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How Do I Get Bonded?

The Complete Guide to Becoming a Bonded Arizona Contractor

All applicants for a contractor license in the state of Arizona must post a contractor license bond to the Arizona Registrar of Contractors (ROC).

This bond guarantees the licensed contractors will abide by the provisions of Chapter 10, Title 32 of the Arizona Revised Statutes (ARS). It serves as protection to anyone who is required to receive payments by the contractors, as defined in the Chapter.

Questions about Contractor License Bonds in Arizona

Who Needs an Arizona Contractor License Bond?

All four types of Arizona contractors, licensed by the ROC need to get bonded. The bond amounts for them vary depending on the volume of work they expect to perform in a year. These are as follows:

  • Residential general contractors - $9,000 or $15,000
  • Residential specialty contractors - $4,250 or $7,500
  • Commercial general contractors - between $5,000 and $100,000
  • Commercial specialty contractors - between $2,500 and $50,000

Want to find out how much your bond will cost? Complete our short online application form to get a free quote on your bond!

Do you need bonds to perform on a construction project? See our contract bond guide for more information.

How Much Does an Arizona Contractor License Bond Cost?

The cost of your bond is a percentage of its total amount. Bond amounts for Arizona contractors vary depending on the type of their license and the contemplate gross volume of work per year.

Your personal credit score is the most important factor that influences your bond cost. Other finances, such as financial statements or your fixed and liquid assets, are also taken into account.

See the table below to learn more about the starting price of your bond.

Arizona Contractor License Bond Cost Based on Credit Score
Type of License Contemplated annual gross volume Surety Bond Amount Above 700 Between 650-699 Between 600-649 Below 599
Residential General Contractor Less than $750,000 $9,000 $100 - $135 $100 - $225 $225 - $450 $450 - $900
More than $750,000 $15,000 $112,5 - $225 $150 - $375 $150 - $375 $750 - $1,500
Residential Specialty Contractors Less than $375,000 $4,250 $100 $100 $106 - $212,5 $212,5 - $425
More than $375,000 $7,500 $100 - $112,5 $100 - $187,5 $187,5-$375 $375-$750
Commercial General Contractors & General Engineering Contractors $150,000 or less $5,000 $100 $100 - $125 $125-$250 $250-$500
More $150,000 but less than $500,000 $15,000 $112,5 - $225 $150 - $375 $375-$750 $750-$1,500
More than $500,000 but less than $1 million $25,000 $187,5 - $375 $250 - $625 $625-$1,250 $1,250-$2,500
More than $1 million but less than $5 million $50,000 $375 - $750 $500 - $1,250 $1,250-$2,500 $2,500-$5,000
More than $5 million but less than $10 million $75,000 $562,5 - $1,125 $750 - $1,875 $1,875-$3,750 $3,750-$75,000
$10 million or more $100,000 $750 - $1,500 $1,000 - $2,500 $2,500-$5,000 $5,000-$10,000
Commercial Specialty Contractors $150,000 or less $2,500 $100 $100 $100-$125 $125-$250
More than $150,000 but less than $500,000 $7,000 $100 $100 - $175 $175-$350 $350-$700
More than $500,000 but less than $1 million $17,500 $130 - $262,5 $175 - $437,5 $437,5-$875 $870-$1,750
More than $1 million but less than $5 million $25,000 $187,5 - $375 $250 - $626 $625-$1,250 $1,250-$25,00
More than $5 million but less than $10 million $37,500 $281 - $562,5 $375 - $937,5 $937,5-$1,875 $1,875-$3,750
$10 million or more $50,000 $375 - $750 $500 - $1,250 $1,250-$2,500 $2,500-$5,00

* This table provides a ballpark estimate of potential bond costs. Bond pricing can fluctuate over time due to a number of factors. For exact pricing, please complete an application.

Want to know more about how your bond’s cost is determined? See our How Much Does a Surety Bond Cost? Guide for a detailed explanation.

If you want to speak to one of our experts about getting an Arizona contractor license bond, call us at (877)-514-5146.

What Are the Arizona Contractor License Requirements?

To become a contractor in Arizona, you need to meet a number of licensing requirements. These include:

  • Register your business with the Secretary of State
  • Identify a qualifying party for your license type who meets the education and examination requirements
  • Provide background checks for the applicant and the qualifying party
  • Submit an Arizona contractor license bond
  • Complete the contractor license application and pay a licensing fee

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