Contractor Registration/ Licensing

Any contractor performing work within the City of Oak Forest shall first be registered with the City.  The registration shall be in effect for a period of one year from the date of issuance provided the contractor maintains compliance with registration requirements. 

Building Permits will not be issued until all contractors associated with the construction project are registered.
  • Completed Contractor Registration Application 
  • $10,000 License & Permit Bond - provide signed original bond
  • Certificate of Insurance as follows:
    • $500,000 Property/ $1,000,000 Injury of $1,000,000 CSL
    • Workers' Compensation per statutory limits or Sole Proprietor Affidavit
    • City of Oak Forest listed as Certificate Holder

Additional Requirements

Electrical Contractors
*Copy of Electrical License from recognized testing municipality 
*Letter of Intent 
Plumbing Contractors
*Copy of IDPH Plumbing Contractor Registration (055)
*Bond NOT Required & Registration Fee Waived with 055 License
*Letter of Intent
Lawn Irrigation Contractors
*Copy of IDPH Irrigation Contractor Registration (060)
*Bond NOT Required
Roofing Contractors*Copy of IDFPR Licensed Roofing Contractor Registration
Fire Alarm Contractors*Copy of IDFPR Alarm Contractor Registration or Electrical License
Fire Sprinkler Contractors*Copy of State Fire Marshal Fire Sprinkler Contractor Registration
Elevator Contractors*Copy of State Fire Marshal Elevator Contractor Registration

We accept contractor registrations on a rolling basis.  Your registration will expire one year from the date of issuance. General Contractors are charged $350 annually, while subcontractors are charged $100 annually per trade.