Colorado Surety Bonds Overview

Bryant Surety Bonds writes all types of surety bonds in the state of Colorado, for clients with good or bad credit.

We work exclusively with a number of A-rated and T-listed Colorado surety bond companies, who are among the most respected professional sureties in the industry. Through this network of companies we have access to a variety of markets, permitting us to write bonds for all types of applicants in Colorado.

Our Bad Credit Surety Bond Program has an extremely high approval rating, making it possible for applicants with less-than-perfect credit to get bonded at affordable rates.

If you know exactly what type of Colorado surety bond you require, you can look it up in the table below. Follow the applications link by clicking the ‘Apply’ button and proceed with submitting your documents. If you want to read more about Colorado surety bonds first, how much they cost and how you can get bonded, simply continue to the different sections below.

Find the Bond You Need

The table below contains a list of only the most popular surety bonds. If you can't find yours, fill out our online application and select "Not in the list".

Contractor License (No P&P Language) Bond Board of County Commissioners; El Paso County Permit Compliance Bond (El Paso County, CO) Apply Now
Contractor License Performance & Payment (Local) Bond City of Trinidad Contractor License Bond (City of Trinidad, CO) Apply Now
Contractor License Performance & Payment (State) Bond Dept of Local Affairs Div of Housing Installer of Manufactured Homes Bond Apply Now
Excess Weight, Other Highway & Street Permit Bond El Paso County, CO Public Services Department Right of Way Street Permit for Washo Circle Bond ( Apply Now
Collection Agency Bond Collection Agency Board Collection Agency Apply Now
Debt Consolidators Bond Collection Agency Board Debt Management Apply Now
Insurance Adjusters Bond Colorado Division of Insurance Public Adjusters Bond Apply Now
Mortgage Broker (1st & 2nd Mortgages) Bond Division of Real Estate Mortgage Loan Originator (Individual) Apply Now
Mortgage Broker (1st & 2nd Mortgages) Bond Division of Real Estate Mortgage Loan Originator Apply Now
Mortgage Broker (1st & 2nd Mortgages) Bond Division Of Real Estate Mortgage Broker (1st & 2nd Mortgages) Apply Now
Mortgage Lender/Banker (1st & 2nd Mort.) Bond Adminstrator of Uniform Consumer Credit Code Supervised Lender Apply Now
Small Loan Companies Bond Attorney General Supervised Lender Bond Apply Now
Defective Title Bond Department of Motor Vehicles Defective Title Bond Apply Now
Auto & Mobile Home Dealers (New & Used) Bond Department of Revenue - Auto Industry Division Motor Vehicle Dealer Apply Now
Auto & Mobile Home Dealers (Used Only, No New) Bond Department of Revenue - Auto Industry Division Motor Vehicle Dealer Apply Now
Motor Vehicle (Non-Dealer, Not Listed) Bond Dept of Revenue - Auto Industry Division Motor Vehicle Buyer Agent Apply Now
Motor Vehicle (Non-Dealer, Not Listed) Bond Div. of Housing - Manufactured Home Registration Home Sale Down Payment Bond Apply Now
Detectives Bond Department of Emergency Services and Public Protec Private Detective and/or Security Service License Apply Now
Professional Licenses (All Other) Bond Dept. of Excise and Licenses Merchant Guard Company Apply Now
Professional Licenses (All Other) Bond Division of Registrations / Office of Licensing Hearing Aid Providers Apply Now
Professional Licenses (All Other) Bond Grand Junction City For Purchasing of Gold Apply Now
Professional Licenses (All Other) Bond Public Utilites Commission Motor Carrier Apply Now
Professional Licenses (All Other) Bond Department of Public Health and Environment Waste Tire Hauler Bond Apply Now
Schools (All) Bond Division of Private Occupational Schools COLORADO – BOND OF PRIVATE OCCUPATIONAL SCHOOLS Apply Now
Schools (All) Bond Department of Revenue Third Party Testing-Examiner Bond Apply Now
Schools (All) Bond Division of Private Occupational School Out of State Private Occupational School Agent Bon Apply Now
Fuel Tax (All Others, Sellers & Users) Bond Colorado Department of Revenue Mileage & Fuel Tax Apply Now
Fuel Tax (All Others, Sellers & Users) Bond Colorado Department of Revenue Fuel Distributors Bond Apply Now
Sales, Use & Consumer Tax Bond Department of Revenue Medical Marijuana License Apply Now
Sales, Use & Consumer Tax Bond City and County of Denver City & County of Denver Retail Marijuana License B Apply Now
Sales, Use & Consumer Tax Bond Dept of Revenue, Marijuana Enforcement Division Retail Marijuana License Bond Apply Now
Sales, Use & Consumer Tax Bond State of Colorado, Department of Revenue Retail Marijuana Excise Tax Bond Apply Now
Sales, Use & Consumer Tax Bond City & County of Denver Medical Marijuana License Bond Apply Now
Sales, Use & Consumer Tax Bond City of Lafayette (City of Lafayette, CO) Retail Marijuana License B Apply Now
Sales, Use & Consumer Tax Bond City of Aurora - Marijuana Enforcement Division (City of Aurora, CO) Retail Marijuana Establishmen Apply Now
Grain & Commodity (State License & Warehouse) Bond COLORADO DEPT OF AGRICULTURE Dealer and/or Commodity Handler Bond Apply Now
Utility Deposit Bond La Plata Electric Association La Plata Electric Association Utility Payment Bond Apply Now
Financial Guarantee (All Other) Bond Hazardous Materials & Waste Management Division Solid Waste Disposal Sites and Facilities Financia Apply Now
Lottery Bond Department of Revenue, Lottery Commission Lottery/Lotto Apply Now
Repossession Agent Bond Colorado Attorney General Repossessor Apply Now
Appraisal Management Colorado Division of Real Estate Appraisal Management Bond Apply Now

