Frequently Asked Questions
How Much Does a Surety Bond Cost in Georgia?
The cost of surety bonds in Georgia depends on the type of surety bond you are required to obtain. License bonds’ amounts are often determined by each state individually. There are exceptions, however, such as the freight broker bond which has the same amount across the entire country. Contract bonds’ amounts are also case-specific.
The total bond amount is not the same as the cost of your Georgia surety bond. The actual cost, or your premium, is only a percentage of the total bond amount. The rate of your premium depends on a number of criteria.
The first and most important criterion is your personal credit score. If your credit score is good, you will be able to qualify for standard market rates for your Georgia surety bond. These rates are between 1%-4% of the total amount of the surety bond.
If you can present further proof of the financial stability and reliability of your company, such as personal or business financials, or evidence of your industry experience, this too can influence the cost of your surety bond. Consult our surety bond cost page for full information on surety bond premiums and how they’re determined.
Georgia Bad Credit Surety Bonds Program
Even if you have bad credit, you can still obtain most types of surety bonds. Applicants with less-than-perfect credit can take advantage of our special Bad Credit Surety Bonds program. Generally, bond premiums for these higher-risk applicants are slightly higher - between 5%-15% of the total bond amount.
Whether you are applying for a bond under standard market rates, or under our bad credit program, you are sure to receive high quality bonds at the best possible rates.
How to Get Bonded in Georgia
Found your Georgia surety bond? All you have to do now is apply online. Once you apply, we’ll send you a free quote. Depending on the bond you are applying for, you may have to submit a number of additional documents. Once you do, you can receive your underwritten bond in no time.
Obtaining a bond with Lance Surety Bonds guarantees that you’ll be bonded by a professional surety bond company. Applying with us is easy and very secure. Make sure to call us at (877)-514-5146 if you have any questions. If you need help with your application, we’re here to assist you.
Types of Georgia Surety Bonds
We can offer you every type of surety bond that is required in the state of Georgia, from license and permit bonds (also known as commercial bonds), to contract bonds and court bonds.
License bonds are relevant to all businesses and professionals who need to obtain a license as a requirement to operate lawfully in the state of Georgia. All our most popular surety bonds in Georgia are license bonds, including the Georgia car dealer bond, as well as contractor license bonds and others. These bonds serve to protect the state of Georgia, as well as the public and guarantee that you will operate in accordance with the regulations and laws governing your license.
Contractors in Georgia working on construction projects will often be required to post contract bonds. These are obligatory on all public construction projects, and on most private projects. A performance bond guarantees that a contractor will keep their obligations as per bonded contract. And a payment bond will guarantee that the contractor pays their subcontractors on construction projects in Georgia.
Court bonds may be required by individuals who want to appeal a court judgment in Georgia. This often entails posting an appeal bond. Those appointed by a probate court to take care of assets or estates in Georgia may have to obtain a fiduciary bond.
Use our Georgia surety bonds search tool below to find the bond you need. If you want to apply straight away, simply click on ‘Apply’ to get started! If you have further questions, call us at (877)-514-5146 to speak to one of Lance Surety Bond’s experts.
Most Popular Surety Bonds in Georgia
Georgia auto dealers need to post this bond, to obtain or renew their car dealer license.
Freight brokers in Georgia need to obtain a freight broker bond. The bond serves to protect the public and the state, and ensure compliance with regulations.
To obtain or renew your contractor license in Georgia, you need to post a contractor license bond.
If you have a lottery machine in your facility, you need a lotto bond to guarantee that you will not manipulate or misuse the lotto system.
This bond guarantees that licensed brokers will comply with Georgia state laws and regulations for mortgage brokers.
School bonds protect students’ contractual and statutory rights in Georgia. These are relevant for driving schools, vocational schools and others.
