Village of Palatine, IL – Contractor Bond

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Who needs a contractor bond in Palatine, Illinois?

Several residential and commercial contractors working in Palatine, Illinois, need a contractor license bond. These professionals include:

  • Asphalt contractors
  • Canopy contractors
  • Carpentry contractors
  • Concrete contractors
  • Demolition contractors
  • Electrical contractors
  • Excavation contractors
  • Fence contractors
  • Fire sprinkler contractors
  • Fireplace contractors
  • HVAC contractors
  • Hood & duct contractors
  • Landscaper/paver contractors
  • Lawn sprinkler contractors
  • Masonry contractors
  • Swimming pool contractors
  • Roofer contractors
  • Sewer contractors
  • Sign contractors
  • Steel contractors
  • Tank contractors
  • Miscellaneous contractors

Two trades explicitly excluded from the Palatine contractor license bond requirement are fire alarm contractors and plumbing/water service contractors. These two contractors may need a license but do not need a bond to work in the village.

In addition to a Palatine contractor license bond, roofing and plumbing contractors may also need to secure an Illinois contractor license bond. Contact ZipBonds if you have any bond-related questions or want to apply for your bond today. Just call ZipBonds at (888) 435-4191.

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How does a contractor bond work?

The Village of Palatine Building Department oversees construction in the area. When securing a contractor license bond, contractors agree to complete work according to municipal building codes. In Palatine, the bond amount requirements vary by trade. For example, if you’re a general contractor, you may need a $25,000 bond, while other contractors must post a bond for $10,000.

You may not obtain your Palatine contractor’s license without the required bond. Licenses and bonds are generally issued for one-year terms. Remember to renew your license and bond annually before the date of issuance.

Apply for Your Contractor Bond in Palatine, 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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