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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.

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

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.

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.

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