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