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How much does a Delaware contractor license bond cost?

Contractors in New Castle County, Delaware, must post surety bonds prior to conducting business. The required bond amount varies by license type, and applicants should verify their required amount of bond coverage with the county prior to bonding. These bonds are subject to underwriting consideration, so the price you’ll pay depends on a review of your personal credit report.

Contractors in Wilmington, Delaware, must post $3,000 surety bonds. SuretyBonds.com issues these bonds instantly for just $100.

The Delaware Division of Revenue requires non-resident contractors to post surety bonds in amounts equal to 6% of the contract to guarantee payment to the state for specified liabilities. These bonds are subject to underwriting consideration, so the price you’ll pay depends both on your required bond amount and on a review of your personal credit report.

The Code Enforcement Division of Newark, Delaware, requires contractors to post surety bonds in varying amounts prior to completing construction work. Like New Castle County contractor bonds and non-resident contractors bonds, Newark compliance bonds are subject to underwriting consideration.

The best way to find out exactly how much you’ll pay for your Delaware contractor surety bond is to submit a bond request now!

Bond Type
$10,000City of Newark Contractor License BondMinor Renovation Contractor: $1-24,999.99 cost of construction
$25,000City of Newark Contractor License BondMinor Renovation Contractor : $25,000-75,000 cost of construction
$50,000City of Newark Contractor License BondGeneral Contractor: $1-$99,999 cost of construction OR Limited Subcontractor: Less than $1,000,000 cost of construction
$75,000City of Newark Contractor License BondGeneral Contractor: $100,000-249,999 cost of construction
$100,000City of Newark Contractor License BondGeneral Contractor: $250,000-499,999 cost of construction
$150,000City of Newark Contractor License BondLimited General Contractor: $500,000-999,999 cost of construction
$200,000City of Newark Contractor License BondUnlimited General Contractor OR Unlimited Subcontractor: $1,000,000+ cost of construction
$150,000County of New Castle Class A Building Contractor Bond
$50,000County of New Castle Class B Building Contractor Bond
$25,000County of New Castle Class C Building Contractor Bond
$200,000County of New Castle Class U Building Contractor Bond
$10,000County of New Castle Decorative Appliance Contractor Bond
$25,000County of New Castle HVACR Contractor Bond
$10,000County of New Castle Master Plumber Contractor Bond
$50,000County of New Castle Outside Utility Contractor Bond
$5,000Town of Laurel Plumbing Contractor Bond
$2,000City of Rehoboth Beach Plumbers' Bond
$5,000City of Seaford Master Plumber Bond
$5,000County of Sussex Plumbing Contractor Bond
$1,000-$25,000City of Wilmington Contractor Bond
$3,000City of Wilmington Plumbing Contractor Bond
$3,000City of Wilmington HVAC Contractor Bond
$100-$100,000Non-Resident Contractor Bond

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New Castle County Contractor Bonds

The following contractors in New Castle County, Delaware, must be bonded prior to conducting contractor business:

  • Class U, A, B, and C building contractors
  • outside utility contractors
  • third-party inspectors
  • master HVACR contractors
  • master plumber contractors
  • sewer and drain cleaners
  • decorative appliance contractors

These bonds ensure that principals (contractors) comply with all provisions of the New Castle County Building Code and applicable federal and state laws and regulations relating to the contractor’s specific business. Additionally, the bond ensures that the contractor will faithfully correct any and all violations of these laws, ordinances, and regulations in the allotted time frame. These bonds protect the county and its officers, employees, agents, and representatives from financial loss resulting from the principal’s violations up to the full amount of the bond. The principal must reimburse the surety for all damages paid out.

The surety can cancel this bond at any time by giving written notice of cancellation to both the principal and the New Castle County Code Official at least 45 days prior to the effective termination date.

For more information about working as a contractor in New Castle County, Delaware, visit the city’s contractor licensing information page.

Request a free quote now to find out how much you'll pay for your New Castle County contractor bond!

Newark Compliance Bonds

The following contractors in Newark, Delaware, must post compliance surety bonds prior to completing construction work:

  • unlimited general contractors
  • limited general contractors
  • general contractors
  • unlimited subcontractors
  • limited subcontractors
  • minor renovation contractors

By posting this bond, principals (contractors) pledge to comply with all provisions of all pertinent City of Newark Construction Codes (Newark Municipal Code, Chapter 7) and all applicable federal and state laws and regulations. Additionally, contractors agree to promptly correct any and all violations in the allotted time frame. These bonds protect the City of Newark and its officers, employees, agents, and representatives from any and all liability loss, damage, or expense that results from the contractor's violation(s).

The surety can cancel this bond by giving written notice of cancellation to both the principal and the city at least 45 days prior to the effective termination date.

For more information about working as a contractor in Newark, Delaware, visit the city’s construction permit information page.

Request a free quote now to find out how much you'll pay for your Newark contractor bond!

Wilmington Contractor Bond

Contractors in Wilmington, Delaware, must post $3,000 surety bonds prior to completing construction work. These bonds protect the city from any damages or losses incurred by a principal’s (contractor’s) negligence while repairing, replacing, or restoring any sidewalk, alley, or footway over an opening or excavation.

These bonds remain full force and virtue until canceled or violated.

For more information about how to become a licensed contractor in Wilmington, Delaware, visit the city’s website.

Five minutes and $100 is all it takes to purchase your Wilmington contractor surety bond when you work with the experts at SuretyBonds.comGet bonded instantly - no credit check required!

Non-Resident Contractor Bond

The Division of Revenue requires non-resident contractors to post surety bonds in amounts equal to 6% of the contract amount to guarantee payments for liabilities to the state.

These bonds remain in full force and effect until the specified obligations are paid in full.

For more information about licensing for resident and non-resident Delaware contractors, applicants should visit the state’s website.

Because the required amount and price of this bond can vary so much, our experts recommend submitting a bond request. You’ll be contacted by a member of our team who will provide you with your free, no-obligation surety bond quote.

Delaware Contractor Licensure and Registration

Note that while specific licensing requirements exist for cities and counties within Delaware, any contractors conducting business activity in Delaware are required to register with and obtain a business license from the Delaware Division of Revenue.

Visit the Delaware Division of Revenue’s Contractor page to access a Resident Contractors Package or Non-Resident Contractors Package required.

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