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Louisiana Surety Bonds Explained

If you own a business in Louisiana, it’s very likely that you will be required to get a Louisiana surety bond in order to get your business license. This is a common prerequisite, to ensure your compliance with state regulations.

Authorities impose the requirement for a surety bond in order to to protect the interest of the general public– and the state– from any fraudulent activities on the side of licensed businesses. The bond acts like a contract between three entities. Your business is the principal that has to get bonded, the obligee is the party that demands the bond, and the surety is the bond underwriter.

What are the main types of Louisiana surety bonds that you might need in different situations? These include:

  • You often need to get license bonds if you are applying for a business license with a local or state authority. The most common professions that need this type of bond are auto dealers, freight brokers and mortgage brokers.

  • If you are a construction contractor bidding on public or private projects, it’s quite common that you will need to obtain contract bonds. Their purpose is to safeguard the project owner’s interests, by guaranteeing you will fulfill your contractual obligations.

  • Less often, you might have to get a court bond. A Louisiana court can require one from you in case you are assigned as a fiduciary of another person’s assets or if you want to bring a court case to an appellate court.

Ready to start your bonding process? You can find the right Louisiana surety bond that you need in the table below. The full list of bonds in the state is available at the end of the page.

Need help finding your bond? Don’t hesitate to contact us at (877) 514-5146 and we’ll be happy to assist you.

Most Popular Surety Bonds in Louisiana

Louisiana Auto Dealer Bond

Planning to launch a car dealership in Louisiana? You will need an auto dealer bond between $10,000 and $30,000, depending on the type of business.

Mortgage Broker Bond

If you’d like to get licensed as a mortgage broker in Louisiana, you will need a mortgage broker bond of $25,000 or $50,000, depending on your loan volume.

Contractor License Bond

Louisiana contractors must post a minimum $1,000 contractor license bond in order to get licensed in the state.

Collection Agency Bond

If you want to run a collection agency in Louisiana, a $15,000 collection agency bond is required from you.

Cigarette Tax Bond

Selling tobacco and cigarette products in Louisiana requires that you obtain a minimum $2,500 cigarette tax bond.

Insurance Adjuster Bond

Want to work as an insurance adjuster in Louisiana? You need to obtain a $50,000 public adjuster bond.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a Louisiana surety bond cost?

How much you will have to pay for your Louisiana surety bond, or what your surety bond cost will be, depends on the bond amount you are asked to provide. For some bonds, the same amount applies across the country. In other cases, the bond amount is set by local or state authorities, and might even vary from case to case.

The general principle for formulating your bond cost is that you need to post a percentage of the bond amount, which is called the bond premium. For standard bonding market, the percentage is usually between 1% and 4%.

Your exact bond price is determined once your surety examines your personal and business financials. It will take a look at your credit score, business stats and professional experience to assess the risk involved in bonding you. If your finances are stable, you can expect a lower bond premium.

Can I get a Louisiana surety bond with bad credit?

At Lance Surety Bonds, we have bonded thousands of applicants over the years. We know how difficult it can be to get the Louisiana surety bond that you need if you have bad credit. This why we offer our Bad Credit Program.

For applicants with a low credit score, liens, past bankruptcies or civil judgments, the usual bond premiums are in the range of 5%-15%. The higher price is in place to mitigate the increased risk. Our program is a great opportunity to get the same reliable bonding options, at top rates for whatever your situation. Since we forge close relations with a number of A-rated, T-listed surety companies, we can look for the best bond for your circumstances.

How do I get bonded in Louisiana?

To start your bonding process today, you can apply online for a free, no-obligations bond quote. When you complete a full application, you will receive an exact Louisiana surety bond price.

Have a question about the bonding process or your application? We are here to help. Just call us at (877) 514-5146.

For a complete overview of how bonding works, make sure to check out our How to Get Bonded page.

