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Wisconsin Dwelling Contractor Bond

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How much does a Wisconsin dwelling contractor bond cost? 

Wisconsin dwelling contractor bond costs start at $100 for the state-required 1-year term. Your exact cost will vary depending on the surety bond amount required by the Department of Safety and Professional Services. 

How do I buy a dwelling contractor bond in Wisconsin? 

You can purchase your Wisconsin dwelling contractor license bond online 24/7. Simply provide your contractor or construction company name and address for Department of Safety and Professional Services filing approval. Once your payment has been processed, your official Wisconsin surety bond will be sent to your email instantly.

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$5,000-$24,999Dwelling Contractor Bond
$25,000Dwelling Contractor Bond

What is a dwelling contractor bond? 

Wisconsin State Legislature Section 101.654(2) requires individuals file a surety bond to prove financial responsibility before being licensed as dwelling contractors. By filing this surety bond, a dwelling contractor agrees to comply with code provisions regulating 1 and 2-family dwelling and other applicable ordinances related to the construction and inspection of new dwellings. If a dwelling contractor fails to to do, their issuing surety company will pay valid claims to harmed parties up to the full bond amount. The bonded dwelling contractor must then reimburse the surety company. 

Who regulates dwelling contractor licensing? 

The Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services (DSPS) enforces licensing for the state's dwelling contractors, including the surety bond requirement. The DSPS can be reached by phone at 1(608)266-2112 or email at [email protected].

How do I update or change my bond form? 

If the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services 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 changes for these bonds include updating the contractor or construction company's name or address.

How do I renew my surety bond? 

Your Wisconsin dwelling construction contractor surety bond must be renewed before its current 1-year term expires. Once you pay your renewal invoice, renewal instructions will be emailed to you to keep your bond active for your next license term.

What do you need to become a dwelling contractor in Wisconsin?

You must submit the following to apply for your Wisconsin dwelling contractor license. 

  • application
  • fee payments
  • proof of workers compensation insurance (if applicable)
  • proof of unemployment compensation (if applicable)
  • proof of liability insurance
  • surety bond in the correct required amount

You can apply for a dwelling contractor certification online, but supporting documents must be mailed to the DSPS. 

Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services
4822 Madison Yards Way
Madison, WI 53705

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