$15,000 County of Santa Fe Contractor's Excavation Bond

Businesses are required to file a $15,000 bond with the County of Santa Fe (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.

Contractor's Excavation Bond

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How much does the County of Santa Fe Contractor's Excavation bond cost?

County of Santa Fe Contractor's Excavation bonds cost $100.

Is a Credit Check Required for County of Santa Fe Contractor's Excavation Bonds?

Credit checks are not required for the County of Santa Fe Contractor's Excavation bond.

Why is the County of Santa Fe Contractor's Excavation bond required?

Businesses are required to purchase and file a $15,000 bond with the County of Santa Fe 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 County of Santa Fe Contractor's Excavation bond work?

County of Santa Fe Contractor's Excavation bonds must be issued by an insurance carrier admitted by the NM Department of Insurance. The insurance company issuing any surety bond, such as the County of Santa Fe Contractor's Excavation 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 County of Santa Fe 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.