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California Surety Bonds

  • All types of surety bonds in California
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  • Bad credit program for high risk applicants
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Lance Surety Bonds can provide every type of California surety bond, according to your needs. We write only high-quality surety bonds provided by A-rated and T-listed surety bond companies. We have extensive industry experience, especially with requirements for getting bonded in the state of California.

Our rates for California surety bonds are among the lowest in the industry. Even if your credit score is low, we have a program for applicants with bad credit.

To find out more about how much surety bonds cost, types of surety bonds in California, and how to get bonded, read on below.

Questions about Surety Bonds in California

How Much Does a Surety Bond Cost in California?

The cost of your surety bond in California largely depends on the type of bond you need. Is it a license bond or a contract bond? Some bonds have fixed amounts throughout the country, while others’ cost depends on state requirements and on each individual case.

In almost all cases, the total amount of a California surety bond is not equal to its cost. The cost of your surety bond is the premium, which is the amount you have to pay to obtain the bond. The premium is always a fraction of the total amount of the bond.

The rate of your premium depends on a number of factors, with personal credit score being the most important among them. The higher your credit score, the lower the rate of your premium will be. Applicants with good credit scores typically receive quotes on their premiums at standard market rates, which range between 1%-4% of the total amount of their California surety bond.

Other factors taken into account when determining the rate of your premium are your industry experience, and your personal and business financials. Make sure to check out our surety bond cost page to find out more about how surety bond cost is determined.

California Bad Credit Surety Bonds Program

If your credit score is less than perfect, you can still obtain a bond in California. Our Bad Credit Surety Bonds program is tailored to accommodate so-called high risk applicants which may otherwise get turned down elsewhere.

Premium rates under this program are slightly higher because of the higher risk involved, and range between 5%-15% of the total amount.

How to Get Bonded in California

Want to obtain a California surety bond? Simply apply online to get started. We will then send you a free quote on your surety bond and request additional information and documents. As soon as you submit your documents we will proceed with underwriting your bond and sending it off to you.

If you need guidance or assistance with your California surety bond application, don’t hesitate to call us at (877)-514-5146. We will gladly assist you and lead you through the process.

