Illinois Contractors License Bond

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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.

What is the purpose of the Illinois Unified License and Permit Bond?

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:

  • the name of the county
  • the name and address of the contractor
  • the amount of the unified bond
  • the time period covered by the unified bond
  • and any other required term and condition of the unified bond.

What is the bond amount?

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.

Where can I get this Unified License and Permit 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 Surety 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. 



How to Get Your Illinois Contractor’s License 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.

How to Get Bonded

1. Apply Online
Using our Free & Secure Application
2. Get Your Free Quote
Applications are No-Obligation
3. Get Your Bond
Most Bonds are Approved in 1-2 Business Days

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