Tucson Temporary Certificate of Occupancy Performance Bond

Tucson Arizona Temporary Certificate of Occupancy Performance Bond

The City of Tucson requires a Temporary Certificate of Occupancy Performance Bond to be filed for commercial buildings that seek to begin use of the space while construction has not yet finished. The bond must be held by the certificate of occupancy holder, who may be the owner of the property or a hired contractor who is authorized to complete construction. Jet, through payment of the bond, ensures that any damages caused to the City of Tucson or any person damaged as through a violation of technical building codes will be reimbursed.

APPLY FOR TEMPORARY CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY PERFORMANCE BOND

Applying for a Temporary Certificate of Occupancy Bond only takes a few minutes with Jet’s step-by-step application. 

What Is the Lowest Price for the Temporary Certificate of Occupancy Bond?

The cost of the Temporary Certificate of Occupancy Bond starts at $100 and varies based on the required bond limit. The limit shall be in an amount that would reimburse the City for carrying out the project as indicated in the permit. Personal credit also affects the cost of the bond. 

Bond LimitCost
$10,000$100
$25,000$188
$50,000$375
Tucson Temporary Certificate of Occupancy Performance Bond Pricing

When you choose Jet, you can rest easy knowing that Jet’s prices are not influenced by third parties like a broker would be. Jet Insurance Company’s bond quotes don’t include broker fees and commissions that middlemen add in to ensure they get their cut of the share. 

Why Is the Temporary Certificate of Occupancy Bond Required?

The Temporary Certificate of Occupancy Bond is used when a commercial building still has construction work to be finished but the owner wants to begin some civilian activities, such as moving in, stocking products, setting up networks, and staff training. In some cases, full business operations can also be allowed, as long as construction and civilian activities are kept separate. 

The bond helps ensure that construction will be suitably completed on the property so that the owner can obtain a permanent certificate of occupancy for the building purposes. The City regulates temporary occupancy to prevent extended construction projects going on during business operations that may be potentially dangerous. 

How Does the Application Process Work With Jet?

When you apply for a Temporary Certificate of Occupancy Bond with Jet, you will go through Jet’s easy step-by-step application. The application asks basic information for the bond, as well as the commercial location, project number, bond limit, and a social security number to run a soft credit check. Once the application is complete, you will receive a quote with the approved rate. If you have a higher bond limit, an additional review  from Jet may be required. 

How Does the Temporary Certificate of Occupancy Bond Get Filed to the City of Tucson?

After you purchase your Temporary Certificate of Occupancy Bond, Jet will fill out the bond form and sign, seal, and notarize it. Then, the bond will be mailed to you to sign and submit to the City of Tucson. 

The original bond can be mailed to: 

Attn: Building Official
City of Tucson
Planning & Development Services
P.O. Box 27210
Tucson, AZ 85726-7210

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Can I Cancel My Temporary Certificate of Occupancy Bond?

No, the Temporary Certificate of Occupancy Bond is needed for the time that the temporary certificate of occupancy is active. The certificate has a term of 30 days at a time and can be maintained for more than one term. 

When Does the Temporary Certificate of Occupancy Bond Obligation End?

The Temporary Certificate of Occupancy Bond must be active for 30 days after the duration of the temporary certificate of occupancy. The certificate is issued for 30 days at a time, but can be replaced with another temporary certificate of occupancy or, ultimately, a permanent certificate. Once a permanent certificate of occupancy has been issued, a bond is no longer required. 

How Does a Contractor Avoid Temporary Certificate of Occupancy Bond Claims?

The Temporary Certificate of Occupancy Bond obligates that you complete construction within the allotted time in compliance with the City of Tucson Building Safety Administrative Code, Section 309.4. Since the temporary certificate of occupancy is active for 30 days at a time, it is your responsibility to either complete the construction or maintain the temporary certificate until said construction is complete. 

Claims on the bond can be submitted by those who suffer damages from the failure to abide by the Building Safety Administrative Code, including the City of Tucson. The best way to avoid claims on the bond is to make sure to properly finish the work under the temporary certificate or maintain the certificate as you finish up the work. 

What Happens if I Get a Claim on My Temporary Certificate of Occupancy Bond?

When Jet receives a claim initiation, we begin an investigation into the validity of the claim. Jet is obligated to follow Arizona’s general claims timeline, as indicated below: 

However, if the City lays claim on the bond, Jet is obligated to pay out the claim with the bond. If the City or any other claimant receives a bond payout from Jet, you are ultimately the one responsible for the damages and must pay Jet back.

Are There Other Bonds That a Contractor Needs?

If a contractor is the holder of the Temporary Certificate of Occupancy Bond, the contractor must carry a Contractor License Bond in order to operate within the state of Arizona. The bond starts at $2,000 but can be as much as $100,000 to make sure that any damages will be reimbursed. 

