Which contractors need insurance and licenses?
  • Electricians need to provide a copy of their electrician's license; the license must be from a municipality where they took a test. They also need to provide a certificate of insurance.
  • Excavators must give a certificate of insurance.
  • Plumbers must give a copy of their Illinois Department of Public Health registration. This registration must have a 055 and 059 number.
  • Roofers must give a copy of their State roofer's license.
  • Sewer contractors must give a certificate of insurance.
  • Sprinkler contractors (Fire) must give a copy of their State sprinkler license.

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1. What work requires a permit? What happens if I don't obtain a permit?
2. Why do I need a permit?
3. What do I need to obtain a building permit?
4. As the homeowner, can I do the work myself and if I am doing the work myself, do I still need to get a permit?
5. How long does it take to obtain a building permit? Do permits expire?
6. Who is responsible for obtaining the permit?
7. Do plans have to be architecturally stamped and sealed? Does each page need to be stamped?
8. If we are putting on a Second Story Addition, do the plans need to be stamped?
9. I'm putting in a deck. What do I need? Will I have inspections?
10. What are the requirements for driveways?
11. I'm building a fence. What is the recommended depth the posthole should be?
12. Must my garage have electric?
13. Do I need inspections? How do I set them up?
14. Which contractors need insurance and licenses?
15. Do I have to select a particular Knox box?
16. Can I use PVC underground?
17. Is a roof permit required? Is an ice & water shield required for roofs?
18. If I do any work to my home, will my property taxes be increased?
19. I’m thinking about doing some work, can you recommend a contractor?
20. When am I obligated to contact JULIE?