Who needs a contractor license bond in Oklahoma City?
The following contractors working in Oklahoma City must be licensed and bonded with the city:
- Boiler contractor: $2,000 bond
- Fence contractor: $1,000 bond
- House moving contractor: $3,000 bond
- Insulation contractor: $5,000 bond
- Sidewalk contractor: $2,000 bond
- Sign contractor: $5,000 bond
- Building contractor (residential only)
- Electrical contractor
- Mechanical contractor
- Plumbing contractor
All licensed contractors must also provide the following:
- A current state license (if applicable)
- The contractor’s information sheet
- A photo ID
- The immigration affidavit
- Payment for a yearly registration fee (varies by contractor type)
The city provides complete registration requirements for each licensed contractor type.
If you need any help, you can reach us at (888) 435-4191. We’re always happy to answer your questions or walk you through the correct bond application. You can also check out our page on Oklahoma contractor bonds if you’re looking for state-specific information.
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How does an Oklahoma City contractor bond work?
A contractor license bond assures clients that they’ll receive satisfactory work from contractors. By signing the bond agreement, contractors agree to work by the standards and regulations of the obligee (Oklahoma City). Clients can file a claim if a contractor doesn’t fully meet the stipulations of the signed agreement. The surety will pay out the approved claim upfront, but contractors are responsible for reimbursing them over time.
You’ll pay a premium, a small percentage of the bond amount, to obtain your bond. ZipBonds can often get you bonded instantly, with premiums starting as low as $100.
Frequently Asked Questions
The renewal deadline will be listed on your bond form. You must keep your bond and registration updated to remain in good standing with the city.
The bond amount is the maximum dollar value a client can request for damages from a bonded contractor. However, if damages exceed this amount, clients may seek other means of compensation. As a contractor, it is best to avoid claims by continually operating your business professionally and answering client complaints as quickly as possible.
Apply for your Contractor Bond in Oklahoma City, OK
ZipBonds offers the fastest and most secure option for getting bonded. Our all-digital platform is intuitive and straightforward. Apply online, email email@example.com or call 888.435.4191 to speak with an agent directly.
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