Nebraska Surety Bond Overview
Many Nebraska businesses are required to obtain a Nebraska surety bond, so that they comply with state and local rules. Whatever kind of surety bond you need, Bryant Surety Bonds is licensed to underwrite it, and can guide you through the bonding process.
Even if your finances are problematic, you can still get bonded with our Bad Credit Surety Bond Program. We work with a number of A-rated and T-listed Nebraska surety bond companies, which allows us to select the best bonding option for your specific circumstances.
You can find all the details on Nebraska surety bonds below, or see the table to go directly to your bond application.
To locate the Nebraska surety bond you need, you can consult the table just below. For any questions, just call us at (866)-450-3412 and we will be happy to help.
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".
Investment Advisor (Blue Sky) BondNebraska Department of Banking and FinanceBureau of Securities Bond
Check Sellers BondNebraska Department of Banking & FinanceDelayed Deposit Services Business Bond
Collection Agency BondNE Collection Agency Licensing BoardCollection Agency License Bond
Mortgage Broker (1st & 2nd Mortgages) BondDirector, Dept of Banking and FinanceMortgage Originator
Mortgage Lender/Banker (1st & 2nd Mort.) BondDept of Banking and FinanceMortgage Banker
Mortgage Lender/Banker (1st & 2nd Mort.) BondDept. of Banking and FinanceMortgage Banker
Title Insurance Agents & Escrow Officers Bondstate of NebraskaEscrow Agents Bond
Auto & Mobile Home Dealers (New & Used) BondMotor Vehicle Industry Licensing Board50K Motor Vehicle Dealer
Auto & Mobile Home Dealers (New & Used) BondMotor Vehicle Industry Licensing Board25K Motor Vehicle Dealer
Auto & Mobile Home Dealers (Used Only, No New) BondMotor Vehicle Industry Licensing BoardMotor Vehicle Dealer ($50K)
Auto & Mobile Home Dealers (Used Only, No New) BondMotor Vehicle Industry Licensing BoardMotor Vehicle Dealer ($25K)
Professional Licenses (All Other) BondDept. of Health and Human ServicesWholesale Drug Distributor
Schools (All) BondNebraska Department of EducationPrivate Postsecondary Career School Bond
Schools (All) BondNebraska Department of Health & Human ServicesApproved Training Agency Bond
Schools (All) BondDepartment of Health and Human ServicesTraining Agency Bond
Alcohol (Retailers) BondNebraska Liquor Control CommissionAlcoholic Liquor Tax Bond
Fuel Tax (All Others, Sellers & Users) BondNebraska Dept of RevenueMotor Fuels Tax Bond
Lottery BondNebraska Department of RevenuNebraska Lottery Retailer
Appraisal ManagementReal Estate Appraisers BoardAppraisal Management Company Bond
Types of Nebraska Surety Bonds
Bryant Surety Bonds offers the full range of Nebraska surety bonds. The most common types of bonds include:
- License and permit bonds are required when you want to obtain a professional license in certain industries.
- Construction bonds are needed if you are a construction contractor who would like to bid on public or private construction projects.
- Court bonds are required in some special cases by a Nebraska court.
Nebraska License & Permit Bonds
Obtaining a license is a usual requirement for plenty of Nebraska businesses, so that they operate in compliance with state, local or city rules. Getting a license and permit bond is often a part of that process.
The purpose of the Nebraska surety bond is to safeguard the interests of the state and the general public, protecting them from any fraudulent activities that businesses could engage in. In this sense, the bond is like an extra line of credit for your business. If you don’t comply with relevant regulations, a claim can be made on your bond. If the claim is proven, you might have to reimburse affected parties up to the maximum sum of the bond.
The most common Nebraska license and permit bonds are:
- Nebraska motor vehicle dealer bond
- Obligee: Nebraska Motor Vehicle Industry Licensing Board
- Bond amount: $50,000
- Nebraska contractor license bond
- Obligee: Nebraska Department of Revenue
- Bond amount: $1,000 for contracts between $2,500 and $10,000; for contracts above $10,000, the bond must be 10% of the contract amount for the first $100,000, and 5% of the amount above $100,000
- Freight broker bond
- Obligee: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
- Bond amount: $75,000
- Expiration date: Coincides with the licensing year
Nebraska Construction Bonds
The second type of commonly-used bonds in Nebraska are construction bonds. If you are working as a construction contractor, you are likely to need them when bidding for private and public construction work.
The purpose of construction bonds is to guarantee that contractors will abide by their contractual obligations, meeting quality standards and deadlines. This way, they protect project owners, and occasionally, subcontractors or other affected parties.
The typically used construction bonds are:
- Bid bonds
- Performance bonds
- Payment bonds
- Maintenance bonds
Nebraska Court Bonds
Court bonds are the third type of Nebraska surety bonds that are typically required, but they are rarely required. Nevertheless, Bryant Surety Bonds can underwrite them for you as well.
The two most common cases in which you would need a court bond are:
- When appealing a court case to an appellate court, you will be asked to provide an appeal bond, alternatively referred to as a supersedeas bond.
- In case you are appointed as a fiduciary, a guardian of somebody’s property, assets or affairs, a Nebraska probate court can ask you to obtain a fiduciary bond.
Surety Bond Cost in Nebraska
There is an important distinction between the surety bond amount that you need to post, and your actual surety bond cost. The bond amount is the largest compensation that can be provided to claimants on proven claims.
The bond price, on the other hand, is a small percentage of this amount, referred to as the bond premium. Typically, it is between 1% and 4% if you qualify for standard market bonding. Consider this: if you need to obtain a $50,000 Nebraska auto dealer bond, your bond cost might be only a few hundred dollars.
Your exact bond premium can be assessed only after you submit a full application with your surety agency. The surety examines your personal and business financials to asses the risk of bonding you. The more stable your situation is, the less you will pay for the bond.
The most important factors used in formulating your bond price are:
- Your personal credit score
- Business finances
- Assets and liquidity
- Industry experience
For an easy way to estimate your surety bond cost, you can use our surety bond cost calculator in the right sidebar of the page. You can submit your full application to also receive an exact bond quote.
How to Get Bonded in Nebraska
Getting bonded in Nebraska has never been easier. You can apply online today and follow the instructions of the easy online form. After completing it, just attach the required documents and send it over to us. Your free bond quote will be with you in no time.
When you receive your bond, it’s a wise idea to save copies of the original bond form for your records.
Need more information on surety bonds? You can read more about how surety bonds work here.
Bryant Surety Bonds’ bonding experts are here to help. If you have any questions about your application, just call us at (866)-450-3412.