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 and a license and permit bond. 

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, a certificate of insurance, and a license and permit bond before we can issue a permit for their work. 


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 $10,000
Minimum of $1,000,000 liability insurance
Carpet Installer
$75 $10,000 Minimum of $1,000,000 liability insurance
Concrete $75 $10,000 Minimum of $1,000,000 liability insurance
Demolition (Building)
$75 $10,000 Minimum of $1,000,000 liability insurance
Driveway $75 $10,000
Minimum of $1,000,000 liability insurance
Electrical None 
Electrical License required
$10,000
Minimum of $1,000,000 liability insurance
Excavator $75 $10,000
Minimum of $1,000,000 liability insurance
Fence $75 $10,000 Minimum of $1,000,000 liability insurance
General Contractor
$100 $20,000
Minimum of $1,000,000 liability insurance
Grading $75 $10,000 Minimum of $1,000,000 liability insurance
HVAC $75 $10,000
Minimum of $1,000,000 liability insurance
Landscaping $75 $10,000 Minimum of $1,000,000 liability insurance
Lawn Sprinklers
$75 
State Irrigation Contractor Registration required
$10,000 Minimum of $1,000,000 liability insurance
Masonry $75 $10,000 Minimum of $1,000,000 liability insurance
Painting $75 $10,000 Minimum of $1,000,000 liability insurance
Paving $75 $10,000 Minimum of $1,000,000 liability insurance
Plumbing None / 
State Plumbing License required
Not Required Not Required
Roofer $75 
State roofer's license required
Not Required Not Required
Sewer $75 $10,000
Minimum of $1,000,000 liability insurance
Sheet Metal
$75 $10,000 Minimum of $1,000,000 liability insurance
Siding $75 $10,000
Minimum of $1,000,000 liability insurance
Sign $75 $10,000
Minimum of $1,000,000 liability insurance
Tile $75 $10,000 Minimum of $1,000,000 liability insurance
Windows/Doors $75 $10,000 Minimum of $1,000,000 liability insurance