Texas Contractor License Bond
Texas Contractor License Bond Information
The state of Texas does not have a contractor bond requirement as is common in other states and regulated by a state contractor's board. However, several cities, towns, counties and other local jurisdictions have established license and permit bonding requirements for contractors involved in general contracting, building, plumbing, electrical, sewer, roofing, sign, concrete, and many other types of work.
A comprehensive list of local jurisdictions across Texas that mandate contractor license or permit bonds is as follows; Abilene, Addison, Alamo Heights, Amarillo, Beaumont, Bedford, Big Spring, Bowie, Cibolo, El Paso, Flower Mound, Fort Worth, Galveston, Granbury, Groves, Haltom City, Horizon City, Houston, Hurst, Iowa Park, Irving, Kerrville, Kilgore, Kirby, Lake Ransom Canyon, Lakeway, Longview, Lubbock, Lumberton, Merkel, Mesquite, Midland, Nederland, Odessa, Olmos Park, Port Arthur, Port Neches, Ransom Canyon, San Antonio, Sherman, Tyler, Universal City, Waco, White Oak, and White Settlement, and Wichita Falls.
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 License Bond Cost in Texas?
Most Common Bonds
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