Before engaging in business as a contracting stevedore in Cameron County, the contracting stevedore must file a written application for a license with the County Clerk.
Texas Occupations Code Chapter 2351, Section 051-054
“Contracting Stevedore” means a person, firm or association of persons, or corporation that contracts with another person or corporation, including an agent, owner, master, manager, or captain of a vessel, to load and unload a vessel.
Bond and License Requirements A contracting stevedore must execute a bond and obtain a license in each county in which the contracting stevedore engages in business as a contracting stevedore.
Bond Terms and Conditions
1. Bond must be in the amount of $5,000.00
2. Be conditioned that the contracting stevedore will:
On Saturday of each week pay wages promptly according to the agreed wage scale to each laborer who engaged in loading and unloading a vessel; and
Perform each agreement the contracting stevedore enters into with a laborer with respect to the loading and unloading of a vessel;
3. Bond must be payable to the Cameron County Judge as trustee for any person who may be entitled to recover under the bond.
4. The bond must be made with: a surety company authorized to do business in this state or two or more good and sufficient sureties, each of whom is a resident of this state.
1. Complete Application for Contracting Stevedore License
2. Contracting Stevedores Surety Bond (must be approved by the County Clerk)
Current filing fees apply per instrument.
A contracting stevedore must execute a new bond and obtain a new license on each anniversary of the date the former license is issued.
A contracting stevedore commits an offense if the contracting stevedore engages in business as a contracting stevedore without first executing the bond and obtaining the license required by Occupations Code Section 2351.051.
- An offense under this section is punishable by a fine of not less than $100 or more than $500.
- Each day of violation is a separate offense.