California Contractor License Bonds

California Contractor License Bond Program    –    Great Rates and INSTANTLY ONLINE ISSUED

Add your License Number below to begin the instant CLB application process.
You will get a Free Quote and can pay for your bond in one easy process. Your bond is electronically filed with a copy emailed to you.


Begin CLB Application Process

First Year’s Rate Start at $102*

Lowest Rates in the State of California With Good Credit  –  Best Rate and Terms for All Credit Profiles

Rates are subject to change.
South Coast Surety will provide the lowest rate for which you qualify

According to the CA Contractor's State License Board:

"A Contractor's Bond must be in place before CSLB can issue an active license, reactivate an inactive license, or renew an active license. (Business and Professions Code Section 7071.6).

The bond is filed for the benefit of consumers who may be damaged as a result of defective construction or other license law violations, and for the benefit of employees who have not been paid wages that are due to them."

The bond is a contract between the contractor, the Surety company, and the State of California, ensuring that the contractor will comply with the CA's Contractor's License Law.
The CA Contractor's License Bond is required for all California licensed contractors.

If you need a Bond of Qualifying Individual, use the search function in the site's navigation menu to find the bond page.

The bond premium (how much you pay) varies, depending on credit. With good credit, the premium can be as low as $89 with our instant issue portal (add your license # above and start the process). For non-standard credit, quotes can be as low as $500.

*Bonds for roof or pool contractors may cost more than the general contractor's license bond.
To get a free quote for the general contractor's license bond, follow these steps:

1. Gather your license number or application fee number.
2. Complete the online application and submit.

FAX - You can also download & complete the PDF application and email to or fax to 949.361.9926.

INSTANT ONLINE QUOTE - If you would like an instant quote, you can go to our contractor's portal{LINK} (NOT FOR BROKERS) and enter your contractor license number or application fee number. If you use this portal, you will receive an instant quote; once purchased, the surety will electronically file the bond for you.