License & Bond Requirements

Our Requirements

The City of Des Plaines requires that specific contractors working in the community carry the Application for Licenseappropriate license and permit bond for the project. Our knowledgeable staff works with contractors on a daily basis to ensure the finished product complies with the City's building standards. Below is a list of basic requirements, or you can access the Contractor License and Application online.

Questions? Please call 847.391.5366.

Type of
Contractor's License Required License and Permit 
Carpenter Yes    
Concrete / Asphalt Yes    
Demolition Yes
Electrician Yes
Certificate of Registration
Excavator Yes    
Fence Yes    
General Contractor Yes
General Contractor (Homeowner serving as general contractor)

Letters of responsibility
as necessary 
HVAC Yes    
Mason Yes    
Plumber     State of Illinois License
Roofer Yes   State of Illinois License
Sewer Only Yes
Sign Installer Yes  $5,000