Contractors who perform residential contracting work in the city of Lake Charles, Louisiana, are required to furnish the city with evidence of obtaining a $7500 surety bond.
The city uses its own surety bond form, which our agency will provide to you. The bond, whenever, purchased will expire on December 31st. Obtaining this surety bond will take about 5 minutes.
Questions about whether or not your contracting job requires a surety bond should be directed to the city of Lake Charles at: 337-491-1294.
You are automatically approved for the Lake Charles contractor bond after the completion of an application (we will verbally take this from you) and payment of the premium for $100. There is no credit check nor underwriting review involved in this bond.
Once issued, a copy of the bond can be emailed to you; however, typically, it is the original surety bond which you will need to file with the city. This original surety bond will be mailed to you by the following business day at the latest.
You will want to sign your surety bond before filing with the city.
While the bond is issued with a standard term that ends on December 31st of the current year, you may also prepay the Lake Charles contractor bond for 2 or 3 years.
Prepayment of the premium allows you a greater interval between renewals and a savings as well.
Regardless of the term of your bond, the expiration date will always be December 31st. The prepayment options are as follows:
Whether you are a plumber, mechanical contractor, electrician or involved in building construction (note that that these are not necessarily the only specialties requiring bonding), the purpose of this city surety bond is that you will be in compliance with all relevant codes and ordinances involved in your professional duties.
AmeriPro Surety Bonds is a surety bonds-only agency which provides license and permit surety bonds throughout Louisiana.
Our agency also provides surety bonds nationwide.
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