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Illinois Contractor License Bonds

Illinois Contractor License Bond Information

Contractor license bonds are surety bonds that must be purchased by various types of contractors across the state of Illinois to ensure compliance with the rules, regulations and building codes prescribed by the state or local government. Contractor license bonds are required as a condition of a license or permit by local municipalities, counties, and the state of Illinois. Among other state and local requirements, Illinois roofing and plumbing contractors must furnish surety bonds as outlined in the table below.

Numerous cities, counties and other local municipalities across Illinois require contractor license or permit bonds including; Bartlett, Berwyn, Bolingbrook, Brookfield, Calumet City, Carbon Cliff Cary, Chicago, Cicero, Cook County, Deerfield, Downers Grove, East Moline, Elmhurst, Evanston, Flagg Creek, Frankfort, Franklin Park, Glendale Heights, Highland Park, Hillside, Hoffman Estates, Kankakee County, Lake Zurich, Lansing, Lemont, Lincolnwood, Maywood, Milan, Mokena, Moline, Monroe County, Morton Grove, Naperville, New Lenox, Niles, Northfield, Oak Park, Orland Park, Palatine, River Forest, Rock Island, Romeoville, Skokie, South Holland, South Lyons, Sterling, Rock Falls, Streamwood, Tinley Park, Urbana, Westchester, Wheaton, Will County, and Winnetka.

Illinois Contractor License Bond Prices - Buy Online

Most Common Bonds

Contractor License Bond - Roofing (Unlimited)

$25,000 Bond

Expires 12/31 in Odd-numbered Years

Contractor License Bond - Roofing (Limited)

$10,000 Bond

Expires 12/31 in Odd-numbered Years

Contractor License Bond - Plumbing

$20,000 Bond

Expires 9/30

Additional Bonds

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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What Does a Contractor License Bond Protect Against?

The Department of Financial and Professional Registration requires a Roofing Contractor Bond for those engaged in the business of roofing contracting in the State of Illinois. The bond guarantees faithful observance of all ordinances and laws of the State of Illinois and all rules, regulations and building codes. The bonded entity is obligated to pay damages to any person, firm or corporation damaged by reason of the surety bond principal's violation of laws, ordinances, rules, regulations or building codes. The Illinois Department of Public Health requires a Plumbing Contractor Surety Bond to ensure the bonded principal or other persons authorized to perform plumbing under the principal's supervision perform plumbing in compliance with the plumbing codes as required pursuant to Illinois rules, Part 894.

See our Spotlight article for more on Contractor License Bonds. If this bond is for a job that you are bidding or a contract that has been awarded to you, the surety bond you need is a Contract/Construction Bond rather than a Contractor License Bond.