards and regulations of the obligee (Gaston County). 

Clients can file a claim for damages if a contractor’s work fails to meet any part of the bond agreement. The surety initially pays out approved claims, but contractors must ultimately pay back these claims in full, up to the total bond amount. 

To acquire your bond, you will pay a premium. ZipBonds can issue these bonds instantly, with premiums starting at $100.

Frequently Asked Questions

Contractor license bonds often have one-year terms. The renewal date for your bond will be listed on the bond form. You must renew your bond before the expiration date and keep your license up to date to remain in good standing.  

Usually, you will only need one license bond. However, there are some instances where a local and a state bond may be required. Read the municipality requirements carefully to ensure you follow all applicable regulations.

Apply for Your Contractor Bond in Gaston County, NC

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



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