50-State Construction Licensing Compliance Guide
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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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Illinois Construction and Contracting Company Licenses

Illinois Asbestos Contractor License

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 Contracting Company licensure is not required on the State level in Illinois.

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

Illinois General Contractor License

Not required



General Contractor Company licensure is not required on the State level in Illinois.

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/HVAC Contractor Company licensure is not required on the State level in Illinois.

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

Illinois Plumbing Contractor Registration

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

Agency:Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation - Division of Professional Regulation - Roofing Contractor Program
Eligible Entity Types:
  • Corporation
  • Professional Limited Liability Company
  • Partnership
  • Sole Proprietorship

Initial Registration

Form:

Illinois Roofing Contractor License

Agency Fee:

$125

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$125

Due:

By December 31 of odd-numbered years.

Local Construction and Contracting Company Licenses

Bloomington General Contractor Registration

Agency:City of Bloomington Economic & Community Development - Building Safety Division (IL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Insurance Requirements:

Liability Insurance: $100,000 for property damage, $300,000 for personal injury.

Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

General Contractor Registration

Agency Fee:

$100

Registration Renewal

Form:

General Contractor Registration (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Annually by December 31.

Blue Island Contractor License

More Information:

Blue Island Contractor Licenses

Agency:City of Blue Island Building & Zoning Department (IL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

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)

Registration Renewal

Form:

General Contractor License Renewal Form

Agency Fee:

Varies by Class:
 Class A - $2,000
 Class B - $1,000
 Class C - $750
 Class D - $500
 Class E - $300

Due:

Annually 90 days prior to expiration date

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

City of Aurora Contractor License

More Information:

City of Aurora

Agency:City of Aurora Public Works Department (IL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

City of Berwyn Contractor License

More Information:

City of Berwyn, Illinois

Agency:City of Berwyn Collector's Office (IL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Insurance Requirements:

Certificate of liability insurance with the City of Berwyn as a certifcate holder.

Bond Requirements:

$25,000 (depending on contractor type) and must be obtained from your insurance company. Bond must be made out to the City of Berwyn.

Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor License Registration Application (Business License)

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$200

Registration Renewal

Form:

Contractor License Renewal Application 

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$200

Due:

Annually by December 31.

City of Buffalo Grove Contractor License

Agency:City of Buffalo Grove Community Development Department (IL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor License Registration Application 

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$75

Registration Renewal

Form:

Contractor License Registration Application (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$75

Due:

Annually by December 31.

City of Crest Hill Contractor License

Agency:City of Crest Hill Building Department (IL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Insurance Requirements:

Insurance certificate must show the City of Crest Hill as the certificate holder. 

  • Bodily Injury Liability: $1,000,000
  • Property Damage Liability: $500,000
  • Worker's Compensation : as required by the State of Illinois
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor License Registration Application 

Filing Method:

Mail 

Agency Fee:

$100

Registration Renewal

Form:

Contractor License Registration Application (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail 

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Annually by December 31. 

City of Danville Contractor License

Agency:City of Danville Community Development Department (IL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Insurance Requirements:

Proof of liability insurance of at least $1,000,000

Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor License Registration Application

Filing Method:

Mail 

Agency Fee:

$100

Registration Renewal

Form:

Contractor License Registration Application (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail 

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Annually by April 30. 

City of Darien Contractor License

More Information:

City of Darien, IL

Agency:City of Darien Building Division (IL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$60 Annual Fee
$30 Half Year Fee - license issued November 1 - March 15

Due:

Annually by May 1st

City of Hickory Hills Contractor License

More Information:

The City of Hickory Hills

Agency:City of Hickory Hills Building Department (IL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Insurance Requirements:

Certificate of Insurance with limits of not less than $1000,000 per erson and $300,000 per accident for bodily injury and not less than $25,000 for property damage arising out of any work  performed within the City limits. 

Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor License Registration Application 

Filing Method:

Mail 

Agency Fee:

$100

Registration Renewal

Form:

Contractor License Registratoin Application (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail 

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Annually by December 31.

