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Illinois Surety Bonds

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  • Get bonded in Illinois regardless of your credit type
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Lance Surety Bonds has access to exclusive bond programs that allow us to get our customers in Illinois bonded at lower prices than our competitors. All of the sureties we represent are A-rated and T-listed, so we are able to handle all of your commercial needs and offer every type of Illinois surety bond available. We also underwrite Illinois surety bonds for applicants who have a low credit score or no credit through our special bad credit program.

Click through and examine the sections below to find out more about getting bonded in Illinois. There you will find answers to questions about surety bond cost, as well as who can get bonded and how.

If, on the other hand, you know what Illinois surety bond you are looking for, simply use the search tool below. Once you find the bond you need, follow the link to the application.

And you can always call us at(877) 514-5146 if you have any questions, concerns, or are in need of assistance. Lance Surety Bonds’ experts can respond to all your questions regarding getting bonded in Illinois.

Find Your Illinois Surety Bond

  • Agricultural (Non-Livestock) Bond
    Timber Buyer
    IL Dept. of Natural Resources Office of Law Enfor.
  • Contractor License (No P&P Language) Bond
    Crystal Lake, ILGeneral Contractor License Bond
    City of Crystal Lake
  • Contractor License (No P&P Language) Bond
    Contractor License Bond (Lincolnwood, IL)
    Village of Lincolnwood
  • Contractor License Performance & Payment (Local) Bond
    General Contractor License
    Village of Tinley Park
  • Contractor License Performance & Payment (Local) Bond
    General Contractor License Bond
    Kankakee County Regional Planning Department
  • Contractor License Performance & Payment (Local) Bond
    Electrical Contractor Bond
    Village of Rosemont
  • Contractor License Performance & Payment (Local) Bond
    General Contracting Bond (Village of Itasca, IL)
    Village of Itasca, IL
  • Contractor License Performance & Payment (Local) Bond
    General Contractor Bond (Village of Rosemont, IL)
    Village of Rosemont
  • Contractor License Performance & Payment (Local) Bond
    General Contractor License Bond (County of Dupage,
    County of Dupage
  • Contractor License Performance & Payment (Local) Bond
    Electrical Contractor Bond (Village of Hinsdale)
    Village of Hinsdale
  • Contractor License Performance & Payment (Local) Bond
    General Contractor Bond (Elmhurst, IL)
    City of Elmhurst
  • Contractor License Performance & Payment (Local) Bond
    Concrete Work Bond (Elmhurst, IL)
    City of Elmhurst
  • Contractor License Performance & Payment (Local) Bond
    General Contractor License Bond (Harwood Heights,
    Village of Harwood Heights
  • Contractor License Performance & Payment (Local) Bond
    General Contractor License Bond (Granite City, IL)
    City of Granite City
  • Contractor License Performance & Payment (State) Bond
    Roofing Contractor (Limited)
    Dept of Financial and Professional Regulation
  • Contractor License Performance & Payment (State) Bond
    Roofing Contractor (Unlimited)
    Dept of Financial and Professional Regulation
  • Contractor License Performance & Payment (State) Bond
    Limited Liability Plumbing Contractor Bond
    Illinois Department of Public Health Plumbing Prog
  • Contractor License Performance & Payment (State) Bond
    General Contractor Bond
    City of Aurora, IL
  • Contractor License Performance & Payment (State) Bond
    (Community Unit School District No 300) Sign Contr
