Texas Surety Bonds

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  • Required from businesses and individuals
  • Design to provide a safety net for consumers
  • Ensure compliance with certain laws and regulations
  • Surety bonds are a legally binding agreement
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Texas Surety Bonds: Definition

If you are new to the concept of surety bonds, it’s good to start with a definition. Surety bonds can be required from a number of businesses or individuals looking to operate in Texas. Usually, they are required as part of the process of obtaining a license or a permit.

Broadly put, surety bonds ensure that the bonded entity will comply with certain regulations imposed by the obligee (the state). The bond is backed by a bonding company which assumes financial and legal responsibility for the actions of the bond holder, also called a principal. Thus, the surety, the obligee and the principal sign a legally binding contract.

If the principal doesn’t adhere to the terms of this contract, they can become liable for sums up to the total amount of the bond. Surety bonds are a regulatory method not only in Texas but nationwide, because they can provide quick compensation in case a third party suffers loss or damage.

Texas Surety Bond Search

You can search for the bond you need in the table below. If the one you are looking for is not there, do not worry. Simply call us at (866) 450-3412 and we will help you get bonded.

Find the Bond You Need

  • Agricultural (Non-Livestock) Bond
    Texas Department of Agriculture
    Child and Adult Care Food Program Bond
  • Contractor License (No P&P Language) Bond
    City of Abilene
    Building Contractor's Bond (City of Abilene)
  • Contractor License Performance & Payment (Local) Bond
    City of Galveston
    City of Galveston, TX -(Local) Payment & Performan
  • Contractor License Performance & Payment (Local) Bond
    City of Olmos Park
    General Contractor's
  • Contractor License Performance & Payment (Local) Bond
    AEP Texas Central Company
    Pole Attachement
  • Contractor License Performance & Payment (Local) Bond
    City of El Paso
    Development Services Blanket Building and Construc
  • Contractor License Performance & Payment (Local) Bond
    City of Galveston
    General Contractor License Bond
  • Contractor License Performance & Payment (Local) Bond
    City of El Paso - Development Services Dept
    Blanket Building & Construction Bond
  • Contractor License Performance & Payment (Local) Bond
    City of Sonora
    City of Sonora Electrical Contractor Bond
  • Contractor License Performance & Payment (Local) Bond
    County of El Paso
    Blanket Building & Construction Bond
  • Contractor License Performance & Payment (Local) Bond
    City of Kirby
    Home Improvement Contractor's/Salesman Bond
  • Contractor License Performance & Payment (Local) Bond
    City of Midland
    Contractors Bond (City of Midland, TX)
  • Contractor License Performance & Payment (Local) Bond
    City of Abilene
    Building Contractor's Bond (City of Abilene)
  • Contractor License Performance & Payment (Local) Bond
    Town of Horizon City
    Blanket Building and Construction Bond (Town of Ho
  • Contractor License Performance & Payment (Local) Bond
    City of Dallas
    Paving Bond (City of Dallas)
  • Contractor License Performance & Payment (State) Bond
    City of El Paso
    Development Services Dept Blanket Building & Const
  • Contractor License Performance & Payment (State) Bond
    State of Texas
    Service Contract Provider Surety
  • Excess Weight, Other Highway & Street Permit Bond
    Dept. of Motor Vehciles, Motor Carrier Division
    Over Axle and Over Gross Weight Tolerance Permit B
  • Collection Agency Bond
    Secretary of State, Statutory Documents Section
    Third Party Debt Collector
  • Collection Agency Bond
    Texas Department of Banking
    Private Child Support Enforcement Agencies Bond
  • Debt Consolidators Bond
    Secretary of State
    Credit Services Organization
  • Debt Consolidators Bond
    The Office of Consumer Credit
    Consumer Debt Management Services
  • Insurance Adjusters Bond
    Texas Department of Insurance
    Public Insurance Adjuster Bond
  • Insurance Agents/Brokers Bond
    Department of Insurance
    Insurance Agency
  • Insurance Agents/Brokers Bond
    Texas Department of Insurance
    Discount Health Care Program Operator
  • Mortgage Broker (1st & 2nd Mortgages) Bond
    Dept of Savings and Mortgage Lending
    Residential Mortgage Loan Servicer
  • Mortgage Lender/Banker (1st & 2nd Mort.) Bond
    Dept of Savings and Mortgage Lending
    Mortgage Lender
  • Small Loan Companies Bond
    STATE OF TEXAS
    CREDIT SERVICES ORGANIZATION SURETY
  • Title Insurance Agents & Escrow Officers Bond
    Texas Department of Insurance
    Texas Escrow Officers Schedule Bond
  • Title Insurance Agents & Escrow Officers Bond
    Department of Insurance
    Title Insurance Agent's Direct Operation's Bond
  • Defective Title Bond
    Texas Department of Motor Vehicles
    Certificate of Title Bond
  • Auto & Mobile Home Dealers (New & Used) Bond
    Department of Transportation - Motor Vehicle Divis
    Motor Vehicle Dealer
  • Motor Vehicle (Non-Dealer, Not Listed) Bond
