Sureties

A separate surety is required to be posted for all grading permits, stormwater management permits, and public works agreements. The developer has 3 options when submitting sureties to the county:
  • Cash Performance Bond (PDF): A check is received from the developer and deposited into a Treasury Department Account and held until the project is complete. When authorization is received from construction inspections, the surety is returned to the developer.
  • Performance Bond (PDF): Must be submitted on a standard Harford County Performance Bond form and is accepted from any insurance company that is listed on the Federal Register. The surety is returned to the bonding company when a release authorization is received from construction inspections.
  • Irrevocable Letter of Credit (PDF): Must be submitted using standard language required by Harford County Government. The surety is released or reduced through the banking institution when authorization is received from construction inspections.