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Pennsylvania Surety Bonds

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City-Level Bonding Requirements

What is a Pennsylvania surety bond?

Similarly to all other states, a number of individuals and businesses based in Pennsylvania need to obtain surety bonds. They are a security instrument that relevant authorities can use to ensure legal compliance and provide an extra layer of safety for citizens.

In essence, bonds represent a three-party contract. The relevant local, city or state body that requires a bond is the obligee. The party that needs the bond is the principal. Last but not least, the surety is the third entity that provides the bond.

As in other places, three main types of surety bonds are commonly needed in Pennsylvania: license, contract, and court bonds.

  • Many professionals such as auto dealers, freights brokers, and mortgage brokers need to post license bonds to gain the legal right to operate.
  • Construction specialists often have to obtain contract bonds when they want to bid on public or private projects. This type of bonds guarantee that contractors will fulfill their contractual obligations.
  • Court bonds may be required if you have to act as a fiduciary, or if you want to bring a court case to a higher instance.

The most common bonds in Pennsylvania are in the list below. In the table at the end of the page you can find the full list of bonds in the state.

Have trouble finding the bond you need? You can call us at (877) 514-5146.

Most Popular Surety Bonds in Pennsylvania

Auto dealer bonds

Most car dealers in Pennsylvania need to obtain a $20,000 bond. Full agents have to provide a $30,000 bond, salvors - a $10,000 bond, and messenger services - a $50,000 bond. The licensing authority is the Bureau of Motor Vehicles.

Mortgage broker bonds

Mortgage brokers in Pennsylvania have to provide a bond in an amount between $25,000 and $150,000 to the state Department of Banking and Securities.

Professional fundraiser bonds

Professional solicitors in Pennsylvania have to post a $25,000 bond to the Department of State.

Appraisal management company bonds

Appraisal management companies in the state need a $20,000 bond. The licensing authority is the Department of State.

Auctioneer bonds

To obtain your PA auctioneer license, you need to post a $5,000 bond to the State Board of Auctioneer Examiners.

Telemarketing bonds

Telemarketers in Pennsylvania need a license from the Office of the Attorney General. They have to post a telemarketing bond to obtain it.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the bonding costs?

Your surety bond cost depends on the bond amount that you have to post to the city, local or state authorities. You do not have to cover the whole amount, but only a bond premium. The bonding rates are typically between 1% and 5% for applicants with good finances.

To assess the bonding risk that you pose, your surety has to examine your personal and business finances. It takes a close look at your credit score, business documents, and assets and liquidity you may have. If your overall profile is stable, your bond price will likely be lower.

What if I have bad credit?

We run our Bad Credit Surety Bonds program to assist applicants with financial issues such as low credit scores, tax liens, bankruptcies, and civil judgements. You can get most bonds with bad credit, except for contract bonds.

The typical rates are in the range of 5%-15% due to the higher bonding risk. We work with numerous A-rated, T-listed surety companies, which means we can still offer you a top bonding option.

How to get bonded?

Being based out of Pennsylvania, Lance Surety Bonds is very familiar with the state’s many different bonding requirements. We have worked closely with some of the top bonding companies in the country to develop a number of exclusive bond programs, all of which apply to PA.

With our in-house authority, we’re able to offer instant online approvals for most applicants at the lowest possible rate. If you need to get bonded quickly, you’ve come to the right place!

You can review our detailed How to Get Bonded page for more information, or you can always reach us at (877) 514-5146.