    Dept of Housing and Conmmunity Affairs - MHD
    Continuous Manufactured Housing License
  • Sport Permits Bond
    Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation
    Combative Sports Promoter Bond
  • Sport Permits Bond
    Secretary of State
    Athlete Agent
  • Health Spas/Health Clubs Bond
    Secretary of State
    Health Spa
  • Employment Agencies Bond
    Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation
    PERSONNEL EMPLOYMENT SERVICES SURETY
  • Employment Agencies Bond
    TX Dept of Licesning and Regulation
    Staff Leasing Service
  • Medicare & Medicaid (Durable Equip, State) Bond
    Medicaid & Health Partnership
    Medicaid Provider Bond
  • Nursing Homes Bond
    Texas Department of Aging & Disability Services
    Nursing Homes
  • Professional Licenses (All Other) Bond
    Texas Depertment of Licensing and Regulation
    TALENT AGENCY BOND
  • Professional Licenses (All Other) Bond
    Texas Department of Health
    Subscription Program
  • Professional Licenses (All Other) Bond
    SECRETARY OF STATE - Statutory Documents Section
    Business Opportunity Seller
  • Professional Licenses (All Other) Bond
    Department of Licensing and Regulation
    For-Profit Legal Services Contracts
  • Professional Licenses (All Other) Bond
    Texas Real Estate Commission
    Residential Service Company Bond
  • Professional Licenses (All Other) Bond
    CITY OF PLACIOS
    Vendor's Bond
  • Professional Licenses (All Other) Bond
    Texas Department of Insurance
    Discount Health Care Program Operator Bond
  • Professional Licenses (All Other) Bond
    Secretary of State
    Athlete Agent Financial Services Bond
  • Professional Licenses (All Other) Bond
    Department of Transportation
    Outdoor Advertisers Bond
  • Professional Licenses (All Other) Bond
    City of Irving
    City of Irving Public Works Restoration Bond
  • Professional Licenses (All Other) Bond
    City of Copperas Cove, Texas
    (City of Copperas Cove, TX) Solicitation Bond
  • Professional Licenses (All Other) Bond
    Secretary of State Registrations Unit
    Veterans Organization Solicitor's Bond
  • Professional Licenses (All Other) Bond
    Texas Department of Insurance-Financial Regulation
    Navigator Entity Bond
  • Schools (All) Bond
    Texas Education Agency
    Driver Education School
  • Schools (All) Bond
    Texas Real Estate Commission
    Real Estate School
  • Schools (All) Bond
    TEXAS EDUCATION AGENCY
    Driver Education School Bond
  • Alcohol (Manufacturers, Warehouses, Wholesalers) Bond
    Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission
    Liquor Tax
  • Alcohol (Manufacturers, Warehouses, Wholesalers) Bond
    Texas Department of Agriculture
    Grain Warehouse Schedule D- Operator Bond
  • Alcohol (Manufacturers, Warehouses, Wholesalers) Bond
    Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission
    Contract/Alternating Resident and Non Resident Bre
  • Alcohol (Retailers) Bond
    Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
    Gross Receipts Tax Bond
  • Alcohol (Retailers) Bond
    Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
    Sales Tax Bond
  • Alcohol (All Others) Bond
    Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission
    Conduct Surety Bond
  • Alcohol (All Others) Bond
    Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission
    TABC - Performance
  • Alcohol (All Others) Bond
    Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission
    Tax Bond
  • Fuel Tax (All Others, Sellers & Users) Bond
    Comptroller of Public Accounts
    Motor Fuels Tax (Diesel) Continuous
  • Fuel Tax (All Others, Sellers & Users) Bond
    Comptroller of Public Accounts
    Motor Fuels Tax (Gasoline) Continuous
  • Fuel Tax (All Others, Sellers & Users) Bond
    Comptroller of Public Accounts
    International Fuel Tax License Bond
  • Miscellaneous Taxes Bond
    TX Dept of Licensing and Regulation
    Combative Sports Bond For Gross Receipts Tax
  • Sales, Use & Consumer Tax Bond
    Dept. of Licensing
    Continuous Bond of Seller (Sales Tax)
  • Sales, Use & Consumer Tax Bond
    Texas State Comptroller
    Customs Broker
  • Utility Deposit Bond
    City of Houston
    Utility Deposit Bond
  • Utility Deposit Bond
    City of Dallas Water Department
    Guaranty Bond
  • Utility Deposit Bond
    Atmos Energy Corporation
    Atmos Energy Utility Deposit Bond
  • Utility Deposit Bond
    Texas New Mexico Power Company
    Texas-New Mexico Power Company Utility Bond
  • Utility Deposit Bond
    CenterPoint Energy
    Centerpoint Energy Utility Bond
  • Utility Deposit Bond
    City of Chillicothe-Chillicothe Municipal Utilitie
    Utility Payment Bond (Chillicothe Municipal)
  • Lottery Bond
    Texas Lottery Commission
    Bingo Prize Fees
  • Money Transmitter Bond
    Texas Banking Commissioner
    Money Services Bond
  • Telemarketing/Phone Solicitor Bond
    Office of Attorney General
    Telephone Solicitation
  • Telemarketing/Phone Solicitor Bond
    Charitable Trust Section Consumer Protection Divis
    Commercial Telephone Solicitor
  • Telemarketing/Phone Solicitor Bond
    Texas - Office of Attorney General
    Public Safety Organization, Independent Promoter
  • Warranty Bond
    State of Texas
    Service Contract Provider

