Connecticut Surety Bonds Overview
Bryant Surety Bonds has full bonding authority in the state of Connecticut, and can write all types of Connecticut surety bonds. We represent over 20 A-rated T-listed bonding companies, providing us with access to a variety of strong markets.
Our Bad Credit Surety Bond Program is for clients with less-than-perfect credit. Thanks to our surety partners, we can offer tailored solutions to all of our clients, whether they have good or bad credit.
To proceed with getting bonded, look for the bond you need in the table below and click the ‘Apply’ button. You’ll be asked to fill out a quick and easy surety bond application form.
You can read more about Connecticut surety bonds by reviewing the sections below. There you can find out more about how your bond premium is determined, what kinds of bonds we underwrite, and how to get yours.
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 Performance & Payment (Local) BondThe Town of BerlinTown of Berlin Bond
Contractor License Performance & Payment (Local) BondTown of South WindsorTown of South WIndsor Drain Layer's or Excavation
Excess Weight, Other Highway & Street Permit BondState of Connecticut, Dept of TransportationBureau of Engineering & Highway Operations Permit
Excess Weight, Other Highway & Street Permit BondTown of FarmingtonTown of Farmington Permit Bond
Excess Weight, Other Highway & Street Permit BondCity of Norwalk, Connecticut(City of Norwalk, CT) Street Opening or Encroachme
Collection Agency BondCommissioner of BankingCollection Agency $25K
Debt Consolidators BondBanking Commissioner of the State of ConnecticutDebt Negotiator
Debt Consolidators BondConnecticut Department of BankingDebt Negotiator Bond
Debt Consolidators BondBanking Commissioner of the State of ConnecticutDebt Negotiator Bond
Professional Fund Raisers BondState of Connecticut, Dept of Consumer ProtectionFund Raising Counsel or Paid Solicitor
Insurance 3rd Party Administrator BondCT Dept. of InsuranceThird Party Administrators (TPA) Bond
Mortgage Broker (1st & 2nd Mortgages) BondCommissioner of BankingMortgagee Licensee
Mortgage Lender/Banker (1st & 2nd Mort.) BondDept of BankingMortgage Licensee Bond
Auto & Mobile Home Dealers (New & Used) BondDepartment of Motor Vehicles - Dealers & RepairersMotor Vehicle Dealer
Auto & Mobile Home Dealers (Used Only, No New) BondDepartment of Motor Vehicles - Dealers & RepairersMotor Vehicle Dealer
Motor Vehicle (Non-Dealer, Not Listed) BondDMV- Dealers and Repairers DivisionRegistration Issuance
Professional Licenses (All Other) BondDESPPSecondhand Dealer's License Bond
Schools (All) BondDepartment of Motor VehiclesDriving Schools Bond
Contractors Tax (Blanket Contracts) BondCT Department of Revenue ServicesNonresident Contractor Verification Bond
Fuel Tax (All Others, Sellers & Users) BondConnecticut DRSSurety Tax Bond
Utility Deposit BondConnecticut Light & PowerCT Light & Power Surety
Lottery BondConnecticut Lottery CorporationLottery Sales Agent
Money Transmitter BondBanking CommissionerMoney Transmission Licensee
Types of Surety Bonds in Connecticut
We underwrite all types of Connecticut surety bonds for our clients. These include Connecticut license bonds, Connecticut contract bonds, and Connecticut court bonds.
A license bond is required of some businesses in Connecticut when they apply for their business license. Contract bonds, on the other hand, are required of state contractors, in order to perform work on a construction project in the state. Lastly, court bonds are those bonds that a Connecticut court may request of individuals in a number of cases.
Read on below for more details about these different types of bonds.
Connecticut License & Permit Bonds
Connecticut requires many of its businesses to obtain business licenses before they can offer their services to the public. When getting licensed, these businesses, such as auto dealers or freight brokers, are required to obtain a license and permit bond– also known as a commercial bond– and include it in their application documentation.
Essentially, a license bond guarantees that the bond principal– your business– will comply with the state’s rules and regulations. License bonds protect consumers from dishonesty, fraud and other misdeeds that can financially harm them, by offering them the possibility to file a claim against a bond.
Connecticut Contract Bonds
Contractors in Connecticut typically need to obtain contract bonds when they wish to work on a construction project. These bonds, also called construction bonds, guarantee that bonded and licensed Connecticut contractors will perform work in accordance with the conditions of the contract they have been awarded. They also guarantee that contractors will comply with state regulations.
There is a variety of contract bonds that cover the whole process of construction– from the bidding process, to the completion and maintenance.
Connecticut Court Bonds
Certain individuals in Connecticut may be requested to obtain a court bond when they appear before a state court. For example, a court may require someone who wishes to appeal a ruling to obtain a supersedeas bond. Courts can also require anyone who is appointed as a guardian or a fiduciary to obtain a court bond.
Questions? Call (866)-450-3412 to speak to one of Bryant Surety Bonds’ experts. We will be happy to help you.
Surety Bond Cost in Connecticut
To get bonded, you must pay a surety bond premium. The premium, or the cost of obtaining the bond, is a fraction of the total bond amount.
The total bond amount is merely the penal sum of the bond, which is the maximum compensation that the surety may give to obligees if they file a claim against the bond.
What rate you are offered by the surety is determined by a number of financial indicators. Sureties consider personal credit score the most important factor when determining your rate, because of its accuracy in predicting how financially reliable an applicant is. When setting your rate, sureties also consider:
- Your personal and business financial statements
- Your asset profile and liquidity
- Your industry experience and work record
Since credit score is so important, applicants with high scores are typically offered a rate between 1%-4% of the full bond amount, the standard market rate.
Applicants with a lower credit score can usually still get bonded, regardless of their credit type. This is possible thanks to our Bad Credit Surety Bond Program, that enables such applicants to get bonded at a slightly higher rate, between 5%-15% of the full amount.
Thanks to the different markets we have access to, we can offer the best rates, and personalized solutions, to our customers.
For an estimation of what your bonding rate may look like, use our surety bond cost calculator on the right. You can also get a 100% accurate and free quote by submitting a bond application. There are no obligations attached to submitting the application, and you can expect to receive your quote within a short amount of time.
Find out more about how surety bond rates are set, by looking at our Surety Bond Cost page.
How to Get Bonded in Connecticut
Apply online here to get your Connecticut surety bond. Applying is easy and takes just a few moments.
Once we process your application, we’ll contact you with your free bond quote and more information about your bond.
Call us at (866)-450-3412 to get more information about your bond, or to request help from our surety bond experts. We are familiar with all the bonding requirements in Connecticut and will be happy to help you.
To find out more about bonds, visit our ‘What is a Surety Bond’ guide, which contains all the information about how bonds work and why you need one.