How much do Nebraska contractor bonds cost?
Many Nebraska contractor bonds cost $100 and are issued instantly for a 1-year term. However, there are a few exceptions like the Omaha electrical contractor bond which costs $125 and the Nebraska farm labor contractor bond which is subject to underwriting.
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|Bond Type||Bond Amount||Cost|
|$10,000 City of Omaha Contractor Bond||$10,000||$100|
|$12,500 City of Omaha Electrical Contractor Bond||$12,500||$125|
|$10,000 City of Omaha Residential Air Conditioning Contractor Bond||$10,000||$100|
|$10,000 City of Omaha Commercial Air Conditioning Contractor Bond||$10,000||$100|
|$5,000 Farm Labor Contractor Bond||$5,000||Price Varies||GET A QUOTE|
City of Omaha contractor license bonds
The city of Omaha Planning Department, Permits and Inspections Division requires contractors to post a $10,000 surety bond and electrical contractors to post a $12,500 contractor license bond to obtain a license. Residential and commercial air conditioning contractors in Omaha must both obtain a $10,000 contractor bond. Farm labor contractors must have a $5,000 bond as required by the Nebraska Commissioner of Labor.
Omaha requires contractors to be licensed and bonded to protect the city and its residents from harm caused by the contractor’s failure to adhere to the terms established by the bond. The following are the license classifications for which applicants can apply:
- Class A - contractors who can work on all structures up to and including high-rise buildings
- Class B - contractors who can work on all structures up to 4 stories tall
- Class C - contractors who work on home and duplex buildings
- Class D - contractors who do residential remodeling
- Class E - contractors who do roofing, siding, window and deck installations
How to become an Omaha contractor
Once bonded, a contractor can apply for a license with the city, which will be valid for three years. To get licensed, a contractor must meet the following requirements:
- Pass licensing examination by scoring a 70 percent or higher
- Master electricians must pass with a minimum score of 75 percent
- More information can be found on the National Contractor/Trades Examination Information Bulletin
- Apply for the appropriate license class
- Pay required licensing fee for each classification
- $300 for classes A and B
- $200 for classes C and E (without ICC test)
- $100 for classes E (with ICC test)
- Obtain proper insurance for your license classification
- $1,000,000 for classes A and B
- $500,000 for class C
- $300,000 for Classes D and E
For more licensing information, visit the city of Omaha’s Planning Department, Permits and Inspections Division website.
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How to become an Omaha air conditioning contractor
Air conditioning and air distribution contractors, also called ACAD contractors, can get licensed for either commercial or residential work. To become a licensed air conditioning contractor in Omaha applicants must meet the following requirements:
- Applicants must meet an experience requirement
- Eight or more years experience in the installation of ACAD systems; or
- Four or more years experience in the installation of ACAD systems employed by a licensed master ACAD contractor after obtaining a journeyman ACAD technician license from the City of Omaha; or
- Four or more years experience in the installation of ACAD systems employed by a licensed master ACAD contractor after obtaining a journeyman ACAD technician license from another city with requirements equal to the City of Omaha
- Successfully pass a licensing examination
- Visit the exam information pages to learn more about testing for commercial air conditioning and residential air conditioning.
- Pay the applicable required fee per section 40-43
- Post proof of a bond and insurance per section 40-32
Additional requirements for these licenses can be viewed on the Omaha license requirements page.
Nebraska Farm labor contractor bonds
The farm labor contractor bond is required by the Commissioner of Labor in the amount of $5,000. This bond is put in place to ensure that the principal (farm labor contractor) adheres to the provisions of the Farm Labor Contractors Act. Specifically, this bond guarantees that the principal will comply with the following provisions:
- Pay all sums due on employee wage claims
- Pay all sums due to grower or producer of agricultural commodities for advances made to or on behalf of the contractor
- Complies with all terms, conditions provisions, and requirements of Sections 48-1701 through 48-1714 of the Compiled Statutes of Nebraska
Nebraska farm labor contractor bonds and licenses expire annually on March 31 and cannot be terminated during the term.
How to become a farm labor contractor in Nebraska
After being bonded, contractors can become licensed to work as farm labor contractors in the state. To become licensed, an applicant must meet the following requirements:
- Demonstrate good character, competence, and reliability
- No denial of farm labor contractor’s license, permit, or certificate denied, revoked, or suspended in Nebraska or any other jurisdiction in previous three years
- Pay all required fees
- Show proof of financial ability to promptly pay the wages of employees and advances made by farmers or owners or lessees of land intended for crop production
For more information about licensing requirements for farm labor contractors, visit the Nebraska Department of Labor website.
City of Omaha Contractor Licensing Requirements
City of Omaha Contractor Licensing FAQ
Nebraska Department of Labor, Division of Labor Standards
Nebraska Contractor Registration Information