Bond and Insurance Requirements
Bonds and insurance are required prior to the approval of a Street Opening Permit.
Insurance is required prior to the approval of a Street/Sidewalk Obstruction Permit and Trench Opening Permit.
Reminder for Existing Contractors: Insurance and bond continuation certificates must be submitted to the City of Framingham's Engineering and Transportation Division on an annual basis.
A paper certificate issued by a Surety company is required, stating the City of Framingham at the policy-holder. Please ensure that surety bonds are signed. A cash deposit via certified bank check payable to the City of Framingham may also be required. Cash bonds will be returned after final inspection by the City.
Minimum Bond Requirements:
- $5,000 – Individual project (non-water/sewer)
- $25,000 – Annual blanket bond for street opening/drainlayer
- $10,000 – Annual blanket bond for driveway openings
Cash bond amounts will be determined by the City Engineer prior to the approval of a Street Opening Permit depending on the scope of work and the existing condition of the public road.
Reference the City's Cash Bond Release Information and Form Letter (PDF).
|WORKERS’ COMPENSATION (in accordance with provisions of M.G.L. Chapter 152)|
|Statutory State – Massachusetts||$100,000 - each accident|
$500,000 - bodily injury by disease (policy limit)
$100,000 - bodily injury by disease (each employee)
|Comprehensive Form |
Owners & Contractors Protective
Explosion, Collapse, and Underground
Broad Form Comprehensive Gen Liability
Cross Liability and Personal Injury
|$1,000,000 - each occurrence |
$2,000,000 - aggregated
|All Owned Vehicles |
All Employer Non-Owned Vehicles
All Leased Vehicles
|$1,000,000 - bodily injury & property damage combined|
|Limit of Liability||$2,000,000 - (minimum) occurrence |
$2,000,000 - aggregate