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    Contractor Information


    License and Bond Required
    No contractor shall work within the Village of Glendale Heights without first obtaining a license therefore and furnishing the required corporate Surety Bond. (Ordinance 59-5, 12-1-59)

    If you are now engaged or have obligations to do work in the Village, please complete the application for a Contractor's License and submit your check for the appropriate amount.

    A $10,000 Surety or License Permit Bond is required by any sub-contractor doing construction work in the Village. A $20,000 Surety or License Permit Bond is required for all General Contractors, Plumbing Contractors and Sewer Contractors, or any contractor performing work within the Public Right-of-Way. The original bond must be signed and on file in the Community Development Department. Bonds and licenses must be submitted PRIOR to the issuance of a Building Permit.

    Exemption: Electricians and Plumbers shall be exempt from purchasing our Village License, but must submit a copy of their City or State Registration for
    the current year, a Village Contractor License Application and the appropriate
    Surety or License Permit Bond.

    Duties and Responsibilities of all Contractors
    Remove waste material from the premises, keep premises clean and unobstructed. Contractors shall at least once a week remove or cause to have removed from the site, all trash, refuse and waste material. Shall at all times keep the implements and health and safety hazards, and shall not obstruct traffic on streets or sidewalks or permit dirt or waste materials to fall or be carried onto such public ways. (Ordinance 72-15, 4-5-72)

    Sign Contractors
    Every applicant obtaining a permit of a sign to be located that it may fall upon a public right-a-way shall file with the Zoning Administrator for a multi-peril liability insurance or Certificate of Insurance therefore, covering all damage or injury that might be caused in an amount not less than $500,000 for personal injury and $20,000 for property damage.

    The Village and it's officers, agents and employees shall be named as additional parties insure. This policy shall be maintained in force so long as the sign permit is in effect. The Zoning Administrator shall revoke such permit if at any time the insurance is not in full force.

    In lieu of insurance, the applicant may file an indemnity bond, with a corporate surety satisfactory to the Zoning Administrator, in the amount of $500,000, which will indemnify and hold harmless the Village and its officers, agents, and employees from all claims, losses, or lawsuits resulting from the sign.

    In addition, no person shall perform work related to the construction, enlargement, alteration, repair, moving, improvement, or maintenance of any sign, who has not obtained a Village Contractor License. No person shall perform electrical work upon a sign who has not presented his or her electrical registration to the Village.

    Roofing Contractors
    The Illinois Roofing Industry Licensing Act (225 ILCS 1996, Act 335, et seq) which became effective July 1, 1985, requires the Illinois Department of Registration and Education to regulate the roofing industry in Illinois.

    The law mandates that the official who issues building permits shall affix the roofing contractor's license number to each application for a building permit, and on each building permit issued and recorded.

    The roofing contractor is required to affix the license number to all contracts and bids. His name and license number also must be affixed to all vehicles used as part of his roofing business and shall be posted at his place of business.

    Persons engages in the business of roofing who are not state licensed may be fined up to $1,000 for a first offense and for subsequent offenses may be guilty of a Class A Misdemeanor.

    Question about the Illinois Roofing Industry Licensing Act and request for application may be directed to the Illinois Department of Registration and Education, 320 West Washington, 3rd Floor, Springfield, Illinois 62786, telephone : (217) 782-8556.

    Should you have any questions, please contact the Community Development Department at (630) 260-6030, Monday through Friday 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.

    Please click here to download the Contractor's license application.



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