$40,000 Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County Contractor Registration Permit Bond

Businesses are required to file a $40,000 bond with the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson 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.

Contractor Registration Permit Bond

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How much does the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County Contractor Registration Permit bond cost?

Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County Contractor Registration Permit bonds cost $200.

Is a Credit Check Required for Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County Contractor Registration Permit Bonds?

Credit checks are not required for the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County Contractor Registration Permit bond.

Why is the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County Contractor Registration Permit bond required?

Businesses are required to purchase and file a $40,000 bond with the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson 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 Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County Contractor Registration Permit bond work?

Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County Contractor Registration Permit bonds must be issued by an insurance carrier admitted by the TN Department of Insurance. The insurance company issuing any surety bond, such as the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County Contractor Registration Permit 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 Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson 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.