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Arizona Contractor Bond Services


Our Comprehensive Arizona Contractor Bond Service

The sixth largest and the 14th most populous of the 50 states, Arizona requires every contractor licensed in the state to have a Contractor Bond. Contractors Exam Center offers you a comprehensive Arizona contractor bond service to bring you completely up to speed and get you bonded. The bond can be in any an amount ranging from $1,000 to $500,000.

Arizona Contractors Must Be Licensed and Bonded

The amount of your bond depends on the type of Arizona contractors license you’re requesting. Plus your experience and the monetary limit granted by your license. Your Arizona bond also takes into account your current, past or future financial responsibilities. The Contractors Board at the Arizona Registrar of Contractors will also consider the character and credit rating of the contractors license bond applicant.

Once Bonded, Your Personal Comportment is Important

Once licensed and bonded, you personally are advised to not commit any violations which might be grounds for disciplinary action. Arrests and even traffic tickets can go directly against your license bond. Once that’s pulled, you’re out of business until you’ve made your restitution.

Your Arizona Contractor Bond is a Contract

The surety company promises the state that the contractor will comply with all state regulations. If the contractor does not act within the conditions of state law, a claim can be filed against their Arizona contractor bond with the surety company. Your employees, client homeowners, business people or any other person damaged by “willful and deliberate” violation of a construction contract can file a claim against a surety company.

Your Bond Is NOT Insurance

Contractor bonds should not be confused with insurance policies. If a surety company pays out a claim, the contractor is still responsible for their obligations. The contractor must repay the surety company for losses incurred as a result of the contractor’s actions.

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.

Learn more about how Arizona contractor license bonds are calculated along with how to apply, buy and renew your in the video below!

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

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 info) to receive your free, no-obligation quote. We can provide your personalized quote in under 24 hours!

Need a surety bond for a construction project?

Payment bonds and Performance bonds are often required for specific construction projects. No matter the state, can get you the bond you need for your next job.

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

  1. Obtain the license application packetfrom 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 formsExperience Verification forms
  7. Obtain a Surety Bond
  8. Complete & Submit the application
  9. Pay application & license fees (vary depending on specialty)

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 602-252-8311 or download the Arizona Bond Application to get started.

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.