Contractor License & Bond Requirements

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Contractors working in the city are required to carry the appropriate license and permit bond for the project. Review the list of basic requirements below. 

Apply online with our Customer Self-Service Portal.

Questions? Call 847-391-5380.

**$20,000 Bond is required for any contractor doing work on City Property and/or the right-of-way. A bond is NOT required from State of Illinois licensed contractors doing work in the right-of-way.

Type of Contractor Contractor's License Required Fees Required Other Requirements
Alarm Installer / Low Voltage
Yes No State of Illinois License
Electrician Yes
Yes Electrical Test Certificate
Fire Sprinkler Yes
No State of Illinois License
General Contractor Yes
Irrigation Yes
No State of Illinois License

Contractor - Other

(Including but not limited to: Concrete/Asphalt, Demolition, Excavation, Fence, HVAC, Mason, Windows/Doors)

Plumbing Yes
No State of Illinois License
Sewer Only Yes
No Chicago Drainlayers License
Homeowner (serving as contractor)  No No Letters of responsibility as necessary

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