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California contractor's license bond amount increased to $15,000 effective 1/1/2016

On 10/8/15, Senate Bill 467 was passed into law. As a result of this, the bond amount required by the Contractors State License Board increased from $12,500 to $15,000, effective 1/1/2016. In order to comply with the change in law, your bond amount will automatically be increased to $15,000 on that date.

As a result of this increased bond amount, additional premium may be required to keep your current bond term unchanged. Current customers will be billed by 12/1/2015 if additional premium is required.

If you have any questions about this, please don’t hesitate to contact us at (800) 675-2000 or

CSIA is your contractor’s bond authority!

Welcome to the website of the West Coast’s largest producer of contractor’s bonds, Construction Services Insurance Agency (CSIA). In business since 1979, over 50,000 contractors have made CSIA the leader in the industry.

No Paperwork Required for California License Bonds

Click “Instant Bond” above to complete our simple online contractor’s bond application. You’ll get an instant quote and be able to purchase the contractor’s bond immediately. The contractor bond will then be electronically filed with the Contractors State License Board (CSLB). A copy of the contractor’s bond and application will be emailed to you for your records.

Peace of Mind

Other companies may offer contractor bonds for a few dollars less, but do they have experience handling the types of claims, lawsuits or problems you may have? We do. CSIA staff has a thorough understanding of complicated Contractor’s License Laws and has an excellent track record for protecting contractors from loss of license by payment of invalid claims. Our office is located across the street from the California Contractors State License Board in Sacramento and we will process your contractor’s license bond application as soon as we receive it.

A Partnership for Success

Running a business in California can be a complicated and time-consuming process. To help you hit the ground running, when you purchase your $12,500 contractor’s bond from CSIA, you will receive nearly $125 worth of legal forms, posters and construction safety orders needed by all California contractors for FREE. (We apologize, but insurance laws prevent us from offering this outside of California.)

Surety Companies with a Proven Track Record

We will generally write your contractor’s bond with American Contractors Indemnity Company (ACIC), the Nation’s leading and most experienced contractor’s license bond carrier. Their #1 position is by virtue of unmatched claims handling expertise and strength in the contractor’s license bond business which no other company can approach. ACIC is rated A+ (Superior) by A.M. Best Company.

The Complete Package

Today CSIA offers other services in addition to license bonds, including contract bonds (bid, performance, and payment bonds) and construction bonds. Other insurance needs, such as general liability, workman’s compensation and commercial automobile insurance, can be met by our sister company Skyles Insurance Agency.

If you have any contractor’s bond questions, or if we can be of any assistance, please do not hesitate to call us toll free at 1-800-675-2000. Our hours are 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM Monday through Thursday, 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Fridays.

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