Continue reading for the most common types of surety bonds in Texas as well as a thorough explanation of the cost of getting bonded.

Texas Surety Bond Requirements

As mentioned in the beginning, surety bonds can be required from businesses and individuals alike. Depending on the purpose they serve, these bonds can fall into one of the following two categories.

License and Permit Bonds

These are the most frequently required types of bonds. A number of businesses need to obtain them when they apply to get or renew their business license.

Let’s say you are an auto dealer in Houston. You’ll need to post a $25,000 auto dealer bond in order to get licensed. Other popular types of bonds in the state are contractor license bonds and freight broker bonds.

Contract Bonds

Contract bonds are required on large public projects as well as on some private ones. Their purpose is to protect the project owner from negligence, contractor default and other violations. Some contract bonds are also required to ensure subcontractors, laborers and suppliers are duly paid.

If you’ve never obtained a surety bond before, read on to find out more about surety bond rates and premiums.

Texas Surety Bond Cost

The cost of getting bonded in Texas depends on the type of bond you are applying for. Each bond has a different total amount which refers to its penal sum.

The total cost you will have to pay is a premium - a fraction of the total amount. The factors that influence the rate of that premium the most are:

  • Your personal credit score
  • Your personal and business financials
  • Your industry experience
  • How long your business has existed

These factors, and especially personal credit score, determine the amount of your bond premium. If you have a high personal credit score, the rate of your Texas surety bond will range between 1%-4% of the full bond amount. This is called a standard market rate.

If you happen to have a low credit score, tax liens, civil judgments or other issues which may qualify you as a high-risk applicant, you will receive a slightly higher premium rate which ranges between 5%-15% of the total amount.

But with Bryant Surety Bonds it is still possible to get a bond, despite your bad credit score or other financial difficulties, through our Bad Credit Surety Bond Program.

How to get bonded in Texas

Applying for a surety bond is quite straightforward with our simple 1-page online application. Within minutes, you will be contacted by one of our surety bond experts and offered a free bond quote on your bond.

Start your surety bond application today! Why us?
  • Quick turnaround - just 1-2 business days
  • Tailor-made advice on building a strong application
  • Exclusive bad credit programs

To complete the bonding process you will have to submit a number of documents pertaining to your bond, along with your bond form. From then on it’s only a matter of time for your bond to be underwritten.

Contract Bond Application

To apply for a contract surety bond, you can use our Fast Track Program (for bonds under $250,000) or go through the Full Bond Line Project application process for bonds over $250,000. Simply download and fill in the correct online form and send it to us, along with all other documents.

Call us at (866)-450-3412 anytime to speak to one of our surety bond professionals. They can help you with the application process and answer all your questions regarding Texas surety bonds.

If you have not obtained a surety bond before, have a look at our ‘What is a surety bond?’ page. There you can find all the information you need on how surety bonds work and why they are necessary for different businesses.