$10,000 New Castle County Master Plumber Contractor Bond

Businesses are required to file a $10,000 bond with the New Castle County (the "Obligee") to activate their license. The bond protects the Obligee by transferring to a surety bond company the cost of ensuring the public is compensated for damages resulting from a licensed business breaking licensing laws.

Master Plumber Contractor Bond

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How much does the New Castle County Master Plumber Contractor bond cost?

New Castle County Master Plumber Contractor bonds cost $100.

Is a Credit Check Required for New Castle County Master Plumber Contractor Bonds?

Credit checks are not required for the New Castle County Master Plumber Contractor bond.

Why is the New Castle County Master Plumber Contractor bond required?

Businesses are required to purchase and file a $10,000 bond with the New Castle County to activate their license. The bond protects the Obligee by transferring to a surety bond company the cost of ensuring the public is compensated for damages resulting from the failure of a licensed business complying with the provisions of licensing laws.

How does the New Castle County Master Plumber Contractor bond work?

New Castle County Master Plumber Contractor bonds must be issued by an insurance carrier admitted by the DE Department of Insurance. The insurance company issuing any surety bond, such as the New Castle County Master Plumber Contractor bond, will also be referred to as the “surety company” or the “bond company”. The business is referred to as the Principal, the surety bond company as the Obligor and the New Castle County as the Obligee.

The surety company provides the Obligee a guarantee (the surety bond) that the customers, vendors and employees of a licensed business will receive payment for financial damages due to a violation of licensing law up the bond amount stated on the bond form (“penal sum”). The bond company also directly receives claims from the public and determines the validity of claims. Ultimately, the licensed business owners are responsible for their actions and required by law to reimburse the surety company for any payments made under the bond or face indefinite license suspension.