Illinois Licensing Overview for a General Contractor

Licensing for a general contractor in Illinois is controlled by the Illinois Department of Labor.

General Guidelines for a General Contractor in Illinois

Specific requirements to perform general contractor services can generally be used as a guideline, but make sure to check with your local governing rules and regulations.

Who’s allowed to perform these services?


General requirements for a general contractor license?

A general contractor can work in Illinois without the need for a state license. However, there may be licensing requirements present in the local or county level, so be sure to check your local government before you start accepting contracts.

What’s the state licensing site for a general contractor?

Illinois Department of Labor

What are some training programs available for a general contractor?

See training programs

How long is a license good for and when do I need to renew?

Check with local governing body for updated details.

What are fees associated with licensing?

Check with local governing body for updated details.