Baton Rouge Contractor License Bond

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Who needs a contractor bond in Baton Rouge, Louisiana?

Various contractors working in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, must maintain a contractor license bond to work in the city.

  • Residential home building contractors
  • Mechanical contractors
  • Electrical contractors
  • Plumbing contractors
  • House moving contractors
  • Heating, air conditioning, refrigeration, and ventilation (HVAR) contractors
  • Fence installation contractors

Additionally, contractors engaged in right-of-way projects may need to be licensed and bonded in Baton Rouge. According to city ordinances, work affecting public property like sidewalks and streets may also require contractor license bonds.

These requirements can be set at the city, county, and state levels. However, the State of Louisiana does not have any statewide mandate for contractors to be bonded. If contractors have projects in various parts of the state, they may separate Louisiana contractor license bonds for each municipality.

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How does a contractor license bond work?

Baton Rouge contractor license bonds are contracts the government requires to protect the public from illegal construction. The Baton Rouge Department of Development manages local construction activities, including contractor licenses, to ensure all local building codes are met. In a bond agreement, a contractor is obliged to perform work safely, following industry standards.

Contractors must submit these essential documents when applying for their Baton Rouge license:

  • Copy of your state license indicating the expiration date (if applicable, depending on trade)
  • Copy of your State of Louisiana Department of Revenue & Taxation Sales Tax Registration Certificate
  • Current copy of your insurance certificate (with the City of Baton Rouge listed as certificate holder)
  • Current copy of your surety bond (with the City of Baton Rouge listed as the obligee and including the beginning and ending dates)

In Baton Rouge, bond requirements vary based on a contractor’s trade but often range from $1,000 to $5,000. Licenses (and bonds) follow the calendar year and expire on December 31. 

Because of the easy underwriting, contractors can get this bond for as low as $100. We don’t even need to pull your credit to issue this bond. Start the application below, or call (888) 435-4191 to speak with one of our friendly agents!

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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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Fast forward a couple of years, and that better way is the impetus of everything we do at ZipBonds. We constantly look for innovative ways to improve the bonding process for our clients and agents. Our team comprises individuals who understand all angles of surety – for companies, agencies, and individuals. Incorporating everyone’s point of view to improve the process while simultaneously integrating cutting-edge technology is what sets our business apart.