Arkansas Surety Bonds2019-04-06T12:21:15-04:00

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Arkansas Surety Bonds

Surety Bonds in Arkansas

There are more than 192,000 businesses in Arkansas, and many of these need surety bonds for permits, licenses, and construction contracts. The Natural State has 86 unique types of bonds that its government requires of licensed businesses, while there are another 72 bonds that different local cities and counties throughout the state may also require for businesses operating in their jurisdiction.

BondExchange features hundreds of Arkansas agents from every corner of the state, from Fayetteville to Little Rock, and beyond. All of these agents leverage our network to source surety bonds for their many clients.

With access to more than 30 different markets, BondExchange helps agents find any of the 158 differing surety bond types that Arkansas requires for its businesses. We offer unique insights thanks to our experience and expertise, and our platform makes it easy for agents to place surety bonds for their clients.

Complete Arkansas Surety Bond Market for Agents

BondExchange provides comprehensive and complete access to every surety bond that the state of Arkansas and its local municipalities may require from your customers. Agents use our platform to quote any surety bonds their clients need, deliver those quotes in a streamlined fashion, and offer clients a quick and easy online process to complete the bond purchase.Below are just a few of the different types of surety bonds that you may need to quote for Arkansas business clients.

Mortgage Loan Service Bonds

Businesses such as mortgage loan bankers, brokers, or servicers in Arkansas need specific surety bonds to be in place before providing those services to the public.

Motor Vehicle Sales

Under Arkansas law, businesses need to secure a surety bond if they want to operate a motor vehicle dealership for either new or used vehicles, or a dealership that sells or leases motorcycles, ATVs, scooters, or utility vehicles. These bonds, which are issued by the state’s Motor Vehicle Commission, can range in amounts from $25,000 to $50,000.

Financial Services Bonds

Providing financial services in Arkansas often means taking out a surety bond. Whether it’s to operate as a collection agency, a currency exchanger, an investment adviser, or a money transmitter, your clients will require a surety bond to operate legally.

Vice Tax Bonds

A number of states require so-called “vice” businesses to collect and remit taxes and fees to the state. In Washington, these businesses must post a surety bond to ensure the state receives payment. Examples include coin-operated cigarette machine owners, cigarette stamp holders, on-premises alcoholic beverage license holders, and licensed lottery ticket retailers.

City or County Surety Bonds

A number of cities and counties throughout The Natural State require companies doing business within their limits to hold specific surety bonds. Examples include electrical, plumbing, and sprinkler system contractors in the city of Malvern and transient vendors in Pulaski County.

Notary Public Bonds

One of the requirements for becoming a notary public in Arkansas is to purchase a $7,500 surety bond. This bond must be renewed every ten years.

Miscellaneous Business Bonds

A number of unrelated businesses in Arkansas require surety bond coverage. They include professions such as polygraph examiners, catfish processors, process servers, and manufactured home dealers.

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State Bonds Municipal Bonds

Agent of the Issuer
Annual Bid and Performance Bond
Appraisal Management Company ($20,000.00)
Barber School or Barber College ($10,000.00)
Beauty Pageant ($10,000.00)
Catfish Processor
Certified Institution
Cigarette Stamp Deputy
Coin Operated Amusement Machine ($6,000.00)
Coin Operated Cigarette Machine
Collection Agency
Combative Sports Promoter
Commercial Contractors License ($10,000.00)
Cosmetology School ($5,000.00)
Currency Exchange
Grain Dealer
Hearing Instrument Dispenser ($10,000.00)
Household Pest and Rodent Control ($50,000.00)
House Trailer or Mobile Home Dealer ($3,000.00)
Hunting/Fishing License Agent ($1,000.00)
Investment Advisor
Licensed Lottery Retailer
Lost Certificate of Title
Managing General Agent ($100,000.00)
Manufactured Home Dealer ($25,000.00)
Money Transmission
Mortgage Banker ($100,000.00)
Mortgage Banker ($150,000.00)
Mortgage Banker ($200,000.00)
Mortgage Broker ($100,000.00)
Mortgage Broker ($150,000.00)
Mortgage Broker ($200,000.00)
Mortgage Servicer ($100,000.00)
Mortgage Servicer ($150,000.00)
Mortgage Servicer ($200,000.00)
Motor Fuel Tax: Dealer
Motor Fuel Tax: Dealer
Motor Fuel Tax: Diesel Supplier
Motor Fuel Tax: Diesel Supplier
Motor Fuel Tax: Gasonline Distributor
Motor Fuel Tax: Gasonline Distributor
Motor Fuel Tax: Interstate Fuel User
Motor Fuel Tax: LPG Supplier
Motor Fuel Tax: LPG Supplier
Motor Fuel Tax: Natural Gas
Motor Fuel Tax: Natural Gas
Movement of Houses or Buildings of Excess Dimensions
Movement of Vehicles of Excess Size or Weights
Movement of Vehicles of Excess Size or Weights ($1,000.00)
New Motorcycle, ATV, Scooter, Utility Vehicle or Lessor ($25,000.00)
New Motor Vehicle Dealer ($50,000.00)
New Motor Vehicle Dealer Branch Location for Used Vehicles ($25,000.00)
Non-Resident Insurance Broker
Notary Public ($7,500.00)
Oil and Gas Driller
On Premises Alcoholic Beverage License
Paid Solicitor ($10,000.00)
Patient Trust Fund
Petroleum Storage Tank Trust Fund Act ($7,500.00)
Polygraph Examiner ($5,000.00)
Private Career School
Process Server
Professional Employer Organization ($100,000.00)
Professional Fund Raiser ($5,000.00)
Property Broker or Freight Forwarder BMC-84 (ICC Broker) ($75,000.00)
Public Grain Warehouseman
Public Official
Reissuing Warrants
Self-Insurer’s Workers’ Compensation
Septic Tank Installation and Testing
Service Contract Provider
Service Contract Provider
Sewage Disposal Designated Representative ($10,000.00)
Sewage Disposal Registered Installer ($10,000.00)
Special Nutrition Program ($10,000.00)
Surplus Lines Insurance Broker/Producer ($50,000.00)
Telephonic Seller ($50,000.00)
Termite and Other Structural Pest and/or Household Pest and Rodent Control ($100,000.00)
Third Party Administrator ($25,000.00)
Time-Share Blanket ($50,000.00)
Underground Storage Tanks ($25,000.00)
Used Motor Vehicle Dealer, Wholesaler, or Auto Auction ($25,000.00)
Wastewater Treament Facility
Water Well Contractor License ($10,000.00)