    Community Unit School District No 300 - Purchasing
  • Collection Agency Bond
    Collection Agency
    Dept of Professional Regulation
  • Debt Consolidators Bond
    Credit Services Organization
    Secretary of State - Index Department
  • Professional Fund Raisers Bond
    Professional Fund Raiser's Bond
    Illinois Attorney General
  • Insurance Agents/Brokers Bond
    Insurance Broker
    Dept of Financial & Professional Regulation
  • Insurance Agents/Brokers Bond
    Preferred Provider Program Administrator
    IL Dept. of Insurance
  • Insurance Surplus Lines Brokers Bond
    Bond for Surplus Line Producer's License
    Department of Insurance
  • Insurance 3rd Party Administrator Bond
    Third Party Administrator
    Illinois Department of Insurance
  • Mortgage Broker (1st & 2nd Mortgages) Bond
    Loan Broker's
    Secretary of State, Securities Dept
  • Mortgage Broker (1st & 2nd Mortgages) Bond
    Residential Mortgage License
    Dept of Financial and Professional Regulation, Div
  • Mortgage Lender/Banker (1st & 2nd Mort.) Bond
    RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE LICENSE
    Illinois Dept of Financial Regulation
  • Small Loan Companies Bond
    Consumer Installment Loan Act
    Division of Financial Institutions
  • Small Loan Companies Bond
    Payday Loan License Bond
    Division of Financial Institutions
  • Small Loan Companies Bond
    Community Currency Exchange Bond
    Director of Financial Institutions
  • Defective Title Bond
    Registration Without Certificate of Title Bond
    SECRETARY OF STATE, VEHICLE SERVICES DEPARTMENT
  • Auto & Mobile Home Dealers (New & Used) Bond
    Designated Agent
    Secretary of State - Vehicle Services Department
  • Auto & Mobile Home Dealers (Used Only, No New) Bond
    Designated Agent
    Secretary of State - Vehicle Services Department
  • Motor Vehicle (Non-Dealer, Not Listed) Bond
    Remittance Agent's
    Illinois Secretary of State
  • Motor Vehicle (Non-Dealer, Not Listed) Bond
    Installment
    Vehicle Services Dept. Commercial & Farm Truck Div
  • Sport Permits Bond
    Boxing or Full Contact Martial Arts
    Dept of Financial and Professional Regulation
  • Sport Permits Bond
    Boxing or Full Contact Martial Arts
    Dept of Financial and Professional Regulation
  • Blasting, Explosives & Fireworks Bond
    Firewokds License
    City of Elmhurst, Il
  • Employment Agencies Bond
    Private Employment Agency
    Illinois Department of Labor
  • Employment Agencies Bond
    SAG-AFTRA One Union Bond
    SAG-AFTRA Chicago
  • Nursing Homes Bond
    Assisted Living and Shared Housing Act Bond
    Dept of Public Health - Div of Assisted Living
  • Professional Licenses (All Other) Bond
    Remittance Agent License
    Office of the Secretary of State
  • Professional Licenses (All Other) Bond
    Temporary Apportionment Authorization Permit Selle
    State of Illinois
  • Professional Licenses (All Other) Bond
    Energy Agent, Broker or Consultant Bond
    The People of the State of Illinois
  • Professional Licenses (All Other) Bond
    Verification of Malpractice Insurance by Immigrati
    State of Illinois Office of Attorney General
  • Professional Licenses (All Other) Bond
    Franchise Bond
    Illinois Attorney
  • Schools (All) Bond
    Private Business and Vocational School
    IL State Bd of Ed
  • Schools (All) Bond
    CDL School Bond
    Secretary of State Commercial Driver Training
  • Schools (All) Bond
    Driver Services
    State of IL Secretary of State Driver Services Dep
  • Schools (All) Bond
    Private Business & Vocational Schools Blanket Sure
    State Board of Education
  • Schools (All) Bond
    Schools Bond
    Illinois Board of Higher Education
  • Transportation Brokers Bond
    Transportation Brokers Bond
