Nebraska Revised Statute 14-365

Chapter 14


Public contractors; bonds required.

All persons who contract with the city for work to be done, or material or supplies to be furnished, shall give bond to the city, with not less than two sureties in an amount not less than fifty percent of the amount of the contract price, for the faithful performance of the same. The sureties on the bonds shall be resident freeholders of the county within which the city is situated and shall justify under oath that they are worth double the amount for which they may sign the bond, over and above all debts, liabilities, obligations and exemptions. The city council may, however, accept security from one or more reliable sureties or guaranty companies for the same amount.


  • Laws 1921, c. 116, art. III, § 56, p. 456;
  • C.S.1922, § 3609;
  • C.S.1929, § 14-357;
  • R.S.1943, § 14-365.


  • Right to recover on bond does not depend upon questions of negligence of city or contractor, but under terms of bond, upon whether city has suffered a damage because of excavations made by contractor. Omaha Gas Co. v. City of South Omaha, 71 Neb. 115, 98 N.W. 437 (1904).