What is the City of Smyrna, Georgia Contractor Code Compliance Bond?
The City of Smyrna, Georgia Contractor Code Compliance Bond is a surety bond required by the City of Smyrna Building Division (the obligee) for contractors and builders working within the city. The Code Compliance Bond aims to protect the public and the city from damage or harm caused by licensed contractors working in Smyrna that fail to adhere to city regulations.
The Contractor Code Compliance Bond ensures that the contractor (the principal) follows all the requirements and provisions of Smyrna’s building codes and corrects any violations discovered in relation to their associated permit from the effective date of the bond and for up to one year following the final inspection of the project.
If the contractor fails to correct violations, the injured party can file a claim against the contractor’s bond. The surety will investigate the claim and, if it is valid, compensate the injured party up to the bond amount of $15,000. The principal is ultimately responsible for reimbursing the surety for all valid claims paid out, plus additional fees and expenses incurred.
Who has to get this bond?
According to the City of Smyrna Code of Ordinances, contractors and builders who contract the erection, construction, modification, or repair of buildings for which a permit is required, and those that sublet the contracts or any part thereof within the city, must obtain the $15,000 Smyrna Code Compliance Bond.
Even though there is a bond requirement at the city level, the Smyrna Code Compliance Bond does not replace the license and bond requirements for contractors at the state level. The City of Smyrna, Georgia Contractor Code Compliance Bond is distinct from the State of Georgia Residential and General Contractors Bond. So, if you are operating in Smyrna, Georgia, you may need bonds at both the state and city level.
How much does this bond cost?
The Smyrna Code Compliance Bond has a required bond amount of $15,000. Fortunately, you only pay a fraction of that amount as your premium. While some bonds require a credit check, with EZ Surety Bonds, you can purchase this bond online instantly for a premium of only $175 without the need for a credit check. Simply fill out the short application and purchase your bond instantly.
The obligee, or the entity that requires you to get this surety bond, is the City of Smyrna Building Division. Their contact information is as follows:
Smyrna Community Development
City of Smyrna Building Division
3180 Atlanta Rd SE
Smyrna, GA 30080
Phone: +1 678-631-5387
How to get your City of Smyrna, Georgia Contractor Code Compliance Bond
With EZ Surety Bonds, your Smyrna Code Compliance Bond application is quick and easy. Simply fill out the short application, pay for the bond, and file it with your obligee in the appropriate manner.
If you still have questions, our surety experts are always ready to help! You can reach us at email@example.com or 1-866-546-4605.
Frequently asked questions
Yes, in most cases, you will need to get a license to operate as a contractor in Georgia. In fact, most states have some type of licensing requirement for contractors. To get your contractor license in Georgia, you’ll need to:
1. Determine the type of license you need. There are several types of licenses, such as the General Contractor License, Residential Basic Contractor License, General Contractor Limited Tier License, and Residential Light Commercial License.
2. Meet the licensing requirements for your specific license. This includes factors such as experience, education, financial responsibility, worker’s compensation insurance, and submitting to a background check.
3. Obtain any required insurance and your Georgia State Contractors License Bond.
4. Submit a completed application for your contractor license and pay the necessary fees.
5. Pass any examination requirements.
For more detailed information about the licensing process, we recommend you check out our comprehensive guide to obtaining a Georgia Contractors License here.
The City of Smyrna, Georgia Contractor Code Compliance Bond has a $15,000 bond amount, but this is not what you’ll need to pay for the bond. At EZ Surety Bonds, we offer this bond for a premium of only $175, without the need for a credit check. Even better, you can purchase your bond instantly online by simply filling out the application and paying for your bond.
Most obligees require you to file your bond directly with them. Some obligees require the original, physical version of the bond with a signature, while others allow you to submit your bond electronically. When you purchase your bond, we will mail the original to you. Filing requirements differ by city and state, so always check your obligee’s requirements before doing anything with your bond.