How much does a Virginia contractor license bond cost?
The cost of a Virginia contractor bond is determined by an underwriter and is based on the applicant’s qualifications. Highly qualified applicants may be approved for as little as $438 for the full two-year term.
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|Bond Type||Bond Amount||Cost|
|$50,000 Contractor License Bond 2-year term||$50,000||Starts at $438||GET A QUOTE|
|$10,000 Arlington County Electrical Contractor Bond||$10,000||Starts at $100|
|$10,000 Arlington County Home Improvement Contractor Bond||$10,000||$100|
|$5,000 City of Danville Contractor Bond||$5,000||$100|
|$5,000 Fairfax County Home Improvement Contractor Bond Contracts less than $1,000||$5,000||$100|
|$10,000 Fairfax County Home Improvement Contractor Bond Contracts $1,000+||$10,000||$100|
|$1,000 City of Falls Church Tree Contractor Bond||$1,000||Starts at $100|
|$5,000 City of Lynchburg Contractor Bond||$5,000||$100|
|$5,000 City of Newport News Contractor Bond||$5,000||$100|
|$1,000 City of Petersburg Excavation Contractor Bond||$1,000||$100|
|$5,000 City of Portsmouth Contractor Bond||$5,000||$100|
|$10,000 Prince William County Home Improvement Contractor Bond||$10,000||$100|
|$50,000 City of Richmond Contractor Bond||$50,000||$250|
|$5,000 City of Roanoke Excavation Contractor Bond||$5,000||$100|
Why do I need a Virginia contractor surety bond?
The Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation (DPOR) requires a $50,000 contractor surety bond if a contractor cannot prove they meet the minimum net worth requirement for their license classification. The bond protects customers against unlawful business activity and ensures the contractor operates accordingly under all state, county or city provisions.
How to get a Virginia contractor license
To get a VA contractor’s license, the applicant must first indicate whether they are Class A, B or C and what type of license they are seeking to indicate what type of work is allowed/covered. The contractor must then fill out the appropriate application including all relevant fees and proof of surety bond. Refer to DPOR for specifics on which application is for you.
What is the difference between Class A, Class B and Class C contractor licenses in Virginia?
A contractor is considered Class A if they handled a single contract of $120,000 or more or if the total value of all of the contracts undertaken in the past 12 months is $750,000 or more. Class B contractors have handled a single contract valued between $10,000 and $120,000 or had a total contract value between $150,000 and $750,000 within the the past 12 months. Class C contractors have handled a single project more than $1,000 but no more than $10,000 or no more than a total of $150,000 over a 12-month period. Class C contractors are not responsible for obtaining a surety bond.
A $50 annual business registration fee as well a licensing fee based on the license classification is required:
- Class A contractors: $385
- Class B contractors: $370
- Class C contractors: $235
Once all materials are completed and fees paid, the application is submitted to the Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation.
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City and County-Specific Bonds
Several cities and counties in Virginia require contractors to purchase a bond, many of which can be issued instantly. Select your city or county to find out more about your bond requirement.
- Arlington County Electrical Contractor Bond and Home Improvement Contractor Bond
- Danville Contractor Bond
- Fairfax County Home Improvement Bond
- Falls Church Contractor Bond
- Lynchburg Contractor Bond
- Newport News Contractor Bond
- Petersburg Excavation Contractor Bond
- Portsmouth Contractor Bond
- Prince William Home Improvement Bond
- Richmond Contractor Bond
- Roanoke Excavation Contractor Bond
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Arlington County, Virginia Electrical Contractor Bond and Home Improvement Contractor Bond
Arlington County electrical contractor bonds require electricians to conduct business with customers in accordance with all laws and regulations of the county. It protects the public against any fraud or misconduct.
Home improvement contractor bonds protect customers in Arlington county from any unethical or illegal actions of the contractor. The amount of the bond is $10,000 and the form is available on the Arlington County website.
Danville, Virginia Contractor Bond
Contractor bonds in Danville protect customers in the city from any unethical or illegal actions of the contractor. Class B and C Contractors are required by Section 9-2 of the Code of the City of Danville, to post a $5,000 surety bond.
Fairfax County, Virginia Home Improvement Bond
Home improvement contractor bonds in Fairfax County require contractors to adhere to the Home Improvement Ordinance and all laws of the State of Virginia and the County of Fairfax. The bond protects from expenses and damages that occur as a result of the contractor’s negligent, defective or inadequate work. The amount of the bond is $5,000 and can be found on the Fairfax County website.
Falls Church, Virginia Contractor Bond
Falls Church contractor surety bonds guarantee contractors will comply with all provisions of the city of Falls Church. If the contractor fails to comply with these terms, the bond protects the city from financial loss up to the full bond amount. These bonds expire annually on June 30, so your bond premium could be prorated depending on when you buy it.
Tree contractor surety bonds allow for companies to be properly licensed to work for customers within the City of Falls Church.
Lynchburg, Virginia Contractor Bond
Contractor bonds in Lynchburg protect customers in the city from any unethical or illegal actions of the contractor.
Newport News, Virginia Contractor Bond
Contractor bonds in Newport News protect customers in the city from any unethical or illegal actions of the contractor. The bond amount is $5,000 and must be issued on the form provided by the city.
Petersburg Excavation Contractor Bond
Excavation bonds ensure that contractors working in construction involving natural land disruption or restoration will conduct business in accordance with Petersburg’s laws and regulations.
Portsmouth, Virginia Contractor Bond
Contractor bonds in Portsmouth are required in the amount of $5,000 to protect customers in the city from any unethical or illegal actions of the contractor.
Prince William, Virginia Home Improvement Bond
By posting a home improvement bond in Prince William, Virginia, contractors pledge to complete all construction work according to the requirements of the Home Improvement Ordinance of the Prince William County Code. The bond protects the county and any person affected by the contractor’s negligent, defective or inadequate work.
Richmond, Virginia Contractor Bond
Contractor bonds in Richmond protect customers in the city from any unethical or illegal actions committed by contractors.
Roanoke, Virginia Excavation Contractor Bond
Excavation bonds ensure contractors working in construction involving natural land disruption or restoration will conduct business in accordance with Roanoke’s laws and regulations.
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Additional Contractor Resources
VA Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation (DPOR)
DPOR Guide to Obtaining a VA Contractor License
Arlington Electrical Permit Information
Danville Contractor License Information
Fairfax County Home Improvement Contractor License Information
Falls Church County Contractor License Information
Lynchburg Contractor Requirements
Newport News Contractor Registration
Petersburg Business License Information
Portsmouth Business and Professional License Information
Prince William County Home Improvement Contractor License Information
Richmond Planning and Development