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Arizona Contractor License Bond

How much does a contractor license bond cost in Arizona?

Arizona contractor bond costs start at as little as $100 and depend on factors such as the applicant’s volume of work and financial history. Rates can vary, so the best way to determine your premium is to complete an online application to get your free bond quote or call one of our surety experts at 1 (800) 308-4358.

Bond Type Bond Amount Cost*
$2,500-$100,000 Contractor License Bond Commercial or Residential Contractor Bond $2,500-$100,000 Starts at 1% ($100 minimum) Apply Now
Varies Contractor License Bond Bond of Prime Contractor Varies Starts at 1% Apply Now

How are contractor license bond amounts determined?

The Arizona Registrar of Contractors determines bond amounts based on the specific license type needed and the annual volume of work completed. If the contractor estimates a higher volume of work for the year, the bond amount will increase. For more information on this process, visit the Arizona Registrar of Contractors Bond Limits & Regulations page.

If you work within both the residential and commercial sectors, the state might request that you provide a dual license bond to cover both licenses. The bond amount would be calculated by combining the amount required for separate license types.

Why do I need an Arizona contractor bond?

By posting the contractor license bond, contractors agree to follow all laws and regulations stated within the Arizona Revised Statutes. If any of the following acts are committed, a claim can be made on the bond and the contractor’s license can be revoked or suspended:

  • abandoning a contract after submitting a bid
  • failing to pay taxes
  • acting in a fraudulent way resulting in injury of another
  • aiding someone else to evade/violate specific regulations
  • failing to abide by all safety and labor laws
  • advertising in a false or misleading way
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These and other rules and regulations can be found in the Arizona Revised Statutes, Chapter 10. These specific rules are from section 1151.01.

If you’re ready to start the license and bonding process, contact an expert surety specialist now to receive your free, no-obligation quote. We can provide your personalized quote in under 24 hours!

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What’s are the details about contractor license bonds?

The contractor’s license classification number(s) and correct bond amount(s) must be accurately listed on the bond form.

Arizona contractor license bonds are continuous until canceled. If the surety cancels this bond, the obligee must be given at least 30 days notice.

As of July 1, 2014, the Arizona Registrar of Contractors revised many of the laws that regulate Arizona contractor licenses and their associated bonds. Browse our “Additional Resources” section below to find more information on the changes.

How to become a contractor in Arizona

If you want to be a licensed contractor in Arizona follow these steps:

  1. Obtain the license application packet from the Arizona Registrar of Contractors

  2. Identify your qualifying party, a regularly employed person with the necessary experience

  3. The qualifying party must pass a Business Management Exam and their specific trade exam

    • You can learn more about what exams are required for each license here
  4. Complete a background check

  5. Register your legal entity with the Arizona Corporation Commission

  6. Complete Project Verification forms & Experience Verification forms

  7. Obtain a Surety Bond

  8. Complete & Submit the application

  9. Pay application & license fees (vary depending on specialty)

Mail your application to:

Registrar of Contractors

P.O. Box 6748,

Phoenix, AZ 85005-6748

If you’re ready to take the first step in the application process, our team of bonding experts is ready to help you! Give us a call today at 1 (800) 308-4358 or contact us now to get your free surety bond quote.

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Additional Resources

Arizona contractor license bond form

Application for Arizona contractor's license

Arizona Registrar of Contractors bonding requirements

Arizona Revised Statutes Title 32 - Refer to Chapter 10