Who needs a contractor license bond in Kerrville, Texas?
Any contractor available to the public for hire in Kerrville must be licensed with the city, obtain a building permit, and post a $5,000 surety bond. Additionally, each contractor must provide the following:
- $300 initial license fee and $100 annual renewal fee
- Complete set of plans to scale for all permitted work
The city provides full explanations of these contractor requirements.
If you’re unsure if this bond applies to you, call us at (888) 435-4191 and one of our agents will be more than happy to help. You can also check out our page on Texas contractor license bonds for additional state-specific information.
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How do contractor bonds work?
A contractor license bond guarantees that clients will receive satisfactory work from contractors. By agreeing to the bond, contractors state that they’ll follow the standards and regulations of their obligee (e.g., the City of Kerrville).
Clients can file a claim for compensation if a contractor breaks their bond contract. The surety will pay damages to clients immediately if a claim is approved. However, contractors will be held responsible for paying back all approved claims against them – plus interest and fees.
You will pay a premium, a small percentage of the total bond amount, to purchase and post your bond. ZipBonds often issues these types of bonds instantly for as low as $100 per year.
Frequently Asked Questions
The initial bond term is typically one calendar year. You must keep your bond active by renewing it annually (often by December 31) to continue working on projects. Your official bond renewal date will be listed on your completed bond form.
The bond limit, or penal sum, is the highest dollar value a client can receive for damages by filing a claim on a contractor’s bond. If damages exceed this amount, a client may seek alternative forms of compensation. Contractors should avoid claims at all costs by finishing work according to contract terms and communicating openly with clients if conflicts arise.
Apply for Your Contractor Bond in Kerrville, TX
ZipBonds offers the fastest and most secure option for getting bonded. Our all-digital platform is intuitive and straightforward. Apply online, email firstname.lastname@example.org 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.