Excavation contractors applying for a street cutting permit must turn in a $5,000 Excavation Bond along with other permit paperwork. The bond is used as a guarantee that construction projects in streets, avenues, highways, gutters, sidewalks, or alleys will not be left incomplete or unrestored.
The Washoe County Engineering and Capital Projects Division regulates contractors who excavate, backfill, cut, restore, or provide other maintenance services to the public right of way to ensure that their actions do not detract from essential activities or the safety of Washoe communities. By purchasing your Excavation Bond with Jet, you assure the Division that you are committed to serving the community.
With Jet, you can purchase the Excavation Bond for $100 per year. Your rates are guaranteed, no need for credit checks.
Since Jet is a direct insurance company, there are no added broker fees or commissions; the price is the price, and you can get your bond within minutes.
Once you click the “Purchase” button, you will fill out the requested information needed to complete the bond, as well as contact and payment information. When you are checking out, you can choose to file the bond yourself or leave it to Jet. If you are filing the bond, you must turn in the bond to the following address:
CSD Engineering and Capital Projects
1001 East Ninth St
Reno, NV 89512
Jet will send you a notice to renew. Simply fill out the form if you still need the bond. When the bond is not needed anymore, send Jet an email to [email protected]. Our team will notify the Washoe Community Services Department and the 90-day cancellation period will begin.
As a contractor who is permitted to perform street cutting work, you are obligated to follow the conditions of the permit and Sections 85.058 to 85.115 of the Washoe County Municipal Code. This means starting work within 15 days of receiving the permit, completing the project within the specified time, and paying all fees, to name a few conditions.
Failure to complete the project or reparations in the manner approved in the permit can lead to the County filing a claim on the bond. If you receive a claim, contact Jet as soon as possible. Our team will go over the evidence, seeing if there’s any way to fix the issue before it progresses, such as finishing up the job. If the claim holds up, Jet will have to pay the County to account for your actions. You will be held responsible for paying Jet back.