Oregon Surety Bonds Overview

A surety bond may be required in the state of Oregon for a number of reasons to guarantee compliance with state rules and regulations and provide financial security.

You can obtain three main types of surety bonds:

  • If you are applying for a business license you may be asked to get a license or permit bond in order to obtain your license.

  • Contractors who wish to work on certain state or federal construction projects may also be required to get a construction bond.

  • Certain courts in Oregon may also require a court bond to be obtained for certain court proceeding.For example, in order to appeal a judgement or become a fiduciary.

To learn more about how bonds work, and why they are required, see our detailed ‘What is a surety bond’ guide!

Oregon Auto Dealer Bond

Oregon car dealers need to obtain an auto dealer bond when applying for an Oregon auto dealer license.

Freight Broker Bond

Freight brokers and freight forwarders are required by the FMCSA to provide a $75,000 freight broker surety bond.

Oregon Contractor License Bond

Required from several categories of contractors in the state of Oregon as part of the licensing process.

Oregon Mortgage Broker Bond

Mortgage lenders, mortgage loan originators and mortgage servicer license applicants are required to obtain a bond ranging from $50,000 to $200,000.

If you already know the type of surety bond you need, find it in the table below and follow the application link to request your free quote.

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 Construction Contractors Board Residential Construction Contractor License Apply Now
Contractor License Performance & Payment (State) Bond Landscape Contractors Board Landscape Contractor License Apply Now
Contractor License Performance & Payment (State) Bond Landscape Contractors Board Landscape Contractor License Apply Now
Contractor License Performance & Payment (State) Bond Landscape Contractors Board Landscape Contractor License Apply Now
Contractor License Performance & Payment (State) Bond Construction Contractor Board State of Oregon Construction Contractor Board- Com Apply Now
Contractor License Performance & Payment (State) Bond OR Water Resources Department Water Well Constructor's Apply Now
Contractor License Performance & Payment (State) Bond Construction Contractors Board Statutory Public Works Apply Now
Contractor License Performance & Payment (State) Bond Construction Contractors Board Commercial Contractor License Bond Apply Now
Contractor License Performance & Payment (State) Bond Bureau of Labor and Industries Farm Labor Contractor Bond Apply Now
Investment Advisor (Blue Sky) Bond Oregon Department of Consumer & Business Services Investment Advisor Surety Apply Now
Collection Agency Bond Dept of Consumer & Buisness Services Collection Agency Apply Now
Debt Consolidators Bond Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Sevices Debt Management Service Provider Apply Now
Mortgage Broker (1st & 2nd Mortgages) Bond Dept of Consumer & Buisness Services, Division of Mortgage Lender Surety Apply Now
Mortgage Lender/Banker (1st & 2nd Mort.) Bond Division of Finance and Corporate Securities Mortgage Lender Apply Now
Auto & Mobile Home Dealers (New & Used) Bond Department of Transportation - Driver and Motor Ve Motor Vehicle Dealer Apply Now
Auto & Mobile Home Dealers (New & Used) Bond Department of Consumer & Business Services Manufactured Structures Dealer Bond Apply Now
Auto & Mobile Home Dealers (Used Only, No New) Bond Department of Transportation - Driver and Motor Ve Dismantler or Rebuilder of Vehicles Apply Now
Auto & Mobile Home Dealers (Used Only, No New) Bond Dept of Transportation Driver and Motor Vehicle Se Motorcycles, Mopeds, Snowmobiles, ATV Apply Now
Motor Vehicle (Non-Dealer, Not Listed) Bond State of Oregon, Dept of Transportation Disseminator Bond Apply Now
Sport Permits Bond Dept. of State Police, OR Athletic Commission Sport Promoter Apply Now
Detectives Bond DPSST, Private Investigator Licensing Program Private Investigator Bond Apply Now
Employment Agencies Bond Oregon Employment Department Employment Agencies Bond Apply Now
Professional Licenses (All Other) Bond Dept of Public Safety and Training Department of Public Safety Standards and Training Apply Now
Professional Licenses (All Other) Bond Dept of Consumer and Business Services Appraisal Management Company Apply Now
Professional Licenses (All Other) Bond Oregon Dept. of Consumer & Business Services, Div. Pawnbroker Apply Now
Professional Licenses (All Other) Bond Department of Environmental Quality Sewage Disposal Service Apply Now
Professional Licenses (All Other) Bond Board of Pharmacy Prescription Drug Wholesale Distributor Apply Now
Professional Licenses (All Other) Bond OR Department of Environmenal Quality Waste Tire Carrier Bond Apply Now
Schools (All) Bond Construction Contractors Board Continuing Education Provider Bond Apply Now
Alcohol (Manufacturers, Warehouses, Wholesalers) Bond Oregon Liquor Control Commission Liquor Control Commission Licensee Apply Now
Alcohol (Retailers) Bond Oregon Liquor Control Commission Liquor Control Commission Licensee's Bond Apply Now
Fuel Tax (All Others, Sellers & Users) Bond OR Dept of Transportation Motor Vehicle Fuel Dealer Bond Apply Now
Fuel Tax (All Others, Sellers & Users) Bond OR Dept of Transportation Use Fuel Seller Bond Apply Now
Miscellaneous Taxes Bond Department of Transportation Division Miscellaneous Taxes Bond Apply Now
Miscellaneous Taxes Bond DOT Motors Carrier Transportation Division Highway Use Tax Bond Apply Now
Financial Guarantee (All Other) Bond Pacific Pride Services, LLC Franchise Bond (Pacific Pride Services, LLC) Apply Now
Wages & Fringe Benefits Bond Construction Contractors Board Statutory Public Works Apply Now
Lottery Bond Oregon State Lottery Commission Lottery Commission Agent Apply Now
Money Transmitter Bond Department of Consumer & Business Services Money Transmitter Apply Now
Appraisal Management Appraiser Certification and Licensure Board Appraisal Management Company Bond Apply Now

If all of this is still new to you and you would like to speak to someone, you can always reach us at (866) 450-3412!

How Much Does a Surety Bond Cost in Oregon?

The cost of your surety bond is based on the bond amount and constitutes a fraction of the whole sum. It depends on your financial standing and your personal credit score is usually taken by sureties as the most important factor when determining your premium. Applicants with a high credit score are usually offered a rate 1%-4% of the total amount of their Oregon surety bond, though these percentages differ between the different types of bonds. These rates are called standard market rates.

If you would like to know more about bond cost and how exactly rates are determined, our Surety Bond Cost page can provide you with all the relevant information.

Can I Get Bonded I Have Bad Credit Score?

Applicants with bad or poor credit can get bonded just as easily as those with higher scores. Rates on bonds for such applicants are, out of necessity, slightly higher - between 5%-15% of the total bond amount.

To learn more about getting bonded with a lower score, see the Bad Credit Surety Bond Program page.

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