License Bonds

When recording your license bond, please make sure to contact the municipality for which you are applying for your contractor license. They will instruct you on how much your bond should be insured for. Check their websites also as they may have that information posted there.

All license bonds to be recorded in Porter County shall include obligee information as "Porter County and all cities, towns, and municipalities within Porter County”. This is per a mutual agreement between all municipalities in Porter County and saves you from having to have a separate bond for each municipality.

The recording fee is a flat fee of $25.00 payable to "Porter County Recorder." We always include a few extra copies of your bond along with your receipt.

You may either mail, overnight express or deliver your bond in person for recording.

If recording in person, please arrive at our office before 4:00 PM as we do not record any documents after that time. We will stamp and return your bond to you at that time.

If recording by mail or overnight express, please include a self-addressed stamped envelope and address your mailing to:

  • Porter County Recorder’s Office
  • 155 Indiana Avenue, Suite 210
  • Valparaiso, IN 46383


If you have questions about recording of License Bonds that are not included above, GO HERE to complete and submit your question online and our staff will make every effort to respond to you in one business day.