City of Kingsport, TN – Contractor Bond

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Who needs a contractor bond in Kingsport, Tennessee?

All general contractors working in Kingsport must obtain a city business license. The following contractors must also post a $10,000 performance bond:

  • Electrical
  • Gas installation
  • Plumbing

All licensed contractors must also provide the following:

  • Proof of workman’s insurance
  • A permit application
  • A Tennessee state contractor’s license if the proposed project is over $25,000
  • Compliance with all codes adopted by Kingsport

The codes adopted by the city, as well as complete contractor requirements, are posted by the city

Call ZipBonds at (888) 435-4191 to get bonded as quickly as possible. You can also visit our page on Tennessee Contractor License Bonds for state-specific information.

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How do contractor bonds work?

Contractor license bonds ensure that contractors meet all applicable regulations and codes of their obligee (City of Kingsport). The bond is a safeguard for clients. 

The contractor acts as the principal in the bond contract. The bond guarantees a client compensation if the contractor breaks licensing and permit laws that result in damages. The surety may cover any costs to settle a bond claim upfront, but the contractor is ultimately responsible for paying back the surety over time.

Contractors don’t need to pay the full bond amount to acquire their bond. They will instead pay a premium, a small percentage of the bond amount. ZipBonds can issue these bonds quickly for just $100.

Frequently Asked Questions

Your initial bond will typically last for the calendar year you post it. You must then renew your bond 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 highest dollar value a client can receive from a bonded contractor. However, if work-related damages exceed that amount, clients may seek other forms of compensation. As a contractor, you can typically avoid claims by performing your work with excellence and communicating well with clients.

Apply for Your Contractor Bond in Kingsport, TN

ZipBonds offers the fastest and most secure option for getting bonded. Our all-digital platform is intuitive and straightforward. Apply online, email support@zipbonds.com or call 888.435.4191 to speak with an agent directly.

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Founders Ryan Swalve and Zach Mefferd formed the vision for ZipBonds.com when they realized how overly complicated it was to help clients place surety. The frustration of being unable to incorporate the technology they’d used in other insurance-focused projects left them thinking “there has to be a better way.”

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.