The Right-of-Way Performance Bond is required by the Flood Control District (FCD) of Maricopa County and the Maricopa County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) as protection against contractors failing to adhere to the construction project under the right-of-way permit’s provisions. The limit of the bond shall be proportionate to an amount that Jet would be able to indemnify the County against damages that could occur during construction or failure to complete construction.
Apply for your Maricopa Right-of-Way Performance Bond with Jet for a streamlined application that only takes a few minutes!
The cost of the Maricopa Right-of-Way Performance Bond can be as low as $100, but is dependent on the bond limit required and a personal credit check. Larger limits may require additional information, such as project details to provide a quote.
Applying with Jet directly puts you in touch with the insurance company backing your bond. Jet doesn’t use middlemen at any stage of the bonding process, avoiding the mess of broker fees and miscommunication that a third party can contribute.
The Right-of-Way Bond must be held in an amount that would protect the County from any losses from the contractor’s failure to complete the project under the agreement of the right-of-way permit. The bond limit will be provided by MCDOT or the Flood Control District once a proposal of the project has been made.
Maricopa County requires a Right-of-Way Bond to protect the County from damages to the public right-of-way. The MC Department of Transportation is responsible for building and maintaining the County’s highway infrastructure. The Flood Control District was created to monitor flooding through Maricopa County.
To prevent dangerous situations during public transit or flood season, the County regulates construction projects to ensure the project continues on pace. The Right-of-Way Performance Bond helps to ensure that the contractor will fulfill the obligations of the permit for construction being done on the County’s highway system or the District’s property (such as basins, channels, and dams) or access points, and return the right-of-way to an appropriate condition.
Applying for your Maricopa County Right-of-Way Bond with Jet only takes a couple minutes! The application will walk you through each step, filling in information like your contractor business name, the bond limit required, whether the job is for the MCDOT or the FCD, and your business entity type. A personal social security number will also be needed as part of a soft credit check, which will not affect your credit score like a hard inquiry would.
Once you are done with the application, your results will go one of two ways:
The two results of the application are largely dependent on the bond limit that is required: larger limits will need a more in-depth review. Still, you can count on Jet for a quick review since there are no middlemen involved.
When you purchase your Right-of-Way Bond, Jet will sign and seal the bond form and send you an emailed copy. Once you receive the bond, you must sign it and send it to the appropriate agency along with any additional paperwork. You may be able to email an electronic copy to speed up the process.
You must mail the original bond to the corresponding address:
Flood Control District
Flood Control District of Maricopa County
2801 West Durango St
Phoenix, AZ 85009
Maricopa County Department of Transportation
2901 West Durango St
Phoenix, AZ 85009
A Right-of-Way Bond must be released by Maricopa County after the project for which the permit was issued has been completed. The County must inspect the project and sign off on its completion before ending Jet’s liability.
The County may also release liability when a replacement bond or a cash deposit has been submitted.
Since the purpose of the Right-of-Way Performance Bond is to guarantee that the Right-of-Way Permit is fulfilled, the best way to avoid bond claims is to comply with the stipulations and obligations of the permit. The bond also holds you accountable to restore the work site to the condition given in the right-of-way permit. If there is an issue with the way the project is going, the County can serve warnings to correct the issue and follow the permit’s obligations.
Failure to comply with the permit and any warnings that may come from the County can result in claims against your bond.
If you receive a claim on your Right-of-Way Bond, Jet will launch an investigation within 10 days to determine its validity. If you’re at fault, Jet will advise you to take a positive course of action before it escalates into a legal battle.
If the claim turns out to be valid and no corrections have been made, Jet is obligated to pay the County within 30 days up to the full limit of the bond under the Arizona Administrative Code Section R20-6-801. The bond makes sure that the County is paid right away but, since you are responsible for your actions, you must pay Jet back in the amount of the bond.
Yes, any person who offers their services as a contractor in the state of Arizona must hold a Contractor License Bond. The Contractor License Bond limit ranges from $5,000 to $100,000 to protect against incomplete or faulty projects.