All building and home improvement contractors are required to obtain a city license. The following trades are included:
Concrete / Asphalt
The following trades are required to obtain a city and State of Illinois license:
A copy of the state license must be submitted to the City of Aledo.
All contractors must submit proof of insurance and a bond to the City of Aledo prior to obtaining a city contractor license. A list of insurance agents who can provide this coverage and are located in the Aledo area is available.
Minimum $100,000 / $300,00 liability insurance, naming City of Aledo as certificate holder
Workers Compensation Insurance (unless there are no employees)
Minimum $10,000 license and permit bond, naming City of Aledo
The City of Aledo does not charge a fee for a contractor license.
Property Owner Requirements
A property owner working on his own one or two family dwelling (used as the owner's domicile) is generally not required to obtain a contractor license or insurance. The City reserves the right to require a license, insurance and bond for major projects.
A landlord is not required to obtain a license or provide insurance for routine maintenance work on existing buildings. The landlord shall be required to obtain a contractor license and provide insurance (or use licensed contractors) for major rehabilitation or other items requiring a permit.
No permit shall be issued until all contractors involved in the project have submitted their insurance, bond and are licensed as required by the City and the State of Illinois.