Indiana Lake County General Contractor Bond

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How much does a Lake County Indiana contractor bond cost?

The Lake County Indiana contractor bond costs $50 annually. You can save money by choosing our multi-year discount to extend your Indiana contractor license bond term during checkout!

How do you get a general contractor bond in Lake County?

You can purchase your Lake County general contractor license bond online 24/7. You'll just need to provide your general contractor name for Lake County Planning Commission filing approval. Once your payment has been processed, your official Lake County Indiana surety bond will be emailed to you instantly.

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Bond Type
$5,000Lake County General Contractor Bond

What is a Lake County Indiana general contractor bond?

Indiana Code Section 22-11-3.1-2 requires contractors working in a county with a population between 400,000 and 700,000 file a $5,000 license bond with their county commissioners. In Lake County, this surety bond is also a condition of licensing for general contractors. You'll need to file your bond before the Lake County Planning Commission can issue your general contractors license. 

Why do Lake County contractors need license bonds?

Filing a $5,000 surety bond is a legal requirement to work as a licensed contractor in Lake County. The bond specifically requires you to follow all county and state ordinances regulating contracting, building, zoning, and construction. If you file this bond and fail to do so, your issuing surety company will pay valid claims to harmed individuals up to your full $5,000 bond amount, which you must reimburse.

Who needs a Lake County Indiana contractor license bond?

Anyone working as a general contractor in Lake County Indiana needs to file a contractor license bond as a condition of licensing. The Lake County Indiana Planning Commission regulates licensing requirements for the county's general contractors, including examinations and fees. If you have questions about your existing contractor license, construction plans, or permit application, you can contact the department by calling 1(219)755-3700. 

The Lake County Indiana Planning Commission requires this bond for general contractor licensing. If you work as a contractor in a different Indiana municipality (such as Porter County, South Bend, or Beech Grove) or need to be licensed in other trades (such an electrical contractor or plumbing contractor), we also offer other Indiana contractor license bond types.

How do I update or change my general contractor bond form? 

If the Lake County Planning Commission requires your surety bond documentation to be updated for any reason, contact your surety provider. If you purchased your bond from, email [email protected] to explain the needed change. The most common change requested is updating your name to match your contractor license.

How do I renew my Lake County Indiana contractor bond?

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

How do you get licensed as a contractor in Lake County Indiana?

You'll need to do the following before submitting your Lake County Indiana general contractor license permit application. 

  1. Submit your completed Lake County contractor license application, along with 2 colored headshots of yourself.
  2. Pay the fees for your application and examination.
  3. Pass an oral interview and written exam.
  4. After passing the exam, purchase and file your $5,000 surety bond and liability insurance.

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