City-level Bonding Requirements
Find Your Georgia Surety Bond
|Agricultural (Non-Livestock) Bond||Warehouseman's||Department of Agriculture||Apply Now|
|Agricultural (Non-Livestock) Bond||Grain Dealer||Commissioner of Agriculture c/o Bonding Section||Apply Now|
|Contractor License (No P&P Language) Bond||Lincoln County Electrician Bond||Lincoln County Planning and Zoning||Apply Now|
|Contractor License (No P&P Language) Bond||Pesticide Ground Contractor Bond||Dept of Agriculture - Pesticide Section||Apply Now|
|Contractor License (No P&P Language) Bond||Electrical Contractor Bond (Augusta Richmond Count||Augusta Richmond County||Apply Now|
|Contractor License Performance & Payment (Local) Bond||Cobb County Code Compliance Bond||Cobb County Development & Inspections||Apply Now|
|Contractor License Performance & Payment (State) Bond||Residential & General Contractors||State Board for General and Residential Contractor||Apply Now|
|Contractor License Performance & Payment (State) Bond||Water Well Pump Installers Bond||GA EPD-Dept of Natural Resources||Apply Now|
|Contractor License Performance & Payment (State) Bond||Performance Bond For Water Well Contractors and Dr||GA EPD-DEPT OF NATURAL RESOURCES||Apply Now|
|Contractor License Performance & Payment (State) Bond||Pesticide Ground Contractor Bond||Dept of Agriculture - Pesticide Section||Apply Now|
|Excess Weight, Other Highway & Street Permit Bond||DOT Performance Bond||STATE OF GEORGIA||Apply Now|
|Professional Fund Raisers Bond||Paid Solicitor Registration||Secretary of State of the State of Georgia||Apply Now|
|Insurance Adjusters Bond||Public Adjuster||Georgia Insurance Commissioner||Apply Now|
|Insurance Agents/Brokers Bond||Insurance Counselor Bond||OFFICE OF INSURANCE AND SAFETY FIRE COMMISSIONER||Apply Now|
|Insurance 3rd Party Administrator Bond||Third Agency Bond||Office of Commissioner of Insurance||Apply Now|
|Mortgage Broker (1st & 2nd Mortgages) Bond||Mortgage Broker||Dept of Banking and Finance||Apply Now|
|Mortgage Lender/Banker (1st & 2nd Mort.) Bond||Mortgage Lender||Dept of Banking and Finance||Apply Now|
|Mortgage Lender/Banker (1st & 2nd Mort.) Bond||Residential Mortgage||Dept of Banking & Finance||Apply Now|
|Real Estate Agents/Brokers Bond||Real Estate Appraisers||GA Real Estate Appraisers Board||Apply Now|
|Defective Title Bond||Motor Vehicle Certificate of Title Bond||Department of Revenue||Apply Now|
|Auto & Mobile Home Dealers (Used Only, No New) Bond||Used Motor Vehicle & Parts Dealer||State Board of Registration - Used Motor Vehicle||Apply Now|
|Motor Vehicle (Non-Dealer, Not Listed) Bond||Used Parts Dealer||State Board of Registration - Used Parts Division||Apply Now|
|Sport Permits Bond||Athlete Agent Regulatory Commission||Georgia Athletic Regulatory Commission||Apply Now|
|Sport Permits Bond||Athlete Agent Regulatory Commission||Elder's Entertainment center||Apply Now|
|Sport Permits Bond||Match/Event Permit||GA Athletic and Entertainment Commission||Apply Now|
|Sport Permits Bond||Promoters License||GA Athletic & Entertainment Commission||Apply Now|
|Health Spas/Health Clubs Bond||(City of Johns Creek, GA) Massage License Bond||CITY OF JOHNS CREEK||Apply Now|
|Detectives Bond||Private Detective & Security Agencies||GA Board of Private Detective & Security Agencies||Apply Now|
|Employment Agencies Bond||Employee Leasing Company's Bond||Department of Labor||Apply Now|
|Professional Licenses (All Other) Bond||Immigration Assistance Provider Bond||Professional Licensing Boards||Apply Now|
|Professional Licenses (All Other) Bond||Buying Service License||Governor's Office of Consumer Protection||Apply Now|
|Professional Licenses (All Other) Bond||Scrap Tire Carrier Bond||State of Georgia||Apply Now|
|Professional Licenses (All Other) Bond||Consumer Products or Home Warrenty Bond||Ralph T. Hudgens, Ins. Comm. State of Georgia||Apply Now|
|Professional Licenses (All Other) Bond||Scrap Tire Processor Bond||State of GA Dept of Natural Resources Enviromental||Apply Now|
