Building and Zoning Bonds

Required Bonds

Bonds are required for demolition, demolition leveling, sign (billboard), private sewage disposal system, restoration performance (construction trailer), restoration performance (excavation, grading and foundation) and wireless telecommunication contractors. Bond forms are listed below and can be downloaded, completed and submitted with evidence of the power of attorney at the time of registration.  Below is also a link to the list of currently authorized civil surety companies


List of currently authorized civil surety companies

Bonds are also required for construction of public facilities and infrastructure improvements as part of a Final Planned Unit Development (PUD) Approval. A construction performance bond shall be posted to guarantee construction of required infrastructure. The performance bond shall be payable to Cook County and be sufficient to cover the full cost of the facilities and improvements plus 15 percent.

Please note that each bond must be accompanied by a $2.00 recording fee, made payable to the Cook County Clerk (Money Order Only).