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Which Surety Bond Do You Need?

There are three types of surety bonds that can be required of you:

It’s important you understand how surety bonds work and that you're responsible to pay claims in full. You can also read our guide to learn how to get bonded in Illinois.

How to Get Licensed and Bonded in Illinois

Illinois requires license and permit bonds in order to get and file licenses/permits for many different lines of business. You can find the full list of license and permit bonds required by using our bond requirement search tool.

The most frequently needed license and permit bonds are contractor license bonds, with several different kinds required depending on the type of work. The corporation plumbing contractor bond is needed for plumbers who inspect, install, alter, extend, repair and maintain plumbing systems. Also, the limited liability plumbing contractor bond is needed by plumbers who want to operate a plumbing contracting Limited Liability Company (LLC); both bonds are required by the Illinois Department of Public Health. Another type of license bond that’s often applied for is the limited roofing contractor bond for contractors to perform residential roofing in Illinois. Additionally, there is the unlimited roofing contractor bond which allows contractors to do both residential and commercial roofing (both of these bonds are required by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation).


Illinois License & Permit Bond Search

Illinois IBEW #9 Employer's Fringe Benefits Bond Local Union 9 IBEW Hazel Crest Apply
Illinois (Community Unit School District No 300) Sign Contractor Bond Community Unit School District No 300 - Purchasing Algonquin Apply
Illinois (Local Union No 597) Contractor's Wage and Welfare Bond Local 597 Pipe Fitters Mokena Apply
Illinois AFTRA Franchised Talent Agency American Federation of Television and Radio Artist Chicago Apply
Illinois AIWU Local #63 Bond Architectural & Ornamental Iron Workers Union 63 Broadview Apply
Illinois Appraisal Management Companies Bond Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Springfield Apply
Illinois Assisted Living and Shared Housing Act Bond Dept of Public Health - Div of Assisted Living Springfield Apply
Illinois Bond for Surplus Line Producer's License Department of Insurance Springfield Apply
Illinois Bond In Lieu of Deposit Bond (Naperville, IL) City of Naperville Naperville Apply
Illinois Boxing or Full Contact Martial Arts Dept of Financial and Professional Regulation Chicago Apply
Illinois Boxing or Full Contact Martial Arts Dept of Financial and Professional Regulation Chicago Apply
Illinois Bricklayers Employers Bond United Order of American Brick Layers and Allied Craftworkers Elmhurst Apply
Illinois Bridge Structural and Reinforcing Iron Workers Bond Local 1 Structural Workers Union Forest Park Apply
Illinois CDL School Bond Secretary of State Commercial Driver Training Elk Grove Village Apply
Illinois Chicago Employer Wages and Fringe Benefit Bond Painters District Council #30 Aurora Apply
Illinois Chicago Painter's District Council Wage and Fringe Benefit Bond Painter's District Council #14 Chicago Apply
Illinois City of Oglesby, IL Liquor License Bond City of Oglesby Oglesby Apply
Illinois Collection Agency Dept of Professional Regulation Springfield Apply
Illinois Community Currency Exchange Bond Director of Financial Institutions Springfield Apply
Illinois Concrete Work Bond (Elmhurst, IL) City of Elmhurst Elmhurst Apply
Illinois Consumer Installment Loan Act Division of Financial Institutions Chicago Apply
Illinois Contractor License Bond City of Calumet City Chicago Apply
Illinois Contractor License Bond (Lincolnwood, IL) Village of Lincolnwood Lincolnwood Apply
Illinois Contractor License Bond (Village of Woodridge, IL) Village of Woodridge Woodridge Apply
Illinois Contractor License/Permit Bond (City of Rock Island) Town of Rock Island Rock Island Apply
Illinois Contractor's Wage & Fringe Benefits Bond (Local 502) Cement Masons Local 502 Bellwood Apply
Illinois Contractor's Wage and Welfare Bond for Pipe Fitting Industry Pipe Fitters' Association Local Union No. 597 Chicago Apply
Illinois Contractors Code Compliance Bond (City of East Moline) City of East Moline East Moline Apply
Illinois Contractors' Wage, Welfare and Pension Funds Bond Glaziers Union Local No. 27 Lyons Apply
Illinois Contractors' Wage, Welfare, ETC. Sheet Metal Workers Local Union 73 Hillside Apply
Illinois Council of Carpenters Wage and Fringe Benefit Chicago and Northeast Illinois District Council of Chicago Apply
Illinois Credit Services Organization Secretary of State - Index Department Springfield Apply
Illinois Crystal Lake, ILGeneral Contractor License Bond City of Crystal Lake Crystal Lake Apply
Illinois Demolition Bond (Arlington Heights, IL) Village of Arlington Heights Arlington Heights Apply
Illinois Designated Agent Secretary of State - Vehicle Services Department Springfield Apply
Illinois Designated Agent Secretary of State - Vehicle Services Department Springfield Apply
Illinois Driver Services State of IL Secretary of State Driver Services Dept Elk Grove Village Apply
Illinois Dues and Fringe Benefit Bond (IBEW 461) IBEW Local 461 Aurora Apply
Illinois Electrical Contractor Bond Village of Rosemont Rosemont Apply
Illinois Electrical Contractor Bond (Village of Hinsdale) Village of Hinsdale Hinsdale Apply
Illinois Electrical Contractor Bond (Wheaton, IL) City of Wheaton Wheaton Apply
Illinois Employer Wage and Fringe Benefit Bond Local 176 IBEW Joliet Apply
Illinois Employer's Laborer's International Union of North America Westchester Apply
Illinois Employer's Bond (Construction and General Laborers District Council of Chicago and Vicinity) Laborers' District Council of Chicago & Vicinity Willowbrook Apply
Illinois Employer's Fringe Benefit Bond Local Number 134 International Brotherhood of Elec Chicago Apply
Illinois Employer's Fringe Benefit Bond (Construction) Local Number 134 International Brotherhood of Elec Chicago Apply
Illinois Employer's Wage Benefit Bond Local Number 134, International Brotherhood of Ele Chicago Apply
Illinois Energy Agent, Broker or Consultant Bond The People of the State of Illinois Springfield Apply
Illinois Financial Responsibility IL Dept of Revenue Springfield Apply
