How To Earn Your License And Become A Concrete Contractor In Texas
We want to offer you a brief yet comprehensive guide to obtaining your contractor’s license. Here is what you need to know to get started:
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There is one caveat of becoming a concrete contractor. You don’t need a license at the state level. However, many municipalities and county agencies will require you to apply for a business license. Allow us to explain a little more.
Local License and Permits
There are a lot of different cities within the state of Texas, so the process can get a little confusing. Here are some tips that can help you learn more about licensing in any particular city:
- Visit the website of the Texas Municipal League
- Scroll through the website and click on the city that you live in. You will then be redirected to the city’s government website.
- Search for contractor’s license requirements
Each website is going to be different, so you may need to take the time to find the information you need. We always encourage any prospective contractor to cover their bases so that you can avoid any fines or penalties.
Insurance and Surety
What is a surety bond? Let’s say for some reason you are not able to complete a project. This is technically a breach of contract. This means that your client may take legal action against you to receive proper compensation. A surety bond will cover you financially.
As we mentioned earlier, some cities will require you to have surety bonds before you begin to work on projects. The amount of the bond will vary according to the city in which you reside. We advise that you do a little research into local regulations before you begin taking on projects. You can always consult local bond companies to find a price and service that suit your business.