AEP Southwestern Electric Power Utility Deposit
Arkadelphia – City License/Permit
Ashdown – City License/Permit
Benton – City Electrical
Benton – City HVAC ($1,000.00)
Benton – City Plumbing
Benton – City Utility Deposit
Bentonville – City License/Permit
Bryant – City License/Permit
Camden – City Electrical ($6,000.00)
CenterPoint Energy Utility Deposit
Central Arkansas Water Utility Deposit
Clinton – City License/Permit
Clinton – City Transient Vendor
Columbia – County Transient Vendor
Conway – City License/Permit
Department of Labor Employment Agent ($5,000.00)
England – City License/Permit
Entergy Arkansas, Inc Utility Deposit
Eureka Springs – City License/Permit
Fordyce – City License/Permit
Fort Smith – City Electrical
Fort Smith – City HVAC
Fort Smith – City Mixed Drink Permittees ($500.00)
Fort Smith – City Plumbing
Generic Obligee Concessionaire
Greenbrier – City License/Permit
Holiday Island – City Roadway Damage Protection
Hope – City License/Permit
Hot Springs – City Street Opening Permit ($2,000.00)
Hot Springs – City Transient Vendor
Installation Made Easy Inc (IME) IME Affiliate
Jacksonville – City License/Permit
Jacksonville – City Peddler
Jonesboro – City Electrical
Little Rock – City Contractor ($10,000.00)
Little Rock – City Corporation Cutting ($10,000.00)
Little Rock – City Liquor ($5,000.00)
Little Rock – City Sewer Maintenance
Lumber Liquidators Inc Installation Provider
Malvern – City Electrical
Malvern – City Plumbing
Malvern – City Solicitor
Malvern – City Spinkler System Installer
Marion – City License/Permit
Maumelle – City Peddler
MEMO Financial Services, Inc dba MEMO MEMO Money Order
Mena – City Solicitor
Monticello – City Plumbing
North Little Rock – City License/Permit
North Little Rock Utilities Utility Deposit
Osceola – City Utility Deposit
Ozark – City Transient Vendor
Paragould Light Water and Cable Utility Deposit
Pine Bluff – City License/Permit
Pulaski – County Transient Vendor
Sherwood – City License/Permit
Siloam Springs – City License/Permit
Springdale – City License/Permit
Springdale – City Water and Sewer Maintenance
State Highway and Transportation Department Restoration of Highway Right of Way
Texarkana – City License/Permit
Van Buren – County License/Permit
Van Buren – County Transient Vendor
Warren – City License/Permit
Washington – County License/Permit
Washington – County Peddler
West Memphis – City Fabricator
West Memphis – City License/Permit
West Memphis – City Utility Deposit
White Hall – City License/Permit
Wooster – City License/Permit

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Hundreds of Arkansas agents use BondExchange as their single point of entry for the surety bonds their clients need. With access to bonds and rates from more than 30 different carriers, BondExchange makes it easy to shop the entire market with a single online application, supporting your ability to service your clients both profitably and professionally.

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