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!
Most Popular Surety Bonds in Nevada
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.
To get an estimate of the cost of your bond, try the surety bond calculator below!
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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.
For any questions about getting a surety bond in Nevada and specific bonding requirements, call us at (866)-450-3412!