California Surety Bonds2019-04-06T13:11:17-04:00

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California Surety Bonds

Surety Bonds in California

California is home to more businesses than any other U.S. state. Many of these businesses are required to purchase surety bond coverage in order to operate. Due to a large number of businesses and an active regulatory environment, California’s surety bond market is very large and includes over 237 unique surety bonds.

More than 1,200 agents throughout the State of California are registered with BondExchange to quote and issue bonds for their customers. BondExchange agents provide thousands of quotes on California surety bonds each month to their customers using our technology platform. connects agents to more than 30 different markets to instantly quote and issue California surety bonds at competitive prices. Our expertise and guidance is available throughout the process with our intuitive application process, live chat features, and experienced underwriting team.

BondExchange Surety Bonds in California

BondExchange offers access to all California surety bonds. Agents can generate instant quotes using our platform and streamline the process from start to finish.

Contractor License Bonds

The California Contractors State License Board (CSLB) requires all contractors who perform contracts of $500 or more in total per year to obtain a contractor’s license and a $15,000 contractor license bond. Some contractors may also need a $12,500 bond of qualifying individual and/or a $100,000 LLC employee worker bond.

Motor Vehicle Dealer Bonds

All new and used motor vehicle dealers must purchase a surety bond prior to opening for business. Retail dealers must purchase a $50,000 surety bond, while wholesale only or motorcycle dealers can purchase a smaller $10,000 bond.

Dishonesty Bonds

Protect business owners and their customers from theft of property by employees. Employee dishonesty bonds are most often needed for businesses that perform services on their customers’ premises, such as, janitorial services companies, home improvement contractors, and home health providers

Commercial Cannabis Licensee Bonds

With the passage of Proposition 64, recreational marijuana sales became legal in California on January 1, 2018. With the legalization, the state included a $5,000 surety bond requirement for retailers, manufacturers, and cultivators (growers). Retailers must file the bond with the Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC), manufactures file the bond with the Department of Public Health, and growers file the bond with CalCannibis (a division of the Department of Food and Agriculture).

Contract Bonds

Contract Bonds are required for project-based work, including bid bonds, performance and payment bonds, and maintenance bonds.

Permit & License Bonds

Many professionals and industries are required to obtain surety bond coverage in California, including pest control companies, talent agencies, and immigration consultants.

