Underwriting Requirements by Bond Limit

Up to $250,000

  • Fully completed subdivision application with indemnity from:
    • The special purpose entity that owns the property being developed
    • All owners/partners with ownership percentage > 10%
  • Copy of the obligee’s bond form
    • No forfeiture or pay-on-demand forms
    • Copy of the partnership or LLC agreement
    • Positive corporate/personal credit review for all owners

$250,001 – $500,000

All of the above plus:
  • Evidence of financing for improvements
  • Copy of engineer’s estimate of cost for improvements
  • Corporate financial statement for the special purpose entity
  • Financial statements on the owner(s)
  • Tax returns on the owner(s)

$500,001 – $1,000,000

All of the above plus:
  • Bank set-aside letter or evidence that owner(s) has/have funds to support site improvement costs in excess of 2.5x engineer’s estimated costs
  • Copy of appraisal / recent valuation of property being developed
  • Copy of the construction contract with contractor completing the improvements w/copies of any performance/payment bonds

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