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Contractor Bonds

District of Columbia Contractor Bonds

Contractor bonds are required of contractors in Washington D.C. to be licensed. Multiple contractor license bonds may be required depending on the work performed with various entities or the types of licenses that must be obtained. These bonds ensure contractors will adhere to all building codes and laws that pertain to their specific industry. If a contractor were to perform work not up to code, affected consumers could file a claim against the bond for any damages endured.

District of Columbia Bond Prices

Many D.C. contractor bonds can be issued instantly through our secure portal for a set premium of $100. However, some D.C. contractor license bonds require underwriting because they are considered riskier. An underwriter must review the applicant's credit or financial history along with the application information before a bond quote will be issued.

Certain bonds will have varying bond amounts. Bond amount is determined by the Director of the D.C. Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs based on a review of the volume of electrical work currently performed by the applicant. These bonds are subject to underwriting consideration as there is no set bond amount. 

Elevator Trade Contractors

A $4,000 contractor bond is required of any elevator trades contractor looking to perform work in the District of Columbia. This bond can be purchased instantly online for a minimum premium of $100. That premium may be prorated as the bond expires on November 30 of every odd year and must be for a 2-year term. This means that the premium may go up depending on the date the bond is issued.

Home Improvement Contractors

Home improvement contractors in the District of Columbia are required to obtain a $25,000 contractor bond by the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs. This bond is subject to underwriting, so applicant credit must be reviewed before a quote can be issued.

Search all contractor bonds in District of Columbia

Over the years, our bonding experts have put together the most comprehensive surety bond library. Most of our contractor bonds can be purchased instantly online in only a few minutes.

Use the list below to browse all of our available contractor bonds in District of Columbia You can also try searching by bond amount, obligee, or bond name.