Find Your California Surety Bond

  • Agricultural (Non-Livestock) Bond
    SURETY BOND / PRODUCE DEALERS ACT
    Department of Food & Agriculture
  • Contractor License (No P&P Language) Bond
    Public Works Bond (Sonoma County Department)
    Sonoma Count PRMD
  • Contractor License Performance & Payment (Local) Bond
    Waste Collector's Performance Bond
    City of Los Angeles - Environmental Affairs Dept
  • Contractor License Performance & Payment (State) Bond
    Contractor's Bond
    Contractors State License Board
  • Contractor License Performance & Payment (State) Bond
    Bond of Qualifying Individual
    CSLB
  • Contractor License Performance & Payment (State) Bond
    Company Registration
    Structual Pest Control Board
  • Contractor License Performance & Payment (State) Bond
    Sewer/Storm Drain Connectin Bond
    City of Los Angeles
  • Contractor License Performance & Payment (State) Bond
    Farm Labor Contractor Bond
    Dept of Industrial Relations
  • Check Sellers Bond
    Check Sellers Bond
    CA Commissioner of Business Oversight
  • Debt Consolidators Bond
    Credit Services Organization
    Attorney General's Office
  • Professional Fund Raisers Bond
    Commercial Fundraiser for Charitable Purposes Bond
    Attorney General - Registry of Charitable Trusts
  • Insurance Adjusters Bond
    Bond of Public Insurance Adjuster
    State of California
  • Insurance Adjusters Bond
    Insurance Adjuster Bond
    Producer Licensing Bureau
  • Insurance Agents/Brokers Bond
    Bond for Insurance Broker
    Producer Licensing Bureau
  • Insurance Surplus Lines Brokers Bond
    Bond of Surplus Line Broker
    State of California - Dept of Ins
  • Insurance Surplus Lines Brokers Bond
    Bond of Special Lines' Surplus Line Broker
    Producer Licensing Bureau
  • Mortgage Broker (1st & 2nd Mortgages) Bond
    Mortgage Broker
    Commissioner of Corporations, Dept of Corporations
  • Mortgage Lender/Banker (1st & 2nd Mort.) Bond
    Finance Lender
    Commissioner of Corporations, Dept of Corporations
  • Mortgage Lender/Banker (1st & 2nd Mort.) Bond
    Residential Mortgage Lender and-or Servicer Bond
    Commissioner of Corporations, Dept of Corporations
  • Small Loan Companies Bond
    Deferred Deposit Transaction Law Licensee
    Department Of Corporations
  • Title Insurance Agents & Escrow Officers Bond
    Escrow Licensee
    California Department of Corporations
  • Defective Title Bond
    Motor Vehicles Ownership Bond
    State of California Dept of Motor Vehicles
  • Auto & Mobile Home Dealers (New & Used) Bond
    Retail Dealer
    Department of Motor Vehicles - Occupational Licens
  • Auto & Mobile Home Dealers (New & Used) Bond
    Wholesale Dealer
    Department of Motor Vehicles - Occupational Licens
  • Self-Insurers & Financial Responsibility Bond
    Financial Responsibility Bond
    CA DMV
  • Auto & Mobile Home Dealers (Used Only, No New) Bond
    Retail Dealer
    Department of Motor Vehicles - Occupational Licens
  • Motor Vehicle (Non-Dealer, Not Listed) Bond
    Business Partner Automation
    Registration Operations Division
  • Motor Vehicle (Non-Dealer, Not Listed) Bond
    REGISTRATION SERVICE SURETY BOND
    California Registration Operations Division
  • Motor Vehicle (Non-Dealer, Not Listed) Bond
    Vehicle Verifier
    State of California DMV
  • Motor Vehicle (Non-Dealer, Not Listed) Bond
    Commercial Requester Account
    State of California DMV
  • Motor Vehicle (Non-Dealer, Not Listed) Bond
    Yacht and Ship Broker Bond
    California Department of Boating and Waterways
  • Motor Vehicle (Non-Dealer, Not Listed) Bond
    IRP Bonded Web User Bond
    Department Of Motor Vehicles, Motor Carrier Div.
  • Sport Permits Bond
    Professional Club and Promoter's Bond
    State Athletic Commission
  • Auctioneers (Other than Livestock) Bond
    Auctioneer/Auction Company
    California Secretary of Sate
  • Employment Agencies Bond
    Employment Counseling Service
    California Secretary of State
  • Employment Agencies Bond
    Employment Agencies
    CA Secretary of the State
  • Nursing Homes Bond
    Health and Human Services Agency
    CA Health & Human Services
  • Nursing Homes Bond
    Health Facility Bond
    CA Dept of Public Health
  • Professional Licenses (All Other) Bond
    Wholesaler or Nonresident Wholesaler Surety Bond
    State Board of Pharmacy
  • Professional Licenses (All Other) Bond
    Company Registration Bond
    Structural Pest Control Board
  • Professional Licenses (All Other) Bond
    Pharmacy Wholesaler or Non-Resident Wholesaler
    California State Board of Pharmacy
  • Professional Licenses (All Other) Bond
    Legal Document Assistant
    California Secretary of State
  • Professional Licenses (All Other) Bond
    Talent Agency
    Department of Industrial Relations
  • Professional Licenses (All Other) Bond
    (National City, CA) Pawn Broker Bond
    City of National City
  • Professional Licenses (All Other) Bond
    Immigration Consultants
    California Secretary of State
