What is the Texas City of El Paso Blanket Building and Construction Bond?
The Texas City of El Paso Blanket Building and Construction Bond (also known as the Engineering and Construction Management Blanket Building and Construction Management Bond) is a surety bond required by the City of El Paso, TX as part of the application for a contractor registration in the city. The bond ensures that contractors fulfill all their responsibilities, comply with all El Paso City Code regulations, and protects the public from damage and injury caused by bonded contractors.
Who has to get this bond?
The City of El Paso Blanket Building and Construction Bond is one of the contractor registration requirements for the City of El Paso.
The Blanket Building Construction Bond is often a requirement for the following projects:
- Irrigation installations
- Site lighting & landscape installations
- Temporary structure placement
- Mobile placement permits
- Temporary sign permits
- Tents over 200 square feet
- Patch & paint permits
- Pavement cuts or excavation in the public right of way
At the state level, Texas does not have a surety bond requirement. However, many municipalities within the state do, and each municipality has its own unique licensing and bonding requirements. Always check your local city and county regulations to ensure you are operating with all the appropriate licenses, permits, and bonds required.
How much does this bond cost?
The bond amount for the City of El Paso Blanket Building and Construction Bond can vary but is generally within the range of $10,000 and $50,000. The bond amount will vary depending on the type of work you will complete. Furthermore, the El Paso Building Official is authorized to require a bond of $25,000 if the work exceeds $10,000 in value. Fortunately, these amounts are not equivalent to the cost of your bond.
With EZ Surety Bonds, you can purchase this bond online for as little as $100 for the $10,000 bond amount and $250 for the $25,000 bond amount, typically without a credit check.
However, if the bond amount exceeds $25,000 for any reason, the surety will likely require a credit check before providing a quote for your bond. Get your free quote today by filling out the short application form.
The obligee is the entity that requires you to get a surety bond, which is the City of El Paso. You can contact them with the information below:
City of El Paso
Business Licensing Center
811 Texas Ave.
El Paso, Texas 79901
Phone: (915) 212-0104
How to get your Texas City of El Paso Blanket Building And Construction Bond
EZ Surety Bonds provides a quick, easy, and free way to apply for bonds online. You can apply for your City of El Paso Blanket Building and Construction Bond today by filling out the short application on our website. If, at any point, you still have questions, contact our surety experts via email at email@example.com or phone at 1-866-546-4605.
Frequently asked questions
Becoming a contractor in Texas requires you to:
1. Determine your contractor license type (electrical, plumbing, or HVAC).
2. Register your business with the Secretary of the State. You can start the process by accessing the SOSDirect Business Services Portal. Generally speaking, plumbing contractors are not required to register, and general contractors will vary by municipality.
3. Meet the Contractor License requirements for your type of business.
4. Obtain any additional licenses, permits, or bonds for the city or county in which you operate. For instance, if you work in the City of El Paso, you’ll need to complete the Contractor Registration Application and obtain a surety bond.
For more detailed information about the state licensing process, check out our comprehensive step-by-step guide to getting your Texas Contractors License.
The City of El Paso Blanket Building and Construction Bond has varying bond amounts, typically either $10,000, $25,000, or $50,000. In most instances, you can buy this bond online with EZ Surety Bonds for only $100 for the $10,000 bond and $250 for the $25,000 bond.
Bond amounts greater than $25,000 will likely require a credit check but can have premium rates as low as 1% of the bond amount for applicants with excellent credit scores. To receive your free quote, fill out the quick application form on our website.
Most obligees require you to file the original bond directly with them, while some allow an electronic copy. After you purchase your bond, we will mail the original to you. Every obligee has their own filing requirements. As such, we recommend you verify your bond’s obligee filing requirements before doing anything with your bond.