What is a Hillsborough County Code Compliance Surety Bond?
The Hillsborough County Code Compliance Surety Bond is required of non-certified Florida contractors working in Hillsborough County. The bond must be obtained by a construction company or individual, resident or non-resident of the county, who intends to perform contract or subcontract in the City of Tampa, Temple Terrace, Plant City, and/or Hillsborough County under any of the following regulated contractor classifications:
- Natural Gas or Liquid Petroleum
The code compliance bond’s purpose is to protect the citizens of the Hillsborough County from harm caused by a contractor’s failure to follow or meet the construction codes set forth by the county. A contractor who has performed work in the county is responsible for making repairs to any non-compliant work for up to one year after it has been performed. When non-conforming work is discovered by the inspector, the performing contractor must respond within 48 hours of being notified and satisfy the inspector’s requests. However, if the contractor is non-responsive, the surety company may provide up to $5,000 of relief to the harmed party to assist in bringing the repairs up to code.
What Hillsborough Code Compliance Bond amount do I need?
Hillsborough County instituted a minimum and maximum code compliance bond amount of $5,000. The required surety bond amount remains the same regardless of your license classification. The bond must be kept in place until it is no longer required by the county.
Who needs a Hillsborough County Code Compliance Surety Bond?
Only non-certified Florida contractors must provide the $5,000 Code Compliance Bond. Some counties will waive the surety bond requirement if the contractor has obtained their license with the state but, unfortunately, Hillsborough County does not.
How much does the Hillsborough County Surety Bond cost?
The surety bond cost for the Hillsborough County Code Compliance Bond is as follows:
- 3 year term – $260
- 2 year term – $180
- 1 year term – $100
Your bond can be issued immediately upon receiving your application and does not require a credit check or signed agreement.
Construction License Bond Application
How can I contact the Hillsborough County Contractor Licensing Department?
Contractor Licensing Team
601 E. Kennedy Blvd., 19th Floor
PO Box 1110
Tampa, FL 33601
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