What is an Iowa Contractor License Bond?

Iowa Contractor License BondIn the State of Iowa, the license and permit surety bond requirements may slightly vary  depending  on  the  following:

  • The city, county, and the town that you will be conducting your business in.
  • The type of construction project you will be handling.

Contractors whose main business is located outside of Iowa will be required by the Division of Labor of the Iowa Workforce Development to submit a surety bond as well.

You must determine the local licensing and surety bond prerequisites of a certain jurisdiction before you start your application.

If you’re not sure about yours, give us a call today. We can help! Ask one of our surety bond experts today!


What is the bond amount?




Out-of-State Contractor License Bond$ 25,000
Out-of-State Contractor License Blanket Bond$ 50,000
Bettendorf$ 10,000

·        Electrical Contractor License Bond


$ 10,000


·        Licensed General Contractors Bond

·        Electrical, Mechanical, Plumbing, and Sign Contractors’ Bond


$ 25,000

$ 5,000

Eldridge$ 10,000

·        Plumber License Bond


$ 1,000


·        Wastewater Treatment and Disposal System Contractor’s License Bond


$ 15,000


·        Licensed General Contractor’s Bond


$ 10,000

Plumbing and Mechanical Contractor License Bond$ 5,000 (minimum)


Those who have excellent credit scores may qualify for a very low bond premium!

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What are the Contractor License bond conditions?

  • The surety  bond  will  be  a  legally  binding  agreement  between  these  three  key parties:

Principal – The contractor applying for the license

Obligee – The state, city, county, town, or the governmental agency to whom the bond is obtained

Surety – the surety bond company that will issue the bond

  • The surety  bond  should  be  issued  by  a  corporate  surety  who  is  authorized  to conduct business in the State of Iowa such as Surety Bond Authority
  • The surety bond should be written on a form approved by the Division of Labor of the Iowa Workforce Development
  • The surety bond should be made payable to the State of Iowa, or the City, Town, or County in Iowa
  • The Contractor is obligated to comply with the city ordinances, state laws, and all the other rules and regulations that govern contractors in Iowa
  • In case of a valid violation committed by the Contractor, the aggrieved party will be able to file a claim on the bond


How can I obtain this type of bond?

STEP 1: Apply for the bond

You need to submit a bond application to us. If you’re ready to apply now, you may do so HERE!

STEP 2: Underwriting

We will ask you for a couple of important information needed for the bond. This will include your financial history, business performance history, and your credit score. An underwriter will carefully evaluate all those.

STEP 3: Bond execution

Once the underwriter is done with the underwriting process, we will immediately issue the bond and send it to you!

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