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What is the cost of an Idaho fire protection sprinkler contractor bond?
The Idaho fire protection sprinkler contractor bond costs $50 for the state-required 1-year term. The $50 premium covers your full year of Idaho contractor license bond coverage.
Where can you get an Idaho fire protection sprinkler contractor bond?
You can purchase your Idaho fire sprinkler contractor bond online 24/7. Simply provide the following information as required for State Fire Marshal approval.
- contractor name
- business address
- contractor date of birth
Once your order is processed, you'll receive a copy of your bond by email, and your official Idaho surety bond will be shipped to your preferred mailing address.
How fast can I get a fire protection contractor bond?
The Idaho Department of Insurance State Fire Marshal requires your official sprinkler system contractor bond be physically issued and delivered to you. If you're in a rush, choose overnight shipping during checkout. Orders submitted by 4 PM CST Monday-Friday are typically shipped same-day.
What is an Idaho fire protection sprinkler contractor bond?
Idaho Administrative Procedure Act 18.08.02 requires fire protection sprinkler contractors file a $2,000 surety bond before being licensed in the state. By filing this bond, fire protection sprinkler contractors agree to faithfully and lawfully work according to the Idaho Fire Code and all other state laws and regulations. The bond specifically protects the public against losses resulting from contractors who violate the Idaho Fire Code. The state's official form does not have a formal title and simply says “License Bond” at the top.
Why is the Idaho fire protection sprinkler contractor bond required?
If a fire protection sprinkler contractor fails to comply with the Idaho Fire Code, the issuing surety company will pay valid claims to harmed individuals up to the full $2,000 bond amount. The contractor must then reimburse the surety for damages paid. Idaho code prohibits the following specific acts, among others.
- misrepresentation in obtaining a license or business conduct
- failure to abide by contracts
- manipulation of assets
- failure to maintain workers’ compensation insurance
- knowingly entering into a contract with an unregistered contractor
- guilty plea of a felony
This Idaho contractor license bond is specifically required to get a fire sprinkler contractor license in the state. The State HVAC Board also enforces a separate Idaho HVAC contractor license bond requirement. We also offer information about other Idaho contractor license bond types.
Who regulates licensing for fire sprinkler contractors?
The Department of Insurance Division of the State Fire Marshal oversees applications for fire sprinkler contractor licenses. If you have questions about fire protection sprinkler contractor licensing rules, the DOI advises you call 1(800)721-3272 or email [email protected].
How do I update or change my fire protection contractor bond?
If the Idaho DOI requires you to make any changes to your bond documentation, contact your surety company. If you purchased your bond from SuretyBonds.com, email [email protected] to explain the needed change.
The most common changes requested for this bond are the contractor name or business address.
How do I renew my contractor license bond?
You must renew your Idaho fire protection sprinkler contractor bond before its current term expires. Once you pay your SuretyBonds.com renewal invoice, renewal instructions will be emailed to you to keep your bond active for your next license term.
How do I get a fire protection sprinkler contractors license in Idaho?
The following must be submitted to the Idaho State Fire Marshal to apply for a fire sprinkler contractor license.
- $400 license fee
- copy of NICET III certification (if applicable)
- copy of Certificate of Liability Insurance
- contractor surety bond
State Fire Marshal
Idaho Department of Insurance
700 W. State Street, 3rd Floor
P.O. Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0043
The DOI advises complete applications typically take 3 weeks to process. The office will contact you if any additional information is needed.
Need a surety bond for a construction project in Idaho?
Idaho contractor license bonds, including this bond for fire sprinkler contractors, 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.