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How much does a Skokie Illinois contractor bond cost? 

The Skokie Illinois contractor bond costs $100 annually for all contractors licensed to work in the village. You can save money by choosing our multi-year discount to extend your Skokie IL bond term during checkout!

How do I get a contractor bond in Skokie Illinois? 

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

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Bond Type
$20,000Village of Skokie Contractor BondGeneral Contractors
$10,000Village of Skokie Contractor BondOther Contractors

What is a Skokie Illinois contractor license bond?

The Skokie Community Development Department requires general contractors file a $20,000 surety bond and all other contractors file a $10,000 surety bond before they can receive a license or permit to perform construction work or offer construction service. This bond requires contractors comply with local ordinances, rules, and regulations when working on a local project contract or building permit. The bond allows the village and its residents to file claims against noncompliant contractors to protect themselves from financial loss. 

Why are contractor bonds required in Skokie Illinois?

You need this surety bond to be licensed as a contractor who provides construction service in Skokie village limits. By filing this bond you agree to comply with all local ordinances, rules, and regulations while working as a contractor. If you fail to do so, your issuing surety insurance company will pay valid claims up to your full $10,000 or $20,000 bond amount for damage to the village or residents, which you must reimburse. 

Who regulates licensing for contractors? 

The Skokie Illinois Community Development Department enforces requirements for those licensed as a general contractor, roofing contractor, or other contractor type. You can contact the Building Division by calling 1(847)933-8223 or emailing [email protected].

The Skokie Illinois Community Development Department requires this bond for local contractor licensing. If you work as a licensed contractor in surrounding areas, we also offer other Illinois contractor license bond types. 

Who needs a surety bond to be licensed as a contractor in Skokie?

Individuals must file a $20,000 bond amount to register as a general contractor in the village. A wide range of other contractors must also file a $10,000 surety bond amount to be licensed, such as the following.  

  • carpenter
  • cement
  • electrical 
  • excavator
  • fire sprinkler
  • heating
  • mason
  • roofing
  • other (sign, tent, dumpster, etc.)
  • plumbing (must file state plumbing contractor bond 055)

If multiple contractors will be working on a project, only the general contractor must provide a surety bond and be registered with the village of Skokie.

How do I update or change my contractor bond form? 

If the Skokie Illinois Community Development Department requires your contractor license bond form be updated, contact your surety company. If you purchased your Skokie Illinois contractor bond from, email [email protected] to explain the needed change. The most common changes requested are updating your licensed contractor name or license type to match your existing contractor license.

How do I renew my Skokie Illinois contractor bond?

You'll need to renew your Skokie Illinois contractor bond before its current term expires as required by village law. Once you pay your renewal invoice, instructions will be provided to keep your surety bond active for your next license term.

How do you become a licensed contractor in Skokie Illinois?

To apply as a licensed contractor in Skokie Illinois, you must complete the Community Development Department Application for Contractor Registration. You'll need to provide the following business information with your application material. 

  • license type
  • contractor name
  • address
  • business phone number
  • email address
  • website
  • surety bond insurance company

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