Find Your Pennsylvania Surety Bond

Contractor License (No P&P Language) Bond Telecommunications Installing and Operating Bond City of Pittsburgh Apply Now
Contractor License (No P&P Language) Bond Road Weight Permit Bond Township of Nottingham Apply Now
Contractor License (No P&P Language) Bond Road Weight Permit Bond Township of Burlington Apply Now
Contractor License (No P&P Language) Bond Peters Township, PA Road Weight Permit Bond Peters Township Apply Now
Contractor License (No P&P Language) Bond Union Township, PA Road Weight Permit Bond Union Township Apply Now
Excess Weight, Other Highway & Street Permit Bond Surety Bond (Street Permit) PENNDOT - Bureau of Maintenance & Operations Apply Now
Excess Weight, Other Highway & Street Permit Bond Pine Township Excess Weight Permit Bond Pine Township Apply Now
Excess Weight, Other Highway & Street Permit Bond City of Pittsburgh, PA Excess Weight Bond City Of Pittsburgh Apply Now
Excess Weight, Other Highway & Street Permit Bond Weight Restricted Highways Program Performance Bon PENNDOT - Bureau of Maintenance & Operations Apply Now
Investment Advisor (Blue Sky) Bond Uniform Surety Bond PA Securities Commission Apply Now
Collection Agency Bond Credit Services Organization Bond department of state Apply Now
Professional Fund Raisers Bond BCO-160 Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Dept of State Apply Now
Insurance Adjusters Bond Public Adjuster Pennsylvania Insurance Department Apply Now
Mortgage Broker (1st & 2nd Mortgages) Bond 1st Mtg. Loan Correspondant Bureau of Licensing, Compliance & Consumer Service Apply Now
Mortgage Broker (1st & 2nd Mortgages) Bond Mortgage Broker (3 page) Bureau of Licensing, Compliance & Consumer Service Apply Now
Mortgage Broker (1st & 2nd Mortgages) Bond Mortgage Broker (8 page) Bureau of Licensing, Compliance & Consumer Service Apply Now
Mortgage Broker (1st & 2nd Mortgages) Bond Mortgage Originator (Individual) Bureau of Licensing, Compliance & Consumer Service Apply Now
Mortgage Broker (1st & 2nd Mortgages) Bond Sponsor of Mortgage Originators Bond Department of Banking Apply Now
Mortgage Lender/Banker (1st & 2nd Mort.) Bond Mortgage Lender Dept of Banking Apply Now
Title Insurance Agents & Escrow Officers Bond Title Insurance Agent Pennsylvania Department of Insurance Apply Now
Auto & Mobile Home Dealers (New & Used) Bond New, New & Used, Auto, & Mobile Home Dealers Dept of Transportation Apply Now
Motor Vehicle (Non-Dealer, Not Listed) Bond SURETY BOND (Hauling) Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Apply Now
Motor Vehicle (Non-Dealer, Not Listed) Bond Sales Finance Company Bond Pennsylvania Department of Banking Apply Now
Motor Vehicle (Non-Dealer, Not Listed) Bond Official Inspection Station Certificate of Appoint Manager of the Vehicle Inspection Division Apply Now
Oil, Gas, Water or Mineral Wells or Leases Bond Oil and Gas Wells Bond PA DEP Apply Now
Sport Permits Bond BOND FORM FOR PROFESSIONAL BOXING PROMOTER Pennsylvania State Athletic Commission Apply Now
Sport Permits Bond Professional Wrestling Promoter PA State Athletic Commission Apply Now
Sport Permits Bond Athlete Agent Bond Commonwealth of Pennsylvania State Athletic Comm Apply Now
Sport Permits Bond Professional Mixed Martial Arts Promoter Bond Pennsylvania State Athletic Commission Apply Now
Health Spas/Health Clubs Bond Health Club Bureau of Consumer Protection Apply Now
Auctioneers (Other than Livestock) Bond Auctioneer Bond State Board of Auctioneer Examiners Apply Now
Detectives Bond Bucks County Detectives License Bond Bucks County Clerks of Courts Apply Now
Detectives Bond Private Detective Bond Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Apply Now
Employment Agencies Bond Employment Agencies PA Dept. of Labor and Industry Apply Now