Illinois Financial Responsibility Bond Dept of Revenue Springfield Apply
Illinois Financial Responsibility Bond ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE Springfield Apply
Illinois Firewokds License City of Elmhurst, Il Elmhurst Apply
Illinois Fox Valley Laborers Wage and Welfare Bond Fox Valley Laborers Fund Office Elgin Apply
Illinois Franchise Bond Illinois Attorney Springfield Apply
Illinois Fringe Benefit & Wage Bond Mid-Central Illinois Regional Council of Carpenter Springfield Apply
Illinois General Contracting Bond (Village of Itasca, IL) Village of Itasca, IL Itasca Apply
Illinois General Contractor Bond City of Aurora, IL Aurora Apply
Illinois General Contractor Bond (City of Roselle, IL) The Village of Roselle Roselle Apply
Illinois General Contractor Bond (Elmhurst, IL) City of Elmhurst Elmhurst Apply
Illinois General Contractor Bond (Homewood, IL) Villiage Of Homewood Homewood Apply
Illinois General Contractor Bond (Village of Broadview, IL) Village of Broadview Broadview Apply
Illinois General Contractor Bond (Village of Cary, IL) Village of Cary Cary Apply
Illinois General Contractor Bond (Village of Rosemont, IL) Village of Rosemont Des Plaines Apply
Illinois General Contractor License Village of Tinley Park Tinley Park Apply
Illinois General Contractor License Bond Kankakee County Regional Planning Department Kankakee Apply
Illinois General Contractor License Bond (County of Dupage, IL) County of Dupage Wheaton Apply
Illinois General Contractor License Bond (Granite City, IL) City of Granite City Granite City Apply
Illinois General Contractor License Bond (Harwood Heights, IL) Village of Harwood Heights Harwood Heights Apply
Illinois Granite-Cutters Union Local #21 Wage and Welfare Bond Granite-Cutters Union Local #21 Elmhurst Apply
Illinois IBEW #9 Employer's Wage Bond Local Union 9 IBEW Hillside Apply
Illinois IBEW Local 150 Contractor Wage and Fringe Bond IBEW Local 150 Libertyville Apply
Illinois Installment Vehicle Services Dept. Commercial & Farm Truck Div Springfield Apply
Illinois Insulation Work Bond (Local 17) International Association Heat & Frost Insulators Tinley Park Apply
Illinois Insurance Broker Dept of Financial & Professional Regulation Springfield Apply
Illinois IUOE Local 520 Bond International Union of Operating Eng Local 520 Granite City Apply
Illinois Laborers District Council of Chicago and Vicinity: Employer's Bond Laborers District Council of Chicago and Vicinity Westchester Apply
Illinois License & Permit City of Lockport, IL City of Lockport Lockport Apply
Illinois Limited Liability Plumbing Contractor Bond Illinois Department of Public Health Plumbing Prog Springfield Apply
Illinois Liquor Sales Bond (Village of Montgomery) Village of Montgomery Illinois Montgomery Apply
Illinois Loan Broker's Secretary of State, Securities Dept Springfield Apply
Illinois Local #520 Wage & Welfare Bond Employers and Operating Engineers Local 520 Granite City Apply
Illinois Local 701 - IBEW Sign Agreement Bonds Local 701 - Int'l Brotherhood of Electrical Worker Warrenville Apply
Illinois Mid-Central IL Regional Council of Carpenters Mid-Central IL Regional Council of Carpenters East Peoria Apply
Illinois OPCMIA Wage and Welfare Bond OPCMIA - Local 11 Woodstock Apply
Illinois Painters District Council #14 Painter's District Council #14 Chicago Apply
Illinois Painters District Council No. 30 Painters District Council # 30 Peoria Apply
Illinois Payday Loan License Bond Division of Financial Institutions Chicago Apply
Illinois Preferred Provider Program Administrator IL Dept. of Insurance Springfield Apply
Illinois Private Business & Vocational Schools Blanket Surety Bond State Board of Education Springfield Apply
Illinois Private Business and Vocational School IL State Bd of Ed Springfield Apply
Illinois Private Employment Agency Illinois Department of Labor Chicago Apply
Illinois Professional Fund Raiser IL Office of the Attorney General Chicago Apply
Illinois Professional Fund Raiser's Bond Illinois Attorney General Chicago Apply
Illinois Registration Without Certificate of Title Bond SECRETARY OF STATE, VEHICLE SERVICES DEPARTMENT Springfield Apply
Illinois Remittance Agent License Office of the Secretary of State Springfield Apply
Illinois Remittance Agent's Illinois Secretary of State Springfield Apply
Illinois Residential Mortgage License Dept of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Mortgage Regulation Chicago Apply
Illinois RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE LICENSE Illinois Dept of Financial Regulation Chicago Apply
Illinois Restoration Bond Village of Bartlett Bartlett Apply
Illinois Roofing Contractor (Limited) Dept of Financial and Professional Regulation Springfield Apply
Illinois Roofing Contractor (Unlimited) Dept of Financial and Professional Regulation Springfield Apply
Illinois SAG Chicago Branch Talent Agency Screen Actors Guild Chicago Apply
Illinois SAG-AFTRA One Union Bond SAG-AFTRA Chicago Chicago Apply
Illinois Schools Bond Illinois Board of Higher Education Springfield Apply
Illinois Seller of Travel Bond State of Illinois Springfield Apply
Illinois Temporary Apportionment Authorization Permit Seller State of Illinois Springfield Apply
Illinois The Central Laborer's Pension Fund Bond central laborers pension fund Jacksonville Apply
Illinois Third Party Administrator Illinois Department of Insurance Springfield Apply
Illinois Timber Buyer IL Dept. of Natural Resources Office of Law Enfor. Springfield Apply
Illinois Tobacco Products Tax Bond Department of Revenue Springfield Apply
Illinois Transmitters of Money Department of Financial & Professional Regulaton Springfield Apply
Illinois Transportation Brokers Bond Illinois Commerce Commission - Transportation Divi Springfield Apply
Illinois Verification of Malpractice Insurance by Immigration Service Provider Bond State of Illinois Office of Attorney General Chicago Apply
Illinois Village of Roselle, IL- Low Power Cabling Installer License Village of Roselle Roselle Apply
Illinois Wage and Welfare Funds Bond (Plumbers and Steamfitters Local #137) Plumbers and Steamfitters local 137 Springfield Apply
Illinois Wage, Fringe Benefit and Payroll Deduction Bond IBEW Local Union 34 Peoria Apply
Illinois Wrecker's Bond (City of Chicago) City of Chicago Chicago Apply
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    Getting Construction Bonds for Jobs

