Why Do I Need a Surety Bond in New Hampshire?

Getting bonded in New Hampshire is required to guarantee your regulatory compliance and provide customer protection in certain business activities. Surety bonds ensure that you will comply with the laws and if you violate these laws and cause losses or damages, a claim can be filed against your bond to secure compensation.

  • If you're a business owner or individual looking to obtain a business license in New Hampshire, you will have to get a specific type of license and permit bond.

  • When you want to bid and work on certain construction projects, especially large public projects, you are most likely to be required to post a construction bond to guarantee your performance and provide protection.

  • For specific occasions, a state court may require you to post a court bond, such as supersedeas bond (to appeal a judgment) or fiduciary bond (if you are appointed a fiduciary of another person assets).

If you are new to surety bonds, you can learn more on our What is a surety bond page. If you want to get a free quote or apply, fill out our simple online application form.

New Hampshire Motor Vehicle Dealer Bond

Retail and wholesale auto dealers have to obtain a $25,000 bond when they apply for their license at the DMV.

Freight Broker Bond

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

Business Service Bond

Obtained by businesses to provide protection from employee dishonesty and increase the credibility of the business.

Real Estate Broker Bond

New Hampshire requires a $25,000 surety bond of applicants who want to get licensed as real estate brokers.

Payment and Performance Bond

Performance and payment bonds are typically required together by contractors as part of a contract project.

Lottery Bond

In order to get a license, any facility which has a lottery machine is required to obtain such a bond.

If you already know your surety bond, find it in the table below. If you need any assistance, call us at (866)-450-3412 to speak with our surety bonds professionals.

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".

Debt Consolidators Bond State of New Hampshire Debt Adjuster's Apply Now
Professional Fund Raisers Bond Dpeartment of Justice Attorney General Office Paid Solicitor Apply Now
Mortgage Broker (1st & 2nd Mortgages) Bond Bank Commissoner, Banking Dept Mortgage Broker Apply Now
Mortgage Lender/Banker (1st & 2nd Mort.) Bond Bank Commissioner Mortgage Banker Apply Now
Defective Title Bond NH Division of Motor Vehicles Defective Title Bond Apply Now
Auto & Mobile Home Dealers (New & Used) Bond Division of Motor Vehicles - Dealer Licensing Bure Motor Vehicle Dealer Apply Now
Auto & Mobile Home Dealers (Used Only, No New) Bond Division of Motor Vehicles - Dealer Licensing Bure Motor Vehicle Dealer Apply Now
Detectives Bond Department of Saftey Bond for Private Investigator, Security and Bail B Apply Now
Professional Licenses (All Other) Bond NH Joint Board of Licensure & Certification Independent Court Reporter Apply Now
Professional Licenses (All Other) Bond Town of Woodstock Town of Woodstock, Reclamation and Environmental P Apply Now
Schools (All) Bond New Hampshire Post-Secondary Education Commission Career School Licensing Apply Now
Games of Chance Bond State of New Hampshire, Racing and Charitable Gami STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE RACING AND CHAROTABLE GAMIN Apply Now
Games of Chance Bond Racing and Charitable Gaming Commission Surety Bond for Game Operators in New Hampshire Apply Now
Games of Chance Bond State of New Hampshire Racing and Charotable Gamin Charitable Gaming Commission Games of Chance Bond Apply Now
Games of Chance Bond NH Racing & Charitable Gaming Commission Manufacturer Pursuant to Chapter 287-E Bond (Bingo Apply Now
Financial Guarantee (All Other) Bond New Hampshire Banking Department Sales Finance Company Bond Apply Now
Indemnity (Miscellaneous - Not Listed) Bond New Hampshire Racing & Charitable Gaming Commissio Bond of Manufacturer Apply Now
Lottery Bond New Hampshire Lottery Commission Daily and-or Weekly Sales Agent Bond Apply Now
Lottery Bond NH Racing & Charitable Gaming Commission Lucky 7 Bingo Ticket Seller Bond Apply Now
Telemarketing/Phone Solicitor Bond State of New Hampshire Charitable Solicitor Apply Now
Warranty Bond NH Commissioner of Insurance Consumer Guaranty Contracts Bond Apply Now

How Much Surety Bonds Cost?

Your surety bond cost is called a premium and is equal to a percentage of the total bond amount. Usually, getting bonded for standard markets is at 1-3%, while higher risk applicants can get rates at 3-10% of the bond amount. For more information about surety bond pricing and how your rate is formulated, you can check our surety bond cost page.

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Surety Bonds for Bad Credit Applicants

Bad credit bonding is somewhat different for applicants with low credit scores. To compensate for the higher risk, sureties will offer quotes between 5% and 15% of the total bond amount. Yet, by improving your credit score and financials, you can improve your bond rate significantly over time. Learn more about Bryant Surety's special Bad Credit Surety Bonds Program.

How to Apply for a Bond in New Hampshire?

Apply for your license or contract bond by completing our online application. We will contact you shortly with a free quote and further information on the bonding process.

Start your surety bond application today! Why us?
  • The lowest possible rates
  • A 100% money-back guarantee
  • Access to specialty programs, not available to small agencies

Call us at (866)-450-3412 anytime if you want to know more about getting bonded or how to apply!

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