Reclamation Bond

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Bond Penalty: Set by State Department of Environmental Quality or Bureau of Land Management (BLM)

Reclamation bonds required by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and various state environmental agencies are long term surety obligations. Generally, these surety bonds cannot be canceled, adequate performance can be highly subjective, and bond losses can be large. These and other onerous provisions require the input of underwriters with knowledge and experience in the reclamation field. You may trust 'Surety One' to carefully review your application, provide expert feedback, and offer fair bond terms for these difficult surety needs.

Operator's Questionnaire & Background Info.

Coal Mines
Oil & Gas Operators
All other reclamation activity
Credit and Background Release
Required from owners and spouses of corporate applicants with a capitalization under $20,000,000.

Financial Statements

Personal Financial Statement
A personal balance sheet from each owner and spouse is required from all applicants UNLESS the applicant is corporation with a capitalization in excess of $20,000,000.

Business Financial Statement
A business financial statements includes a balance sheet, P&L, statement of cash flows, notes and CPA cover letter. A compilation is sufficient for bond requests under $250,000. Reclamation bonding in excess of this figure will require submission of CPA prepared statements. Depending on the size of the program, we will request a current year-to-date statement and up to four previous fiscal year end statements.

Liability Insurance Coverage

Each submission should be accompanied by the applicant's certificate of liability insurance. We are especially interested in the existence of riders, endorsements, and/other enhancements to cover environmental hazards specific to an operation where reclamation is necessary.

Obligee-Operator Correspondence

A copy of all correspondence between the operator and the state and/or federal Obligee should be included with each submission. If the applicant operator has ever been reprimanded or received a notice of violation (NOV) sanctioned, fined, or had any regulatory action taken against it, a full explanation and date of final abatement will be required.


Applying for a reclamation bond should be accomplished through a surety underwriter with unique knowledge and experience with this sector. One does not go to a podiatrist for brain surgery so we do not expect you to obtainin reclamation bonds from your personal insurance agent. We are surety bond "specialists". We offer both surety and fidelity bonds needed by local, state and federal government entities in all fifty states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Questions about a reclamation bond? Call us at (800) 373-2804, email us at or click here for live chat.

Additional Reclamation Bonds
Oil and Gas or Geothermal Exploration Bond
Oil and Gas or Geothermal Lease Bond
Statewide or Nationwide Mineral Lease Bond
Statewide or Nationwide Personal Mineral Bond for Prospecting Permits and Leases (Coal, Sodium, Phosphate, Potassium, Sulphur, and Other Mineral Deposits)
Surface Management Surety Bond
Alabama Surface Mining Reclamation Bond
California Reclamation Plan Bond
California Reclamation Plan Bond (Generic Rider)
California Reclamation Plan Bond (Rider to Change Bond Penalty)
Colorado Mined Land Reclamation Bond
Colorado Right of Way / Reclamation Bond
Idaho Surface Mining Reclamation Bond
Indiana Reclamation Surety Bond
Kentucky Reclamation Performance Bond
Montana Opencut Mining Permit Surety Bond
Nevada Reclamation Surety Bond
New York Mined Land Reclamation Bond
North Carolina Reclamation Bond
North Dakota Exploration Compliance Bond Form 3 (Coal)
North Dakota Exploration Compliance Bond Form 3a (Coal)
North Dakota Remediation Bond (Oil and Gas)
Ohio Reclamation Bond
Oklahoma Mining Lands Reclamation Bond
Oregon Reclamation Security Bond
South Carolina Reclamation Bond
South Dakota Reclamation Surety Bond
Tennessee Surface Mining & Reclamation Bond
Texas Surety Bond for Surface Mining Reclamation
Virginia Mineral Mining Reclamation Bond
West Virginia Reclamation Surety Bond
Wyoming Coal Reclamation Plan Bond

Surety bond application review and quoting are free of charge. There is no obligation to purchase.

What We Need From You

Additional Attachments

  • CPA-prepared financial statements for past two years
  • Reclamation plan and estimates