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State Bonds Municipal Bonds

Adoption Facilitator ($25,000)
Aircraft Jet Fuel Dealer
Alcoholic Beverage Tax
Auction Company ($20,000.00)
Auctioneer ($20,000.00)
Auto Information Services ($50,000.00)
Bail Bond Agent ($1,000.00)
Bail Bond Permittee ($5,000.00)
Bail Bond Solicitor ($1,000.00)
Blanket Oil and Gas Well Indemnity ($200,000.00)
Blanket Oil and Gas Well Indemnity ($400,000.00)
Blanket Oil and Gas Well Indemnity ($2,000,000.00)
Blanket Oil and Gas Well Indemnity ($1,000,000.00)
Bond of Seller
Broker of Construction Trucking Services
Business Partner Automation (DMV) ($650,000.00)
Business Partner Automation (DMV) ($1,000,000.00)
Care Facility
Cargo Shipper’s Agent ($10,000.00)
Car Wash ($150,000.00)
Cemetery Brokers ($10,000.00)
Certificate of Title: Mobile Home
Check Sellers, Bill Payers and Proraters ($25,000.00)
Check Sellers, Bill Payers and Proraters ($500,000.00)
Cigarette and Tobacco Products Tax
Commercial Cannabis Licensee ($5,000.00)
Commercial Cannabis Licensee (Cultivation) ($5,000.00)
Commercial Fundraiser for Charitable Purposes ($25,000.00)
Commercial Requester Account ($50,000.00)
Community Care Licensing: Adult Residential, Adult Day Programs or Social Rehabilitation Facility
Community Care Licensing: Foster Family Home/Agency, Group Home, Small Family Home or Residential Care Facility
Contractor’s Disciplinary
Contractor’s Judgment
Contractor License (NO Roofer or Pool License) ($15,000.00)
Contractor License (Roofer or Pool License) ($15,000.00)
Credit Service Organization ($100,000.00)
Dance Studio ($25,000.00)
Deferred Deposit Transaction Law License
Discount Buying Organization ($20,000.00)
Discount Buying Organization ($250,000.00)
Discount Buying Organization ($2,500,000.00)
Driving School Owner or All-Terrain Vehicle Safety Training Organization ($10,000.00)
Dry Cleaner ($5,000.00)
Electric Service Provider ($25,000.00)
Employment Agency ($3,000.00)
Employment Counseling Service ($10,000.00)
Encroachment Permittee Payment
Encroachment Permittee Performance
Escrow Agent (For Fidelity Bond Deductible)
Escrow Licensee ($25,000.00)
Escrow Licensee ($35,000.00)
Escrow Licensee ($50,000.00)
Farm Labor Contractor
Farm Products Processor’s Law
Fee-Related Talent Service ($50,000.00)
Finance Lender and/or Broker ($25,000.00)
Finance Lender and/or Broker ($50,000.00)
Foreign Vehicle Ownership
Franchise Investment
Garment Manufacturer
Guarantee Toll Charges
Guide License ($1,000.00)
Handler of Farm Products Produce Dealers Act
Health Facility Patient Trust Fund
Health Studio
HOA Assessment Security Agreement (Regulation 2792.9)
Home Care Organization Employee Dishonesty License ($10,000.00)
Immigration Consultant ($100,000.00)
Insurance Adjuster ($2,000.00)
Insurance Broker ($10,000.00)
International Registration Plan IRP Bonded Web User ($50,000.00)
Invention Developer
Job Listing Service ($10,000.00)
Legal Document Assistant ($100,000.00)
Legal Document Assistant ($25,000.00)
Legal Document Assistant ($50,000.00)
LLC Employee/Worker ($100,000.00)
Milk Handler
Milk Handler ($5,000.00)
Milk Handler ($10,000.00)
Milk Handler ($15,000.00)
Milk Handler ($20,000.00)
Money Transmitter
Motor Club ($100,000.00)
Motor Transportation Broker ($15,000.00)
Motor Vehicle Dealer ($10,000.00)
Motor Vehicle Dealer ($50,000.00)
Motor Vehicle Fuel Broker
Motor Vehicle Fuel Distributor
Motor Vehicle Lessor-Retailer ($50,000.00)
Motor Vehicle Ownership – Lost Title
Motor Vehicle Verifier ($5,000.00)
Nonprofit Community Service Organization
Notary Public ($15,000.00)
Nurses Registry ($3,000.00)
Pawnbroker ($20,000.00)
Pest Control Business Licensees
Pest Control Company Registration ($12,500.00)
Prepaid Rental Listing Service (PRLS) ($10,000.00)
Prescription Drug Wholesaler or Nonresident Wholesaler ($25,000.00)
Prescription Drug Wholesaler or Nonresident Wholesaler ($100,000.00)
Process Server ($2,000)
Professional Club and Promoter
Professional Photocopier ($5,000.00)
Property Broker or Freight Forwarder BMC-84 (ICC Broker) ($75,000.00)
Public Insurance Adjuster ($20,000.00)
Qualifying Individual (BQI) ($12,500.00)
Residential Mortgage Lender and/or Servicer ($50,000.00)
Seller of Travel
Shipping Point Inspection Program
Special Lines’ Surplus Broker ($10,000.00)
Subhaulers, Sub-Subhaulers and Lessor-Employees ($15,000.00)
Surplus Lines Broker ($50,000.00)
Talent Agency ($50,000.00)
Tax Preparer ($5,000.00)
Telephone Corporation ($25,000.00)
Telephonic Seller ($100,000.00)
Third Party Logistics Provider ($25,000.00)
Third Party Logistics Provider ($90,000.00)
Tobacco Manufacturer and Importer
Traffic Violator School (TVS) Owner ($2,000.00)
Traffic Violator School (TVS) Owner – Home Study or Internet ($15,000.00)
Underwritten Title Company ($50,000.00)
Underwritten Title Company ($100,000.00)
Undocumented Vessel
Unlawful Detainer Assistant ($25,000.00)
User of Fuel
Vehicle Registration Service ($25,000.00)
Voluntary Unemployment Plan Guarantee
Waste Collector’s Performance
Waste Tire Facility
Waste Tire Hauler ($10,000.00)
Yacht and Ship Broker ($15,000.00)