City of Naperville Electrical Contractor Registration

More Information:

City of Naperville, IL

Agency:Naperville City Clerk's Office (IL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

City of Naperville Sidewalk Contractor License

Agency:City of Naperville Community Services Department (IL)
Law:

City of Naperville Municipal Code - Sidewalk Contractors

Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Sidewalk Contractor Registration Application 

Filing Method:

In person 

Agency Fee:

$30 

Turnaround:

5 business days 

City of Northlake Contractor Registration

More Information:

City of Northlake, IL

Agency:City of Northlake Planning and Development Department (IL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

City of Palos Hills Contractor License

More Information:

City of Palos Hills, IL

Agency:City of Palos Hills Community Development-Building (IL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

City of Rolling Meadows Contractor License

More Information:

City of Rolling Meadows

Agency:City of Rolling Meadows Community Development (IL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

City of Wilmington Contractor License

Agency:City of Wilmington (IL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Insurance Requirements:
  • A copy of the Certificate of Liability Insurance, General Liability, with a $1,000,000 limit for each occurrence and $1,000,000 General Aggregate, listing the City of Wilmington as Certificate Holder.
  • Proof of Workers Compensation Insurance
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor License Registration Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$100

Registration Renewal

Form:

Contractor License Registration Application (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Annually by December 31. 

City of Wood Dale Contractor Registration

More Information:

City of Wood Dale, IL

Agency:City of Wood Dale Community Development Department (IL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Cook County Contractor Registration

More Information:

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

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

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$52.50 per trade or $105.00 if adding a trade or if renewal hasn't been done in a year or longer

Due:

Annually by December 31

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)

Elk Grove Village Business Application

Agency:Elk Grove Village Finance Department (IL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Business License Registration Application 

Filing Method:

Mail 

Agency Fee:

Fees determined by business type. 

Registration Renewal

Form:

Business License Registration Application (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail 

Agency Fee:

Fees determined by business type. 

Due:

Annually by May 1. 

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)

Kankakee County Contractor License

More Information:

Kankakee County

Agency:Kankakee County Building Division (IL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Riverside Village Contractor License

More Information:

Riverside Village, IL

Agency:Riverside Village Community Development (IL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Village of Arlington Heights General Contractor License

More Information:

Village of Arlington Heights

Agency:Village of Arlington Heights Village Services (IL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Notes:

Not required for electrical, plumbing, and fire alarm contractors.

Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Village of Bellwood Contractor License

More Information:

Village of Bellwood

Agency:Village of Bellwood Building Department (IL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Bond Requirements:

$10,000 license and permit bond

Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor License Registration Application 

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$175

Registration Renewal

Form:

Contractor License Registration Application (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$175

Due:

Annually by April 30. 

Village of Berkeley Contractor License

More Information:

Village of Berkeley

Agency:Village of Berkeley Building Department (IL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Village of Bridgeview Contractor License

More Information:

Village of Bridgeview

Agency:Village of Bridgeview Building Department (IL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Insurance Requirements:

Certificate of Insurance showing the Village of Bridgeview as the certifi cate holder with minimum $1,000,000 Liability Coverage.

Bond Requirements:

$10,000 Surety Bond

Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Business License Registration Application

Filing Method:

Mail 

Agency Fee:

$100

Registration Renewal

Business License Renewal
Form:

Business License Registration Application (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Annually by date of issuance. 

Village of Broadview Contractor License

More Information:

Village of Broadview, IL

Agency:Village of Broadview Building Department (IL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Village of Crestwood Contractor Permit

More Information:

Village of Crestwood, IL

Agency:Village of Crestwood Building and Zoning Department (IL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Insurance Requirements:

Certificate of Insurance with the Village of Crestwood listed as additional insured. 

Bond Requirements:

$5,000 Surety Bond

Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor License Registration Registration Application 

Filing Method:

Mail 

Agency Fee:

General Contractor $100, Sub-Contractor $25

Registration Renewal

Form:

Contractor License Registration Application (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail 

Agency Fee:

General Contractor $100, Sub-Contractor $25

Due:

Annually by December 31.

Village of Dolton Contractor License

More Information:

Village of Dolton

Agency:Village of Dolton Building Department (IL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Village of Evergreen Park Contractor License

More Information:

The Village of Evergreen Park

Agency:Village of Evergreen Park Building Department (IL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Insurance Requirements:

All contractors liense applications must be sumbitted witha Certificate of General Liability Insurance with the Village of Evergreen Park listed as the certificate holder. 

Bond Requirements:

Bonds are required for electricians ($5,000 surety bond) and sewer contractors ($20,000 surety bond) only. 

Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor License Registration Application 

Filing Method:

Mail 

Agency Fee:

General Contractors $225, Sub-Contractor and Service Contractors $150

Registration Renewal

Form:

Contractor License Registration Application (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail 

Agency Fee:

General Contractors $225, Sub-Contractors and Service Contractors $150

Due:

Annually by December 31.

Village of Forest Park Contractor License

More Information:

Village of Forest Park

Agency:Village of Forest Park Building/Community Development (IL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Insurance Requirements:

Proof of $1,000,000 Liability Insurance (Listing Village of Forest Park as Certificate Holder).

