The cost of construction contractor bonds are calculated as a percentage of the required bond amount. In Louisiana, the state requires that certain contractors or subcontractors have a Contractors License Bond. This surety bond is instantly issued for $100 plus shipping cost and fees. Some of the cities, counties, and parishes in the State of Louisiana, such as Ascension Parish, the City of Lake Charles, and Gonzales require their own specific surety bonds. Fill out our quick and easy bond forms to buy your bonds instantly!
Contractor license surety bonds are required by The State of Louisiana as well as various cities, counties, and parishes. These surety bonds offer a financial guarantee to the state that the contractor will ensure compliance with building codes and regulations as well as ensure ethical business practices. These bonds are required for various construction trades including but not limited to construction or deconstruction of residential and commercial buildings, HVAC, electrical work, plumbing and other specialities.
Louisiana contractor license bonds are important because they protect the consumer in the event that the contractor violates building codes or regulations or commits fraud. If the actions of the contractor cause a loss to the consumer, the consumer can file a claim against the bond. If the claim is valid, the surety company will cover the costs to repair damage or complete the work, up to the amount of the surety bond.
City of Lake Charles Performance Bond - Louisiana contractors in the City of Lake Charles, Louisiana, are required to purchase a contractor bond to ensure that they will comply with all provisions of the standard Building, Plumbing, Mechanical, and Electrical Code and as well as all Ordinances of the City of Lake Charles, as adopted in Chapter 6 of the Lake Charles Code of Ordinances.
Ascension Parish Contractor Bond- The Parish of Ascension requires all contractors to guarantee their performance with a Contractor Performance Bond.
Gonzales Contractor Surety Bond- The city of Gonzales requires all contractors in the city to post this bond and by doing so, agree to abide by all laws stated in the city of Gonzales ordinances.
To pursue a general contractor license, you will first need to make sure that your business is registered with the Louisiana Secretary of State.
Next, you will fill out the Louisiana Contractor License Application.
You will need:
Finally, you will have to pass the Louisiana Contractor License exam which assesses your knowledge of the Louisiana State Building Code. More information on the exam classifications and requirements can be found here.