Illinois Construction Licensing

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Licenses are typically required for individuals and businesses that provide construction industry services. This guide contains information about construction industry licensing in Illinois.

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Company Licenses

Illinois Construction and Contracting Company Licenses

Illinois Asbestos Contractor License

More Information:

http://www.dph.illinois.gov/topics-services/environmental-health-protection/asbestos

Agency:Illinois Division of Environmental Health Protection - Asbestos Abatement Program

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Asbestos Contractor License

Filing method:

Mail

Agency fee:

$250 application fee + $500 license fee due after the application is approved.

Registration Renewal

Filing method:

Mail

Agency fee:

$500

Due:

Annually by May 15.

Notes:

Renewal applications are sent in the mail.

Illinois Electrical Contractor License

Not required



Electrical contractors are licensed at the local level of government in Illinois.

Illinois General Contractor License

Not required



General Contractors are licensed at the county and city level. There is no state level license.

Initial Registration

Not required



Registration Renewal

Not required



Illinois Mechanical Contractor License

Not required



Mechanical contractors are licensed at the local level of government in Illinois.

Illinois Plumbing Contractor Registration

More Information:

http://www.dph.illinois.gov/topics-services/environmental-health-protection/plumbing

Agency:Illinois Department of Environmental Health Protection - Plumbing Program

Initial Registration

Form:

Plumbing Contractor Application for Registration or Renewal

Filing method:

Mail

Agency fee:

$150

Registration Renewal

Form:

Plumbing Contractor Application for Registration or Renewal

Filing method:

Mail

Agency fee:

$150

Due:

Annually

Illinois Roofing Contractor License

More Information:

https://www.idfpr.com/profs/roof.asp

Agency:Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation - Division of Professional Regulation - Roofing Contractor Program

Local Construction and Contracting Company Licenses

Chicago Elevator Mechanic Contractor License

More Information:

https://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/bldgs/provdrs/gen_contract.html

Agency:City of Chicago Department of Buildings (IL)

Initial Registration

Form:

Elevator Mechanic Contractor License

Filing method:

Mail or online.

Agency fee:

$35

Registration Renewal

Form:

Elevator Mechanic Contractor License Renewal

Filing method:

Mail or online.

Agency fee:

$35

Due:

Annually

Chicago General Contractor License

More Information:

https://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/bldgs/provdrs/gen_contract.html

Agency:City of Chicago Department of Buildings (IL)

Chicago Mason Contractor License

More Information:

https://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/bldgs/provdrs/gen_contract.html

Agency:City of Chicago Department of Buildings - Trade Licensing Program (IL)

Chicago Plumbing Contractor License

More Information:

https://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/bldgs/provdrs/gen_contract.html

Agency:City of Chicago Department of Buildings (IL)

Initial Registration

Form:

Plumbing Contractor License Application

Filing method:

Mail or online.

Agency fee:

$100

Registration Renewal

Form:

Trade License Renewal Form

Filing method:

Mail or online.

Agency fee:

$60

Due:

Annually

Cook County Contractor Registration

More Information:

https://www.cookcountyil.gov/service/contractor-registration

Agency:Cook County Department of Building and Zoning (IL)

Cook County Electrical Contractor Registration

More Information:

https://www.cookcountyil.gov/service/contractor-registration

Agency:Cook County Department of Building and Zoning (IL)

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor Registration Application & Affidavit

Filing method:

Mail

Agency fee:

$105

Registration Renewal

Form:

Contractor Registration Renewal

Filing method:

Mail or online.

Agency fee:

$52.50

Due:

Annually by December 1.

Cook County Plumbing Contractor Registration

More Information:

https://www.cookcountyil.gov/service/contractor-registration

Agency:Cook County Department of Building and Zoning (IL)

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor Registration Application & Affidavit

Filing method:

Mail

Agency fee:

$105

Registration Renewal

Form:

Contractor Registration Renewal

Filing method:

Mail or online.

Agency fee:

$52.50

Due:

Annually by December 1.

DuPage County General Contractor (No Trades) Registration

More Information:

https://www.dupageco.org/EDP/Building_Permitting/1635/

Agency:County of DuPage Building & Zoning - Building Division (IL)

DuPage County General Contractor w/Trades Registration

More Information:

https://www.dupageco.org/EDP/Building_Permitting/1635/

Agency:County of DuPage Building & Zoning - Building Division (IL)

DuPage County Sub Contractor Registration

More Information:

https://www.dupageco.org/EDP/Building_Permitting/1635/

Agency:County of DuPage Building & Zoning - Building Division (IL)

Evanston General Contractor Registration

More Information:

https://www.cityofevanston.org/government/departments/community-development/building-inspection-serv

Agency:City of Evanston Building and Inspection Services (IL)

Evanston Trade Contractor Registration

More Information:

https://www.cityofevanston.org/government/departments/community-development/building-inspection-serv

Agency:City of Evanston Building and Inspection Services (IL)

Individual Licenses

Illinois Individual Construction and Contracting Licenses

Illinois Apprentice Plumber License

More Information:

http://www.dph.illinois.gov/topics-services/environmental-health-protection/plumbing

Agency:Illinois Department of Environmental Health Protection - Plumbing Program

Illinois Asbestos Professional License

More Information:

http://www.dph.illinois.gov/topics-services/environmental-health-protection/asbestos

Agency:Illinois Division of Environmental Health Protection - Asbestos Abatement Program

Illinois Asbestos Worker License

More Information:

http://www.dph.illinois.gov/topics-services/environmental-health-protection/asbestos

Agency:Illinois Division of Environmental Health Protection - Asbestos Abatement Program

Illinois Plumber's License

More Information:

http://www.dph.illinois.gov/topics-services/environmental-health-protection/plumbing

Agency:Illinois Department of Environmental Health Protection - Plumbing Program

Local Construction and Contracting Individual Licenses

Chicago Apprentice Crane Operators License

More Information:

https://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/bldgs/provdrs/gen_contract.html

Agency:City of Chicago Department of Buildings - Trade Licensing Program (IL)

Chicago Crane Operators License

More Information:

https://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/bldgs/provdrs/gen_contract.html

Agency:City of Chicago Department of Buildings - Trade Licensing Program (IL)

Chicago Elevator Mechanic License

More Information:

https://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/bldgs/provdrs/gen_contract.html

Agency:City of Chicago Department of Buildings - Trade Licensing Program (IL)

Chicago Journeyman Plumber License

More Information:

https://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/bldgs/provdrs/gen_contract.html

Agency:City of Chicago Department of Buildings (IL)

Chicago Plumber's Apprentice License

More Information:

https://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/bldgs/provdrs/gen_contract.html

Agency:City of Chicago Department of Buildings (IL)

Cook County Crane Operator Registration

More Information:

https://www.cookcountyil.gov/service/contractor-registration

Agency:Cook County Department of Building and Zoning (IL)

Associated General Contractors of America
Professional association providing advocacy and organization for construction firms and workers.

National Association of Home Builders
National association for the promotion of the housing industry.

National Association of State Contractors Licensing Agencies
National organization that represents and promotes the interests of state level contractor licensing agencies.

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