City of Longview Contractor Registration Bond

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Who needs a contractor registration bond in Longview, Texas?

The following contractors working in Longview must register with the City of Longview Development Services and post a surety bond. The bond requirements for each are as follows:

  • Residential general contractors (homebuilders): $25,000 bond
  • Combination general contractors: $50,000 bond
  • Swimming pool contractors: $25,000 bond
  • Landscape/irrigation contractors: $15,000 bond
  • Driveway, sidewalk, curb & gutter contractors: $10,000 bond
  • Sign contractors: $10,000 bond

These contractors must also provide:

  • Builder/general contractors
  • Sign erectors
  • Payment for the annual registration fee
  • A permit, if applicable
  • Fulfillment of additional requirements if working within the city (See Section 4.02)

Requirements for each contractor type have been posted by the City of Longview

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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 Longview). 

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 (December 31, for example) 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.

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