What is a License & Permit Surety Bond?

License and permit surety bonds  are a specific type of surety bond  required by federal, state, and local government agencies to ensure that a business stays in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations. Sometimes called “commercial bonds” or even just “license bonds,” license and permit bonds are often a pre-licensing requirement necessary in order to obtain your desired license or permit.

Whether you’re hoping to enter into business as a mortgage broker,  are starting a new career in home health care,  are looking to obtain your contractor license,  or are entering any number of other businesses or construction projects, a license or permit could very well be required. And if your desired license or permit requires a bond, you’ll need a license and permit surety bond to guarantee adherence to applicable laws and regulations.

Each differing license and permit bond is is distinct to one particular industry or profession. License and permit bonds are often required everything from plumbing  to opening a street  to guaranteeing the collection of fuel taxes.  The bond amount of a license and permit bond will vary based on the type of business and the particular government agency requiring the bond.

So where can new and existing businesses purchase surety bonds for their required licenses and permits?

Colonial Surety Company  offers the direct and digital way to instantly obtain license & permit bonds  as well as other surety bonds.  We are the insurance company — which means no agent, no broker, and no middleman. We make it easy to instantly obtain or renew your bond, even if switching from another surety company. The steps are easy — get a quote online, fill out your information, satisfy underwriting requirements, and enter your payment method.

Simply use the bond classification dropdown below to locate your desired license and permit, get a quote, and instantly print your bond. It’s that simple!

instantly obtain a license & permit surety bond

quote - purchase online direct - no hidden fees

select your bond and instantly get a quote

need assistance?

Alistair Lee

Commercial Surety Analyst

Amanda King

Commercial Surety Bond Administrator

Maria Bayer

Commercial Surety Representative
meet the rest of our team