1 (844) 589-9732

South Carolina General Contractor Bond

The South Carolina general contractor bond is required of those who wish to use this option to demonstrate evidence of financial responsibility. Our agency offers great pricing for this bond. Please call AmeriPro Surety Bonds today at        844-589-9732.

South Carolina General Contractor Bond

AmeriPro Surety Bonds | 844-589-9732




General Contractors – South Carolina




General contractors in South Carolina are licensed and regulated by the state’s Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation.

In lieu of submitting financial statements which demonstrate your net worth, you are required to file a surety bond that is two times the amount of required net worth for your category of contractor license. This bond requirement is as per Section 40-11-262 of the South Carolina statutes. The surety bond is a new option, which took effect in May of 2018.

There are 5 categories of general contracting licensing in South Carolina, and our agency provides the surety bond required for each category. We also provide surety bonds for SC mechanical contractors.




Groups and Amount of Surety Bond Required; Estimated Premium




The following surety bond amounts are required of each group. The estimated premium is also included, which will typically be 1.5% of the bond amount.

  • Group 1 – $20,000; $300 premium
  • Group 2 – $80,000; $1200 premium;
  • Group 3 – $200,000; $3,000 premium;
  • Group 4 – $350,000; $5250 premium;
  • Group 5 – $500,000; $7500 premium



Qualifying for the SC General Contractor Bond




Qualifying for the South Carolina general contractor bond is by means of a surety bond application — which may be completed over the phone — and a soft credit score inquiry.

As part of the application process, you will be asked the following:

  • If you have any unsatisfied lawsuits or judgments;
  • If you have ever had a surety bond canceled or declined;
  • If you have ever failed in business or declared bankruptcy (a current bankruptcy will essentially disqualify you from obtaining this bond);
  • Whether or not you have any collection items or unsatisfied liens.

If for some reason you do not qualify at the above rates, we will likely still be able to get you bonded, however, those rates will be somewhat more. Typically, we do not offer payment plans for your surety bond.




The General Contractor Bond’s Term




The term for this bond is for one year from the date of issuance. Thereafter, you must either renew your bond as a condition of maintaining your general contractor license, or provide and the financial net worth requirements.




The Purpose of this Surety Bond




The purpose of your general contractor bond is to protect South Carolina consumers from breaches of contract or breaches in providing necessary labor materials. The bond also protects the consumer — not the general contractor — from unlawful acts, including theft, fraud, and misrepresentation.




About Us




AmeriPro Surety Bonds is a surety bonds-only agency. We provide license and permit, contractor, and court surety bonds throughout South Carolina.

Our agency also provides license and permit surety bonds nationwide.

Please call us today at:



Or, you may fill out the form below and an agent will contact you shortly…


Request a Callback

  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • Please note: We do not share or rent your address to anyone, except for underwriting purposes associated with your surety bond.
  • This helps us to find exactly the surety bond that you require. By the way, it's perfectly OK to not know the type of surety bond you need; that's why we're here!
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

AmeriPro Surety Bonds

Our focus is exclusively surety bonds. We have two areas of concentration: YOU, our customer; and providing you with the surety bond that you need. Whether the bond is an "instant issue"; is for a contractor; a court bond; or one for a client with lower credit scores, AmeriPro Surety Bonds dedicates itself to providing our customers with a seamless, professional, and quick surety bond experience.

apply today

recent news

Lost Cashier’s Check Bond | Lost Instrument Bond

If you’ve lost a cashier’s check or money order, to replace it, the banking institution will require that a “Lost Instrument bond” be purchased in order to re-issue it. Learn how to quickly purchase this bond with AmeriPro Surety Bonds.

Mortgage Broker Bond

A mortgage broker bond is a license and permit bond which states require to become properly licensed and which is also required to protect the public from wrongful acts committed by a mortgage broker.

Notary Public Bond California

A notary bond, also known as a notary public bond, is a bond that is required by the state of California to engage in the business of witnessing signatures on documents. 

Indiana Garnishment Bond

Indiana Garnishment Bond AmeriPro Surety Bond | 844-589-9732   Surety Bond; Purpose and Amount   As plaintiff in an Indiana civil court proceeding, the court may allow you, prejudgment, to seize the account, assets, or wages of the adverse party.  The seized...

Indiana Attachment Bond

Indiana Attachment Bond AmeriPro Surety Bonds | 844-589-9732   Surety Bond; Amount and Purpose   An Indiana attachment order (aka ‘writ of attachment’ or ‘plaintiff’s attachment’) allows you, the plaintiff in a civil litigation proceeding, to seize and take...

Ohio Garnishment Bond

Ohio Garnishment Bond AmeriPro Surety Bonds | 844-589-9732   Surety Bond: Definition, Amount, and Purpose   An Ohio garnishment order allows a plaintiff in a civil litigation proceeding to seize the assets, wages, or accounts of a defendant, prejudgment.  A...

contact us

Office: 1 (844) 589-9732

Hours of Operation:

Monday – Friday 6 am to 5 pm (PST)