Illinois Markham Contractor Bond

Purchase your bond instantly online when you choose one of the 3 term options below. Save time and money by extending your bond term. Choosing a longer term now means you pay 25% less for your bond each year and forego the annual renewal process.


1 year term



2 year term - save $25.00!



3 year term - save $50.00!

We offer 24/7 instant email delivery. Buy your bond now to get it within 6 minutes!


Backed by SSL, our online bonding process is secure. We are committed to your privacy.


We shop the top surety markets to find you the best rate.


We’ve streamlined the bonding process to make your experience as fast and easy as possible.

How much does a Markham Illinois contractor bond cost? 

The Markham Illinois contractor license bond costs $100 annually. You can save money by choosing our multi-year discount to extend your Markham contractor license bond term during checkout!

How do you get a contractor bond in Markham Illinois? 

You can purchase your Markham construction contractor bond online 24/7. You'll need to provide your licensed contractor name and license type for Building and Housing Department filing approval. Once your payment has been processed, your official contractor license bond will be emailed to you instantly. 

How fast can you get a contractor license surety bond? offers instant emailed Markham Illinois contractor license bond delivery 24/7. Purchase your construction surety bond online now to receive your official bond delivered in minutes by email.

Bond Type
$10,000City of Markham Contractor Bond

What is a Markham Illinois contractor bond? 

Markham Illinois Code of Ordinances 120.18 requires contractor applicants file a $10,000 license and permit surety bond before they can perform construction work in the city. Markham Illinois Code of Ordinances specifically requires this bond to ensure contractors faithfully perform their duties and comply with building codes and other ordinances that apply to their contractor license or construction permit.

What does a contractor license bond protect against? 

If a licensed contractor fails to comply with Markham city ordinances, building codes, or other applicable ordinances, the bond protects the city and its citizens from losses, damages, or expenses as a resulting from company labor negligence. The issuing surety company will pay valid claims up to the full $10,000 surety bond amount, which the licensed contractor must reimburse.

Who regulates contractor licensing in Markham? 

The Markham Building and Housing Department regulates construction, contractor, and subcontractor licensing for the city. All contractors who perform construction work must be licensed and bonded with the city of Markham before obtaining a permit. Roofing contractors, electricians, plumbers, and HVAC contractors must also be licensed with the state before they can apply for their city license. If you have questions about the city's building codes or license, permit, or bond requirements, you can contact the Department by emailing [email protected] or calling 1(708)331-4905 ext. 314

The Markham Building and Housing Department requires this bond for city contractor licensing. If you work as a contractor in other areas, we also offer additional Illinois contractor license bond types across the state.

What services do general contractor companies provide in Markham? 

Markham Illinois Code of Ordinances 120.15 outlines the kind of construction work licensed contractors and subcontractors can perform in the city. The city of Markham Application for Contractor Registration requires applicants indicate which of the following construction work services they offer.

  • building/general
  • concrete/cement/paving
  • electrical 
  • HVAC 
  • landscaping
  • masonry
  • plumbing 
  • roofing 

If you're a homeowner or property owner performing work on your own residence or property, you don't need to be licensed as a contractor. However, any subcontractor you hire while acting as a general contractor for your own property must be registered with the city as a licensed contractor.

How do you update or change your contractor bond form? 

If the Markham Building and Housing Department requires your contractor bond form be updated, contact your surety company. If you purchased your surety bond from, email [email protected] to explain the needed change. The most common change requested is updating your licensed contractor name to match your city license.

How do I renew my Markham Illinois contractor bond? 

You must renew your Markham construction bond before its current term expires. Once you pay your renewal invoice, instructions will be provided to keep your surety bond active for your next Markham contractor license term.

How do you become a licensed contractor in Markham Illinois? 

Complete the following steps to apply for your Markham Illinois contractor registration. 

  1. Fill out your City of Markham Application for Contractor Registration.
  2. Pay the $110 contractor fee.
  3. Purchase and file a $10,000 license and permit construction bond.
  4. Provide a certificate of insurance ($500,000 property damage, $1,000,000 personal injury, and $1,000,000 CSL) that lists “City of Markham” as the certificate holder.
  5. If you're an electrical contractor, plumbing contractor, roofing contractor, or fire alarm contractor, you must provide a copy of your current state license. 

The city's application requires you to acknowledge your responsibility to ensure all subcontractors you hire are properly registered with the city as well. 

The city's contractor registration application lists the following contact information.

City of Markham
16313 Kedzie Parkway
Markham, Illinois 60428

Phone: 1(708)331-4905 Ext. 314
Fax: 1(708)331-9250
Email: [email protected]

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