  • Professional Licenses (All Other) Bond
    Fee-Related Talent Service Bond
    CA Dept of Industrial Relations
  • Professional Licenses (All Other) Bond
    Contract Postal Unit
    USPS
  • Professional Licenses (All Other) Bond
    Car Wash
    Department of Industrial Relations
  • Professional Licenses (All Other) Bond
    Pawnbrokers
    Department of Justice- Second Hand Dealer Pawn Bro
  • Professional Licenses (All Other) Bond
    Adoption Facilitator
    Dept of Social Services-Adoptions Support Unit
  • Professional Licenses (All Other) Bond
    Waste Tire Hauler
    California Integrated Waste Management Board
  • Professional Licenses (All Other) Bond
    Mobile Car Wash
    State of California DMV
  • Professional Licenses (All Other) Bond
    Foreclosure Consultant Bond
    Secretary of State
  • Professional Licenses (All Other) Bond
    Pawnbroker
    RIVERSIDE COUNTY SHERIFF
  • Professional Licenses (All Other) Bond
    Professional Licenses (All Other) Bond
    State of California, Public Utilities Commission
  • Professional Licenses (All Other) Bond
    Cemetary Broker
    Cemetery and Funeral Bureau
  • Professional Licenses (All Other) Bond
    Pawnbroker
    Department of Justice
  • Professional Licenses (All Other) Bond
    Waste Hauler Bond
    County Santiation Districts of Los Angeles
  • Professional Licenses (All Other) Bond
    Franchise Registration Bond
    Department of Corporations
  • Professional Licenses (All Other) Bond
    Tax Preparer Bond
    Tax Education Council
  • Professional Licenses (All Other) Bond
    Pawnbroker Bond
    City of Newport Beach, CA
  • Professional Licenses (All Other) Bond
    Cargo Shipper's Agent Bond
    Producer Licensing Bureau
  • Professional Licenses (All Other) Bond
    Pest Control Business Licensees Bond
    State of Califonia, Department of Pesticide Regula
  • Professional Licenses (All Other) Bond
    Parking Occupancy Tax Collection Bond
    City of Los Angeles - Office of Finance
  • Schools (All) Bond
    Driving School Owner or ATV Safety Training Org Pr
    Department of Motor Vehicles
  • Schools (All) Bond
    Home Study Traffic School
    Traffic Violator School Monitoring Division - LA
  • Schools (All) Bond
    Traffic Violator School (TVS) Owner
    Department of Motor Vehicles
  • Schools (All) Bond
    TRAFFIC VIOLATOR SCHOOL (TVS) OWNER BOND
    Department of Motor Vehicles
  • Travel Agencies Bond
    Seller of Travel Surety Bond
    Dept. of Justice, Seller of Travel Program
  • Travel Agencies Bond
    Seller of Travel Discount Programs Bond
    Secretary Of State
  • Cigar/Cigarette & Tobacco Tax Bond
    Cigarette and Tobacco Products Tax Bond
    State of California Dept of Equalization
  • Cigar/Cigarette & Tobacco Tax Bond
    Tobacco Manufacturer and Importer Bond
    CA Office of the Attonrey General
  • Fuel Tax (All Others, Sellers & Users) Bond
    Diesel Fuel Supplier Bond
    California Board of Equalization
  • Miscellaneous Taxes Bond
    Parking Tax Collection
    City and County of San Francisco
  • Sales, Use & Consumer Tax Bond
    Bond of Seller
    State Board of Equalization
  • Sales, Use & Consumer Tax Bond
    User of Fuel Bond
    State Board Of Equalization
  • Utility Deposit Bond
    SURETY BOND / BILL GUARANTY
    PG&E
  • Utility Deposit Bond
    Public Utilities Commission
    Public Utilities Commission
  • Utility Deposit Bond
    Edison Company
    Southern California Edison Company
  • Utility Deposit Bond
    Southern California Gas Company Bond
    Southern California Gas Company
  • Utility Deposit Bond
    SDGE Utility Deposit Bond
    SAN DIEGO GAS & ELECTRIC
  • Utility Deposit Bond
    Sacramento Municipal Utility District Bond
    Sacramento Municipal Utility District
  • Utility Deposit Bond
    Modesto Irrigation District Utility Deposit Bond
    Modesto Irrigation District
  • Utility Deposit Bond
    SCEC Utility Deposit Bond
    Southern California Edison Company
  • Utility Deposit Bond
    Southwest Gas Corporation Utility Bond
    Southwest Gas Corporation
  • Utility Deposit Bond
    City of Los Angeles Utility Bond
    Department of Water and Power
  • Utility Deposit Bond
    Electric Service Provider Bond
    California Public Utilities Commission
  • Utility Deposit Bond
    Telephone Corporation Bond (CPUC)
    Public Utilities Commission of California
  • Financial Guarantee (All Other) Bond
    Disposal Payment Bond
    Allied Waste Transfer Services of California, LLC
  • Auctioneer's (Net Proceeds Meet Amount) Bond
    Auctioneer/Auction Company Bond
    California Secretary of State
  • Wages & Fringe Benefits Bond
    District Council of Iron Workers
    CA District Council Of Iron Workers
  • Money Transmitter Bond
    Money Order, Money Gram, Buypay Bond
    PNB Remittance Center, Inc.
  • Telemarketing/Phone Solicitor Bond
    Telephonic Seller Bond
    Attorney General's Office
  • Non-Construction Performance Bond
    CPUC Performance Bond
    CA Public Utilites Commission

