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Tennessee Contractor License Bonds

Tennessee Contractor License Bond Information

Tennessee contractors must furnish surety bonds as required by several state and local municipal authorities. The bonds ensure ethical business practices and compliance with building codes and other applicable regulations. Among others, bonds are commonly requested for home improvement contractors and those engaged in right of way, certain trades or permit work in the city of Nashville or Davidson county. 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.

The following cities and counties have also put in place bond requirements for certain contractors; Elizabethton, Gallatin, Hamilton, Hendersonville, Johnson City, Knoxville, Knox, Memphis, Shelby, Morristown, Nashville, Davidson, Nolenville, and Spring Hill. When requesting a quote for these bonds, don't worry if you do not see the specific bond you need in the table below. Simply select "Contractor License Bond - Other City, County or Local Requirement". You will have the opportunity to write-in the specific bond needed and our bond specialist will quickly locate it in our inventory.

How Much Does a Contractor Bond Cost in Tennessee?

Most Common Bonds

Home Improvement Contractor Bond
Contractor: Nashville and Davidson County Permit

$10,000 Bond

1-Year Bond

Contractor: Fire Extinguisher or Sprinkler Protection Systems

$10,000 Bond

1-Year Bond

Additional Bonds

Contractor License or Permit Bond - Other City, County or Local Requirement

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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Farm Labor Contractor Bond

$25,000 Bond

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