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South Carolina Contractor License or Residential Builder Bond

South Carolina Contractor License or Residential Builder Bond

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Who Requires the Contractor License or Residential Builder Bond and Why Is It Needed?

Builder. Contractor License Bond for licensed contractors to ensure compliance with state or local regulations and statutes.

The South Carolina Residential Builders Commission requires that contractors post a surety bond as a method of authorization to engage in residential construction activities. Per the Code of Laws of South Carolina, surety bond requirements by classification are as follows;

In addition to the state residential builder and specialty contractor bonds described above, many cities and counties (including Columbia, North Augusta, Rock Hill and Richland County) require certain contractors to post surety bonds. Applicants should know their required bond amount as determined by the applicable licensing authority prior to requesting these bonds.

How Much Will My Surety Bond Cost?

Some South Carolina Contractor License or Residential Builder Bonds are offered completely online without a credit check or any paperwork at the exceptional low prices shown in the table below. Surety Bonds Direct has access to the lowest bond prices available in the market for applicants with good credit and bad credit.

It only takes a couple minutes to provide us with the information required for a free, no-obligation quote. Or if you prefer, call 1‐800‐608‐9950 to speak with one of our friendly bond experts. We can help guide you through the bonding process and identify the lowest cost in the market for your situation.

If you are interested in spreading out the cost of your bond over time, we can offer convenient financing plans for many types of surety bonds. More information will be provided with your quote.

What is Needed to Obtain My License?

The following is an overview of key South Carolina contractor licensing requirements.

Additional items may be needed and exact requirements may vary based on applicant, license type or obligee discretion. Please see obligee and state links in the Other Helpful Information and Links section below or contact the obligee directly for more information.

South Carolina Residential Contractor License Requirements

To become licensed as a homebuilder in South Carolina, you are required to:

  • File a written application as required by the Commission.
  • Submit a certified check, cashiers check or money order for the application fee.
  • Submit an affidavit showing proof of at least one year of actual experience under the supervision of a licensed builder.
  • Pass an examination given by PSI
  • Pay a license fee
  • Submit a $15,000 surety bond

South Carolina Licensed Specialty Contractor Requirements

To become licensed as a plumbing, HVAC or electrical specialty contractor in South Carolina, you are required to:

  • File a written application as required by the Commission.
  • Submit a certified check, cashiers check or money order for the application fee.
  • Submit a letter on the company letterhead from your employer showing one year of experience.
  • Pass the examination given by PSI.
  • Pay a license fee
  • Submit a $10,000 surety bond if the work will exceed $5,000.

South Carolina Registered Specialty Contractor Requirements

To become registered as a specialty contractor in South Carolina, you are required to:

  • File a written application as required by the Commission.
  • Fee must be a certified check, cashiers check or money order only.
  • Submit three reference letters from individuals that knows your work.
  • Submit a $5,000 surety bond if the work will exceed $5,000.

 




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