Lake County Contractor License Bond

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Who needs a contractor bond in Lake County, Florida?

Several contractors – such as plumbing contractors, electrical contractors, air conditioning contractors, and more – must be licensed and bonded to work in Lake County, Florida.

Cities included in the municipal area are:

  • Four Corners
  • Lake Worth
  • Clermont
  • Leesburg
  • Eustis
  • Tavares
  • Lake Mary
  • Lake Wales
  • Lady Lake
  • Groveland

Contractors must follow guidelines set by the city, county, and state. Some contractors in Florida will also need a state contractor license bond.

Get Your Lake County Contractor License Bond:

How does a contractor license bond work?

Lake County ordinances provide criteria for obtaining a business license:

  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Demonstrates good moral character, defined as “a personal history of honesty, fairness, and respect for the rights of others”
  • Proof of education or experience, such as a diploma, transcript, or notarized affidavit from apprenticeship

The applicant must also provide the following items in their license application:

  • Certificate for general liability insurance with a $300,000 minimum
  • Certificate of worker’s compensation insurance or exemption form
  • A copy of a current business tax receipt
  • An affidavit agreeing to follow the scope of work of the license
  • A list of any disciplinary actions within the last five (5) years, only if applicable
  • A $5,000 Lake County contractor license bond
  • An application fee

Construction activities, including licensing, are overseen by the Lake County Office of Building Services. The license and bond are good for two-year terms, with an expiration date on September 30 of the second year. Both must be renewed before the deadline.

Apply for Your Contractor Bond in Lake County, FL

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