Bond Requirements:

$10,000 Surety Bond (License & Permit Bond), $30,000 Surety Bond (Demolition Contractors)

Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor License Registration Application

Filing Method:

Mail 

Agency Fee:

$100

Registration Renewal

Form:

Contractor License Registration Application (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail 

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Annually by April 30.

Village of Frankfort Contractor License

More Information:

Village of Frankfort

Agency:Village of Frankfort Development Services Department (IL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Insurance Requirements:

Certificate of insunrance with $1,000,000 general liability, $500,000 auto liability,  $2,000,000 excess liability, and $100,000 workman's comp and employer liability. 

Bond Requirements:

$25,000 permit bond

Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor License Registration Application

Filing Method:

Mail 

Agency Fee:

$150

Registration Renewal

Form:

Contractor License Registration Application (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail 

Agency Fee:

$150

Due:

Annually by date of issuance. 

Village of Glen Ellyn Contractor Registration

More Information:

Village of Glen Ellyn

Agency:Village of Glen Ellyn Building Division (IL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Village of Hanover Park General Contractor License

More Information:

Village of Hanover Park

Agency:Village of Hanover Park Inspectional Services Division (IL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Village of Harwood Heights Contractor License

More Information:

Village of Harwood Heights

Agency:Village of Harwood Heights Building Department (IL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Village of Hillside Contractor License

More Information:

The VIllage of Hillside

Agency:Village of Hillside Building Services (IL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Village of Itasca Contractor License

Agency:Village of Itasca Community Development Department (IL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Insurance Requirements:

A Certificate of Insurance (COI) is required and must list the Village of Itasca as a certificate holder.

Bond Requirements:

$10,000 Code Compliance Bond

Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor License Registration Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$100, prorated fee avaiable. 

Registration Renewal

Form:

Contractor License Registration Application (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Annually by December 31. 

Village of La Grange Park Contractor License

More Information:

Village of La Grange Park

Agency:Village of La Grange Park Building Department (IL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Village of Lemont Contractor License

Agency:Village of Lemont Building Department (IL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Insurance Requirements:

Certificate of Insurance naming the Village of Lemont as additional insured meeting these requirements (A certificate of insurance is not required for
Plumbing or Irrigation contractors):
1. Worker's Compensation & Employee Liability: Not less than $100,000 per person.
2. Comprehensive Public Liability: Not less than $250,000 for injuries, including accidental death to any one person & subject to the same limits for
each person, in an amount of any one accident.
3. Property Damage: Not less than $100,000 for damage to property in any one accident with an aggregate limit of not less than $300,000.

Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor License Registration Application 

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$100

Registration Renewal

Form:

Contractor License Registration Application (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail 

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Annually by December 31. 

Village of Libertyville Electrical License

Agency:Village of Libertyville Community Development Department - Building Division (IL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Insurance Requirements:

Electrical contractors must have a certificate of insurance with Village of Libertyville listed as the certificate holder and worker's compensation insurance.

Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$60 exam fee + $40 license fee due after passing the exam.

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Annually by December 31.

Village of Lombard Contractor License

Agency:The Village of Lombard Building Department (IL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Insurance Requirements:

Certificate of insurance with a minimum $300,000 single limit manufacturer’s and contractor’s liability.

Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$100

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Annually by date of issuance.

Village of Maywood Contractor License

Agency:Village of Maywood Community Development Department (IL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Insurance Requirements:

Certificate of Insurance

Bond Requirements:

$5,000 Bond

Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor License Registration Application 

Filing Method:

Mail 

Agency Fee:

$100

Registration Renewal

Form:

Contractor License Registration Application (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail 

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Annually by date of issuance. 

Village of McCook Contractor License

Agency:Village of McCook License Department (IL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Insurance Requirements:

Certificate of insurance (with Village of McCook listed as certificate holder)

Bond Requirements:

$10,000 Surety Bond 

Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor License Registration Application 

Filing Method:

Mail 

Agency Fee:

$100

Registration Renewal

Form:

Contractor License Registation Application (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail 

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Annually by December 31. 

Village of Midlothian Contractor License

More Information:

Village of Midlothian, IL

Agency:Village of Midlothian Building and Zoning Department (IL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Village of Monee Contractor / Sub Contractor License

Agency:Village of Monee (IL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Insurance Requirements:

Certificate of insurance listing the Village of Monee as a certificate holder with a minimum General Liability of $1,000,000 , Properrt Damage and Bodily Injury $50,000 and Workmen's Comp $100,000. 

Bond Requirements:

$20,000 Surety Bond made out to the Village. 

Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor License Registration Application

Filing Method:

Email buildingservices@villageofmonee.org

Agency Fee:

General Contractors $150, Sub Contractors $100

Registration Renewal

Form:

Contractor License Registration Application (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Email buildingservices@villageofmonee.org

Agency Fee:

General Contractors $150, Sub Contractors $100

Due:

Annually by December 31. 

Village of Norridge Contractor License

Agency:Village of Norridge Building / Health Department (IL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Insurance Requirements:

A certificate of liability insurance must be provided at the time of application. Village of Norridge as certificate holder 4000 N. Olcott Ave. Norridge, IL 60706.

Bond Requirements:
  • The license and permit bond must be in the amount of $10,000.00.
  • The license and permit bond for Concrete & Roofer must be in the amount of $25,000.00 The Village of Norridge is to be named as obligee on the bond.
  • The bond must be trade specific as per the attached list.
  • The bond must expire 12/31/2022 and needs to be an original bond.
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor License Registration Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$100

Registration Renewal

Form:

Contractor License Registration Application (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Annually by December 31.  

Village of Oak Park Contractor Registration

More Information:

Village of Oak Park, IL

Agency:Village of Oak Park Development Customer Services Department (IL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Village of Palatine Contractor License

Agency:Village of Palatine Community Development Department (IL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Bond Requirements:

Bond amount is determined by fee schedule. See Contractor Registration Requirements here

Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor License Registration Application

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$258, a prorated fee of  $129 is avaiable after July 1st. 

Registration Renewal

Form:

Contractor License Registration Application (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$258

Due:

Annually by December 31. 

Village of Palos Park Contractor Registration

More Information:

Village of Palos Park, IL

Agency:Village of Palos Park Building Department (IL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Insurance Requirements:

Certificate of Liability Insurance, General Comprehensive Liability $300,000 per occurrence with the Village as “Certificate Holder”. 

Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor License Registration Application

Filing Method:

Email permits@palospark.org

Agency Fee:

$100, prorated fees available. 

Registration Renewal

Form:

Contractor License Registration Application (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Email permits@palospark.org 

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Annually by December 31. 

Village of Park Forest Contractor License

More Information:

Village of Park Forest

Agency:Village of Park Forest Building/Community Development (IL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Village of Plainfield Contractor License

Agency:Village of Plainfield Building Department (IL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Insurance Requirements:

Certificate of insurance with general liability in the amount of $1,000,000 listing the Village of Plainfield as certificate holder.

Bond Requirements:

$10,000 Surety Bond

Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor License Registration Application

Filing Method:

Mail 

Agency Fee:

$50

Registration Renewal

Instructions:

Contractor License Registration Application (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

Annually by date of issuance. 

Village of River Grove Contractor License

More Information:

Village of River Grove, IL

Agency:Village of River Grove Building Department (IL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Registration Renewal

Form:

Contractor's license Application

Filing Method:

Paper

Agency Fee:

$125 General Contractor

$100 Subcontractor

Due:

Annually by April 30th

Before you Apply:

1. Certificatet of Insurance required for each permit application ($1,000,000
minimum liability). Village of River Grove listed as certificate holder.
2. $10,000 permit bond for each contractor and subcontractor.
3. Village of River Grove Contractor's license required for all contractors and subcontractors.
4. Plumbing and roofing contractors also require a copy of state license.
5. Electrical contractors also require a copy of registration from licensing municipality.

Bond Amount:

$10,000

Village of Riverdale Contractor Registration

More Information:

Village of Riverdale

Agency:Village of Riverdale Inspectional Services Department (IL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Village of Romeoville Contractor License

Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Insurance Requirements:
  • Workman’s Compensation Insurance: $100,000.00 each accident, $500,000.00 policy limit, and $100,000.00 each employee
  • General Liability: $1,000,000.00 per occurrence and $2,000,000.00 per occurrence
Bond Requirements:

$10,000

Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor License Registration Application 

Filing Method:

Mail 

Agency Fee:

$150

Registration Renewal

Form:

Contractor License Registration Application (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail 

Agency Fee:

$150 

Due:

Annually by date of issuance. 

Village of Rosemont Trade License

Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Insurance Requirements:

General liability insurance policy with the Village of Rosemont listed as a certificate holder. 

Bond Requirements:

$100,000 Surety Bond

Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor License Registration Application 

Filing Method:

Mail 

Agency Fee:

$100

Registration Renewal

Form:

Contractor License Registration Application (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail 

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Annually by December 31. 

