Mecklenburg County and Charlotte Land Use Contractor Bond

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Who needs a land use contractor bond in Mecklenburg County or Charlotte?

Contractors developing land in Mecklenburg County must post a $1,000 surety bond. If developing in the City of Charlotte, you must post a $2,000 surety bond. 

Land use contractors (commercial and residential) must also submit a land development plan and schedule a site inspection before starting projects. The Mecklenburg Land Development Department has posted a helpful FAQ page regarding the bonding requirement.

Unsure about your specific needs? Give us a call at (888) 435-4191, and a ZipBonds agent will gladly walk you through the bonding process. You can also see our page on contractor license bonds in North Carolina for state-specific information.

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How does a 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 (Mecklenburg County/Charlotte). Clients can file a claim for compensation if a contractor’s work fails to meet any part of the agreement. The surety will initially cover the costs of a claim, but the contractor is responsible for full repayment plus associated fees and interest. 

To acquire your bond, you will pay a premium, a small percentage of the penal sum. ZipBonds can often issue these bonds instantly for as low as $100 per year.

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.

Mecklenburg and Charlotte land use bonds are continuous until canceled. Cancellation of your bond requires 30 days’ notice to Mecklenburg County. Ensure your bond and license stay up to date to avoid fines.

Apply for Your Contractor Bond in Mecklenburg County/Charlotte, 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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