Contractor Registration

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Beginning January 2, 2018, all contractors performing work within City limits are required to register with the City, including but not limited to General Contractors, Electrical, Carpentry, Concrete, Excavation, Masonry, Landscaping, Fence, Roofing and Sign contractors. To obtain the registration, the contractor must provide the City with a completed registration application and an original certificate of insurance or policy declaration documenting that the contractor carries general liability insurance with a minimum of three hundred thousand dollars ($300,000.00) per occurrence, bodily injury insurance with a minimum of one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000.00) per occurrence, property damage insurance with a minimum of one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000.00) per occurrence and workers’ compensation insurance at the statutory minimum amounts.

Fees (renewable annually)
General Contractor: $125
Trade Contractor: $100

Submittal Requirements

➢ Completed/Signed Contractor Registration Application
➢ State Regulated Contractors:
copy of state license
➢ Electrical Contractor:
copy of license from testing municipality
➢ Certificate of Insurance
● Per occurrence:
$100,000 general liability; $300,000 bodily injury; $100,000 property damage
Workers Compensation per Illinois Statutory Limits or check box to attest that company does not have workers compensation coverage and the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act does not require the company to retain sick coverage.  

Contractor Registration Application

Contractor Registration Application - Complete and bring in to Building & Inspection Services Division or send with copy of Certificate of Insurance to permitdesk@cityofevanston.org. 

Contractor List Complete and provide with Building Permit Application. 

Contractor Registration Payment Form - Only can payment be made after you have provided the City with a completed Contractor Registration Form, an original certificate of insurance or policy declaration documenting that the contractor carries the minimum required insurance, and receives approval from Building and Inspection Services Division Staff.   

Contractor Registration Requirements - Table of required documents by type of contractor registration.