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Idaho Contractor License Bonds

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How much does an Idaho contractor license bond cost?

Idaho contractor bond costs start at $100 annually. Your exact cost will vary depending on your license type and its bond amount. Some Idaho contractor license bonds require a quick application review to determine pricing. 

How do I get a contractor bond in Idaho? 

You can purchase or apply for your Idaho contractor bond online 24/7. Simply select which bond you need from the dropdown above or the table below. The information required for your bond form varies depending on your license type, but you'll typically need to provide the following information for filing approval. 

  • contractor or construction company name
  • physical business address
  • license number, if available

Once your order has been processed, your bonding confirmation will be sent to your email.

How fast can I get an Idaho contractor surety bond? 

Our industry-leading technology and responsive customer service team allow us to deliver your official Idaho contractor license bond faster than any other surety provider. Orders placed by 4 PM CST Monday-Friday are typically processed with same-day emailed bond delivery. 

If you have questions about Idaho contractor license bond requirements, call 1(800)308-4358 to speak with a friendly surety expert. We're here to guide you through the contractor bond process so you can get back to running your business. 

Bond Type
$10,000Department of Labor Farm Labor Contractor BondNo more than 20 employees
$30,000Department of Labor Farm Labor Contractor Bond21 or more employees
$2,000Division of Occupational & Professional Licenses Specialty Plumbing Contractor License Bond
$2,000State Fire Marshal Fire Protection Sprinkler Contractor Bond
$2,000State HVAC Board HVAC Specialty Contractor Bond
$5,000Bonner County Contractor Bond
$5,000City of Idaho Falls Right of Way Contractor Bonds
$10,000City of Pocatello Contractor BondBuilding Class B, House Mover, Electrical Contractor, Excavator, Plumbing Apprentice, Plumbing Contractor, Sign Contractor
$25,000City of Pocatello Contractor BondBuilding class A-2
$50,000City of Pocatello Contractor BondBuilding class A-1
$5,000Subsurface Sewage Disposal Installer BondStandard and Basic Alternative System Installer's Registration Permit
$15,000Subsurface Sewage Disposal Installer BondStandard, Basic, and Complex Alternative System Installer's Registration Permit
$10,000Outfitter/Designated Agent Bond
$5,000Manufactured Home Installer Bond
$1,000-$20,000Well Driller's Bond
$2,000Coeur D' Alene, Idaho - Drain Layer's Bond
$25,000County of Ada Temporary Highway Use Permit Bond

What is a contractor license surety bond? 

Idaho contractor license bond” is a general term used to refer to the different surety bond requirements enforced by the state for contractor licensing. Each bond must be filed with its licensing authority before a contractor license will be issued for an individual or company to perform construction work. These bonds reinforce licensing compliance by requiring contractors to work according to any applicable construction laws.

Why are contractor bonds required in Idaho? 

Contractor bonds are an agreement that contractors will fulfill professional contractor obligations as required by any applicable state or local laws. These bonds protect the state, city/county, and consumers who suffer damages as a result of contractor noncompliance. Your issuing surety company will pay valid claims up to the full bond amount, which the bonded contractor is required to reimburse. 

Who regulates licensing for contractors? 

The Idaho Department of Labor enforces license requirements for farm labor contractors, including the surety bond requirement. You can contact the department staff by calling 1(800)843-3193. The Idaho Division of Occupational and Professional Licenses regulates the state's specialty plumbing contractors and can be reached by phone at 1(208)334-3950.

Additionally, if you work in one of the cities or counties listed below, you must file a local compliance bond with the city or county directly before being licensed to work in the area. If you need a surety bond for a city or county not listed, call 1(800)308-4358

  • Bonner County
  • Idaho Falls
  • Pocatello

This page provides information about various surety bonds required for contractor licensing across Idaho. We also offer specific information about the Idaho HVAC specialty contractor bond and Idaho fire sprinkler contractor bond.

Need a surety bond for a construction project in Idaho?

Idaho contractor bonds are required for licensing compliance. If you need a surety bond before you can begin work on an individual contracted project, you might need a bid bond, payment bond, performance bond, or other type of contract bond. If you work in states other than Idaho, we also offer contractor license bonds nationwide.

How do I update or change my bond form? 

If you are required to update information on your bond form, contact your surety provider. If you purchased your bond from, email [email protected] to explain the needed change.

The most common changes for these bonds include updating the following.

  • contractor or construction company name
  • physical business address
  • license number

How do I renew my contractor license bond? 

You must renew your Idaho contractor license bonds before their current term expires. If your original bond was issued by, we'll email you renewal instructions after you pay your renewal invoice. 

What are the requirements to become a registered contractor in the state of Idaho?

Licensing requirements and application processes vary by city and county, so visit your city or county's website for local contractor registration guidelines.

You should expect to provide the following when applying for your contractor license.

  • construction contractor license application
  • proof of general liability insurance
  • surety bond in the required amount
  • payment of all required fees

Call 1 (800) 308-4358 to talk with a Surety Expert