    Illinois Commerce Commission - Transportation Divi
  • Travel Agencies Bond
    Seller of Travel Bond
    State of Illinois
  • Alcohol (All Others) Bond
    Financial Responsibility Bond
    ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE
  • Cigar/Cigarette & Tobacco Tax Bond
    Tobacco Products Tax Bond
    Department of Revenue
  • Cigar/Cigarette & Tobacco Tax Bond
    Financial Responsibility Bond
    Dept of Revenue
  • Fuel Tax (All Others, Sellers & Users) Bond
    Financial Responsibility
    IL Dept of Revenue
  • Wages & Fringe Benefits Bond
    Council of Carpenters Wage and Fringe Benefit
    Chicago and Northeast Illinois District Council of
  • Wages & Fringe Benefits Bond
    Contractors' Wage, Welfare, ETC.
    Sheet Metal Workers Local Union 73
  • Wages & Fringe Benefits Bond
    Painters District Council No. 30
    Painters District Council # 30
  • Wages & Fringe Benefits Bond
    Employer's Wage
    Local Number 134, International Brotherhood of Ele
  • Wages & Fringe Benefits Bond
    IUOE Local 520 Bond
    International Union of Operating Eng Local 520
  • Wages & Fringe Benefits Bond
    IBEW #9 Employer's Wage Bond
    Local Union 9 IBEW
  • Wages & Fringe Benefits Bond
    Employer's Fringe Benefit Bond
    Local Number 134 International Brotherhood of Elec
  • Wages & Fringe Benefits Bond
    Contractor's Wage and Welfare Bond for Pipe Fittin
    Pipe Fitters' Association Local Union No. 597
  • Wages & Fringe Benefits Bond
    Chicago Employer Wages and Fringe Benefit Bond
    Painters District Council #30
  • Wages & Fringe Benefits Bond
    Local 701 - IBEW Sign Agreement Bonds
    Local 701 - Int'l Brotherhood of Electrical Worker
  • Wages & Fringe Benefits Bond
    Granite-Cutters Union Local #21 Wage and Welfare B
    Granite-Cutters Union Local #21
  • Wages & Fringe Benefits Bond
    OPCMIA Wage and Welfare Bond
    OPCMIA - Local 11
  • Wages & Fringe Benefits Bond
    Fringe Benefit & Wage Bond
    Mid-Central Illinois Regional Council of Carpenter
  • Wages & Fringe Benefits Bond
    Fox Valley Laborers Wage and Welfare Bond
    Fox Valley Laborers Fund Office
  • Wages & Fringe Benefits Bond
    Contractor's Wage & Fringe Benefits Bond (Local 50
    Cement Masons Local 502
  • Wages & Fringe Benefits Bond
    IBEW #9 Employer's Fringe Benefits Bond
    Local Union 9 IBEW
  • Wages & Fringe Benefits Bond
    Employer's Bond (Construction and General Laborers
    Laborers' District Council of Chicago & Vicinity
  • Wages & Fringe Benefits Bond
    Employer's Fringe Benefit Bond
    Local Number 134 International Brotherhood of Elec
  • Wages & Fringe Benefits Bond
    Chicago Painter's District Council Wage and Fringe
    Painter's District Council #14
  • Wages & Fringe Benefits Bond
    (Local Union No 597) Contractor's Wage and Welfare
    Local 597 Pipe Fitters
  • Wages & Fringe Benefits Bond
    Dues and Fringe Benefit Bond (IBEW 461)
    IBEW Local 461
  • Wages & Fringe Benefits Bond
    The Central Laborer's Pension Fund Bond
    central laborers pension fund
  • Wages & Fringe Benefits Bond
    Insulation Work Bond (Local 17)
    International Association Heat & Frost Insulators
  • Wages & Fringe Benefits Bond
    Contractors Wage, Wage Deduction and Fringe Benefi
    CONSTRUCTION WORKERS PENSION TRUST FUND OF LAKE CO
  • Fringe Benefits Only Bond
    IBEW Local 150 Contractor Wage and Fringe Bond
    IBEW Local 150
  • Money Transmitter Bond
    Transmitters of Money
    Department of Financial & Professional Regulaton
  • Telemarketing/Phone Solicitor Bond
    Professional Fund Raiser
    IL Office of the Attorney General
  • Appraisal Management
    Appraisal Management Companies Bond
    Illinois Department of Financial and Professional

