All roofing contractors in Illinois need to purchase an Illinois Roofing Contractor Bond. This is a type of surety bond required by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation (IDFPR) and serves as a financial guarantee to the public that the contractor will comply with all applicable roofing laws and regulations. The bond also protects consumers from financial losses if the contractor fails to perform their contractual obligations, such as completing a job on time and to budget, or if they perform defective work.

The bond amount is $25,000 for unlimited license holders. The bond must be maintained for the duration of the contractor’s license.

Here are some examples of roofing contractors who need to purchase an Illinois Roofing Contractor Bond:

  • Residential roofing contractors
  • Commercial roofing contractors
  • Industrial roofing contractors
  • Roof repair contractors
  • Roof replacement contractors
  • Roof maintenance contractors

Any person or entity that performs roofing work in Illinois, whether they are licensed or not, is required to purchase a Roofing Contractor Bond.

If a roofing contractor violates the Illinois Roofing Industry Licensing Act or fails to perform their contractual obligations to a consumer, the consumer can file a claim against the bond. If the claim is successful, the surety company that issued the bond will pay the consumer for their damages. If the surety pays a claim, it will seek restitution from the bond principal (licensee).

The cost of the bond is usually between 1% and 3% of the bond amount, subject to a minimum premium and fees of $150 to$250. Surety1 will shop its many markets to procure the right price at the right terms.

How to get a Illinois Roofing Contractor 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. Illinois Roofing Contractor Bond
  3. Sign some paperwork and pay the bond premium

Once these steps have been completed, the Illinois Roofing Contractor 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.

To get an Illinois Roofing Contractor License, you must follow these steps:

1.Meet the eligibility requirements. To be eligible for a roofing contractor license in Illinois, you must be at least 18 years old, have a high school diploma or equivalent, and have at least two years of experience working as a roofer.

2.Pass the Illinois Roofing Contractor Qualifying Party Examination. The exam is administered by Continental Testing and covers topics such as roofing materials, construction methods, and safety procedures.

3.Obtain a Illinois Roofing Contractor Bond. A surety bond is a financial guarantee that protects consumers from financial losses if a roofing contractor fails to perform their contractual obligations.

4.Submit a license application. The application can be downloaded from the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation (IDFPR) website.

5.Pay the application fee. The application fee is $125.

Once you have met all of the requirements and submitted the required paperwork, the IDFPR will process your application and issue you a roofing contractor license.

Here are some additional tips for getting a roofing contractor license in Illinois:

  • Start preparing for the exam early. The roofing contractor exam is a challenging test, so it is important to give yourself plenty of time to study. There are a number of study materials available online and in libraries.
  • Find a good surety agent. When choosing a surety agency, consider the benefits of working with a bond only agency like
  • Complete the license application accurately and completely. Be sure to include all of the required documentation.
  • Pay the application fee on time. Late payments may delay the processing of your application.

Once you have obtained your roofing contractor license in Illinois, you will be authorized to perform roofing work in the state. You must renew your license every two years.

If you have any questions about the licensing process, you can contact the IDFPR at 217-785-0800.

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How to Get Your Illinois Roofing Contractor 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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