When Do You Need A Surety Bond in Nevada?

The state of Nevada may require you to obtain a surety bond when you apply for a business license or if you are a contractor planning to work on public or private projects. Bonding is often a necessary requirement needed to secure the proper execution of a project and to ensure the compliance of a business.

There are three main categories of surety bonds in Nevada:

  • To get licensed and start a business, you may be required to obtain a license bond. It guarantees that in performing your specific business activities you will comply with the regulations of Nevada.

  • Before you can begin work or bid on a project, you will be asked to obtain a contract bond to guarantee that you will perform in compliance with state law and by the conditions of the construction contract you have been awarded.

  • Nevada courts may require you to post a court bond in a number of circumstances, such as appealing a court decision or if you are appointed as guardian or fiduciary of someone’s estate or assets.

See our ‘What is a surety bond’ guide for a detailed and comprehensive introduction to surety bonds, how they work, and why you need one!

Nevada Auto Dealer Bond

Motor vehicle dealers in Nevada must obtain an auto dealer bond when getting licensed at the DMV in Nevada.

Freight Broker Bond

Freight brokers and freight forwarders are required by the FMCSA to obtain a $75,000 BMC-84 surety bond.

Nevada Tax Preparer Bond

Applicants for a document preparation service license in Nevada have to obtain a bond in the amount of $50,000.

Nevada Mortgage Broker Broker Bond

To obtain or renew their Nevada mortgage broker license, individuals must either post a $50,000 or a $75,000 bond.

Nevada Contractors License Bond

Bond amounts for Nevada contractors are not fixed and are determined by the Nevada State Contractors Board on a case-by-case basis.

Nevada Sales Tax Bond

Nevada requires all retailers to obtain a sales tax permit and sales tax bond before going into business.

See the following table if you are looking for a particular type of bond.

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 State Contractors Board Residential Pool and Spa License Apply Now
Contractor License Performance & Payment (State) Bond State Contractors Board Nevada State Contractors Board Apply Now
Check Sellers Bond Financil Institutions Division Check Cashing Bond Apply Now
Collection Agency Bond State of Nevada Business & Industry Dept COLLECTION AGENCY Apply Now
Collection Agency Bond Department of Business and Industry Collection Agency Bond Apply Now
Debt Consolidators Bond Division of Mortgage Lending Credit Service Organizations Surety Bond Apply Now
Insurance 3rd Party Administrator Bond Nevada Division of Insurance Administrators As Provided By NRS 683A Apply Now
Mortgage Broker (1st & 2nd Mortgages) Bond Division of Mortgage Lending Mortgage Broker Apply Now
Mortgage Lender/Banker (1st & 2nd Mort.) Bond State of Nevada Covered Service Provider Bond Apply Now
Mortgage Lender/Banker (1st & 2nd Mort.) Bond Division of Mortgage Lending Mortgage Banker Bond Apply Now
Title Insurance Agents & Escrow Officers Bond Division of Mortgage Lending Escrow Agency/Agent Bond Apply Now
Auto & Mobile Home Dealers (New & Used) Bond Occupational and Business Licensing Vehicle Industry Business License Bond Apply Now
Auto & Mobile Home Dealers (Used Only, No New) Bond Occupational and Business Licensing Vehicle Industry Business License Bond Apply Now
Motor Vehicle (Non-Dealer, Not Listed) Bond Nevada - Occupational and Business Licensing Vehicle Industry Business License Apply Now
Motor Vehicle (Non-Dealer, Not Listed) Bond Occupational and Business Licensing Body Shop or Garage Business License Bond Apply Now
Motor Vehicle (Non-Dealer, Not Listed) Bond Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles Specialty License Plate Bond Apply Now
Motor Vehicle (Non-Dealer, Not Listed) Bond Occupational and Business Licensing Vehicle Registration Program Bond Apply Now
Sport Permits Bond Nevada Athletic Commission Promoter's License and Refund Bond Apply Now
Employment Agencies Bond State of Nevada Worker's Compensation Section Employee Leasing Company Apply Now
Book/Magazine Solicitors Bond Clark County Business License Book/Magazine Solicitors Bond Apply Now
Book/Magazine Solicitors Bond Planning Department, Business Licensing Division Coupon Book Sales Bond Apply Now
Nursing Homes Bond State of Nevada, Department of Human Resources, Di Health Care Facilities & Services Apply Now
Professional Licenses (All Other) Bond Nevada State Board of Pharmacy Pharmaceutical Wholesaler Apply Now
Professional Licenses (All Other) Bond City of Henderson Business License Division Alarm System Business Bond Apply Now
Professional Licenses (All Other) Bond Nevada Secretary of the State Document Preparation Service Bond Apply Now
Professional Licenses (All Other) Bond Nevada Department of Insurance Service Contracts Bond Apply Now
Professional Licenses (All Other) Bond City of Las Vegas Second Hand Dealer Bond (City of Las Vegas, NV) Apply Now
Professional Licenses (All Other) Bond Southern Nevada District Chief Health Officer Recycling Center Bond Apply Now
Schools (All) Bond Commission On Postsecondary Ed Private Postsecondary Educational Institution Lice Apply Now
Schools (All) Bond Department of Education Private Elementary and Secondary School License/So Apply Now
Schools (All) Bond Nevada - Occupational and Business Licensing Drive School Bond Apply Now
Alcohol (All Others) Bond Dept of Taxation Liquor Excise Tax Bond Apply Now
Fuel Tax (All Others, Sellers & Users) Bond Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles Fuel Tax (All Others, Sellers & Users) Bond Apply Now
Sales, Use & Consumer Tax Bond State of Nevada SURETY BOND POSTED TO SECURE PERFORMANCE UNDER TIT Apply Now
Utility Deposit Bond Las Vegas Valley Water District Utility Deposit Bond Apply Now
Lottery Bond Nevada Gaming Commission- Tax and License Division Gaming Establishment Apply Now
Money Transmitter Bond FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS DIVISION Money Transmitter Bond Apply Now
Prepaid/Preneed Funeral Bond State of Nevada Division of Insurance Burial Services Seller Apply Now

Still not sure which bond you need? Give us a call at (866)-450-3412 and one of our experts will be there to respond to all of your inquiries.

How Much Does a Surety Bond Cost?

The cost of your bond is equal to a fraction of the full bond amount. The rate is determined by the surety when you apply and depends primary on your personal credit score. License bonds applicants with a FICO score of 700 or more can expect rates between 1%-3%, while applicants with lower scores can expect to get bonded at rates from 3% to 10%.

Learn more about how bond premiums are determied and which other factors sureties consider before offering you a rate in our Surety Bond Cost guide.

Can I Get Bonded If I Have Bad Credit?

Applicants with lower credit scores, so-called bad credit, are usually offered higher rates, between 5%-15%, due to the greater risk involved in bonding them. Yet, you can improve your bond rate if you improve your credit score and financials. Find out more about our Bad Credit Surety Bonds program.

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How to Apply for a Surety Bond in Nevada

To apply for a license or contract bond, complete our online surety bond form. We’ll contact you with a free and exact quote on your bond, along with further details on finalizing your application.

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