License and Surety Bond Requirements
Hiring an unlicensed plumber may save a homeowner some money up front, but it could be a dangerous decision in the long run.
If a plumber isn’t careful, a homeowner could end up with contaminated drinking water and a home that releases toxic gas into the environment.
Illinois’ Department of Public Health works to protect consumers from poor plumbing practices. The Department licenses plumbers, plumbing contractors, apprentices, irrigation contractors, and retired plumbers. The Department also enacts regulations to protect public health.
Plumbers in Illinois must be licensed. A part of licensing includes the requirement of first working as an apprentice under a licensed plumber, passing a state licensing exam, and providing proof of general liability insurance.
An additional requirement for Illinois plumbing contractors and irrigation contractors for lawn sprinkler systems is to obtain a $20,000 surety bond. The bond protects consumers with a guarantee that plumbing and irrigation contractors will follow all laws and regulations of the state.
The surety bonds expire every year on September 30 and must be renewed. The premium that a plumbing or irrigation contractor pays each year varies depending on their personal and business credit.
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