Colonial is the easy choice. Colonial Surety is a leading provider of license and permit bonds. We’re licensed in all 50 states and U.S. territories and make it easy to obtain your I-Bond instantly. The license bond guarantees that the business will operate in accordance with applicable government rules and regulations. Similarly, a permit bond is required before a government agency will issue a permit to a business. Alcohol & Tobacco Options include: Liquor, Cigarette, Alcohol, and Tobacco Manufacturing and Taxes Alcohol Beverage Tax (State Taxes) Alcoholic – Beverage Control Transportation Permits Alcoholic – Manufacturing, Brewers, Distillers, Winemakers, Warehouses Alcoholic – Retailer for consumption off premises only Alcoholic – Retailers for consumption on or both on and off premises Alcoholic – Wholesalers Cigar Taxes Cigar, Cigarette, and Tobacco Taxes Cigarette Taxes Draymen Liquor Tax (State Taxes Shipping to Another State) Non-Beverage Alcohol Permits Tobacco Taxes TTB Wine (Federal Tax) Building & Permits Options include: Building Permits, Street Openings, House Wreckers Amusement Permits Areaway Awnings Bird Nesting Blasting Permits Boiler Permits Building Permits Canopies Cesspools Drain Layers Driveway Permits – Contractors Excavation Bonds Freight Elevators Gas Fitters Highway /Street Permits Hoisting House Wreckers Oil Burners Opening Streets Ordinance Pipeline Permits Scales Sewer Openers Sewer Tappers Sidewalk License – not quaranteeing contract or performance Sidewalk Permit Contractors Sport Permits Street Obstruction Street Opening Street Permit Use of Fire Apparatus Vaults Business & Services Options include: Process Server, Private Guard, Debt Consolidation, Retail Services Abstractors Auctioneers other than Livestock Automatic Vending Machines Cemetery Permits Collection Agencies Commission Merchants other than Livestock Concessionaires Consumer Discount Companies Debt Consolidators and Fund Raisers Detective Agencies Driving Schools Employment Agencies Fire/Burglar Alarm and Locksmith Fumigators Game Reserves Garages Guard Service Home Health Care House Movers Junk Dealers Magazine & Book Solicitors Money Transmitters Newspaper Carriers Newspaper Distributors Newspaper Salesmen Newsstand Operators Operate Nursing Homes Pawnbrokers Peddlers Permanent Merchants Private Guard/Watch Services Processor Servers Professional Guardianship Professional Photocopiers Public Movers Recycling/Trash Haulers Retail Electric Agents, Brokers, and Consultants (ABC) Retail Services Retail Stores Sales Finance Sellers of Checks/Money Orders and Money Transmitters Surplus Lines Agents/Brokers License Temporary Help Service Firms Ticket Brokers Travel Agencies Water Well Drillers Weighmasters and other Quality Control Inspectors Contractors Options include: Contractors’ License, Plumbers, Travel Agencies, HVAC Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Contractors Contractors’ License (Excluding AK, MD, WA) Curb & Footway Contractors Electricians Exterminating Contractors Gutter Contractors Hack Drivers Heating & Air Conditioning Contractors HVAC Master HVACR Pest Control Contractors Plumbers Refrigeration Contractors Sign/Sign Hanging Contractors Spec. Residential Contractors – No Roofing Grazing and Farming Permits and Leases Livestock & Agriculture Options include: Milk Dealers, Farming Permits Grazing and Farming Permits and Leases Livestock Dealers excluding Packers and Stockyards Act Market Agencies Milk Dealers Nurserymen Packers and Stockyards Act: Market Agencies or Dealers Packers and Stockyards Act: Packers Warehousing: Grain – Commodity Credit Corp Warehousing: Grain – State Warehousing: Grain – US Warehouse Act Motor Vehicle Options include: Motor Vehicle Lost Title, Motor Vehicle – New or New and Used Car Dealers and Salesman, Toll Lines Fuel Taxes Gasoline, Diesel Fuel, and Kerosene Taxes Motor Vehicle – Lost Title/Donated Motor Vehicle – New or New and Used Car Dealers and Salesman Motor Vehicle Indemnity – Aircraft Motor Vehicle Indemnity – COD Shipments Motor Vehicle Indemnity – Mileage Taxes Motor Vehicle Towing/Storing Overweight Excess Road Toll Lines Professional Options include: Mortgage Brokers, Insurance Adjusters, Private Investigators, Real Estate Agents and Brokers Dentists Funeral Directors Insurance Adjusters, Agents, and Brokers Mortgage Brokers Notaries Photographers Physicians Pilots Private Bankers – Purchasers of drafts and exchange Private Investigators Professional Licenses Real Estate Agents and Brokers Tax Preparers Title Insurance Agents Veterinarians Schools, Sports & Entertainment Options include: Athletic Events, Boxing, Schools Amusement Taxes Athletic Events/Contests Billiard Halls Bingo Halls Bowling Alleys Boxing/Sports Events Dance Halls Dog Racing Horse Racing Hunters’ Licenses Schools Sports Permits Taxes Options include: Alcohol Beverage Tax Bond, Beverage Tax Bond, Sales Taxes, Liquor Taxes Alcohol Beverage Taxes (State Taxes) Amusement Taxes Beverage Taxes Cigar Taxes Cigar, Cigarette, and Tobacco Taxes Cigarette Taxes Franchise Taxes Fuel Taxes Gasoline, Diesel Fuel, and Kerosene Taxes Liquor Tax (State Taxes Shipping to Another State) Motor Vehicle Indemnity – Mileage Taxes Sales Taxes Sales Taxes (Non-Resident Contractor) Stamp Consignment Taxes Tobacco Taxes TTB Wine (Federal Tax) Vending Machine Taxes Frequently Asked Questions Who needs a license and permit bond? A business required by a government agency to obtain a bond as a condition to granting a license or permit. What is the amount of the bond? The amount of the bond will vary based on the type of business and the particular government agency requiring the bond. What is the process to obtain a license and permit bond? Colonial offers the direct and digital way to obtain a license and permit bond. We are the insurance company — which means no agent, no broker, and no middleman. We make it easy to obtain your bond instantly. The steps are simple — get a quote online, fill out your information, and enter your payment method. Print your bond from your home or office. It’s that simple! What does a license and permit bond cost? A license and permit bond is reasonably priced and easy to obtain. You may notice that with other insurance agents and middlemen companies, your premium rate will fluctuate and include additional hidden fees and costs. Colonial offers our lowest possible rate. The premium is based on the amount of the bond required by the applicable government agency. Does it matter where I get the bond? It is important to understand how surety bonds work and whom the insurance company is issuing your bonds. It is easy to obtain a license and permit bond when you deal direct with a quality insurance company licensed to write surety bonds. Colonial is an A (Excellent) rated bond and insurance company by A.M. Best, that has been incorporated since 1930. We are Treasury listed, and licensed and admitted in all U.S. states and territories.