Contractor Licenses

License Requirements
Even if a permit is not required for the work being performed, all contractors working within the City are required to be licensed. In addition, all contractors with the exception of state licensed plumbers and roofers must also provide proof of insurance. 

Contractor licenses are valid for 1 year from the date they are purchased but renewal notices are not mailed to the licensee. A contractor is required to have a current, valid license, and a certificate of insurance before we can issue a permit for their work. Some types of work will also require a bond. 

License Renewal

Submit your Contractor's Business License Renewal Payment to keep your license valid.

Bond & License Requirements

Contractor Rolling Meadows
Business License
Original Bond Required
(Faxed Copies Not Acceptable
Certification of Insurance
Carpenter $75 $5,000 when construction value exceeds $6,000
Minimum of $100,000 liability insurance
Carpet Installer
$75   Minimum of $100,000 liability insurance
Concrete $75 $5,000 when construction value exceeds $2,000
Minimum of $100,000 liability insurance
Demolition (Building)
$75   $300,000 of liability insurance
Driveway $75 $5,000 when construction value exceeds $2,000
Minimum of 100,000 liability insurance
Electrical None (Electrical Registration required)
$5,000 when construction value exceeds $2,000
Minimum of $100,000 liability insurance
Excavator $75 $5,000 when construction value exceeds $2,000
Minimum of $100,000 liability insurance
Fence $75   Minimum of $100,000 liability insurance
General Contractor
$100 $10,000 when construction value exceeds $6,000
Minimum of $100,000 liability insurance
Grading $75   Minimum of $100,000 liability insurance
HVAC $75 $5,000 when construction value exceeds $2,000
Minimum of $100,000 liability insurance
Landscaping $75   Minimum of $100,000 liability insurance
Lawn Sprinklers
$75 (State Irrigation Contractor Registration required)
  Minimum of $100,000 liability insurance
Masonry $75   Minimum of $100,000 liability insurance
Painting $75   Minimum of $100,000 liability insurance
Paving $75   Minimum o $100,000 liability insurance
Plumbing None / State Plumbing Contractor Registration required
   
Roofer $75 (State roofer's license required)
   
Sewer $75 $10,000 when construction value exceeds $2,000
Minimum of $100,000 liability insurance
Sheet Metal
$75   Minimum of $100,000 liability insurance
Siding $75 $5,000 when construction value exceeds $5,000
Minimum of $100,000 liability insurance
Sign $75 No bond is required unless sign is electrical
Minimum of $100,000 liability insurance
Tile $75   Minimum of $100,000 liability insurance