How to Become a Registered Contractor
All Contractors must be registered in the Village of Westchester. Registration is per calendar year January 1st-December 31st.
THE FOLLOWING MUST ACCOMPANY EACH APPLICATION:
1. Liability Insurance: Please attach a copy of your liability insurance which:
The certificate must include the Village of Westchester as ADDITIONAL INSURED AND CERTIFICATE HOLDER. This form is typically a CG2010 or CG 2026, and a CG2001, CG2012 (Permit Only) or a blanket form, as least as broad.
Minimum Requirements: $1,000,000 combined single limit per occurrence for bodily injury and property damage.
The certificate must show WORKMEN'S COMPENSATION insurance. If you are self employed, please provide a letter on your letterhead stating that you are not required to carry Workmen's Compensation.
**Please note: No certificate of insurance is required for Illinois licensed plumbers
2. Bond: Please provide a $25,000 LICENSE AND PERMIT BOND. The bond must accompany this application. A copy or fax is acceptable to issue the permit, but the original must be signed and mailed to Village of Westchester. **Please note: No bond is required for Illinois licensed plumbers or Illinois licensed private alarm companies
3. Registration Fee: General Contractor $200.00
Waste Haulers/Dumpsters $600.00
Illinois licensed plumbers No Fee
Fee for working without registering Additional 50% of the registration fee
State Plumbers License: Please provide a copy of your Illinois State Plumbing Contractor Registration (055) AND one of the following:
a. Illinois State Plumbers License (058); or
b. City of Chicago Plumbers License
State Roofers License
State Private Alarm Contractors License
Electricians License (I.D. Card will NOT be accepted.)