What is a Subdivision Bond?

A subdivision bond is typically purchased by a landowner or developer when upgrades and/or changes are required by a local government authority. It guarantees the work is completed according to the terms set forth. In the agreement with the city, township, or municipality.

Examples of Subdivision Bonds

  • Street improvements (grading, paving, curbs, gutters)
  • Sidewalks
  • Storm drains
  • Water mains
  • Sewers
  • Landscape
  • Erosion control
  • Subdivision monumentation

These bonds provide financial assurance that the landowner will find and complete improvements through parcel land development.

Key parties involved in subdivision bonds:

  • Principal: the landowner/developer
  • Obligee: the city or municipality
  • Surety: the underwriter of the subdivision bond

A percentage of the engineer’s estimate for improvement costs are used to determine the subdivision bond amount. Subdivision bonds renew annually until a point at which the public entity requiring the bonds provides a release of the bond obligation to the surety. 

At Construction Bonding Specialists, we work with new and experienced contractors to find the most satisfactory bond solutions. As a distinct surety-bond-only agency with decades of bonding experience, we work to discover bond solutions for all types of bond cases ranging from ordinary to challenging. Contact us or call 248-348-6762 today.

Written by the digital marketing staff at Creative Programs & Systems: www.cpsmi.com.

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