Palos Heights Contractor License Bond

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Who needs a contractor license bond in Palos Heights, Illinois?

Contractors and subcontractors working in commercial and residential construction will need a contractor license bond in Palos Height, Illinois. City ordinances state that “any person, firm or corporation to engage in any building trade business, including general contracting, within the city” needs a license. Bonding is often a preliminary step in the licensing process. Trades included within this description are:

  • Electrical contractors
  • HVAC contractors
  • Mechanical contractors
  • Wrecking or excavation contractors
  • Several other specialties

You may also need an Illinois state contractor license bond if you’re a roofing or plumbing contractor. Learn more.

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How does a contractor license bond work?

A Palos Heights contractor license bond protects the city, the contractor’s clients, and the public from potential damages resulting from substandard construction work. An injured party may file a claim against the bond for financial compensation. The Palos Heights Building Department oversees construction-related activities in the area.

The bond requirement is $20,000. These bonds are issued for one-year terms and must be renewed before the date of issuance the following year. You can find more information about fees and documents on the Palos Heights Contractor’s License Application.

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