Frequently Asked Questions

How Much Does a Surety Bond Cost in Illinois?

How much your Illinois surety bond will cost depends on what type of bond you need to obtain. Most bonds have different bond amounts and it is the bond amount along with your financial standing that are taken into account when determining the rate of your bond.

For example, most license and permit bonds have their bonding amounts determined by each state government individually, though some license bonds have the same amounts across all states. Illinois contract bonds’ amounts are also dependent on the particular case that they are required for.

The relation between your Illinois surety bond’s amount and its cost is the following: the cost of your bond is a percentage of the total amount of the bond. This percentage or premium is determined by sureties when they assess your application.

In determining your rate, they take into account personal credit score as one of the most important factors. Applicants who have a high credit score are usually offered so-called standard market rates on their surety bond, which range between 1%-4% of the full amount of the bond.

Businesses and individuals who are able to provide further proof of financial stability, such as good personal or business financial statements, are sure to have their rate lowered accordingly.

To find out what other factors influence your bond’s cost, have a look at our extensive surety bond cost page!

Illinois Bad Credit Surety Bonds Program

Businesses and individuals often get turned down when applying for a bond due to a low credit score. Such applicants have a chance to get bonded in Illinois through our special Bad Credit Surety Bonds program.

Rates under this program are slightly higher, between 5%-15%, because bonding such applicants presents a higher risk to sureties. But by applying for a bond through this program, applicants are still guaranteed to receive the best quote on their bond.

And those who get bonded on a yearly basis always have the chance to get a lower rate on their Illinois surety bond next time around by improving their credit score.

How to Get Bonded in Illinois

Getting bonded in Illinois is very simple. Once you know what type of bond you need, apply online via our highly secure application tool. Soon after you submit your application, we will contact you with an entirely free quote on your Illinois surety bond. After that it’s only a matter of clearing out a number of additional details and your bond is ready to be issued.

By working with Lance Surety Bonds you are sure to be served only by the best and most reliable companies in the surety bond industry. Through us, you will get the best and lowest rate on your Illinois surety bond. If you have any questions about how to get bonded in Illinois, simply call us at (877)-514-5146. We will be happy to provide you with all the information and guidance you need!

Types of Illinois Surety Bonds

Surety bonds in Illinois fall under three main types. There are license and permit bonds, contract bonds, and court bonds. Lance Surety Bonds can underwrite all of these types of Illinois surety bonds.

License bonds are required for businesses and individuals in Illinois who want to obtain a certain business license. Which Illinois businesses need to obtain a license and permit bond is determined by the state government. Some of the most popular Illinois license bonds that we underwrite are the Illinois auto dealer bond, as well as mortgage broker bonds and freight broker bonds.

Contract bonds are required for licensed and bonded contractors in Illinois who will be bidding on a contract or have been awarded a contract for a construction project. They are also relevant in other instances, for example when contractors need to guarantee the quality of their workmanship.

Almost all public, federal and many private construction projects in Illinois require contractors to obtain Illinois contract bonds. These bonds serve as a guarantee and protection for the state and the public.

Court bonds are usually required by a number of Illinois courts, such as appellate courts and probate courts. These courts will require individuals to obtain such bonds before a legal proceeding can take place.

Top Surety Bond Companies in Illinois

When you’re applying for an Illinois surety bond, you have to be sure that you will be receiving quality in exchange. The ability of a surety bond company to back your bond financially is what matters ultimately.

Lance Surety Bonds prides itself with working only with Illinois surety bond companies which are proven as some of the best in the whole country. All our partner surety bond companies are licensed in all 50 states. They are further T-listed with the U.S. Department of Treasury and they are all A-rated and more under the ‘A.M. Best’ credit rating system. This positions them among the top surety bond companies in Illinois.

To name a few, we work with: Great American Insurance Company, Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, Swiss Reinsurance American Corporation and many, many more.

Most Popular Surety Bonds in Illinois

Illinois Auto Dealer Bond

Illinois auto dealers must obtain this bond before they are issued their license. The bond guarantees compliance with license regulations.

Contractor License Bond

Contractors who wish to bid or work on construction projects in Illinois must be licensed and bonded by a contractor license bond in that state.

Mortgage Broker Bond

Before receiving their Illinois mortgage broker license, individuals must obtain this bond. It guarantees that brokers will comply with state regulations.

School Bonds

There are numerous Illinois school bonds, such as those for drivers, and all of them are meant to protect the rights of students.

Freight Broker Bond

All freight brokers across the country must obtain this bond before they can get their business license. The bond amount for this bond is the same across the whole country.

Insurance Broker Bonds

Insurance brokers in Illinois have to get an Illinois insurance broker bond prior to getting licensed. The bond guarantees compliance with state insurance laws.

What Our Clients Have To Say?




Kimberlee Ables
Quick response times and turn around for issuing bonds. Great customer service and very knowledgeable. We have used Lance Surety multiple times and have never been disappointed. Highly recommend them and Collette!
Andrew Poincot
Long story short, these guys cut through the B.S. and get the job done. Responsiveness, excellent! Communication, excellent! Respect for their industry partners, excellent! John, Collette, Ryan, you're all-stars! Thank you!
Margie Martinez
We decided for Lance Surety Bond's quote for 2 reasons; Price and Customer Service. Our Representative Ryan was just SUPERB!! [...] I highly recommend Lance Surety Bond for all your Bonding needs! I'll definitely come back for all of mine. :-) Thanks Ryan!

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