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Louisiana Lake Charles Contractor Bond

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How much does the Lake Charles, Louisiana contractor bond cost? 

City of Lake Charles contractor surety bond costs start at $100 annually. The City of Lake Charles requires these bonds to expire on December 31st, so your personal premium will vary depending on when you purchase your bond. 

How do you get a City of Lake Charles, LA contractor license bond? 

You can purchase your City of Lake Charles, LA contractor license bond online 24/7. Provide the following information for city filing approval.

  • name
  • address
  • contractor license type

Once your payment has been received, your official bond documents will be delivered instantly to your email. 

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Bond Type
$7,500City of Lake Charles Contractor Bond

What is a Lake Charles, Louisiana contractor bond?

Lake Charles, Louisiana Code of Ordinances Chapter 6 requires individuals performing construction work to file a $7,500 surety bond with the city. The official bond form is titled “State of Louisiana Parish of Calcasieu Contractors Bond” but is more commonly known as “City of Lake Charles contractor license bond” or “City of Lake Charles contractor bond." The language on the form requires that contractors, including specialists, performing work in the city comply with all code and regulation related to building, electrical, mechanical, and plumbing work. 

Why do you need a licensed contractor bond in Louisiana? 

The City of Lake Charles requires contractors be bonded to ensure the contractor completes all work according to city building codes and ordinances. If they fail to do so, their issuing surety company will pay a valid claim up to the full bond amount, which the bonded contractor is required to reimburse. 

This bond is required for contractors working in the City of Lake Charles. We also offer other Louisiana contractor license bonds for Louisiana contractors needing a separate bond type. 

Who regulates licensing for contractors in Louisiana?

The City of Lake Charles enforces licensing requirements for contractors working in the city, including the surety bond requirement. The city can be contacted by phone at 1(337)491-1294.

Need a surety bond for a construction project in Louisiana?

The City of Lake Charles requires contractor bonds as part of the permitting process. If you need a surety bond before you can begin work on an individual construction 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 across the United States.

How do I update or change my contractor bond form? 

If the City of Lake Charles requires your financial guarantee bond form to be updated for any reason, contact your surety company. If you purchased your bond from, email our customer service team at [email protected] to explain the needed change. The most common changes for these bond include updating the following information.

  • name
  • address
  • contractor license type

How do I renew my contractor bond?

You must renew your Lake Charles, Louisiana surety bond before its current term expires on December 31st. Once you pay your renewal invoice, renewal instructions will be sent to keep your bond active for your next license term. 

How do I become a licensed contractor in Lake Charles, LA?

Submit the following documentation to get a contractors permit in Lake Charles, Louisiana. 

  • completed application
  • Louisiana contractor license bond
  • certificate of general liability insurance 
  • sales tax registration 
  • occupational license
  • contractor license (if applicable) 
  • completed registration with the Permit Center
  • plan review fees payment in the required amount 
  • passed inspection

Additional permits are required for electrical, mechanical, and plumbing contracting work.

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