paper with words surety bond

A bond is required for Demolition, Sediment Control, and Public Right-of-Way permits. The bond ensures the work is completed and the site is stabilized or restored per all County codes and standards. The County accepts four types of bonds - cash, performance, letter of credit or certificate of guaranty.

Public Right of Way Bond Calculator

Bonds for all right-of-way permits are calculated using the Public Right of Way Bond Calculator.


Cash Bonds may be posted in the form of cash, check, or money order. Checks may be personal, certified, corporate or cashier.  It is important to note that regardless of who provides payment of the bond, the refund check will be mailed to the permitee of record.

Certificate of Guaranty

A certificate of guaranty may only be submitted by members of the Builders Developers Guaranty Group affiliated with the Maryland Building Industry Association (MBIA).

Letter of Credit

A letter of credit is executed by a financial institution. The issuer must use the letter of credit template provided by Montgomery County.

Performance Bond

A performance bond is executed by an insurance company. The insurer must use the the performance bond template provided by Montgomery County. This type of bond must include a Power-of-Attorney statement.