City of Harrisburg Contractor Bonds

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Who needs a contractor bond in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania?

Crane setting and right-of-way contractors in Harrisburg must be licensed with the city and post a surety bond in the following amounts:

  • Crane setting: $100,000 bond
  • Right-of-way: $25,000 bond

These contractors must also provide the following:

  • A permit, if applicable
  • Additional items as stipulated by contractor type in the Building Code

Need help? Call us at (888) 435-4191! You can also check out our page on Pennsylvania contractor license bonds for state-specific information.

Get Your Harrisburg Contractor Bond:

How do contractor bonds work?

A contractor license bond guarantees that clients receive quality work from hired contractors. By signing the bond agreement, contractors agree to work by the standards and regulations of their obligee (City of Harrisburg). 

Clients may file a claim if a contractor breaks their surety contract. The surety will initially pay out a claim if approved, but contractors are ultimately responsible for paying the surety back in full for all associated costs.

You will pay a premium, or a percentage of the bond amount, to acquire your bond. ZipBonds can often get you bonded immediately, and premiums start as low as $100 a year.

Frequently Asked Questions

If your work in Harrisburg covers both bondable trades (crane setting and right-of-way work), you may need a separate bond and registration for each. Read your municipality requirements carefully; if you have questions, you can always contact ZipBonds!

Your initial bond will typically last for the calendar year you post it. You must then renew your bond for each consecutive year – for the duration of your project. Keep your bond updated to avoid fines and compliance issues in your location.

Apply for Your Contractor Bond in Harrisburg, PA

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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Fast forward a couple of years, and that better way is the impetus of everything we do at ZipBonds. We constantly look for innovative ways to improve the bonding process for our clients and agents. Our team comprises individuals who understand all angles of surety – for companies, agencies, and individuals. Incorporating everyone’s point of view to improve the process while simultaneously integrating cutting-edge technology is what sets our business apart.