Code / County Bond

What is a County, Code Compliance or Permit Bond?
A Code Compliance Bond (etc.) is essentially a bond that provides the county or municipality with financial collateral should a contractor fail to meet the county's minimum standards forcing the county to step in a repair, rework, or litigate some aspect of the contractors job. In reality two things happen here:
  1. The bond amount is usually so low that the county or municipality spends more money trying to collect the funds than the face value of the bond is for and
  2. Very few of the bonds ever have a claim filed against them, probably as a result of #1 above.

For example: if you work in Hillsborough County, you will need to acquire one of these bonds and deliver it to the county office using the attached form before you can even pull a permit.
The good news is they cost only $100 a year, and some carriers will offer a two year bond for $175.

Example: Here are the specific requirments of Hillsborough County:

Hillsborough County requires a “Continuous” $5,000 Code Compliance Bond. If you have a Bond currently on file with you must furnish a “Bond Continuation” or other documentation from either the Insurance Agency or the Surety Company indicating the bond premium date paid through. This must be furnished regardless of the fact that the Bond is continuous until cancelled.
  • Bonds are required of all ACTIVE Contractors
  • A Power of Attorney from insurance company must be attached to all new bonds
  • Bond and License must read the same (ex. John Doe, Individual or John Doe/Doe Construction)

Make sure you provide a copy of your license to us so that your bond reads exactly the same. Otherwise the municipality may reject it!

       
If you are looking for information on a Bid/ Performance/ or FRO bond, you may want to go to this page.

If you need a bond for the State of Florida's new Contractor License/ Financial Responsibilty or 660 FICO credit requirements, go here.

Bonds Available
Below is a list of common municipal and county code bonds that we can issue online. During most weekday working hours we can issue the bond to you in as little as few minutes. 
We accept credit cards too.  If you are in a hurry - no problem.

Dundee - Contractor (Term runs Oct 1st - Sept 30) APPLY ONLINE
Const. Ind. Recov. Fund  VIEW SAMPLE or APPLY ONLINE
Fort Meade - Contractor  VIEW SAMPLE or APPLY ONLINE
Hillsborough County - Contractor  VIEW SAMPLE or APPLY ONLINE
Jacksonville Beach - Right-of-Way  VIEW SAMPLE or APPLY ONLINE
Jacksonville - Highway Permit  VIEW SAMPLE or APPLY ONLINE
Jacksonville - Sign  VIEW SAMPLE or APPLY ONLINE
Kissimmee - Contractor (Term runs Oct 1st - Sept 30) VIEW SAMPLE or APPLY ONLINE
Lake County - Contractor (Term runs Oct 1st - Sept 30) VIEW SAMPLE or APPLY ONLINE
Lakeland - Demolition Contractor ($1K per building) VIEW SAMPLE or APPLY ONLINE
Lee County - Right of Way APPLY ONLINE
Nassau County - Contractor VIEW SAMPLE or APPLY ONLINE
Orange County - Building Contractor  VIEW SAMPLE or APPLY ONLINE
Orlando - Contractor  VIEW SAMPLE or APPLY ONLINE
Osceola County - Contractor  VIEW SAMPLE or APPLY ONLINE
Palm Beach Co.- Contractor (Term runs Oct 1st - Sept 30) VIEW SAMPLE or APPLY ONLINE
Pasco County - Contractor (Term runs Oct 1st - Sept 30) VIEW SAMPLE or APPLY ONLINE
Polk County - Contractor  VIEW SAMPLE or APPLY ONLINE
Pinellas County - Right of Way  VIEW SAMPLE or APPLY ONLINE
Winter Haven - License  VIEW SAMPLE or APPLY ONLINE
Winter Park - Contractor  VIEW SAMPLE or APPLY ONLINE
F
L Mfg./Mobile Home Installer  VIEW SAMPLE or APPLY ONLINE
License & Permit (Not State-Required)  VIEW SAMPLE or APPLY ONLINE

How Much do They Cost
$5000 bond 
  • 1 year term $100
  • 2 year term $175


Please contact us at 800.685.0027 or email us if you have any other questions.
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