Village of Fox Lake Contractor Bond

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Who needs contractor bonds in Fox Lake, Illinois?

Residential, commercial, and right-of-way contractors will need a contractor license bond to operate in Fox Lake, Illinois. Local ordinances include most trades in licensing and bonding requirements. General contractors, building contractors, electrical contractors, HVAC contractors, and others may need to get bonded before starting work in the city.

Three trades of contractors may need a license but do not require a bond to work in Fox Lake. Contractors excluded by local law are plumbing contractors, irrigation contractors, and private alarm contractors. 

While working in the area, contractors must also follow county and state bonding requirements. Some contractors, including roofers and plumbers, will also need to secure an Illinois contractor license bond to maintain compliance with the state.

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How do contractor license bonds work?

The Village of Fox Lake protects its public by requiring contractor bonds. These bonds are an agreement between the contractor, the municipality, and a surety that ensures local building codes are followed. If the contractor’s work fails to meet building and safety standards, any party that experiences damages may file a claim for compensation.

Contractors must secure the required surety bond before submitting their license application (to include it in the paperwork). Once a contractor receives their license, their surety bond will follow the license term. 

The bond amount set by Fox Lake is $10,000. Because of simple underwriting, ZipBonds can often issue contractor license bonds without running credit checks for as low as $100.

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