Wisconsin Surety Bonds2019-07-17T18:32:25+00:00

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Wisconsin Surety Bonds

Surety Bonds in Wisconsin

More than 426,000 businesses operate within the borders of Wisconsin. A number of these businesses need surety bonds for licenses, permits, and construction contracts. The Badger State has a total of 64 different and unique bond types that the state government requires of licensed businesses, while local cities or counties require another 82 specific surety bonds.

BondExchange features hundreds of Wisconsin agents from every corner of the Badger State, from Kenosha to Green Bay, and beyond. All of these agents leverage our network using our unique platform to source surety bonds for the needs of their clients.

With access to more than 30 different markets, BondExchange helps agents find any of the 146 different types of surety bonds that Wisconsin state and local governments require from businesses. Thanks to our unique perspective from four decades of experience, we make it easier than ever for agents to source the surety bonds their clients need by leveraging our platform’s easy to use step-by-step process.

Wisconsin Surety Coverage with BondExchange

BondExchange provides complete and comprehensive access to every surety bond that the state of Wisconsin and its local municipalities may require from a business. Agents use our platform to locate the correct surety bonds their clients need, provide those clients with online instant quotes, and then facilitate the completion of the bond application and purchase process in a convenient online environment. Below are some of the different types of surety bonds that you may need to quote for your Wisconsin business clients.

Mortgage Loan Services

The State of Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions requires both mortgage brokers and mortgage bankers to purchase surety bonds before providing mortgage lending services to the public within the Badger State.

Motor Vehicle Sales

Under Wisconsin law, motor vehicle dealers and wholesalers are required to file a bond with the state’s Department of Transportation. Businesses that operate auto auctions or moped dealerships must also file surety bonds.

Financial Services Bonds

Financial service providers in Wisconsin often need to take out surety bonds. This includes collection agencies, credit service organizations, loan companies, and payday lenders.

Manufactured Home Bonds

Wisconsin regulates the sale of manufactured homes, requiring related businesses to buy surety bonds in amounts up to $100,000. There are bonds for new manufactured home dealers, for dealers who sell between 2 to 50 homes, and dealers who sell 51 or more homes.

Local Contractor Bonds

At the local level, there are surety bond requirements for registered and licensed contractors and builders. The requirements differ depending on the city or county and the contractor’s trade, i.e. plumbers, electricians, private snow removal companies, and concrete pouring specialists.

Other Business Bonds

A number of unrelated businesses in Wisconsin require surety bond coverage. They include private detective agencies, commercial truck driving and motorcycle training schools, and grain dealers.

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State Bonds Municipal Bonds

Adjustment Service Company
Alcohol Beverage Tax
Automated Processing Partnership Participating Agent
Barbering & Cosmetology School or Specialty School
Boxing or Mixed Martial Arts Promoter ($10,000.00)
Cigarette Tax
Collection Agency
Commercial Driver License (CDL) Third Party Tester
Community Currency Exchange
Credit Service Organization
Dating Service ($25,000.00)
Driver School
Employee Benefit Plan Administrator
Employment Agent ($5,000.00)
Fitness Center ($25,000.00)
Fuel Tax
Grain Dealer
Hunting and Fishing License Permit
International Registration Plan (IRP) Installment Payment
Loan Company
Long-Term Care Facility Resident Fund
Manufactured Home Dealer: 2-50 Homes ($50,000.00)
Manufactured Home Dealer: 2-50 Homes ($25,000.00)
Manufactured Home Dealer: 51-up Homes ($100,000.00)
Manufactured Home Dealer: 51-up Homes ($50,000.00)
Manufactured Home Dealer: New Dealer ($50,000.00)
Manufactured Home Dealer: New Dealer ($25,000.00)
Milk Contractor
Moped Dealer ($5,000.00)
Mortgage Banker ($300,000.00)
Mortgage Broker ($120,000.00)
Motor Club ($50,000.00)
Motorcycle School ($20,000.00)
Motorcycle School ($40,000.00)
Motor Vehicle Auction Dealer ($25,000.00)
Motor Vehicle Dealer ($50,000.00)
Motor Vehicle Lost Title
Motor Vehicle Salvage Dealer ($25,000.00)
Motor Vehicle Wholesaler ($25,000.00)
Nonresident Entertainer Tax
Nonresident Outdoor Advertising ($5,000.00)
Notary Public ($500.00)
Payday Lender
Prescription Drug Wholesale Distributor ($5,000.00)
Private Detective or Private Detective Agency
Private School
Professional Employer Organization
Professional Fund-Raiser (Custodial) ($20,000.00)
Professional Fund-Raiser (Non-Custodial) ($5,000.00)
Property Broker or Freight Forwarder BMC-84 (ICC Broker) ($75,000.00)
Public Warehouse Keeper
Recreational Vehicle Dealer
Sales and Use Tax
Sales Finance Company
Self Insurer Workers’ Compensation
Seller of Checks
Solid Waste Landfills Closure Performance
Solid Waste Landfills Long-Term Care Performance
Solid Waste Storage/Processing Facilities Closure Performance
Time-Share Ownership
Tobacco Products Tax
Unemployment Reserve Fund Reimbursement Financing
Utility Future Service Plan ($25,000.00)
Weight Reduction Center ($25,000.00)

