Granite City Contractor Bond

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Who needs a contractor license bond in Granite City?

The Granite City Department of Building and Zoning requires general, electrical, and mechanical contractors to obtain a $20,000 surety bond. If you’re wondering if this requirement applies to you, you can contact the Department of Building and Zoning here: 

The Granite City, IL, bond requirement is in addition to the statewide bond requirement. All licensed plumbing and roofing contractors must post an Illinois contractor license bond.

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How does a contractor license bond work?

A contractor license bond protects clients from damages due to faulty work by the contractor. It also ensures that contractors meet all applicable regulations and codes of the obligee (Granite City). Clients can file a claim for compensation if the contractor neglects any part of the bond agreement.

To obtain your contractor bond, you pay a premium, a small percentage of the full bond amount. ZipBonds often issues these bonds instantly for just $100.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you’re a plumbing or roofing contractor, you may have to fulfill state and local bonding requirements. For other contractors, Illinois generally leaves bonding requirements up to local municipalities. Contact us for specific information regarding your situation.

If you have poor credit, you may still be able to get the bond you need. In general, you may have to pay a higher premium because of the increased bonding risk. However, we don’t even pull credit information for contractor license bonds. The underwriting is simple and fast, and we often approve and issue these bonds instantly.

Apply for Your Contractor Bond in Granite City, 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.



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