City of Duluth – Contractor Licensing Bond

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Who needs a contractor license bond in Duluth?

The City of Duluth has adopted state guidelines on contractor licensing, administered by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry. According to these guidelines, each of the following contractors must obtain a bond for $25,000 to work in the city:

  • Electrical contractors
  • Mechanical contractors
  • Plumbing contractors
  • Satellite system contractors
  • Technology system contractors

In addition to the bond requirement, each contractor must apply for a business license, provide their Tax ID, and provide proof of employment insurance. A complete list of requirements for each contractor type is located on the Minnesota DLI website

Unsure if this bond requirement applies to you? Call ZipBonds at (888) 435-4191 to speak with one of our agents. You can also check out our page on contractor license bonds in Minnesota for statewide information.

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How does a contractor license bond work?

A contractor license bond guarantees that contractors meet all applicable regulations and codes of the obligee (the City of Duluth). If the contractor fails to follow the bond agreement, their clients can file a claim and receive compensation.

Frequently Asked Questions

You can often avoid claims by working professionally and responding to client complaints in a respectful, timely, and satisfactory manner.

Those with poor credit can still obtain the bond they need. For many contractor license bonds, we don’t even pull credit. We often issue these bonds instantly for just $100.

Apply for Your Contractor Bond in Duluth, MN

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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