License and Insurance Information

Contractor's License and Insurance Requirements 

Any work requiring a permit in the City of Lafayette may require the following bond and/or insurance:

For residential projects homeowners may do all work themselves, provided:
1. A copy of their homeowners insurance is submitted
2. They are living at or plan on living at the location
3. Any plumbing work is done by a state licensed plumber

General Contractors
- $5,000 Bond

Electrical Contractors
- City of Lafayette License (for information on obtaining a license click here)
- Certificate of Insurance (COI)
- $1,000 Bond (for Electrical ONLY permits)

Plumbing Contractors
- State of Indiana License
- $1,000 Bond (Sewer Repair ONLY, Grease Trap ONLY)
- $5,000 Bond (Sewer Taps, Water Taps)

Excavation Contractors & Oversize Load Haulers
- $10,000 Bond required for any work in city right-of-ways
- Certificate of Insurance (COI)

Exterior Demolitions
- $5,000 Bond/$10,000 if in city right-of-way
- Certificate of Insurance (COI)

Fire Safety Contractors
- Please contact our Fire Prevention Division at (765) 807-1600