South CarolinaContractors License Bond
Bond for South Carolina contractors or residential builders issued by the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation.
$5,000 Residential Builder Bond
In South Carolina, residential specialty contractors must either have a license bond or register with RBC. This is per the state’s Contractor Code of Laws. The government created rules for fair business practices to protect finances, requiring a $5,000 surety bond.
$10,000 Residential Contractor Bond
Licensed specialty contractors in South Carolina, such as HVAC contractors, plumbers, and electricians, need a $10,000 bond.
General Contractor License Bonds
Oversight of a construction site, management, and coordination with vendors.
Instead of providing a financial statement showing a minimum net worth for a licensed group as required by Section 40-11-260, a South Carolina General Contractor applicant may provide a surety bond of two times the required net worth for the applicant’s license group with his initial or renewal application.
Mechanical Contractor License Bonds
HVAC, Refrigeration, Plumbers and Electrician Bonds
Effective May 2018, the Contractor Licensing Board will accept a South Carolina Mechanical Contractor surety bond in place of qualification by the previous minimum net worth standards. Starting from the 2018-2019 license renewal, the Board can now accept a surety bond instead of a financial statement. This applies to both renewals and new applications. An applicant can give a surety bond worth twice the net worth requirement for the Group Level they are applying for.
What is a South Carolina Contractors License Bond?
A South Carolina Contractor’s License Bond is a type of surety bond required by the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation (LLR) for individuals or businesses seeking to obtain or renew a contractor’s license in the state of South Carolina. This bond is a financial guarantee. It protects consumers and the state. It is in place if the licensed contractor fails to fulfill their obligations. These obligations include finishing a construction project and following state rules.
- Requirement: When getting a contractor’s license in South Carolina, you might need a surety bond as part of the process. The specific bond amount required can vary depending on the type of license and the scope of work.
- Surety Bond Provider: To get a South Carolina Contractor’s License Bond, you must work with a surety bond provider or insurance company. The surety company issues the bond. As the contractor, you must pay a premium for the bond. The premium is typically a percentage of the bond amount and depends on factors such as your credit history and the type of bond.
- Bond Coverage: The bond protects consumers and the state if the contractor fails to meet their obligations. If the contractor fails to finish the project as agreed or follows state rules, you can claim the bond.
- Claims Process: The surety company will investigate a filed claim to check its validity. If the claim is valid, the surety will provide financial compensation to the harmed party. However, we will limit the amount given to the specific amount stated in the bond.
- Contractor: The Contractor must repay the surety company for any claim paid out on the bond. This means the bond is not insurance but rather a financial guarantee that ensures the contractor’s financial responsibility.
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