Hawaii Surety Bonds Overview

Bryant Surety Bonds has a national surety bond program for the state of Hawaii. We can underwrite every type of Hawaii surety bond at great rates, thanks to our expert A-rated and T-listed surety partners.

We underwrite bonds for applicants with all credit types, even those with a bad credit score. If you have been turned down for a bond in Hawaii previously, keep reading to learn about our Bad Credit Surety Bond Program, designed for clients with a low credit score, or no credit history.

Get bonded straight away by finding your bond in the table below and clicking the ‘Apply’ button. Fill in your surety bond application and submit it to our bond experts for processing.

For more information about the types of Hawaii surety bonds we underwrite, how rates are determined and how you can get bonded, have a look at the sections below the table.

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 (State) Bond Dept of Commerce and Consumer Affairs Contractors License Apply Now
Contractor License Performance & Payment (State) Bond City and County of Honolulu City of Honolulu Trenching Bond Apply Now
Investment Advisor (Blue Sky) Bond Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs BOND FOR INVESTMENT ADVISER IN SECURITIES Apply Now
Collection Agency Bond State of Hawaii Collection Agency Bond Apply Now
Professional Fund Raisers Bond Department of the Attorney General - Tax Division Professional Fund Raisers Apply Now
Insurance Adjusters Bond Hawaii Insurance Division Public Adjuster Bond Apply Now
Auto & Mobile Home Dealers (New & Used) Bond Motor Vehicle Industry Board - Department of Comme Motor Vehicle Dealer Apply Now
Auto & Mobile Home Dealers (Used Only, No New) Bond Motor Vehicle Industry Board - Department of Comme Motor Vehicle Dealer Apply Now
Sport Permits Bond HI Mixed Martial Arts Program Promoter's Apply Now
Detectives Bond Board of Private Detectives & Guards Private Detective, Guard or Agency Apply Now
Employment Agencies Bond State of Hawaii Prof. Empl. Organiation Program Professional Employer Organization Bond Apply Now
Cemetery Permits Bond Department of Commerce & Consumer Affairs Cemetery Authority Bond Apply Now
Professional Licenses (All Other) Bond Dept. of Commerce and Consumer Affairs Activity Desk Apply Now
Professional Licenses (All Other) Bond DCCA Time Share Plan Apply Now
Schools (All) Bond Dept of Education Community Education Center Private Trade, Vocational or Technical School Bond Apply Now
Schools (All) Bond Dept of Commerce and Consumer Affairs Prelicense Real Estate School and Continuing Edcua Apply Now
Money Transmitter Bond Dept of Commerce and Consumer Affairs Money Transmitters License Apply Now
Telemarketing/Phone Solicitor Bond Department of the Attorney General - Tax Division Telemarketing/Phone Solicitor Apply Now

Types of Surety Bonds in Hawaii

All types of Hawaii surety bonds are available to our customers. These include Hawaii license and permit bonds, contract bonds, and court bonds.

License bonds are required of certain businesses when they apply to get licensed. Contract bonds are those bonds that Hawaii contractors must obtain before they can legally work on construction projects, especially state and federal ones, in the state. Court bonds are those bonds that a Hawaii court may request of individuals who appear in front of the court for a variety of reasons.

For more detailed information on each of these types of bonds, see the sections below.

Hawaii License & Permit Bonds

The state of Hawaii has a number of requirements and regulations concerning the licensing of businesses. Many businesses in the state are required to get a business license before they can operate legally. One of the requirements of getting licensed is for applicants to obtain a license and permit bond.

This type of bond serves as a guarantee that bonded businesses and individuals will perform business in compliance with state rules and regulations. They extend protection to customers in cases of fraud and dishonesty on the side of a business, and offer them financial compensation when they file a claim against the bond.

Among the most popular license bonds in the state are the Hawaii auto dealer bond, and the freight broker bond. We underwrite all types of license bonds in the state.

Hawaii Contract Bonds

Contract bonds are those bonds that contractors in Hawaii must obtain as a condition of commencing work on a construction project. They are sometimes also called construction bonds. This category includes bid bonds, payment and performance bonds, and maintenance bonds.

Whether a contractor needs to obtain a bond depends on the project and the contract conditions. Typically, state and federal construction projects require contractors to obtain one or a number of different contract bonds. The purpose of these bonds is to guarantee that Hawaii contractors will comply with state and federal requirements and regulations for contractors.

Hawaii Court Bonds

A court bond is a type of bond requested of courts in any state when individuals appear before the court for a variety of reasons. For example, a Hawaii court may order someone to obtain a supersedeas bond when they wish to appeal a court ruling. Alternatively, someone appearing in front a court to assume the role of someone’s fiduciary will be asked to obtain a fiduciary bond.

Need more information? Call our surety experts at (866)-450-3412 to find out more about the different types of Hawaii surety bonds.

Surety Bond Cost in Hawaii

Your bond rate– or surety bond premium– is the price you need to pay to obtain your bond. It is a percentage of the full amount of your bond.

The full bond amount is the maximum sum of compensation that your bond guarantees in cases of bond claims.

How high or low your premium will be is determined by sureties when they process your surety bond application. Your personal credit score is one of the criteria that sureties always take into account as it is a reliable indicator of an applicant’s overall financial status. Sureties further take into account:

  • An applicant’s financial statements
  • An applicant’s asset profile
  • An applicant’s work experience and record

Because credit score is so reliable, rates often reflect how high or low an applicant’s score is. Applicants with a high credit score usually have to pay a rate between 1%-4% of the total amount, also known as a standard market rate.

But those with a lower credit score can still get bonded, and at great rates, too. Bryant Surety Bonds’ Bad Credit Surety Bond Program enables clients who have a low credit score to obtain the bond they need, at a rate between 5%-15% of the bond amount.

Finding the lowest rates for our clients, and tailoring to their needs, is possible thanks to our expert surety partners, who have access to a large variety of markets. By getting a bond with us, you are effectively working with them– some of the best companies in the whole country.

If you’re curious what your premium may turn out to be, our surety bond cost calculator in the right sidebar can provide you with an estimate. A 100% accurate and entirely free quote is also available. Simply submit your surety bond application form. We will go through the numbers and contact you with your free quote. Submitting an application places no obligations on you.

For additional information about how premiums are determined, consult our 'Surety Bond Cost' page.

How to Get Bonded in Hawaii

Apply online here by submitting your Hawaii surety bond application form.

Processing and approval times are fairly short for most bonds, and we will soon be contacting you with your quote.

Our lines are open for you at all times at (866)-450-3412. Call us if you require further information, or need any help with your application.

To understand how surety bonds work, explore our ‘What is a Surety Bond’ guide, which explains why bonds are put in place and how they protect their obligees.


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.