Highland Park, Illinois Contractor License Bond

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Who needs a contractor license bond in Highland Park?

The Highland Park Building Department requires all general and demolition/excavating contractors to post a $10,000 contractor license bond. If you’re not sure if this requirement applies to you, you can contact the Building Department:

  • Building Division
  • 1150 Half Day Road, 2nd floor
  • Highland Park, IL 60035
  • Phone: (847) 432-0808
  • Fax: (847) 926-8885

Keep in mind that if you plan to operate as a licensed plumber or roofer in the state of Illinois, you must also post a contractor license bond. Check out our page on contractor license bonds in Illinois for more information.

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How does a contractor license bond work?

A contractor license bond protects clients from any damages resulting from faulty work by the contractor. The bond also guarantees that the contractor meets applicable regulations and codes of the obligee (Highland Park). If the contractor neglects any stipulations in the bond agreement, clients can file a claim on the bond to receive compensation for damages. 

To obtain a contractor bond in Highland Park, Illinois, you will pay a premium (a small percentage of the required bond amount). ZipBonds can issue contractor bonds quickly – often for just $100. Apply on our website to get bonded today.

Frequently Asked Questions

Illinois generally leaves bonding requirements up to local municipalities. Therefore, if you meet the bond requirements in Highland Park, you will likely also meet the statewide requirements. Be sure to verify this with the Highland Park Building Department. In some cases, you may need both state and local contractor bonds. 

If you have poor credit, you may still be able to get the bond you need. You may have to pay a higher premium because of the increased 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 Highland Park, IL

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


About ZipBonds.com

Founders Ryan Swalve and Zach Mefferd formed the vision for ZipBonds.com 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.