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Do Residential and General Contractors in Georgia Need Surety Bonds?

 Bonded Contractors stand at a construction site in Georgia

Georgia General Contractors and Residential Contractors are required to have a license and a form of financial responsibility such as a surety bond which protects government agencies and consumers from potential financial loss.

The Georgia State Board for Residential and General Contractors

oversees the contractor licensing program which includes education and examination standards and licensing.

Residential and general contractors need to complete the application and pay the licensing fee. Contractors will also need to complete the Affidavit of US Citizenship and Consent form for a criminal background check.

Obtain a form of financial responsibility which can include:a $25,000 surety bond, letter or line of credit or is a business with a minimum net worth of $25,000 or a bank reference for the past 24 months.

Limited service specialty contractors that perform specific types of contractor work are exempt from meeting the license requirements. For additional information Limited Service Specialty Contractors

How Much Will This Bond Cost?

The premium that you pay for a Georgia Contractor License Surety Bond is based on credit.

Did You Know?

General contractor limited tier are limited to contract projects that are $500,000 or less.

How Do I Get Bonded?

Contact our Surety Bond Specialists today at:

Phone: 1‑844‑432‑6637
Fax:     404-351-3237
Hours: 8:00-5:00 CST, Monday through Friday

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