Types of Surety Bonds in Colorado

We can underwrite all types of Colorado surety bonds for our clients.

These include Colorado license and permit bonds, necessary for businesses that need to get licensed. We also underwrite Colorado contract bonds, necessary for licensed and bonded contractors in Colorado who wish to work on construction jobs. Finally, we also underwrite Colorado court bonds for those among our clients who have been ordered by a Colorado court to obtain a bond.

Read on for more detailed information on the various types of Colorado surety bonds.

Colorado License & Permit Bonds

License and permit bonds are required in practically every state in the country. However, not all states require the same types of license bonds, nor in the same amounts. These bonds are required for businesses in order to obtain their business licenses in the state of Colorado.

They serve to protect the public, the state and individual consumers who may suffer financial harm due to a business’s malpractice. Colorado license bonds also guarantee that businesses will comply with state regulations that apply to their particular business.

Among the most popular Colorado license bonds that we underwrite are the Colorado auto dealer bond, as well as freight broker bonds, which are required at the federal level. We also regularly underwrite all other types of Colorado license bonds.

The bonding amounts (i.e. the penal sum) of Colorado license bonds may vary from that of similar bonds in other states. Bond amounts are either fixed on a state level, or are determined on a federal level. The Colorado auto dealer bond amount, for example, is $50,000, while the freight broker bond amount is $75,000.

However, this is not the cost of your license bond. The cost is only a percentage of the total amount. Check the section on surety bond cost below for more information.

Colorado Contract Bonds

We also underwrite all types of contract bonds in Colorado, which contractors often need in addition to their license bond on a project-by-project basis. These bonds are almost always required of contractors when they bid to participate in public construction projects. Most private construction jobs in Colorado require contract bonds as well.

These serve as a guarantee that contractors will perform in accordance with a contract’s conditions and state regulations. Read on below to learn how to apply for a Colorado contract bond.