Types of California Surety Bonds

Lance Surety Bonds underwrites all types of surety bonds in California.

Owners of businesses in the state of California that require licensing will need to obtain license bonds. This applies to those who want to open a car dealership, become freight brokers or mortgage brokers, or open a medical marijuana dispensary, to name a few.

Those bonds are a protection for the public and guarantee that you will comply with California state regulations. All of our most popular bonds in California are license bonds. See the table below for our most popular surety bonds in California.

We also underwrite all types of contract bonds for California. These bonds provide protection during contracting procedures and guarantee that contractors perform their obligations in accordance with contracts and state laws and regulations for contractors.

Contract bonds cover the various stages of a construction project, from bid to completion and maintenance, and are almost always required on federal and state projects.

Here you can also obtain court bonds for court purposes in the state of California. If someone in California appeals a judgment in front of an appeal court, they will need such a bond. Fiduciaries appointed by a probate court in California will also need to obtain a court bond.

To find the bond you need, use the California surety bonds search tool below and follow the direct link to the application. If you need more information or need assistance with the application process, just give us a call at (877)-514-5146.

Lance Surety Bonds’ experts are here to guide you through the process, and are knowledgeable enough to answer all your questions. We will be happy to help!

Most Popular Surety Bonds in California

California Auto Dealer Bond

Want to open a car dealership in California? You will need a California auto dealer bond as part of your licensing process.

Freight Broker Bond

To operate as a licensed freight broker in California, you will need to post a freight broker bond.

Contractor License Bond

This bond guarantees that you will operate in compliance with state rules for licensed contractors in California.

Insurance Broker Bond

Insurance brokers in California need to obtain this bond before they can operate legally. It guarantees that you will comply with state insurance laws.

Mortgage Broker Bond

Mortgage brokers in California need to obtain a mortgage broker bond before they are allowed to operate legally.

Immigration Consultant Bond

Immigration consultants providing consultation in California need this bond. It serves to protect individuals seeking consultation.

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What Our Clients Have To Say?




Kimberlee Ables
Quick response times and turn around for issuing bonds. Great customer service and very knowledgeable. We have used Lance Surety multiple times and have never been disappointed. Highly recommend them and Collette!
Andrew Poincot
Long story short, these guys cut through the B.S. and get the job done. Responsiveness, excellent! Communication, excellent! Respect for their industry partners, excellent! John, Collette, Ryan, you're all-stars! Thank you!
Margie Martinez
We decided for Lance Surety Bond's quote for 2 reasons; Price and Customer Service. Our Representative Ryan was just SUPERB!! [...] I highly recommend Lance Surety Bond for all your Bonding needs! I'll definitely come back for all of mine. :-) Thanks Ryan!