Illinois plumber license surety bonds expire on September 30, 2012, which is less than 90 days away.
The Illinois Department of Public Health regulates the state’s plumbing industry. Individuals who plan, inspect, install, alter, extend, repair and/or maintain plumbing systems must maintain an Illinois plumbing license, which requires plumbers to:
- Fill out a plumbing license application 30 days prior to the exam date
- Pass the state exam
- Pay the required fee of $100 for in-state applicants or $125 for Chicago and out-of-state applicants
- Be a U.S. citizen (or be in the process of declaring citizenship)
- Have at least four years of experience as a licensed apprentice plumber
In addition to the above requirements, applicants must also purchase $20,000 worth of surety insurance to be filed with the state each year. The Illinois plumbing contractor bond serves as a legally binding agreement that the plumber will practice business ethically and in accordance with the law. If the plumber does not uphold his part of the contract, the bond guarantee keeps the state from assuming monetary losses.
Be sure to get or renew your bond in plenty of time. If you want to get bonded as quickly and inexpensively as possible, call SuretyBonds.com at 1 (800) 308-4358, or contact an expert surety specialist online. With SuretyBonds.com, you can get an Illinois plumbing contractor bond for just $100 and have it in your hands within 24 hours.
Illinois plumbing professionals will send the original copy of their Illinois surety bond to:
Illinois Department of Public Health
535 West Jefferson St.
Springfield, IL 62761