What is an Idaho contractor license bond?
Contractor license bond requirements vary in Idaho depending on different contractor license type. Those working in HVAC, plumbing, fire protection sprinkler, and other types of building work in Idaho may be required to obtain license bonds. The bonds are mandatory to ensure the health and welfare of the public.
Common license types and their amounts are as follows:
Idaho HVAC Contractor/Specialty Contractor Certification
- Principals: Individuals and businesses acting as HVAC contractors and specialty contractors in Idaho need this bond.
- Bond Amount: $2,000
- Bond Premium: 1%-15% of the bond amount (paid annually), depending on credit score and business finances/experience
Idaho Plumbing Contractor License
- Principals: Individuals and businesses acting as plumbing contractors and specialty contractors in Idaho need this bond.
- Bond Amount: $2,000
- Bond Premium: 1%-15% of the bond amount, depending on credit score and business finances/experience
The City of Pocatello has its own bonding requirements for various types of contractors.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Contractors looking to do work in multiple states will need to obtain separate surety bonds in each state. Be sure to check with each state licensing body for specific requirements.
Yes. While those with excellent credit may pay as low as 1%-3% of the bond amount for their premium, those with poor credit may expect to pay more due to the higher risk involved. However, poor credit does not often prevent contractors from getting the bonds they need to run their business.
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