Who needs a contractor license bond in Grand Forks, North Dakota?
Contractors in Grand Forks must obtain a license through the State of North Dakota and register with the city. Each contractor must also post a $5,000 surety bond.
The following requirements apply to specific contractors in Grand Forks:
- Building contractors: Pay the $60 annual city license fee
- Excavator contractors: Pay the $115 yearly city license fee; Submit a $500 deposit (refunded three years after the project is complete)
- Master mechanical installers: Pay the $170 annual city license fee; Pass the written mechanical test with at least 80% correct
- Journeyman mechanical installers: Pay the $55 yearly city license fee; Pass the written mechanical test with at least 75% correct
- Master plumbers: Pay the $170 annual city license fee
- Journeyman plumbers: Only the North Dakota state plumbing license is required
- Sign hanger contractors: Pay the $115 annual city license fee
Need help with your bond? Give us a call at (888) 435-4191, and a ZipBonds agent will gladly walk you through the bonding process. You can also check out our page on contractor license bonds in North Dakota for other statewide information.
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How does a contractor bond work?
A contractor license bond ensures that contractors fulfill all obligations to clients. By signing the bond agreement, contractors promise to follow applicable standards and regulations of the obligee (City of Grand Forks).
Clients can file a claim for damages if a contractor’s work fails to follow the agreement in full. The surety initially pays out an approved claim to clients, but contractors are ultimately responsible for paying them back in full.
ZipBonds offers bond premiums starting at $100 and can often get you bonded instantly.
Frequently Asked Questions
Often, bond terms last for one year. Your bond’s renewal date will be listed on your specific bond form. Ensure your bond and state and city licenses remain current to avoid noncompliance fees.
In most cases, you will only need a single license bond. However, if you work multiple trades, you may need a separate bond for each. Read your municipality’s requirements carefully to ensure compliance.
Apply for Your Contractor Bond in Grand Forks, ND
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