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Title: Sign Contractor Bond
Alternate Title: Electrical Contractor Class A
Description:
Cities that license sign contractors require a bond to issue a license. The bond is an insurance contract between the contractor and the surety (bonding) company. The bond provides protection for the sign contractor’s customers and the cities. Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry (DLI)

Subject: Electricians
Creation Date: 2/8/2012 9:37:00 AM
Modification Date: 9/5/2023 4:55:04 PM
Agency Name: Labor and Industry (DLI), Minnesota Department of
Agency URL: http://www.dli.mn.gov
Agency Description: The agency oversees the state's programs for apprenticeship, construction codes and licensing, dual-training (PIPELINE Program), occupational safety and health, wage and hour standards, workers' compensation and youth skills training programs. The Office of Combative Sports, within the Department of Labor & Industry, ensures Minnesota's combative sporting events are conducted in a manner that minimizes injuries and ensures fair competition.
Agency Phone: 651-284-5005
800-342-5354
Agency Fax: Agency URL: http://www.dli.mn.gov
Agency Address:
443 Lafayette Road N.

St. Paul
MN 55155

Division Name: Construction Codes and Licensing Division (CCLD)
Division URL: http://www.dli.mn.gov/about-department/our-areas-service/construction-codes-and-licensing
Division Description:
Division Phone: Division Fax: Division URL: http://www.dli.mn.gov/about-department/our-areas-service/construction-codes-and-licensing
Unit Name: CCLD - Enforcement Services
Unit URL: http://www.dli.mn.gov/about-department/our-areas-service/construction-codes-and-licensing
Unit Description:
Unit Phone: 651-284-5034
Unit Fax: Contact person(s): dli.contractor@state.mn.us
Unit URL: http://www.dli.mn.gov/about-department/our-areas-service/construction-codes-and-licensing
Audience: Hold Application URL:
Renewal URL:
Versa URL:
Requirements:
 
Cities that license sign contractors require a bond to issue a license. The bond is an insurance contract between the contractor and the surety (bonding) company. The bond provides protection for the sign contractor’s customers and the cities.
 
Need for a bond
To obtain city licenses you must file a bond with each city, or file a bond with DLI.
 
If you file a bond with DLI, the cities cannot require you to file a separate bond with them.
 
How to file a state bond
Contact your insurance agent to find out how to obtain a bond.
 
 
Once you receive the bond back from your insurance agent, sign it in front of a notary and mail it to DLI along with all the completed application forms and filing fee.
 
Keep copies for your records.
 
Once process your application, your company’s name will appear in the DLI online database. Cities will use this lookup to verify your bonding status so you can get your city licenses.

Rules:  

Statutes: 326B.865

Forms:

Sign Contractor Bond Form

Application and renewal forms are available at Sign contractor bonds


Fees:

Initial Bond Application (NEW) - $100

Renewal Bond Application -$100


Period of Issuance:

File a renewal every two years.


Length of Determination: Variable, dependent on completed application and whether application is submitted in person or by mail. Applications are accepted over-the-counter and if the application is complete and all conditions of licensure are met, the license may be issued immediately.
Other Info:
Activity: Electricians
License Detail URL:

Sign Contractor Bonds

License and Registration Lookup

Minnesota Department of Labor & Industry (DLI)

 


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