Texas City Contractor Bond

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Who needs a contractor bond in Texas City, Texas?

General contractors working in Texas City must either post a $5,000 surety bond or provide a certificate of liability insurance. These contractors must also register with the city. 

Other contractor requirements are as follows:

Plumbing Contractors

  • Register with the city
  • Be licensed as a Responsible Master Plumber with the State of Texas
  • Provide a certificate of liability insurance
  • Display company name and license number on vehicles
  • Have a journeyman plumber present on the job site

Electrical Contractors

  • Register with the city 
  • Be licensed as a Master Electrician with the State of Texas
  • Provide a certificate of liability insurance
  • Display company name and license number on vehicles
  • Have a Journey Electrician present on the job site

Heating & Air Conditioning Contractors

  • Register with the city 
  • Be licensed with the State of Texas
  • Provide a certificate of liability insurance
  • Display company name and license number on vehicles
  • Provide permits if replacing equipment

Full contractor requirements have been posted by Texas City officials. 

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 holds contractors accountable to local or state laws and regulations set by the obligee (in this case, Texas City). It also protects a contractor’s clients. If a contractor breaks the bond agreement, the injured party can file a claim against the surety bond. 

The surety company may pay to settle the claim upfront, but the contractor is ultimately responsible for covering the costs involved in a claim.

To get your contractor license bond, you’ll pay a premium (a percentage of the bond limit). ZipBonds often issues these bonds quickly for as little as $100 per year.

Frequently Asked Questions

A bond term is typically one year (two, in some cases). You must renew your bond to continue working on a project or in a specific area. The bond renewal date is set for the same day annually (often December 31). You can find your bond’s expiration date 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.

Apply for Your Contractor Bond in Texas City, TX

ZipBonds offers 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.


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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.