Porter County, Indiana Contractor License Bond

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Who needs a contractor bond in Porter County?

Most contractors working in Porter County, Indiana, need a contractor’s license and bond. County ordinances list the following trades:

  • General residential contractors
  • General commercial contractors
  • Demolition contractors
  • Excavation contractors
  • Concrete contractors
  • Framing contractors
  • Electrical contractors 
  • Heating/air contractors

  • Insulation contractors
  • Drywall contractors
  • Masonry contractors
  • Plumbing contractors
  • Roofing contractors
  • Siding contractors
  • Landscaping contractors
  • Pool contractors
  • Fence contractors
  • Deck contractors
  • Steel erection contractors
  • Fire protection contractors
  • Industrial equipment contractors


Municipalities in the county include Beverly Shores, Burns Harbor, Chesterton, Dune Acres, Hebron, Kouts, Ogden Dunes, Pines, Portage, Porter, and Valparaiso. Contractors in these areas will likely need a Porter County contractor license bond.

Three specific trades are excluded from the bonding requirement: electrical contractors, plumbing contractors, and HVAC contractors. However, these contractors may need to meet other city or state bonding and licensing requirements. Visit our Indiana contractor license bond page for state information. 

If you have questions, don’t hesitate to call ZipBonds at (888) 435-4191 to speak with one of our friendly agents!

Get Your Porter County Contractor License Bond:

How does a contractor license bond work?

The Porter County Building Department oversees construction activities in the area and requires contractors to post a $5,000 bond. The surety acts as a mediator between the contractor and the claimant. If construction activities result in damages or injuries, a claimant may be awarded a financial settlement.

A contractor’s license and bond are issued for one-year terms in Porter County and must be renewed annually before the date of issuance. Contractors can only work in the area while both are active.

Fortunately, securing a contractor license bond is simple and easy. Thanks to the simple underwriting, no credit history check is necessary for this type of bond. ZipBonds can provide you with a Porter County contractor license bond for as low as $100. Call (888) 435-4191, and one of our agents will walk you through the process!

Apply for Your Contractor Bond in Porter County, IN

ZipBonds offers the fastest and most secure option for getting bonded. Our all-digital platform is intuitive and straightforward. Apply online, email support@zipbonds.com or call 888.435.4191 to speak with an agent directly.


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