Borough of Norristown, PA – Contractor Bonds

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Who needs contractor bonds in Norristown, Pennsylvania?

All contractors in Norristown must register with the borough. Right-of-way contractors must post a surety bond in the following amounts: 

  • If the estimated project costs less than $5,000: $5,000 bond
  • If the estimated project costs more than $5,000: The bond amount must be equal to the estimated project cost

Right-of-way contractors must also provide:

  • A permit, filed with the Public Works Director
  • Insurance, listing the municipality as an additional insured
  • Workers’ compensation (if there is more than one employee)
  • Compliance with all municipality tax requirements

For contractor license requirements, see Chapter 251 of the municipal code. Article III lists requirements specific to right-of-way contractors. 

If you’re not sure if this bond applies to you, give us a call at (888) 435-4191 and one of our agents will be more than happy to help. You can also check out our page on Pennsylvania contractor license bonds for more state-specific information.

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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 (Borough of Norristown). 

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

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.

The bond amount is the maximum dollar amount a client can obtain directly from a contractor. If damages exceed that amount, however, clients may seek other methods of compensation. As a contractor, you should avoid claims at all costs by working professionally and efficiently.

Apply for Your Contractor Bond in Norristown, 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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