    Contract bonds such as bid and performance bonds are needed to work on public construction projects. However, these are usually required by cities or municipalities as opposed to the state. You can learn more about what’s needed to get surety bonds for construction projects.

    Getting Court Bonds in Illinois

    Court bonds aren’t needed as often as the bonds mentioned above, but can be required by the courts if you need to appeal a court decision, become a legal guardian of a minor or operate as a fiduciary of an estate.

    What Do Surety Bonds Cost?

    Costs vary significantly depending on the bond amount you need and your rate (which is the percentage of the full bond amount you must pay). You can get an instant estimate by using our bond premium calculator, or apply online to get a firm surety bond quote.

    Can You Get Bonded with Bad Credit?

    It’s possible to get surety bonds with bad credit, but it will depend on the bond type you need and how severe your credit issues are. You can get approved for most license and permit bonds with bad credit. However, it is more difficult to get contract bonds with credit issues.


    Frequent Questions

    What is the process to obtain the bond?

    Apply, get approved online, submit the indemnity agreement, and pay for the bond online. Then we will ship the original bond to you using your preferred method of shipping.

    Can I get this bond with bad credit?

    Yes. We have exclusive programs that allow us to write these bonds, even if you have credit issues. You can apply and get a quote instantly.

    Does it matter where I get my bond?

    Yes. Due to the large volume of bonds written, we provide the lowest rates possible. Apply on our website and receive an online approval instantly.

    What if a false claim is filed?

    You need to contact the surety company's claims department and present proof that the claim is false.

    Do all states require a bond?

    No, many do not. You can view our full list of state bond requirements. It is also wise to contact your state directly to determine any requirements youm ust meet.


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