NC Landscape Contractors Bond

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Who needs a landscape contractors bond in North Carolina?

All landscape contractors in North Carolina must acquire a $10,000 surety bond. In addition to the bond, contractors must:

  • Complete the license application
  • Provide proof of business identification
  • Provide five reference letters – three personal and two professional
  • Pass the licensing exam

Need help with your bond? Give ZipBonds a call at (888) 435-4191 and an agent will be glad to assist you. For statewide information, you can also see our page on contractor license bonds in North Carolina.

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How does a landscape contractors bond work?

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

Clients can file a claim for damages if the contractor’s work isn’t completed sufficiently. If approved, the surety will initially cover the costs of the claim, but contractors are responsible for repaying the surety in full, up to the total bond amount.

To acquire your bond, you’ll pay a premium, a small percentage of the penal sum. ZipBonds can offer premiums starting at $100 and often issue these bonds instantly.

Frequently Asked Questions

Typically, bonds last for one-year terms. Your bond form will list the renewal date for your specific bond. You must keep your license, bond, and permit up to date to legally continue operation.

Often, just one contractor bond is required. Multiple bonds are occasionally needed. Read your municipality’s requirements to avoid any fines due to non-compliance.

Apply for Your Landscape Contractors Bond in 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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