Indiana Porter County Contractor Bond

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How much does a Porter County Indiana contractor bond cost?     

The Porter 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 contractor bond in Porter County Indiana? 

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

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Bond Type
$5,000Porter County Contractor Bond

What is a Porter County Indiana contractor bond? 

Porter County Code of Ordinances 6-262 requires individuals file a $5,000 surety bond with the county when submitting their contractor license registration. This Porter County license bond requires individuals comply with county ordinances when working as a licensed contractor. The $5,000 surety bond amount provides financial protection to the county and its citizens for damages resulting from a contractor's noncompliance. 

Why do Porter County contractors need license bonds? 

You must purchase and file this $5,000 surety bond to get your Porter County contractors license. By filing this bond you agree to comply with county building code and other ordinances that regulate contractors. If you fail to do so, you must reimburse your surety company in full for claims paid as a result of your noncompliance. 

Who regulates contractor licensing for Porter County? 

The Porter County Building Department regulates construction permits and license bond requirements for the county's contractors and subcontractors. If you have questions about your existing contractors license or new registration application, you can contact the Building Department by calling 1(219)465-3676.

The Porter County Building Department requires this bond for county contractor licensing. If you work as a licensed contractor in surrounding areas, we also offer other Indiana contractor license bond types. 

How do you update or change your contractor bond form? 

If the Porter County Building Department requires your surety bond documentation to be updated for any reason, contact your surety company. If you purchased your permit bond from, email [email protected] to explain the needed change. The most commonly requested change is updating your name to match your existing Porter County contractor license or new licensed contractor application. 

How do I renew my Porter County Indiana contractor bond? 

You must renew your Porter County contractor license bond before its current term expires. Once you pay your renewal invoice, instructions will be provided to keep your $5,000 bond amount active for your next county license term.

How do you get licensed as a Porter County Indiana contractor? 

To apply for your Porter County Indiana contractor license, you must register online using GeoPermits. Once you've created an account and selected Porter County from the drop-down menu, you can do the following.

  • Register or renew your contractor license registration
  • Apply for building permits
  • Track permits through the review process
  • Pay online
  • Access geographic information system mapping
  • Upload documents and attachments for workflow projects
  • Provide permit history reports
  • Track your daily to-do list, including the permitting process

Who needs to register as a subcontractor in Porter County?

Contractors who provide the following services are considered subcontractors who must register with the county. Porter County Ordinance 6-260 defines each subcontractor type.

  • Electrical 
  • General contractor, commercial/industrial
  • General contractor, residential
  • Maintenance person
  • Plumbing 
  • Sewer 
  • Carpentry
  • Concrete
  • Demolition
  • Drywall
  • Escalators and elevators 
  • Excavating 
  • Floor 
  • Garages
  • Glaziers 
  • Heating and air conditioning 
  • Insulation 
  • Machinery 
  • Masonry 
  • Roofing and siding 
  • Sheet metal 
  • Steel 
  • Tree removal and trimming 
  • Tuckpointing

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