Professional Licenses (All Other) Bond Public Utility License PA Dept of Licensing Apply Now
Professional Licenses (All Other) Bond Public Utility License PA Public Utility Commission Apply Now
Professional Licenses (All Other) Bond Bond to Secure a License as a Collector-Repossesso PA. Dept of Banking Apply Now
Professional Licenses (All Other) Bond Temporary Boat Registration Agent PA Fish & Boat Commission Apply Now
Professional Licenses (All Other) Bond Athlete Agent PA State Athletic Commission Apply Now
Professional Licenses (All Other) Bond Fishing License Agent Bond Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission Apply Now
Professional Licenses (All Other) Bond Event Permit Bond Township of Bensalem Apply Now
Professional Licenses (All Other) Bond News Stand Permit License Department of Licenses and Inspection Apply Now
Professional Licenses (All Other) Bond Social Security Administration Representative Paye Social Security Administration Apply Now
Professional Licenses (All Other) Bond Dismantling of Deer Fences Bond Commonwealth of Pennsylvania - DCNR Apply Now
Professional Licenses (All Other) Bond Timber Stumpage Sale Contract Bond Pennsylvania - Commonwealth of Pennsylvania - Apply Now
Professional Licenses (All Other) Bond Vegetation Removal Bond Commonwealth of PA - DCNR Apply Now
Professional Licenses (All Other) Bond Sidewalk Cafe Bond (City of Philadelphia) City of Philadelphia, Department of Licenses Apply Now
Professional Licenses (All Other) Bond Motor Carrier Broker License Bond (PUC No. A-00123 Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission Apply Now
Professional Licenses (All Other) Bond Outdoor Concert Event Permit Bensalem Township Apply Now
Schools (All) Bond PRIVATE LICENSED SCHOOL SURETY Commonwealth of PA - Dept of Education Apply Now
Schools (All) Bond Barber Examiners Barber School Pennsylvania State Board of Barber Examiners Barbe Apply Now
Schools (All) Bond Private Academic Schools Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Dept of Education Apply Now
Schools (All) Bond Real Estate Education Provider Bond Commonwealth of PA - Dept of State Apply Now
Alcohol (Manufacturers, Warehouses, Wholesalers) Bond Malt and Brewed Beverage Bond Dept of Revenue, Bureau of Business Trust Fund Tax Apply Now
Fuel Tax (All Others, Sellers & Users) Bond Liquid Fuels and Fuels Tax PA Dept of Revenue Apply Now
Utility Deposit Bond Utility Deposit Bond (PECO Energy) PECO Energy Apply Now
Indemnity (Miscellaneous - Not Listed) Bond Public Official License City of Johnstown Apply Now
Indemnity (Miscellaneous - Not Listed) Bond Removal of Deer Deterrent Bond Game Commission Apply Now
Indemnity (Miscellaneous - Not Listed) Bond Herbicide Application Bond Game Commission Apply Now
Wages & Fringe Benefits Bond Local 420 Steamfitters Bond Local 420 Steamfitters Apply Now
Wages & Fringe Benefits Bond Wages & Fringe Benefits Bond IBEW Local 98 Apply Now
Wages & Fringe Benefits Bond Wage & Fringe Benefit Bond (IBEW Local 380) Local No.380 I.B.E.W. Apply Now
Fringe Benefits Only Bond Local Union 27 Plumbers Benefit Funds Bond Local 27 Plumbers Union Apply Now
Lottery Bond Lottery Retailer Pennsylvania Lottery Apply Now
Money Transmitter Bond Money Transmitter Bond Merchants Express Money Order Company, Inc. Apply Now
Telemarketing/Phone Solicitor Bond BOND - FORM BCO-160 Department of State Apply Now
Telemarketing/Phone Solicitor Bond Telemarketing Bond Department of State Apply Now
Repossession Agent Bond Collector-Repossessor Bond Department of Banking and Securities Apply Now
Appraisal Management Appraisal Management Company Bond Commonwealth of PA - State Board of Certified Real Apply Now

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