Tucson Arizona Temporary Certificate of Occupancy Performance Bond

Notary Bond Application:

Business Information:

Indemnity Agreement:

I, the undersigned, hereby apply for a Dishonesty Bond also known as a Business Service Bond or Janitorial Service Bond (“bond”) to the Surety Company (“SURETY”) through Jet Insurance Company (“JET”), with whom I hereby grant the authority to act on my behalf with respect to the bond and assign as my Broker of Record, and declare that the statements herein are true and correct. In consideration of the SURETY issuing, renewing or substituting said bond(s), I, individually and as the owner or officer of the bonded entity, hereby understand and agree, as follows: (i) to reimburse, hold harmless, and indemnify SURETY upon demand for all loss, liability, claim, expense, including but not limited to attorneys’ fees, expert’s fees, investigative fees and claims handling fees, and any other cost which SURETY shall pay or incur in defense, adjustment, or settlement of such claims/suits by reason of such suretyship; (ii) that an itemized statement of loss and expenses by SURETY shall be indisputable proof of my liability to SURETY; (iii) coverage is subject to a $100 deductible; (iv) the employee must be convicted before coverage will apply (v) performance and any form of dispute resolution of this agreement shall take place in the county of SURETY's office of service; and (vi) a facsimile copy or electronically signed version of this agreement shall be binding as if it were an original. This agreement shall survive any changes in, substitute to or renewal of the bond(s).

Required Effect Date of Bond Policy:

Contact Information:

Employee Dishonesty Bond Application:

Business Information:

Business Description:

Coverage Requirements:

Indemnity Agreement:

I, the undersigned, hereby apply for a Dishonesty Bond also known as a Business Service Bond or Janitorial Service Bond (“bond”) to the Surety Company (“SURETY”) through Jet Insurance Company (“JET”), with whom I hereby grant the authority to act on my behalf with respect to the bond and assign as my Broker of Record, and declare that the statements herein are true and correct. In consideration of the SURETY issuing, renewing or substituting said bond(s), I, individually and as the owner or officer of the bonded entity, hereby understand and agree, as follows: (i) to reimburse, hold harmless, and indemnify SURETY upon demand for all loss, liability, claim, expense, including but not limited to attorneys’ fees, expert’s fees, investigative fees and claims handling fees, and any other cost which SURETY shall pay or incur in defense, adjustment, or settlement of such claims/suits by reason of such suretyship; (ii) that an itemized statement of loss and expenses by SURETY shall be indisputable proof of my liability to SURETY; (iii) coverage is subject to a $100 deductible; (iv) the employee must be convicted before coverage will apply (v) performance and any form of dispute resolution of this agreement shall take place in the county of SURETY's office of service; and (vi) a facsimile copy or electronically signed version of this agreement shall be binding as if it were an original. This agreement shall survive any changes in, substitute to or renewal of the bond(s).

Required Effect Date of Bond Policy:

Contact Information:

Contract Bond Application:

Business Information:

Owner Information:

Job Details:

Indemnity Agreement:

I, the undersigned, hereby apply for a Dishonesty Bond also known as a Business Service Bond or Janitorial Service Bond (“bond”) to the Surety Company (“SURETY”) through Jet Insurance Company (“JET”), with whom I hereby grant the authority to act on my behalf with respect to the bond and assign as my Broker of Record, and declare that the statements herein are true and correct. In consideration of the SURETY issuing, renewing or substituting said bond(s), I, individually and as the owner or officer of the bonded entity, hereby understand and agree, as follows: (i) to reimburse, hold harmless, and indemnify SURETY upon demand for all loss, liability, claim, expense, including but not limited to attorneys’ fees, expert’s fees, investigative fees and claims handling fees, and any other cost which SURETY shall pay or incur in defense, adjustment, or settlement of such claims/suits by reason of such suretyship; (ii) that an itemized statement of loss and expenses by SURETY shall be indisputable proof of my liability to SURETY; (iii) coverage is subject to a $100 deductible; (iv) the employee must be convicted before coverage will apply (v) performance and any form of dispute resolution of this agreement shall take place in the county of SURETY's office of service; and (vi) a facsimile copy or electronically signed version of this agreement shall be binding as if it were an original. This agreement shall survive any changes in, substitute to or renewal of the bond(s).

Required Effect Date of Bond Policy:

Contact Information:

Worker's Compensation Application:

Business Information:

Business Description:

Coverage Requirements

Indemnity Agreement:

I, the undersigned, hereby apply for a Dishonesty Bond also known as a Business Service Bond or Janitorial Service Bond (“bond”) to the Surety Company (“SURETY”) through Jet Insurance Company (“JET”), with whom I hereby grant the authority to act on my behalf with respect to the bond and assign as my Broker of Record, and declare that the statements herein are true and correct. In consideration of the SURETY issuing, renewing or substituting said bond(s), I, individually and as the owner or officer of the bonded entity, hereby understand and agree, as follows: (i) to reimburse, hold harmless, and indemnify SURETY upon demand for all loss, liability, claim, expense, including but not limited to attorneys’ fees, expert’s fees, investigative fees and claims handling fees, and any other cost which SURETY shall pay or incur in defense, adjustment, or settlement of such claims/suits by reason of such suretyship; (ii) that an itemized statement of loss and expenses by SURETY shall be indisputable proof of my liability to SURETY; (iii) coverage is subject to a $100 deductible; (iv) the employee must be convicted before coverage will apply (v) performance and any form of dispute resolution of this agreement shall take place in the county of SURETY's office of service; and (vi) a facsimile copy or electronically signed version of this agreement shall be binding as if it were an original. This agreement shall survive any changes in, substitute to or renewal of the bond(s).

Required Effect Date of Bond Policy:

Contact Information: