A variety of surety bonds are required by the U.S. government and by state and local governments for the issuance of licenses or permits.  Examples of surety bonds that are pledged for licenses include notary bonds, contractor license bonds, sales tax bonds and motor vehicle dealer bonds.  Examples of surety bonds that are pledged for permits include street opening bonds, overweight / oversize load road bonds, highway occupancy bonds, and mining permit bonds.  License and Permit bonds are easily provided as long as the bonding company has a clear understanding of how the bond guarantees the obligations of the bonded party under the requirements of the specific license or permit being issued.