Surety1 can write any Contractor’s License bond for the State of Illinois and/or the counties. All we need is a filled out application online.
In general, contractor licensing in the State of Illinois is issued per city or county. You will need to check with your counties local Contractor’s government division for the specific amount you will need to be bonded for. This will need to be submitted in order to be given a license as a general contractor. For more information please visit the Contractor Unified License and Permit Bond Act.
The Act defines a contractor as any person who in any capacity other than as the employee of another for wages as the sole compensation undertakes to construct, alter, repair, move, wreck, or demolish any fixture or structure. The term includes a subcontractor or specialty contractor but does not include a person who furnishes only materials or supplies.
A Unified License and Permit Bond is a single bond, combining both a license bond and a permit bond, issued on a uniform document. This is prescribed by the county board, or board of county commissioners that includes the following:
For counties included within the provisions of the Northeastern Illinois Planning Act, the bond amount should be at least $50,000 while it should be at least $25,000 for other counties.
You can already get the bond here at Surety1! Our agents are up-to-date on our Contractors License Bond information, and can answer any questions you may have. Just fill out our online application form and receive a free quote! Once the premium has been paid, and the paperwork has been sent, we will send you your bond via USPS Priority Mail or UPS Overnight Shipping.
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