General and specialty contractors applying to the Orange County Division of Building Safety must file a contractor's "performance bond" in order to obtain a permit to operate in the county. The surety bond title states 'performance' however the obligation is a essentially an enhanced contractor license bond. The bond previsions that require "remedying of defects" make this form appear to guarantee project/job performance. There classes of contracting business in Orange Count that may be licensed and bonded are:
The Orange County contractor performance bond must be issued in the amount of five thousand dollars ($5,000) and executed in the name of the INDIVIDUAL that holds the license. The county will permit doing business as additions to the bond after the contractor applicant name. Per the county's instructions, "New bonds must be original however continuations may be faxed, mailed or e-mailed to email@example.com so long as the document is a readable straight clear copy. Executed bonds must have the bonding company seal and the signature of a bonding company representative signature on the face of the bond. The surety bond guarantees that the contractor will " remedy all defects in work due to faulty workmanship or material furnished or used by the licensee, and reconstruct and repair any such defective work per the Code applicable. A damaged party may make a claim against the licensee and his or her bond for one (1) year after the performance of any contracted work." The applicant and Orange County contractor's bond may be submitted as follows:
Orange County Division of Building and Safety
Post Office Box 2687
Orlando, Florida 32802-2687
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WHEN A "CONTRACTOR'S BOND" IS NOT A LICENSE OR PERMIT BOND, WHAT IS IT?
A “contractor’s bond” is one of the most common surety bond needs in the North American market but what does that term mean? MANY different parties may require a contractor to provide a "bond". Private and public project owners, state licensing boards and local municipalities all routinely require contractors to file a bond of one type or another to guarantee very specific things. Generally the need will fall in to one of these categories: