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What do contractor bonds protect?

Contractors are required to post a surety bond to provide protection for consumers in the event that a contractor causes harm or fails to adhere to all applicable codes and regulations regarding his or her work. Affected consumers can file a claim up to the bond’s full amount.

Oklahoma contractor classification-specific bonds

Oklahoma holds contractor bond requirements for contractors of various classifications operating within the state. Whether you are a nonresident contractor looking to work in Oklahoma or a contractor operating within a specialty field, find your bond requirement below!

Plumbing Contractor License Bond

A $5,000 plumbing contractor bond is required by the Oklahoma Construction Industries Board to obtain a plumbing license before beginning work. This bond is issued instantly online at a set rate of $50 for all applicants.

Nonresident Contractor Bond

The Oklahoma Tax Commission mandates that nonresident contractors must register with the OTC prior to starting a project. As a requirement of this registration, nonresident contractors must post a bond in an amount ranging from $10,000 to $100,000. The only way to determine the bond amount required for you is to contact the OTC. This bond requires underwriting consideration.

Mechanical Contractor License Bond

A $5,000 mechanical contractor license bond is required by the Oklahoma Construction Industries Board for mechanical contractors to become licensed. This bond can be purchased instantly online for a set $50 premium for a one-year term.

Electrical Contractor License Bond

Electrical contractors in the state of Oklahoma are required by the Oklahoma Construction Industries Board to post a $5,000 contractor license bond before becoming licensed to conduct electrical work in the state. A one-year bond term can be offered for $50; by purchasing this bond for multiple years up front, applicants could save 25% on their consecutive years.

How to become an licensed OK electrician

Applicants for an Oklahoma electrician license must first complete the Electrical License Application before completing all additional requirements, including:

  • Examination Requirements

    • Limited Electrical Contractor

      • An LEC must hold an electrical engineering degree from an accredited university and 8,000 hours of electrical experience in field construction, electrical estimating, or electrical project management in commercial/industrial electrical work

      • OR

      • Verification of 16,000 hours experience in the electrical trade performing electrical work, estimating, or participating in project management in commercial/industrial work

        • The applicant must be an owner, partner, or officer in the electrical firm.

    • Unlimited Electrical Contractor

      • 12,000 verifiable hours of job experience in electrical construction work while employed by a licensed electrical contractor

      • Proof of 4,000 hours and two years experience as a licensed unlimited electrical journeyman employed by a licensed electrical contractor

      • 6,000 hours must be in commercial industrial work obtained while employed by a licensed electrical contractor

      • 2,000 hours maximum may be satisfied by formal electrical education

        • The applicant must be an owner, partner, or officer in the electrical firm.

    • Unlimited Electrical Journeyman

      • 8,000 verifiable hours of job experience in electrical construction work while employed by an electrical contractor and registered as an apprentice under the direct supervision of a licensed journeyman or licensed contractor

      • 4,000 hours must be in commercial/industrial work

      • 2,000 hours may be satisfied by formal electrical education

        • The applicant must be an owner, partner, or officer in the electrical firm.

    • Residential Electrical Contractor

      • 8,000 verifiable hours total in electrical construction work while employed by an electrical contractor

      • 4,000 hours as a residential or unlimited journeyman electrician under the employment and supervision of an electrical contractor

      • 4,000 hours as a registered apprentice under the employment and supervision of an electrical contractor OR

      • 3,000 hours as a registered apprentice and 1,000 hours may be satisfied by formal electrical education

        • The applicant must be an owner, partner, or officer in the electrical firm.

    • Residential Electrical Journeyman

      • 4,000 verifiable hours of job experience in electrical construction work while employed by an electrical contractor and registered as an apprentice under the direct supervision of a licensed journeyman or licensed contractor

      • 1,000 hours may be satisfied by formal electrical education

        • The applicant must be an owner, partner, or officer in the electrical firm.

    • Refinery Electrical Journeyman

      • A verifiable license in the unlimited electrical classification issued by a jurisdiction outside of the State of Oklahoma that is current and in good standing

        • For purposes of meeting the experience requirements, one year of full-time employment approximates two thousand (2,000) hours.

