Kansas Surety Bonds Overview

Bryant Surety Bonds’ nationwide bonding program allows us to write surety bonds in Kansas. We write a variety of different types of bonds, issued exclusively by A-rated and T-listed surety bond companies. We know everything about bonding requirements in Kansas.

Clients with a low credit score can also obtain a bond, through our Bad Credit Surety Bond Program. Because of our highly professional and reliable surety partners, we can offer our bad credit applicants a number of different markets and rates for their bonds.

You can proceed straight to your bond application form by choosing the bond you need from the table below. Click ‘Apply’ and continue with filling your bond application form. Applying is very straightforward and requires only a couple of minutes.

If this is the first time you’re getting bonded, or you would like to know more about Kansas surety bonds, have a look at the sections below. There you can find further information on the types of surety bonds we underwrite, what premiums are available, and how you can get bonded in Kansas.

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) Bond City of Colby Roofing Contractor License Bond Apply Now
Investment Advisor (Blue Sky) Bond Securities Commissioner Uniform Surety Bond Form Apply Now
Debt Consolidators Bond Office of the State Bank Commissioner Surety Bond Credit Services Organization Apply Now
Mortgage Broker (1st & 2nd Mortgages) Bond Office of the State Bank Commissioner Supervised Lender or Mortgage Company Apply Now
Mortgage Lender/Banker (1st & 2nd Mort.) Bond State Bank Commissioner Supervised Lender or Mortgage Company Apply Now
Small Loan Companies Bond Kansas State Banking Commission Surety Bond Supervised Lender or Mortgage Company Apply Now
Title Insurance Agents & Escrow Officers Bond Commissioner of Insurance Escrow, Settlement or Closing Accounts Apply Now
Auto & Mobile Home Dealers (New & Used) Bond Department of Revenue - Division of Vehicles - Dea Motor Vehicle Dealer Apply Now
Auto & Mobile Home Dealers (Used Only, No New) Bond Department of Revenue - Division of Vehicles - Dea Motor Vehicle Dealer Apply Now
Sport Permits Bond Kansas Athletic Commission Professional Boxing, Kickboxing & Full Contract Ka Apply Now
Professional Licenses (All Other) Bond Kansas Office of the Secretary of State Health Care Card Supplier Bond Apply Now
Schools (All) Bond Kansas Board of Regents Truck Driving School Apply Now
Schools (All) Bond Kansas Board of Regents Private or Out-Of-State Institutions Apply Now
Schools (All) Bond Kansas Board of Regents Private School License Bond Apply Now
Alcohol (Retailers) Bond Department of Revenue, Customer Relations, Miscell Liquor Drink Tax Bond Apply Now
Alcohol (Retailers) Bond Department of Revenue - Alcoholic Beverage Control Liquor Licenses Bond Apply Now
Cigar/Cigarette & Tobacco Tax Bond Kansas Department of Revenue Tobacco Products Distributor's Tax Bond Apply Now
Utility Deposit Bond The Emipre District Company The Empire District Company Apply Now
Utility Deposit Bond Westar Energy, Inc. Westar Energy Electric Utility Service Bond Apply Now
Money Transmitter Bond OFFICE OF THE STATE BANK COMMISSIONER Money Transmitter Bond Apply Now
Non-Construction Performance Bond Department of Health and Environment Permit for Cleanup and Closure Apply Now

Types of Surety Bonds in Kansas

You can get any type of Kansas surety bond with us. This means that we write all Kansas license bonds, Kansas contract bonds, and Kansas court bonds.

License bonds are required for businesses in Kansas that are applying for a business license. Contract bonds need to be obtained by contractors who are already licensed and bonded in Kansas, and need a bond in order to perform work on a construction project. Finally, court bonds are usually obtained by individuals who have been requested by a Kansas court to obtain one, such as when appealing a court ruling.

See the sections below to find out more about these various types of Kansas surety bonds.

Kansas License & Permit Bonds

Kansas license and permit bonds are required of businesses that need to get licensed, as specified and regulated by state laws. Part of the licensing process of these businesses is to submit the relevant bond to the respective Kansas public department or division. This is the case with auto dealer bonds, for example.

License bond requirements, as well as bonding amounts, differ from state to state. Some bonds– such as freight broker bonds– are required in all states, while others are only required locally.

Kansas license bonds are meant to protect the state and the public, from businesses who do not comply with state laws and regulations, or financially harm their customers through fraud and other illegal activities. These bonds guarantee that customers will receive financial compensation if a bonded business is found to have engaged in dishonest practices.

The Kansas auto dealer bond or the Freight broker bond are some of the bonds we underwrite most frequently in the state of Kansas. We also underwrite all other types of license bonds regularly. Have a look at the bond cost section below, to find out more about the cost of your Kansas surety bond.

Kansas Contract Bonds

Kansas contract bonds are available to licensed and bonded contractors in Kansas who want to bid on a contract, or will be working on a construction project in the state.

These bonds serve as a guarantee that applicants will comply with the conditions of the contract they have made with the project owner, as well as with the regulations for contractors in the state of Kansas.

Kansas Court Bonds

Bryant Surety Bonds can also help you with Kansas court bonds, if you have been ordered by a state court to obtain one.

These bonds are most often required by courts, in cases when a court ruling is being appealed by an individual, or whenever an individual is appointed as someone’s fiduciary and must provide financial guarantee to assume this function.

To find out more about any one of these bonds or have any other surety bond-related questions answered - call us at (866)-450-3412. Our experts are here to help you with getting your bond.

Surety Bond Cost in Kansas

A surety bond premium is what applicants must pay in order to obtain their Kansas surety bond.

The total bond amount is the maximum sum that the surety company can extend to claimants in the case of a claim against the bond. The premium, or the bond cost, is based on the total amount of the bond and is a percentage thereof.

In order to determine a relevant and appropriate bond cost for an applicant, sureties check the applicant’s personal credit score, among other things. Credit score is considered a very effective predictor of the risk of claims. Among other factors, sureties also take into account applicants’:

  • Financial statements
  • Asset profile and liquidity
  • Industry experience and overall work record

Applicants who have a high credit score are offered a lower premium on their surety bonds, because high scores correspond with a lower chance of claims on a bond. Such applicants are therefore offered standard market rates, which are between 1%-4% of the bond amount.

Though they may have been turned down elsewhere, applicants with a lower credit score can also get bonded with Bryant Surety Bonds! Our Bad Credit Surety Bond Program is designed to accommodate those applicants who are harder to bond because of their lower score.

Rates under this program range between 5%-15%, provided by our expert surety partners who make sure to offer the best rate to each applicant individually.

To get an estimate of the cost of your bond, try our surety bond cost calculator on the right. You can also get a precise and entirely free quote on your bond, by submitting a surety bond application form. Processing takes a short amount of time for most bonds so you can expect to hear from us soon!

Questions? Our 'Surety Bond Cost' page can tell you everything you need to know.

How to Get Bonded in Kansas

You can apply for your Kansas surety bond quickly and easily, through our application tool. Simply apply online here and submit your surety bond application form.

Once we’ve processed your form, we will contact you with your free quote and additional information.

You can also reach us at (866)-450-3412 anytime to speak to one of our experts and request further information or receive help with your application. We will be happy to help you get bonded!

Our ‘What is a Surety Bond’ guide offers you extensive information about how surety bonds work, so have a look at it if you need more information.

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.