Surety Bonds


 A surety bond is a three-party agreement between a principal, an obligee, and a surety. The principal is the party who is required to obtain the bond, the obligee is the party who is protected by the bond, and the surety is the party that guarantees that the principal will fulfill their obligations.


Surety bonds are used in a variety of industries and for a variety of purposes. Some common examples include:

  • Contract surety bonds: These bonds guarantee that a contractor will complete a project on time and within budget, and that they will pay all subcontractors and suppliers.
  • Commercial surety bonds: These bonds cover a wide range of obligations, such as paying taxes, complying with regulations, and fulfilling warranty agreements.
  • License and permit bonds: These bonds are required by some government agencies and licensing bodies in order to obtain a license or permit.
  • Fiduciary bonds: These bonds protect the assets of beneficiaries in cases where a fiduciary, such as a trustee or guardian, misappropriates those assets.



  • Surety bonds are important because they provide a financial guarantee to the obligee.
  • If the principal fails to fulfill their obligations, the surety will pay the obligee up to the amount of the bond.
  • This helps to protect the obligee from financial losses and ensures that the principal’s obligations are met. 

    Surety bonds play an important role in many industries and help to protect all parties involved.