Find Your Louisiana Surety Bond

  • Contractor License Performance & Payment (Local) Bond
    (Parish of Ascension, LA) Billboard Installation B
    Parish of Ascension
  • Contractor License Performance & Payment (State) Bond
    Contractor/Sub-Contractor
    Secretary, Dept of Revenue
  • Excess Weight, Other Highway & Street Permit Bond
    Highway Permit Bond
    LA Dept of Transportation Oversize
  • Debt Consolidators Bond
    Credit Repair Services
    Louisiana Attorney General
  • Insurance Adjusters Bond
    Public Adjusters
    Department of Insurance
  • Insurance 3rd Party Administrator Bond
    Insurance 3rd Party Administrator Bond
    Louisiana Department of Insurance
  • Mortgage Broker (1st & 2nd Mortgages) Bond
    Residential Mortgage Originator
    Office of Financial Institutions
  • Mortgage Broker (1st & 2nd Mortgages) Bond
    Residential Mortgage Originator
    Office of Financial Institute
  • Mortgage Lender/Banker (1st & 2nd Mort.) Bond
    Residential Mortgage Lender Surety
    Office of Financial Institutions
  • Mortgage Lender/Banker (1st & 2nd Mort.) Bond
    RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE LENDER SURETY
    Office of Financial Institutions
  • Small Loan Companies Bond
    Pawnbroker Bond
    Office of Financial Institutions
  • Auto & Mobile Home Dealers (New & Used) Bond
    Motor Vehicle Dealer
    Recreational and Used Motor Vehicle Commission
  • Auto & Mobile Home Dealers (New & Used) Bond
    New Motor Vehicle Dealer Bond
    Lousiana Motor Vehicle Commission
  • Auto & Mobile Home Dealers (Used Only, No New) Bond
    Motor Vehicle Dealer
    Recreational and Used Motor Vehicle Commission
  • Motor Vehicle (Non-Dealer, Not Listed) Bond
    Auto Title
    Department of Public Safety
  • Motor Vehicle (Non-Dealer, Not Listed) Bond
    Department of Public Safety & Corrections Office o
    LA Dept of Public Safety and Corrections
  • Motor Vehicle (Non-Dealer, Not Listed) Bond
    Offical Motor Vehicle Inspection Station Bond
    LA Dept of Public Safety and
  • Motor Vehicle (Non-Dealer, Not Listed) Bond
    Recreational Products Dealer Bond
    Louisiana Motor Vehicle Commission
  • Sport Permits Bond
    State Boxing & Wrestling Commission
    LOUISIANA STATE BOXING &
  • Professional Licenses (All Other) Bond
    Pawnbroker Surety
    Office of Financial Institutions
  • Professional Licenses (All Other) Bond
    Intrastate Telecommunications Service Provider Bon
    Louisiana Public Service Commission
  • Schools (All) Bond
    Blanket Bond for Solicitors (School)
    State of Louisiana Board of Regents
  • Schools (All) Bond
    Proprietary School Certificate of Registration Bon
    State of Louisiana Board of Regents
  • Schools (All) Bond
    Privately Owned Driving School Bond
    Office of Motor Vehicles
  • Cigar/Cigarette & Tobacco Tax Bond
    Tobacco Tax Bond
    Department of Revenue
  • Fuel Tax (All Others, Sellers & Users) Bond
    Motor Fuels Tax Surety Bond
    Louisiana Department of Revenue
  • Utility Deposit Bond
    Utility Payment Bond
    Claireborne Electric
  • Utility Deposit Bond
    In Lieu of Cash Deposit Bond
    SWEPCO
  • Utility Deposit Bond
    Electric and or Gas Service Bond (Entergy Gulf Sta
    Entergy Gulf States Louisiana, LLC
  • Utility Deposit Bond
    Utility Payment Bond (CLECO)
    Cleco Louisiana
  • Financial Guarantee (All Other) Bond
    Waste Tire Transporter Financial Guarantee Bond
    Department of Enviromental
  • Money Transmitter Bond
    SALE OF CHECKS/MONEY TRANSMISSION SURETY
    Office of Financial Institutions
  • Telemarketing/Phone Solicitor Bond
    Professional Solicitor
    Louisiana Dept of Justice
  • Appraisal Management
    Appraisal Management Company Bond
    REAB

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