|Professional Licenses (All Other) Bond||Private Salvage and Assembled Vehicle Inspector Bo||GA DOR TAX LAW AND POLICY||Apply Now|
|Schools (All) Bond||NonPublic Post Secondary Education Institution||Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission||Apply Now|
|Schools (All) Bond||Driver Training School||Georgia Department of Driver Services||Apply Now|
|Schools (All) Bond||Driver Improvement Clinic||Georgia Department of Driver Services||Apply Now|
|Schools (All) Bond||DUI, Alcohol Or Drug Use Risk Reduction Program||Georgia Department of Driver Services||Apply Now|
|Schools (All) Bond||Driver Training School||Georgia Departmemt of Driver Services||Apply Now|
|Alcohol (Manufacturers, Warehouses, Wholesalers) Bond||Malt Beverage License||Georia Department of Revenue||Apply Now|
|Alcohol (Manufacturers, Warehouses, Wholesalers) Bond||Winery Manufacturer, Broker, Importer||Georgia Department of Revenue, Alcohol and Tobacco||Apply Now|
|Alcohol (Manufacturers, Warehouses, Wholesalers) Bond||Liquor Manufacturer Distillery Tax Bond||Georgia Dept. of Revenue||Apply Now|
|Alcohol (Manufacturers, Warehouses, Wholesalers) Bond||Wholesale and/or Retail Liquor Bond (Macon-Bibb, G||Macon-Bibb County||Apply Now|
|Alcohol (Manufacturers, Warehouses, Wholesalers) Bond||Malt Beverage Wholesalers Tax Bond||Georgia Department of Revenue||Apply Now|
|Alcohol (Retailers) Bond||Retailers and Consumption Performance and Tax||Georgia Dept. of Revenue Alcohol & tobacco Tax Uni||Apply Now|
|Alcohol (Retailers) Bond||Retailer's Malt Beverage and/or Wine Bond (Macon-B||Macon-Bibb County||Apply Now|
|Alcohol (All Others) Bond||Manufacturers Distilled Spirits License Performanc||GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE ALCOHOL & TOBACCO||Apply Now|
|Alcohol (All Others) Bond||Importers Distilled Spirits License Performance an||Georgia Dept of Revenue, Alcohol & Tobacco Divisio||Apply Now|
|Alcohol (All Others) Bond||Brokers Distilled Spirits Performance and Tax Liab||Georgia Dept of Revenue||Apply Now|
|Alcohol (All Others) Bond||Liquor Broker Tax Bond||Georgia Dept of Revenue||Apply Now|
|Alcohol (All Others) Bond||Liquour Wholesalers Tax Bond||Georgia Department of Revenue||Apply Now|
|Cigar/Cigarette & Tobacco Tax Bond||Cigar, Cigarette, Loss & Smokeless Tobacco Manu||Department of Revenue, Alcohol and Tobacco Divisio||Apply Now|
|Fuel Tax (All Others, Sellers & Users) Bond||Motor Fuel Distributor's||State of Georgia||Apply Now|
|Utility Deposit Bond||Georgia Utility Deposit||Snapping Shoals||Apply Now|
|Utility Deposit Bond||Georgia Power Company, McDonough, GA||Georgia Power Company||Apply Now|
|Utility Deposit Bond||Financial Guarantee||Walton EMC||Apply Now|
|Utility Deposit Bond||Utility Service Guaranty||GreyStone Power Corporation||Apply Now|
|Utility Deposit Bond||Gas Utility Deposit||The City of Madison||Apply Now|
|Utility Deposit Bond||Snapping Shoals Utility Payment Bond||Snapping Shoals||Apply Now|
|Utility Deposit Bond||Jackson Electric Membership Corporation Electric S||Jackson EMC||Apply Now|
|Utility Deposit Bond||Marietta BLW Service Agreement Bond||Marietta Board of Lights and Water||Apply Now|
|Financial Guarantee (All Other) Bond||Public Official Bond||Governor of the State of Georgia||Apply Now|
|Concessionaires Bond||Concessionaires Bond||The Home Servce Store, Inc||Apply Now|
|Indemnity (Miscellaneous - Not Listed) Bond||Ignition Interlock Provider Center Bond||GA Department of Driver Services||Apply Now|
|Fringe Benefits Only Bond||Southeastern Carpenters Millwrights Fringe Benefit||Carpenters Local 256||Apply Now|
|Lottery Bond||Lottery/Lotto Retailer||Georgia Lottery Corporation||Apply Now|
|Money Transmitter Bond||Sale of Payment Instruments or Money Transmission||GA Department of banking and Finance||Apply Now|
|Telemarketing/Phone Solicitor Bond||Charitable Solicitations Act Paid Solicitor Regist||Georgia Secretary of State||Apply Now|
|Warranty Bond||Consumer Products or Home Warranty Bond Major Appl||State of Georgia||Apply Now|