Texas Contractor License Bond

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What is a contractor license bond in Texas?

The state of Texas doesn’t require contractors to obtain license bonds. However, some cities and counties have specific bonding requirements. Contact your local licensing authority (or ZipBonds) to determine license and bonding obligations. 

A contractor license bond ensures that you follow state and local building codes. If you’re bonded and don’t fulfill your obligations, your clients may file claims against your bond.

Learn more about how contractor license bonds work in our complete guide.

Get a Texas Contractor License Bond:

TX Contractor License Bond Requirements

If you need a contractor license in a city in Texas, you may need to post a surety bond as part of the local licensing process. Most license bonds in the state range from $2,000 to $25,000. You will pay a premium to obtain the bond, a small percentage of the bond amount. These bonds are quickly issued and often cost only $100.

To operate your business in any of the following cities in Texas, you may need a surety bond.

Get Your Contractor License Bond in Texas

ZipBonds is 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.


About ZipBonds.com

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.