Village of Shorewood Contractor License

Agency:Village of Shorewood Building Department (IL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Insurance Requirements:

Attach certificate of insurance made out to the Village of Shorewood as follows:
General Liability: General Contractor (GC) and Subcontractor (Sub) $500,000; Automobile Liability: GC $500,000 (Sub $200,000); Excess Liability: GC $2 million (Sub $1 million); Workman’s Compensation, if applicable.

Bond Requirements:

Attach a signed Surety Bond (License & Permit Bond) made out to the Village of Shorewood: General $10,000 Bond; Subcontractor $5,000 Bond; Wrecking Contractor $50,000 Bond. 

Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor License Registration Application

Filing Method:

Email permits@vil.shorewood.il.us

Agency Fee:

$120

Registration Renewal

Form:

Contractor License Registration Application (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Email permits@vil.shorewood.il.us

Agency Fee:

$120

Due:

Annually by December 31. 

Village of South Holland Contractor Registration

More Information:

Village of South Holland

Agency:Village of South Holland Building and Code Department (IL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Village of Streamwood Contractor License

Agency:Village of Streamwood Community Development - Building Department (IL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Insurance Requirements:

Certificate of Insurance listing Village of Streamwood as holder. 

Bond Requirements:

$15,000 License and Permit Bond 

Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor License Registration Application 

Filing Method:

Email communitydevelopment@streamwood.org

Agency Fee:

$100

Registration Renewal

Form:

Contractor License Registratin Application (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Email communitydevelopment@streamwood.org

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Annually by December 31. 

Village of Thornton Contractor Registration

More Information:

Village of Thornton, IL

Agency:Village of Thornton Building and Zoning Department (IL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Village of Westmont Contractor Registration

More Information:

Village of Westmont

Agency:Village of Westmont Community Development (IL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Village of Worth Contractor License

Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Insurance Requirements:

Certificate of Insurance naming the Village of Worth as the certificate holder.

Bond Requirements:

$10,000.00 Bond ($25,000.00 is required for sign contractors).

Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor License Registration Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$110. Prorated fee available after July 1. 

Registration Renewal

Form:

Contractor License Registration Application (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$110

Due:

Annually by December 31. 

Westchester City Contractor License

More Information:

City of Westchester, IL

Agency:Westchester City Building Department & Code Enforcement (IL)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Insurance Requirements:
  • Certifcate of insurance with the Village of Westchester as the additional insured and certficate holder. 
  • Minimum requirement of $1,000,000 combined single limit per occurence for bodily injury and property damage. 
  • The certificate must shoe workmen's compensation insurance. 
Bond Requirements:

$25,000 licenseand permit bond.

Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor License Registration Application 

Filing Method:

Mail 

Agency Fee:

General Contractor $200.00, Subcontractor $100.00, Waste Haulers/Dumpsters $600.00. 

Registration Renewal

Form:

Contractor License Registration Application (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail 

Agency Fee:

General Contractor $200.00, Subcontractor $100.00, and Waste Haulers/Dumpsters $600.00

Due:

Annually by December 31. 

Individual Licenses

Illinois Individual Construction and Contracting Licenses

Illinois Apprentice Plumber License

Agency:Illinois Department of Environmental Health Protection - Plumbing Program

Initial Registration

Form:

Apprentice Plumber License

Agency Fee:

$100

Registration Renewal

Not required



Apprentice plumber licenses expire on the date that the licensed plumber sponsor of such licensed apprentice plumber severs his or her sponsor status with the licensed apprentice plumber.

Illinois Asbestos Professional License

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

Initial Registration

Form:

Asbestos Professional Application

Agency Fee:

$50

Registration Renewal

Form:

Asbestos Professional Application

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

Annually by May 15.

Illinois Asbestos Worker License

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

Initial Registration

Form:

Asbestos Worker Application

Agency Fee:

$25

Registration Renewal

Form:

Asbestos Worker Application

Agency Fee:

$25

Due:

Annually by February 1.

Notes:

A refresher course shall be completed annually to maintain accreditation and licensure.

Illinois Plumber's License

Agency:Illinois Department of Environmental Health Protection - Plumbing Program

Initial Registration

Form:

Plumber?s License: Application for Examination

Agency Fee:

$175 (Illinois); $225 (Chicago or out of state)

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$175

Due:

Annually by April 30.

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)

Chicago Supervising Electrician License

Agency:City of Chicago Department of Buildings (IL)

Initial Registration

Form:

Supervising Electrician License - Application for Examination

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

Exam Application Fee: $70

Notes:

Exam is only offered two times per year, and must be taken in person in Hillside, Illinois.

Cook County Crane Operator Registration

More Information:

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

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

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