Park Forest Contractor License Bond

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Who needs a contractor license bond in Park Forest, Illinois?

If you plan to work on construction projects in Park Forest, Illinois, you may need a contractor license bond. City ordinances include the following professions in the local bonding requirement:

Building Contractors

“Any person who, for a consideration, undertakes or offers to undertake or purports to have the capacity to undertake or submits a bid to or does, himself or by or through other personnel employed by such contractor, construct, alter, repair, add to, subtract from, improve, move, wreck or demolish the whole or any part of a building or structure or any of the appurtenances thereto, sidewalk, street or pavement”

General Building Contractors

“Any building contractor who subcontracts all or any portion of a building contract to one or more building contractors or who shall himself perform more than one trade during the course of any construction.”

The above construction activities may require licensed and bonded electrical, HVAC, demolition, excavation, and concrete contractors. Depending on your trade, you may need a state-level Illinois contractor license bond in addition to the Park Forest contractor license bond.

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How does a contractor license bond work?

A Park Forest contractor license bond is an agreement that primarily benefits a contractor’s clients and the public. The bond agreement holds contractors accountable to industry standards and city laws and regulations, including local building code compliance.

The Village of Park Forest Department of Community Development (Building and Code Enforcement) oversees construction activities in the area. To complete the application to become a licensed contractor in Park Forest you need a $10,000 surety bond.

Contractor license bonds are simple to underwrite and typically cost only $100. Apply with us today to get bonded in a zip! You can fill out the form below or call us at (888) 435-4191 to get bonded as quickly as possible. We’re happy to walk you through the process!

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