Port Neches Contractor’s License & Permit Bond

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Who needs a contractor license bond in Port Neches, Texas?

All contractors requiring a permit in Port Neches must file a $15,000 permit bond. Most work requires a permit (see Section 18.32 of the Port Neches Code of Ordinances). 

In addition to obtaining a permit, paying permit fees, and filing a permit bond, contractors must provide the following:

  • Pay the $100 registration fee
  • Obtain a permit 
  • A state air conditioning license from the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation and a certificate of insurance if doing work in one of the following areas: refrigeration, air conditioning, heating and ventilation.
  • If you are a state-licensed electrician, you will need a registration fee, a copy of your electrical license, and a copy of your liability insurance certificate (Section 18-214).

Complete requirements by contractor type are listed in Chapter 18 of the Port Neches Code of Ordinances. 

Call ZipBonds at (888) 435-4191 to apply for your bond today! 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 holds contractors accountable to local or state laws and regulations and client contracts. Clients can file a claim for damages if a contractor fails to follow any of the bond stipulations. 

The surety will initially pay out damages to clients if a claim receives approval. However, contractors must ultimately pay back approved claims against them up to the total bond amount. 

You’ll pay a premium, a percentage of the penal sum, to acquire your bond. ZipBonds often issues contractor license bonds instantly for as little as $100 per year. Call us to get bonded in a flash!

Frequently Asked Questions

Your bond term is typically one year (two, in some cases). You must renew your bond to continue working on a project or in an area. The bond renewal date is set for the same day annually (often December 31). Your bond expiration date will be listed on your bond form. 

The bond limit, also called the penal sum, is the maximum amount the bondholder is obligated to pay a claimant. If damages exceed this amount, claimants may seek other forms of reimbursement. 

The bonded party should avoid claims at all costs by addressing client complaints immediately and respectfully and finishing work on time.

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