Who needs a contractor compliance bond in Lubbock, Texas?
All building and general contractors working in Lubbock must register with the city and provide one of the following:
- Proof of general liability insurance for a minimum of $100,000
- A $20,000 compliance bond
These contractors must also pay the application fee and register in person at the Building Inspection office (1314 Ave K, 1st Floor in Lubbock). Contractor requirements are set by the Building Safety Department.
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 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 Lubbock).
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 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 Lubbock, TX
ZipBonds offers the fastest and most secure option for getting bonded. Our all-digital platform is intuitive and straightforward. Apply online, email email@example.com 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.