Types of Surety Bonds: Which Wisconsin Surety Bond Do You Need?
There are three types of surety bonds that can be required of you:
- License and permit bonds needed for many professions such as auto dealers and mortgage brokers to operate legally.
- Contractor bonds for public construction projects.
- Court bonds required by the courts for various purposes.
Getting License and Permit Bonds
Wisconsin requires license and permit bonds in order to get and file licenses/permits for many different lines of business. You can find the full list of license and permit bonds required by using our bond requirement search tool below.
License & Permit Bond Search
|Wisconsin 2nd Hand Dealer, Pawnbroker Bond||City of Wausau||Wausau||Apply|
|Wisconsin Alcohol Bond||Department of Revenue- Excise Tax Section 6-107||Madison||Apply|
|Wisconsin Alliant Energy Utiltiy Bond||Alliant Energy||Madison||Apply|
|Wisconsin Automated Processing Partnership Participating Agent Bond||WI DOT - BVS Dealer and Agent Section||Madison||Apply|
|Wisconsin BARBERING & COSMETOLOGY SCHOOL OR SPECIALTY SCHOOL Bond||State of Wisconsin Department of Regulation and Licensing||Madison||Apply|
|Wisconsin Boxing or Mixed Martail Arts Professional Club or Promoter License Bond||Department of Regulation and Licensing||Madison||Apply|
|Wisconsin Collection Agency Bond||Dept of Financial Institutions||Madison||Apply|
|Wisconsin Credit Services Organization Bond||Dept. of Financial Institutions||Madison||Apply|
|Wisconsin Debt Management Bond||Dept of Financial Institutions||Madison||Apply|
|Wisconsin Driver School Bond||Wisconsin Dept of Transportation||Madison||Apply|
|Wisconsin Dwelling Contractor-Restricted Certification Bond||Wisconsin Department of Safety & Prof Services||Milwaukee||Apply|
|Wisconsin Employee Benefit Plan Administrator Bond||Wisconsin Office of The Commissioner of Insurance||Madison||Apply|
|Wisconsin Fitness Center Bond||Dept of Agriculture/Trade and Consumer Protection||Madison||Apply|
|Wisconsin Fund-Raising Counsel Bond||Department of Financial Institutions||Madison||Apply|
|Wisconsin Licensed Pawnbrokers Bond||City Clerk License Division||Milwaukee||Apply|
|Wisconsin Loan Company Bond||State of Wisconsin, Dept of Financial Institutions||Madison||Apply|
|Wisconsin Mortgage Banker Bond||State of Wisconsin, Dept of Financial Institution||Madison||Apply|
|Wisconsin Mortgage Broker Bond||Dept of Financial Institutions||Madison||Apply|
|Wisconsin Motor Vehicle Dealer Bond||Department of Transportation||Madison||Apply|
|Wisconsin Motor Vehicle Lost Title Bond||Wisconsin Department of Transportation||Madison||Apply|
|Wisconsin Payday Lender Bond||Department. of Financial Institutions||Madison||Apply|
|Wisconsin Plumber's Preformance Bond||City of Milwaukee||Milwaukee||Apply|
|Wisconsin Private Detective or Private Detective Agency Bond||Department of Safety and Professional Services||Madison||Apply|
|Wisconsin Private School Bond||WI Educational Approval Board||Madison||Apply|
|Wisconsin Professional Fund Raisers (Non-Custodial) Bond||Dept of Financial Insitutions||Madison||Apply|
|Wisconsin Professional Fund Raisers Bond||Dept of Safety & Professional Services||Madison||Apply|
|Wisconsin Professional Fund-Raiser (Custodial) Bond||Dept of Financial Insitutions||Madison||Apply|
|Wisconsin Public Warehouse Keeper Bond||WI Department of Agriculture||Madison||Apply|
|Wisconsin Sales & Use Tax Bond||Wisconsin Dept of Revenue||Madison||Apply|
|Wisconsin Seller of Checks Bond||Department of Financial Institutions||Madison||Apply|
|Wisconsin Tree-Brush Trimmer Bond||Risk Management Office-City of Green Bay||Green Bay||Apply|
|Wisconsin UTILITY GUARANTEE Bond||WE Energies||Milwaukee||Apply|
|Wisconsin Wages & Fringe Benefit Bond (North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters)||North Central States Regional Council of Carpenter||Eau Claire||Apply|
|Wisconsin Wisconsin Department of Regulation & Licensing Bond||Department of Regulation & Licensing||Madison||Apply|
Getting Contract Bonds for Jobs
Contract bonds such as bid and performance bonds are needed to work on public construction projects. However, these are usually required by cities or municipalities as opposed to the state. You can learn more about what’s needed to get surety bonds for construction jobs.
Getting Court Bonds in Wisconsin
Court bonds aren’t needed as often as the bonds mentioned above, but can be required by the courts if you need to appeal a court decision, become a legal guardian of a minor or operate as a fiduciary of an estate.
What Do Surety Bonds Cost in Wisconsin?
Surety bonds generally cost 1-15% of the required bond amount. Costs vary significantly depending on the bond amount you need and your rate (which is the percentage of the full bond amount you must pay). You can get an instant estimate by using our bond premium calculator, or apply online to get a firm bond quote.
Can You Get Wisconsin Surety Bonds with Bad Credit?
It’s possible to get surety bonds with bad credit, but it will depend on the bond type you need and how severe your credit issues are. You can get approved for most license and permit bonds with bad credit. However, it is more difficult to get contract bonds with credit issues.