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District of Columbia Contractor License Bonds


District of Columbia Contractor License Bond Information

The District of Columbia requires that certain contractors furnish surety bonds to ensure compliance with laws and regulations in force in the District of Columbia. Contractors who offer Plumbing, Refrigeration, Gas Fitting and HVAC services are subject to the bond requirements.

Home Improvement Contractors in the District of Columbia are also required to furnish surety bonds to the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs. All applicants for a Basic Business License for the Home Improvement Contractor category must furnish a surety bond in the amount of twenty five thousand ($25,000). The bond term is for the duration of the two-year license period. Surety Bonds Direct is fully authorized and licensed to provide surety bonds in the District of Columbia.

See our Spotlight article for more on Contractor License Bonds. If this bond is for a job that you are bidding or a contract that has been awarded to you, the surety bond you need is a Contract/Construction Bond rather than a Contractor License Bond.

How Much Does a Contractor Bond Cost in District of Columbia?

Most Common Bonds

Contractor License Bond - Home Improvement

$25,000 Bond

2-Year Bond

Contractor License Bond - Master Refrigeration & AC

$5,000 Bond

Expires 9/30 in Even-numbered Years

Contractor License Bond - Master Plumbing & Gas Fitting

$5,000 Bond

Expires 3/31 in Even-numbered Years

Additional Bonds

Contractor License Bond - Plumbing & Gas Fitting

$5,000 Bond

Expires 3/31 in Even-numbered Years

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Contractor License Bond - Refrigeration & AC

$5,000 Bond

Expires 9/30 in Even-numbered Years

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Contractor License Bond - Electrical

$5,000 Bond

Expires 11/30 in Odd-numbered Years

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Street Opening & Restoration Bond
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Contractor License Bond - Filed with City, County or Other Local Government

Bonds up to $25,000

1-Year Bond Starts at $100.00
1% of the Bond Amount


2-Year Bond Starts at $175.00
1.75% of the Bond Amount

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What does a Contractor Bond Protect Against?

The bond guarantees faithful compliance with the plumbing, refrigeration/air conditioning, or gas fitting bonding and licensing regulations of the District and, all rules, and regulations, orders of the Mayor of the District, and all laws of the District relating to the contractual activity. Anyone aggrieved by the violation of the laws or regulations in force in the District of Columbia may take action against the surety bond.