Alameda – County Streets and Highways Permit
Any Union Wage and Welfare
Bellflower – City License/Permit
Beverly Hills – City Grading Permit
Calabasas – City Grading Permit Performance Security
Calabasas – City Mobile Car Washing License ($10,000)
Chico – City Encroachment Permit for Excavation ($10,000.00)
Chico – City House-to-House Peddling and Soliciting Joint Permit
Chico – City House-to-House Peddling and Soliciting Permit ($1,000.00)
Chula Vista – City Street Improvements
Contra Costa – County Well Driller Performance ($5,000.00)
Dana Point – City Engineering Permit
District Council of Iron Workers Wage and Welfare ($25,000.00)
Dixon – City Encroachment Permit
Downey – City Construction and Demolition Waste Management Plan Faithful Performance
Electrical Industry Service Bureau, Inc. (E.I.S.B., Inc) Wage and Welfare
Fremont – City Encroachment Permit Annual Performance
Fresno – City Relocation Permit
Fresno – City Streetwork and Excavation ($25,000.00)
Fresno – County Encroachment Permit Performance ($6,000.00)
Generic Obligee Concessionaire
Generic Obligee Lost Deed of Trust and Note and/or Lost Deed of Trust
Glendale – City Faithful Performance – Grading Permit
Gonzales – City License/Permit
IBEW Local Union # 234 Wage and Welfare
IBEW Local Union # 332 Wage and Welfare
IBEW Local Union # 569 Wage and Welfare ($10,000.00)
IBEW Local Union # 595 Wage and Welfare ($25,000.00)
Installation Made Easy Inc (IME) IME Affiliate
Irvine – City Grading
Lake Forest – City Grading Permit
Larkspur – City License/Permit
Lincoln – City Grading Permit
Long Beach – City Construction and Demolition Debris Recycling Program
Los Angeles – City Excavation – Lateral Support
Los Angeles – City General Improvement Performance
Los Angeles – City Grading Permit
Los Angeles – City Import/Export Payment Earth Hauling
Los Angeles – City License/Permit
Los Angeles – City Parking Lot License
Los Angeles – City Parking Occupancy Tax
Los Angeles – City Private Patrol Service ($15,000.00)
Los Angeles – City Relocation Permit
Los Angeles – City Sewer/Storm Drain Connection ($28,400.00)
Los Angeles – City Temporary Sign Permit ($10,000.00)
Los Angeles – County Grading Permit Security
Lumber Liquidators Inc Installation Provider
MEMO Financial Services, Inc dba MEMO MEMO Money Order
Mission Viejo – City Grading Permit
Modesto – City License/Permit
Napa – County Sewer Contractor
Newark – City Encroachment Permit
Oakland – City Demolition of Buildings or Structures
Oakland – City Grading and Erosion Control
Orange – City Grading & Improvement
Orange – County Grading Permit
Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) Utility Deposit
Petaluma – City Encroachment Permit
Placentia – City Solicitor
Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry UA Local 38 Wage and Welfare
Porterville – City Encroachment Contractor
Port of San Francisco Excavation
Rancho Mirage – City Consignment Store
Resilient Floor and Decorative Covering Local Union #1247 Wage and Welfare ($5,000.00)
Sacramento – City Somatic Practitioners Establishment (Massage) ($100,000.00)
Sacramento – County Encroachment Permit ($2,500.00)
Sacramento Suburban Water District Encroachment Permit ($7,000.00)
San Bernardino – City License/Permit
San Bernardino – City Solicitor
San Bernardino – County Disposal Fees Guarantee of Payment
San Bernardino – County Temporary Use Permit
San Diego – City Deferred Payment Account – Miramar Landfill
San Diego – City Demolition ($10,000.00)
San Diego – City Grading Public Improvements Performance
San Diego – County Well Contractor ($2,500.00)
San Diego Gas & Electric Company (SDGE) Utility Deposit
San Francisco – City and County Street Excavation ($25,000.00)
San Francisco – City and County Street Improvement
San Francisco – City and County Supply Contract
San Francisco – City Parking Tax Collection
San Luis Obispo – City Curb, Gutter, Sidewalk and Road Improvements
San Luis Obispo – County Well Driller
San Pablo – City Encroachment Permit Performance
Santa Monica – City Permit Faithful Performance
Santa Monica – City Solicitor
Sausalito – City Grading Permit
Screen Actors Guild Screen Actors Guild Talent Agency ($10,000.00)
Selma – City Encroachment Permit
Sign Display & Allied Crafts Local Union 510 Wage and Welfare
Sonoma – County Encroachment Permit
Sonoma – County License/Permit
Southern California Edison Company Utility Deposit
Southwest Gas Corporation Utility Deposit
Tehama – County Well Driller ($5,000.00)
Thousand Oaks – City Grading Permit
Tradeshow And Sign Crafts Local 831 Wage and Welfare ($25,000.00)
Tulare – County Encroachment Permit
Turlock – City License/Permit
Union City – City Encroachment Permit
Union Oil Company of California dba Unocal Utility Deposit
Ventura (San Buenaventura) – City Short Term Vacation Rentals Ordinance ($1,500.00)
Ventura – County Road Encroachment Permit ($1,000.00)
West Sacramento – City Encroachment Permit
Whittier – City Grading Permit ($50,000.00)
Winter Haven – City License/Permit
Winter Park – City License/Permit ($5,000.00)
Winter Park – City License/Permit ($1,000.00)
Winter Park – City Utility Deposit
Winter Springs – City License/Permit
Withlacoochee River Electric Cooperative Inc Utility Deposit

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