  • Fee Requirements

    • $300 licensing fee and $30 processing fee

    • $75 Electrical Journeyman licensing and processing fee

      • Make payable to the CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRIES BOARD (CIB)

  • Information Indicated on the Application

    • Contractor classification

      • Unlimited Contractor

      • Unlimited Journeyman

      • Limited Contractor

      • Residential Journeyman

      • Residential Contractor

      • Refinery Journeyman

      • Reciprocal Journeyman

    • Basic applicant information

      • Education history

      • Electrical license information

  • Certificate in Support of Examinee’s Experience Qualifications

  • Employment Record

  • Affidavit Verification of Citizenship

City-specific OK contractor bonds

In addition to many statewide contractor requirements, many cities throughout the state of Oklahoma hold their own bond requirements for contractors. Don’t see your requirement explained below? View our list of bonds required in Oklahoma at the bottom of the page!

City of Tulsa required contractor bonds

  • Tulsa Sidewalk and Driveway Contractor Bond

    • The Tulsa Development Services Department requires sidewalk and driveway contractors to post a $5,000 bond that expires annually on December 31. The price of this bond may vary depending on when it is issued; however, the minimum price will be $50.

  • Tulsa Sprinkler Contractor Bond

    • The Tulsa Permit Center requires sprinkler contractors to obtain a $2,500 contractor license bond to become licensed. This bond can be issued for a one-year term for a $50 premium.

City of Oklahoma City required contractor bonds

  • Oklahoma City Fence Contractor Bond

    • The City of Oklahoma City Development Services Department requires fence contractors to register with the city in order to conduct business. One requirement of registering is to post a $1,000 contractor bond for a $50 premium. Use the following steps to become a licensed OKC fence contractor.

      • 1. Contact the City's Chief Building Inspector to schedule a written test.

        • (405) 297-2948 or 420 W Main St., 8th floor, Oklahoma City, OK 73102

      • 2. Submit the required documents.

      • 3. Bring all documents to 420 W Main St., 8th floor, Oklahoma City, OK 73102.

  • Oklahoma City Sidewalk Contractor Bond

    • A $2,000 sidewalk contractor license bond is required by the Oklahoma City Development Services Department for sidewalk contractors to become licensed. This bond can be purchased instantly online for a $50 premium. The following steps can help you obtain your sidewalk license:

      • 1. Fill out the Contractor’s Information Sheet and wait for city staff to provide information on how to schedule your test.

      • 2. Submit the required documents.

        • Proof of passed test

        • Contractor’s Information Sheet

        • Copy of ADA certificate or card

        • Immigration Affidavit

        • Photo ID

        • $2,000 sidewalk contractor bond

        • General liability insurance

      • 3. Purchase a permit for a field test.

        • Visit Plan Review at 420 W Main St., 8th floor, Oklahoma City, OK 73102

      • 4. Return the field test and pay the required fees.

        • $75 sidewalk contractor's license fee

  • Oklahoma City Sign Contractor Bond

  • Oklahoma City Boiler Contractor Bond

  • Oklahoma City Insulation Contractor Bond

City of Enid Building Contractor Bond

The City of Enid requires building contractors to post a $10,000 bond. This contractor license bond can be purchased instantly online for a $100 premium.

City of Del City Electrical, Mechanical, or Plumbing Contractor Bond

Del City requires electrical, mechanical, or plumbing contractors to obtain a permit before work can begin on their projects. A requirement to obtain this permit is to post a $5,000 contractor license bond, which can be issued instantly online for a $50 premium.

City of Shawnee Contractor License Bond

Shawnee mandates, according to Sec. 8-1. - Bonds and Insurance of the Shawnee Code of Ordinances, that contractors post a $5,000 license bond. This bond can be purchased instantly online for a $50 premium.

Applicants must indicate their license type when applying for this bond.

City of Lawton Contractor

Contractors in Lawton must post a $2,500 contractor bond with the city to conduct business. This bond can be issued for a one-year term for $50; a multiple-year term discount is available for those who purchase their coverage up front for more than one year.

Search all contractor bonds in Oklahoma

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 Oklahoma You can also try searching by bond amount, obligee, or bond name.