Borough of East Rutherford Street Opening Bond

Businesses are required to file a bond with the Borough of East Rutherford (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.

Street Opening Bond

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How much does the Borough of East Rutherford Street Opening bond cost?

Borough of East Rutherford Street Opening bonds cost 0.5% of the bond amount.

Is a Credit Check Required for Borough of East Rutherford Street Opening Bonds?

Credit checks are not required for the Borough of East Rutherford Street Opening bond.

Why is the Borough of East Rutherford Street Opening bond required?

Businesses are required to purchase and file a bond with the Borough of East Rutherford 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 Borough of East Rutherford Street Opening bond work?

Borough of East Rutherford Street Opening bonds must be issued by an insurance carrier admitted by the NJ Department of Insurance. The insurance company issuing any surety bond, such as the Borough of East Rutherford Street Opening 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 Borough of East Rutherford 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.