Louisiana Contractor License Bond
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How much does a Louisiana contractor license bond cost?
Louisiana contractor license bonds cost $100 annually for all applicants. Your Louisiana surety bond will cost $100 no matter which city or parish you're licensed to work in.
How do you get a contractor license bond in Louisiana?
You can buy your Louisiana contractor license bond online 24/7. Simply choose the bond required by your city or parish in the dropdown above or the table below. Bond form information requirements vary, but you typically need to provide your contractor or construction company name, physical business address, and license classification for filing approval. Once your order is processed, your bonding confirmation will be sent to your email.
How fast can you get a construction contractor bond?
Our industry-leading technology and responsive customer service team allow us to deliver your official Louisiana contractor license bond faster than any other surety provider. SuretyBonds.com offers digital delivery for most Louisiana construction bonds. Orders placed by 4 PM CST Monday-Friday are typically processed with same-day emailed bond delivery. If your city or parish requires your official bond be physically issued and delivered to you, we'll ship it to your preferred mailing address.
If you have questions about Louisiana contractor license bond requirements, call 1(800)308-4358 to speak with a friendly surety expert. We're here to guide you through the contractor bond process so you can get back to running your business.
What is a Louisiana contractor license bond?
"Louisiana contractor license bond” is a blanket term for the different surety bonds individual cities and parishes require for contractor licensing. The state does not require a surety bond be filed for contractor licensing at the state level. Louisiana Revised Statutes Title 37 Chapter 24 does, however, give contractors the option to file a surety bond with the state if they're unable to prove a net worth of at least $10,000 as required for state contractors license issuance.
Why do you need a licensed contractor bond in Louisiana?
Some cities and parishes in Louisiana require a contractor bond be filed before issuing a local contractor license. Although bond terms vary depending on a city or parish's exact requirements, these bonds generally protect the licensing authority and consumers from harm resulting from contractor noncompliance. A contractor's surety company will pay valid claims up to the full bond amount, which the bonded and licensed contractor must reimburse in full.
Who regulates licensing for contractors?
The Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors enforces state license requirements for contractors. You can contact the Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors by calling 1(225)765-2301. Your local city or parish might also enforce its own contractor license and surety bond requirement.
Who needs a Louisiana contractors license bond?
Contractors rarely file surety bonds for state level contractor licensing. If you work in one of the following cities or parishes, you must file a surety bond with them directly before receiving your local construction contractor license. If you need a surety bond for a city or parish not listed below, call 1(800)308-4358.
- Ascension Parish
- Baton Rouge
- Lake Charles
Need a surety bond for a construction project in Louisiana?
Louisiana contractor bonds 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 Louisiana, we also offer contractor license bonds nationwide.
How do I update my licensed contractor surety bond?
If your city or parish licensing office requires you to update any information on your bond form, 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 are the contractor/construction company's name, address, or license type.
How do I renew my contractors license bond?
You must renew your Louisiana surety bond before its current term expires to maintain your active contractor license with your local city or parish. If SuretyBonds.com manages your contractor bond, we'll send you specific renewal instructions after you pay your renewal invoice.
How do you get your general contractor's license in Louisiana?
The Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors will review and approve your application and provide your license and registration once you've met all state contractor licensing requirements.
- Complete your contractor license application online.
- Provide your financial statement that verifies you have a net worth of at least $10,000.
- Pass any required examinations.
- Complete the business & law course
- Pass trade exam, if applicable.
- After submitting your application, provide proof of your minimum $100,000 general liability insurance and workers’ compensation coverage. Your insurance agent must submit these documents on your behalf directly to [email protected].
All other Louisiana contractors license requirements vary by city or parish, so you'll have to fulfill each individual application and surety bond requirement before receiving a local contractor license.
Louisiana SLBC: License Types and Information
Louisiana LBC: Exams/Classifications
Ascension: Contractor License Information
Baton Rouge: Development Department
Denham Springs: Department of Planning and Development
Lake Charles: Contractors Bond Form
Gonzales: Permits and Applications
Sulphur: Building Permit Application
Walker: Building Permits and Inspections
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