Lake Forest Contractor Bonds – Illinois

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Who needs contractor bonds in Lake Forest, Illinois?

The City of Lake Forest requires a $10,000 license and permit bond for all contractors working within the city. This is part of the contractor registration/licensing process to operate legally in Lake Forest. If you have questions about this bond or other licensing requirements, you can contact the Building Department:

The City of Lake Forest bond requirement is in addition to the Illinois requirement, which holds that all licensed plumbing and roofing contractors must post an Illinois contractor license bond. 

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How does a contractor bond work?

Contractor license bonds protect clients from damages resulting from contractor work deficiencies. Under the bond, contractors must follow all regulations and codes of the obligee (the City of Lake Forest). If the contractor breaks any part of the bond agreement, injured parties can file claims on the bond to receive compensation.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Lake Forest is very specific about contractors registering with the city before beginning work. If you’re a roofing or plumbing contractor, you will need to submit a bond to the state of Illinois and Lake Forest.

Apply for Your Contractor Bond in Lake Forest, IL

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