Virginia Contractor License Bond

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What is a Virginia contractor license bond?

In Virginia, individuals and businesses that want to obtain a Class A or B contractor license must post a contractor license bond. The bond amount is $50,000 and is regulated by the Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation (DPOR). 

This bond ensures that you, as the contractor, faithfully comply with state and local regulations. If you’re bonded and don’t fulfill your obligations, someone may file a claim against your bond. The bond amount represents the maximum liability, meaning you can’t be held liable for more than $50,000.

Learn more about how contractor license bonds work in our complete guide.

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Virginia Contractor License Bond Costs

To obtain a contractor license bond, applicants will pay a small percentage of the bond amount annually. This is known as the bond premium. The premium is primarily determined by the applicant’s personal credit score in Virginia. Your underwriter may also consider your business finances, liquid and fixed assets, and industry experience. 

With excellent credit, you could pay as little as 0.5%-1.25% of the bond amount for your premium. Your rate may be higher if your credit score is poor. However, you may still obtain the bond you need in many cases, even with a lower credit score.

Frequently Asked Questions

According to Virginia Statute 54.1-1100, a contractor is “any person, that for a fixed price, commission, fee, or percentage undertakes to bid upon, or accepts, or offers to accept, orders or contracts for performing, managing, or superintending in whole or in part, the construction, removal, repair or improvement of any building or structure.”

You can renew your license through the DPOR’s licensing portal. Your Virginia contractor license is valid for two years after the last day of the month that your license was first issued. 

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