Any Union Wage and Welfare
Appleton – City Excavate in the Public Right of Way ($5,000.00)
Beloit – Township Consumer Goods Repair – Electronics
Berlin – City License/Permit
Cedarburg – City License/Permit
Cumberland – City Transient Vendor ($2,000.00)
De Pere – City License/Permit
Dyckesville Sanitary District License/Permit
Eau Claire – City License/Permit
Fond du Lac – City Cement Sidewalk ($1,000.00)
Fond du Lac – City Cement Sidewalk ($2,000.00)
Fond du Lac – City Cement Sidewalk ($5,000.00)
Fond du Lac – City Cement Sidewalk ($10,000.00)
Fond du Lac – City Cement Sidewalk ($15,000.00)
Fredonia – Village License/Permit
Generic Obligee Concessionaire
Grafton – Village License/Permit
Grand Chute Menasha Waste Water Treatment Plant Disposal of Waste
Grand Chute – Township License/Permit
Green Bay – City License and Permit
Hobart – Village Itinerant Vendor
Installation Made Easy Inc (IME) IME Affiliate
Ironton – Village License/Permit
Kaukauna – City Itinerant Vendor
Kenosha – City License/Permit
Kenosha – City Owners Sidewalk/Driveway Performance ($2,000.00)
Kenosha – City Street Opening Performance ($3,000.00)
Kenosha – County License/Permit
La Crosse – City Natural Gas Contractor ($10,000.00)
La Crosse – City Street and Sidewalk Excavations and Openings ($10,000.00)
Lumber Liquidators Inc Installation Provider
Madison – City Asphalt Paver ($5,000.00)
Madison – City Concrete Layer ($5,000.00)
Madison – City Electrical Contractor ($1,000.00)
Madison – City Landscaping Pavers/Other ($5,000.00)
Madison – City Mudjacker ($5,000.00)
Madison – City Private Snow Removal Equipment Operator ($5,000.00)
Madison – City Sewer CCTV Inspector ($5,000.00)
Madison – City Sewer Drain Cleaner ($5,000.00)
Madison – City Sign Permit ($10,000.00)
Manitowoc – City Excavation ($10,000.00)
MEMO Financial Services, Inc dba MEMO MEMO Money Order
Menasha – City License/Permit
Menasha – City Transient Vendor
Middleton – City License/Permit
Milwaukee – City Concrete Contractor’s Performance
Milwaukee – City Electrical Contractor’s Performance ($1,000.00)
Milwaukee – City Licensed Pawnbroker ($500.00)
Milwaukee – City Plumber’s Performance ($10,000.00)
Milwaukee – City Sidewalk Area Dining Facility
Milwaukee – City Special Privilege Newspaper Vending Box ($1,000.00)
Milwaukee – City Transient Merchant
Milwaukee – City Wrecker’s and/or Mover’s Performance ($20,000.00)
Milwaukee – City Wrecker’s and/or Mover’s Performance ($100,000.00)
North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters Wage & Fringe Benefit
Onalaska – City Gas or Oil Burner Installer ($10,000.00)
Onalaska – City License/Permit
Onalaska – City Street and Sidewalk Excavations and Openings ($10,000.00)
Oshkosh – City Annual Excavation / Work in Right-of-Way ($5,000.00)
Oshkosh – City Annual Sidewalk Layers / Curb Cut Contractors ($5,000.00)
Oshkosh – City Annual Street / Sidewalk Obstruction ($5,000.00)
Port Washington – City License/Permit
Racine – City Electrical Contractor ($5,000.00)
Sheboygan – City License/Permit
Stoughton – City License/Permit
Superior – City Electrical Contractor ($10,000.00)
Superior – City Gas Fitters ($10,000.00)
Superior – City General Contractor
Superior – City Heating Contractor ($10,000.00)
Superior – City Plumbers Permit ($3,000.00)
Waukesha – City Drainlayer ($5,000.00)
Waukesha – City Sidewalk Layer ($5,000.00)
Wausau – City Concrete Right of Way ($3,000.00)
West Allis – City Concrete Contractor’s License ($3,000.00)
West Allis – City Street Obstruction Performance ($1,000.00)
West Bend – City License/Permit
West Salem – Village Street and Sidewalk Excavations and Openings ($3,000.00)
Wisconsin Dells – City License/Permit ($10,000.00)
Wisconsin Rapids – City License/Permit
Wisconsin Rapids – City Transient Merchant
Wisconsin – WE Energies Utility Deposit
World Fuel Services Inc dba Lakeside Oil Fuel Supply Payment

Why Partner with BondExchange for Wisconsin Surety Bonds?

BondExchange has worked with insurance agents for over 40 years, building a technology platform designed to make agents more efficient. We know that most insurance agents do not focus on surety, so we’ve done our best to make the process simple and fast without compromising quality and low cost to your clients.

Simplifying the Bond Process with Straightforward Tools

We’ve simplified the surety bond process by providing agents with easy-to-use tools to quickly quote bonds, methods for delivering those quotes, and online checkout options for end-customers. Our online application, easily completed by either agents or their clients, walks the user step-by-step through the entire process using plain English. Quotes are generated instantly from over 30 markets, offering bond purchases online with zero paperwork.

Offering Our Agents a Customized, Expert Level of Service

Our agents always come first here at BondExchange. We feature your name and brand prominently, making it easy to grow your professional image and reinforce your expertise with clients. Our knowledgeable staff are available by chat on our website, by email, or by phone -- you’ll always get a real underwriter on the other end of the line when you give us a call. Whatever your chosen communication method, you can be confident that our friendly experts are standing by to answer your questions.

Single Entry-Point Solution Keeps the Process Simple

As the single source for surety bonds to Wisconsin agents, BondExchange provides access to hundreds of different types of bonds and rates from over 30 different carriers. BondExchange saves you time by shopping the entire market with an instant online application, ensuring profitability and presenting you as a surety bond professional to the client.

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