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What is a Palm Beach County Contractor Bond?

A Palm Beach County Contractor Bond is required by contractors seeking to work within Palm Beach County.  This bond is what’s known as a code compliance surety bond and protects against damages caused by the contractor.  These damages can include losses, costs, and expenses caused by the contractor’s failure to follow the codes, laws, statutes, and ordinances pertaining the license issued to them.

What Palm Beach County Contractor Bond amount do I need?

The surety bond amount is set at $2,000 by the Palm Beach County Department of Planning, Zoning, and Building.

How much does a Palm Beach County Contractor Bond cost?

The cost of a Palm Beach County Surety Bond is generally $100 annually and does not depend on your credit score.  Smaller license bonds like these are considered very low risk and generally do not require a signed application.

Can I get a Palm Beach County Contractor Surety Bond if I have bad credit?

Yes, you can obtain the surety bond if you have bad credit.  All contractors are required to submit their credit report to the county prior to obtaining their license.  Individuals with credit scores greater than 660 meet the minimum credit score requirement of the county.  Contractors with credit scores between 580 and 659 must complete a 14 hour Construction Industry Licensing Board approved financial responsibility course with a minimum grade of 75%.  Additionally, you will need the FL Sub 660 Credit Score Bond to become licensed with the CILB.  Applicants with a credit score less than 580 will be denied by Palm Beach County for not meeting their minimum credit requirements.

How long will it take to receive my surety bond?

Your surety bond will typically be approved the same day we receive your application.  We offer several shipping options which will allow you to receive your surety bond the next day.  Additionally, a copy of your bond will be emailed to you for your records once it has been processed.

How do I get a Palm Beach County Surety Bond?

Complete the application below, click Get Your Quote, and receive instant approval!

Construction License Bond Application

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Other Helpful Palm Beach County Links

Palm Beach County
Planning, Zoning & Building

2300 N Jog Road,
West Palm Beach, FL 33411
Phone: 561-233-5000

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