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All licensed drainlayers in the City of Chicago are required to provide a Chicago Drainlayers Bond. This surety bond is a financial guarantee that the drainlayer will faithfully observe and perform all the ordinances of the state of Illinois and the City of Chicago in connection with their work. The bond also protects homeowners and businesses from financial losses that may occur as a result of the drainlayer’s negligence orChicago Drainlayers Bond misconduct. Prior to any sewer work is done the city of Chicago requires a permit for the construction, repair, adjustment, sewer rodding or cleaning of any subsurface structure designed to collect or to transport storm or sanitary wastewater. These permits are received through the Department of Buildings – Sewer Permit Section. Only licensed and bonded drainlayers may obtain the said permit.

The bond amount is set at $50,000 and expires on December 31st of each year. Drainlayers must renew their bond annually in order to maintain their license.

How to get a Chicago Drainlayers Bond?

At we make it easy to obtain this surety bond. Our simple, three step process is:

  1. Complete the easy to navigate and secure online application1
  2. Review the free, no obligation quote from one of Surety1’s professional surety bond agents, usually within one business day.
  3. Sign some paperwork and pay the bond premium

Once these steps have been completed, the Chicago Drainlayers Bond will be shipped to the bond applicant.
1 -The name of the applicant on the surety bond application must match exactly the full legal business name of applicant for the license. is a service of AssuredPartners one of the largest and fastest growing insurance agencies in the nation. Representing over a dozen surety bond companies, is the premier online provider of surety bonds nationwide since 2003.

How do I get licensed as a drainlayer in Chicago?

The following documentation must be submitted to the City of Chicago, Department of Buildings:

  • Completed Drainlayer Application Form:
  • Certificate of Insurance with a minimum of $300,000 for general commercial liability.
  • Company check in the amount of $125 for the application fee.
  • A completed Department of Water Management Indebtedness Inquiry.
  • Copies of plumbing license, general contractor license
  • Copies of a Department of transportation Public Way Work license
  • Letter stating that the licensee is the owner or an employee of the company.
  • A notarized Applicant Agreement and Representation Form.
  • A Chicago Drainlayers Bond of $50,000.

You can apply for a drainlayer license online or by mail. The application fee is $125. Once you have been issued a drainlayer license, you must renew it every year. The renewal fee is $125.

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How to Get Your Illinois Chicago Drainlayers Bond

  1. Complete an online application. It’s free and no-obligation.
  2. One of our surety experts will contact you with a firm quote and an agreement to sign.
  3. Provide payment and your signed agreement, and then you will receive your Surety Bond!

If you have any questions, please call us at 877-654-2327.

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