DeKalb Contractor Bonds

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Who needs contractor bonds in DeKalb, Illinois?

The City of DeKalb requires a $10,000 surety bond for contractors working in a public right-of-way. Bonding is part of the contractor registration process of the Building & Code Compliance Division of DeKalb. To verify that this contractor requirement applies to you, contact the city office:

  • Building & Code Compliance Division
  • 164 East Lincoln Highway
  • DeKalb, IL 60115
  • Phone: (815) 748-2070

Call ZipBonds at (888) 435-4191 to get bonded as quickly as possible. 

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How does a contractor bond work?

Contractor license bonds protect clients from damages due to a contractor’s faulty work. Bonded contractors must follow all regulations and codes of the obligee (the City of DeKalb). If the contractor breaks the bond agreement, clients can file a claim on the bond to receive compensation.

Frequently Asked Questions

In many cases, local bonding requirements cover statewide ones. In some cases, however, you may be required to obtain multiple bonds. Contact the Building & Code Compliance Division for verification.

Those with poor credit can still obtain the bond they need. For many Illinois contractor license bonds, we don’t even pull credit. We often issue these types of bonds instantly for just $100. 

Apply for Your Contractor Bond in DeKalb, IL

ZipBonds offers the fastest and most secure option for getting bonded. Our all-digital platform is intuitive and straightforward. Apply online, email or call 888.435.4191 to speak with an agent directly.



Founders Ryan Swalve and Zach Mefferd formed the vision for when they realized how overly complicated it was to help clients place surety. The frustration of being unable to incorporate the technology they’d used in other insurance-focused projects left them thinking “there has to be a better way.”

Fast forward a couple of years, and that better way is the impetus of everything we do at ZipBonds. We constantly look for innovative ways to improve the bonding process for our clients and agents. Our team comprises individuals who understand all angles of surety – for companies, agencies, and individuals. Incorporating everyone’s point of view to improve the process while simultaneously integrating cutting-edge technology is what sets our business apart.