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Contractor Requirements
Letter of Intent
Effective April 1, 2011, the City of Elgin will require a letter of intent from all licensed contractors. The letter of intents must be stamped with a company seal or sealed by a notary public on company letter head. General contractors will be required to submit a letter of intent for each licensed sub contractor. The City of Elgin will not be able to issue any permits until letter of intents have been received.

Information
For more information, contact Community Development at (847) 931-5920.

Requirements
The City of Elgin requires that a license and/or permit bond to be kept on file in community development for the following contractors.

Roofing Contractors
A State of Illinois Roofing License is required. A copy of a current license must be on file with the City of Elgin.

Electrical Contractors
A contractor's license is required from any city in the State of Illinois that gives a written examination based on the National Electrical Code.

Plumbing Contractors
A State of Illinois Plumbing Contractor's License (055 prefix) is required. A copy of a current license must be on file with the City of Elgin.

Mechanical Contractors
A contractor's license is required from any city in the State of Illinois that gives a written examination. However, a license is not required if the project's plans are sealed by an Illinois licensed architect or engineer who accepts responsibility for the work. A $20,000 license and permit bond issued in favor of the City of Elgin is also required. A copy of a current license, if necessary, and bond must be on file with the City of Elgin.

Sewer Contractors
A $20,000 permit bond in favor of the City of Elgin is required.

Fire Sprinkler Contractors
State of Illinois Fire Sprinkler Contractor license is required for fire suppression. A copy of the current license must be on file with the City of Elgin.