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Contractor License Bonds (Out-of-State Contractors)


Iowa Contractor License Bond Information

Contractor License Bonds are required in Iowa for Out-of-State Contractors in the amount of $25,000. Additionally, several cities and counties require contractors to secure bonds for local projects like street, sewer, sidewalk general building, mechanical, plumbing and other types of work. Local jurisdictions requiring contractor bonds include Bettendorf, Cedar Rapids, Davenport, Des Moines, Eldridge, Marshalltown, Polk County, and Sioux City.

How Much Does a Contractor Bond Cost in Iowa?

Contractor Bond - Out-of-State Contractor

$25,000 Bond

Contractor Bond - Plumbing & Mechanical

$5,000 Bond

1-Year Bond

Contractor License Bond - Filed with City, County or Other Local Government

Bonds up to $25,000

1-Year Bond Starts at $100.00
1% of the Bond Amount


2-Year Bond Starts at $175.00
1.75% of the Bond Amount

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