Lake County (Indiana) Contractor License Bond

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Who needs a contractor bond in Lake County?

Lake County requires all contractors to post a $5,000 permit bond as part of the licensing process. Your bond must be recorded in the Lake County Recorders Office. To obtain a contractor’s license in Lake County, you must complete the following steps:

  • Fill out the application.
  • Attach two 2” x 2” colored passport photos.
  • On each of your two endorsements, notary seals must be affixed.
  • Include your recorded certificate of insurance and recorded contractor bond in your application packet.
  • Submit the complete application with a check or money order for $300 to the Lake County Plan Commission.
  • Complete the required examinations. You will need a grade of 76% or higher to pass. You’ll qualify for your contractor’s license if you pass your exam.

You may view the complete list of requirements and all application forms on the Lake County website. You can also check out our page on contractor license bonds in Indiana for statewide information.

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How does a contractor license bond work?

A contractor license bond protects a contractor’s clients from damages due to insufficient work. The bond guarantees that contractors will meet all applicable regulations and codes of the obligee (Lake County). If a contractor breaks the bond agreement in any way, clients have the right to file a claim to receive compensation.

To obtain a contractor bond in Lake County, you’ll pay a premium, a small percentage of the full bond amount. ZipBonds can often issue bonds quickly at a typical premium of $100. 

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