Colorado Court Bonds

Bryant Surety Bonds also underwrites Colorado court bonds. These bonds are required for appellants in Colorado who want to appeal a judgement. If deemed necessary, a court will order appellants to obtain a supersedeas bond, a type of court bond. Fiduciaries or guardians may be required to obtain a fiduciary bond, another type of court bond, before they can perform their duties.

If you need any more information or help, you can always call one of our surety experts at (866) 450-3412. We’re always here to provide you with further information and explanations, as well as guide you through your application if you need assistance.

Surety Bond Cost in Colorado

The cost of your surety bond is based on the amount (or penal sum) of the bond that you need to obtain. The amount of a bond is the amount of coverage that it provides to its obligees if a claim is made against the bond. This is not the same as its cost, though.

The cost that you will need to pay to obtain a Colorado auto dealer bond is a fraction or percentage of its full amount.

How high or low this percentage will be depends on various financial factors. The most important among these is personal credit score. When determining your premium, sureties take your credit score into account, as it is a reliable indicator of your financial strength and stability. Other factors which sureties consider are:

  • Your financial statements

  • Your industry experience

  • How long your business has existed

  • Other financial factors

Those applicants who have a high credit score are typically offered a premium which is between 1%-4% of the total amount of their Colorado surety bond. The exact percentage varies on the type of bond you are applying for, as well as your status as an applicant.

Those applicants who have a low credit score can usually get bonded regardless. Bryant Surety Bonds has an expert Bad Credit Surety Bond Program, which gives bad credit applicants access to markets on most, if not all, Colorado license bonds. Due to the greater risk involved in bonding these applicants, rates under this program are higher - between 5%-15% of the total amount.

Regardless of their credit status or application, all applicants are offered the lowest rates that we have access to, and are guaranteed the backing of our expert surety partners.

Our surety bond cost calculator on the right can help you estimate the cost of your Colorado surety bond. If you want an exact quote on your bond, free of charge, simply follow the application link and submit your application.

You can also have a look at our Surety Bond Cost page, which offers extensive information about how bond cost is determined.

How to Get Bonded in Colorado

Getting bonded in Colorado is actually quite simple. All you need to do is fill in the relevant application form, and submit it through our secure application tool.

There are two ways of applying depending on the bond you need.

Apply online here to get a Colorado license and permit bond. When submitting your application, you will have to include a number of details that are necessary to calculate your rate. Once you submit your application, you can expect to receive a reply with your free quote.

To apply for a Colorado contract surety bond, simply fill in one of the relevant application forms. Apply with the Fast Track Program application form if your contract bond is under $250,000. If the amount of your contract bond is over $250,000, you will have to apply through our Full Bond Line Project application. This is necessary because these bonds go through a different process before they are underwritten.

Simply download the right online form and forward it to us when you’ve filled in all the necessary details. Once we review your application we will contact you with an entirely free quote on your Colorado contract bond.

You can also get in touch with us at (866)-450-3412 at any time if you should have further questions or need help. We are very experienced in underwriting Colorado surety bonds and our experts are among the most knowledgeable in the industry. We look forward to providing you with assistance.

If you want to know more about surety bonds, check out our ‘what is a surety bond’ page. There you can find extensive information and explanations about what surety bonds are and how they function.

Colorado Surety Bond Companies

Bryant Surety Bonds prides itself in its business connections, and the Colorado surety bond companies it represents. Washington International Insurance Company, Swiss Reinsurance American Corporation, International Fidelity Insurance Company are among our most trusted long-time partners.

All of them are A-rated and T-listed, which means that your Colorado surety bond will be backed by some of the best sureties possible. By getting your bond with us, you are investing in a reliable and stable business relationship.


About the author:
Todd Bryant
Todd Bryant is a graduate of Germantown Academy and the University of Pittsburgh College of Business Administration Honors College. He has been President of Bryant Surety Bonds, Inc., an A+ rated Business with the Better Business Bureau, since 2007. Licensed as a producer with the Department of Insurance, he has been published in the National Association of Surety Bond Producers newsletter and on numerous authoritative publications such as The Washington Post, Entrepreneur.com, Azcentral.com and many more.