North Carolina Irrigation Contractors’ License Bond

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Licensed and bonded irrigation contractor in North Carolina

Who needs an irrigation contractor license bond in North Carolina?

All irrigation contractors in North Carolina must obtain a $10,000 surety bond. In addition to the bond requirement, contractors must: 

  • Complete the license application
  • Provide references from listing qualified individuals
  • Complete a criminal background check
  • Show proof of two years of related education 
  • Show proof of three years of experience
  • Pay the $100 application fee
  • Obtain a permit – either through reciprocity of a license in another verified state/county or by passing the irrigation licensing exam

Need help with the details? Call ZipBonds at (888) 435-4191 to speak with an agent about any part of the bonding process. You can also see our page on contractor license bonds in North Carolina for statewide information.

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How does a North Carolina irrigation contractor license bond work?

A contractor license bond guarantees that contractors fulfill all obligations to clients. By signing the bond, contractors agree to follow the standards and regulations of the obligee (State of North Carolina). 

Clients can file a claim for damages if a contractor’s work doesn’t meet all requirements of the agreement. If approved, the surety will pay the costs of the claim upfront, but contractors are responsible for paying them back in full. 

You’ll pay a premium to acquire your bond, a percentage of the penal sum. ZipBonds offers premiums starting at $100 for contractor license bonds.

Frequently Asked Questions

Bonds generally have one-year terms. The renewal date for your bond will be listed on your specific bond form. Remember to keep your license, bond, and permit current throughout the course of your project.

Often, only one bond is necessary. However, there are some cases where multiple bonds (such as a local and state bond) may be required. Ensure you understand your municipality’s requirements before getting bonded and starting work. 

Apply for Your Irrigation Contractor License Bond in North Carolina

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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