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Illinois Surety Bonds Overview

Bryant Surety Bonds is licensed to write surety bonds in Illinois and many other states nationwide.

All of our surety bonds are provided by A-rated and T-listed surety bond companies which are the most reliable and stable companies in the industry. Through working with these companies, we can offer our clients the best and often lowest rates on every Illinois surety bond.

We have numerous different programs for every type of client. If you have good, bad, or no credit history, we can help you get bonded.

If you want to go straight to the application, find your Illinois surety bond in the table below and follow the link. If you’re not sure what type of surety bond you need, keep reading to find out more about the different types of Illinois surety bonds, how much they cost and how you can get bonded.

Find the Bond You Need

The table below contains a list of only the most popular surety bonds. If you can't find yours, fill out our online application and select "Not in the list".

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

Types of Surety Bonds in Illinois

Do you know what kind of Illinois surety bond you need? Are you getting your business licensed and need to obtain a state license and permit bond? Or maybe you have been asked to obtain an Illinois contract bond as part of a contract you have been awarded? See the sections below for further information about every type of Illinois surety bond and find the one which is right for you.

Illinois License & Permit Bonds

In every state, many businesses who need to get licensed before they can operate also need to get the respective license and permit bond. These bonds are sometimes also called commercial bonds. Which businesses need to get such a bond and in what amount often varies from state to state, though some bonds have the same amount across the whole country.

For example, auto dealers in Illinois are required to obtain an Illinois auto dealer bond which needs to be renewed every year along with their license. Freight broker bonds are another type of bond which are very popular with us and are often applied for. There are many other types of Illinois license and permit bonds and we are able to underwrite all of them for you!

The amounts of these bonds vary. Some are state-specific, while others apply to all states. Specifically for the state of Illinois, auto dealer bonds are in the amount of $20,000, while freight broker bonds are in the amount of $75,000 which is a nationwide requirement.

The amount of these bonds is not the same as their cost though. If this is your first time obtaining a bond, you may be alarmed by these figures but don’t worry. To find out more about how much an Illinois surety bond costs, see further below under the section about cost.

Illinois Contract Bonds

Illinois contractors will often be required to post contract bonds before they can begin work on a project. These bonds can be required both by the state as well as by private project owners, especially on larger projects. Contract bonds guarantee that Illinois contractors will perform as per contract.

We are able to provide all types of contract bonds for Illinois. See below for more information on how to apply.

Illinois Court Bonds

Illinois court bonds are a third type of bonds which you may be required to post. These bonds are usually requested by Illinois courts whenever an appellant appears before a court and wants to appeal a judgement or a fiduciary is appointed by a court.

If you are still not sure which Illinois surety bond is right for you, let us help you! Call us at (866)-450-3412 anytime to speak to one of our surety bond experts. Our experts are well-versed in all the requirements for surety bonds in Illinois and will be able to help you.

Surety Bond Cost in Illinois

How much your Illinois surety bond will cost depends on what type of bond you are applying for and on your particular application.

Your Illinois surety bond has a particular amount such as $20,000 in the case of the Illinois auto dealer bond. If a claim is filed against the bond, this would be the total coverage that the surety would extend to the bond’s obligees (the state of Illinois and your customers). The surety bond amount is different from the cost of your bond.

The cost of your Illinois surety bond is a fraction of the total amount of the bond. In other words, to obtain a bond, you will have to pay only a percentage of the full amount. This fraction is determined by sureties on the basis of a number of financial factors according to which they grade applicants.

The most important factor which sureties take into consideration when determining the premium rate of an applicant is their personal credit score. High credit score applicants are considered more secure and are thus offered better rates. Other factors which sureties consider are:

  • Your business financial statements
  • Your personal financial statements
  • Your industry experience
  • Years in business
  • Other financial and business factors

Applicants with high credit score are offered rates on their Illinois surety bond between 1%-4% of the total amount of their bond. These rates are considered standard market rates.

Those with bad or no credit are often turned down because they are considered high-risk. But with Bryant Surety Bonds such applicants can also get bonded, though they are offered slightly higher rates. Under our Bad Credit Surety Bond Program applicants are able to get bonded at rates between 5%-15% of the total bond amount.

Regardless of the rates and program under which applicants are getting bonded, all bonds provided by Bryant Surety Bonds are of the highest quality and issued only by the best surety bond companies in the industry!

For a ballpark estimate on your Illinois surety bond, give our surety bond calculator in the right sidebar a try. If you would like to proceed with your application and receive an entirely free and precise quote on your bond, follow the link below.

If you feel you would like to know more about surety bonds and how they are priced before you apply, have a look at our Surety Bond Cost page. It will offer you plenty of useful information on the topic.

How to Get Bonded in Illinois

Getting bonded in Illinois is really simple. If you know what type of Illinois surety bond you need, all you have to do is follow the steps below.

Apply online here for an Illinois license and permit bond. Just follow the steps, fill in your application and send it to us. Since most license and permit bond applications are processed fast, we will soon get back to you with a quote on your surety bond. Most license bond applicants are approved online instantly.

You have two options when applying for an Illinois contract surety bond. If your contract bond is under $250,000 proceed with applying through our Fast Track Program. If your contract bond is over $250,000 you will have to use our our Full Bond Line Project application as these bonds go through a slightly different procedure.

Just download the relevant online form and once you’ve filled in all the details, send it to us. As soon as we have reviewed and assessed your application we will contact you with further details and a quote.

Don’t forget that you can always call our surety bond experts at (866)-450-3412 for anything related to your Illinois surety bond. Do you need assistance with your application or would like to know out more? Don’t hesitate to call us!
You can also consult our informative and exhaustive ‘what is a surety bond’ page to have any surety bond-related questions answered.