City of Petal, MS contractor Bond ($2,000) A Contractor License Bond is a required by the state or county for the issuance of an active license, reactivation of a license, and for the maintenance of an actively renewed license. The Bond is filed for the benefit of consumers who may be damaged as a result of defective construction or other license law violations, and for the benefit of employees who have not been paid wages that are due to them. Construction professionals sometimes misunderstand the purpose of contractor license Bonds by assuming the coverage protects themselves. However, Surety Bond insurance is not the same as traditional insurance policies. This type of Surety Bond actually protects the general public by guaranteeing that construction professionals will adhere to whatever stipulations are found within the Bond’s legal language. By purchasing contractor license Bonds, construction professionals agree to work according to certain regulations, thus protecting government agencies and consumers from potential financial loss.