Contractors in California are required to obtain $15,000 surety contractors’ license bond. By getting a contractor’s license bond, principals (contractors) promise to comply with the provisions of Division 3, Chapter 9 of the Business and Professions Code. The license bond protects affected parties from financial loss up to the full amount of the bond if the principal fails to comply with the letter of the law and the terms of the surety bond agreement. The principal must reimburse the surety for all damages paid out.
These bonds remain in full force and effect typically on an annual bases or until canceled.
The applicant’s license or application number and classification(s) are required to bind and obtain bond.
For licensing information, visit the Contractors State License Board website.