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Renew your Trade License


The Department of Buildings Trade Licensing Renewal forms are now available below.
Click on the particular form needed and follow the directions as to information and fees.
Also, please submit the form to the Bureau of Licensing 90 days prior to the date your license expires.

For more information, contact the Department of Buildings Licensing and Registration at (312) 743-9061.

Please Note: Effective immediately, Electrical Contractors and Supervising Electricians, Mason Contractors, and Plumbing Contractors with "A" and "B" and "C" licenses Journeyman Plumbers as well as Plumbing Apprentices can renew online.  For more information, go directly to the Renew Trade Licensing link.

 

The following trades listed below should use the new Trade License Renewal Form to renew their license.

  • Stationary Engineer
  • Apprentice Crane Operator
  • Crane Operator
  • Supervising Elevator Mechanic
  • Elevator Mechanic Contractor
  • Steam Boiler & Erector

Stationary Engineer Renewal Information

The Department of Buildings has changed the Stationary Engineer’s License from an annual license (renew once every year) to a biennial license (renew once every two years).  As part of the two year renewal cycle, the Department is waiving the renewal fee for one year for all current licenses.  

As a result of this change, you will renew your license as follows:

Stationary Engineers whose licenses expire between January 1st and June 30th.
You will receive a two year license certificate that will not expire until 2012 for a one year fee of $15.00.  In 2012 and every second year thereafter, you will renew you license upon payment of a $30,00 two-year renewal fee ($15.00 for the first year and $15.00 for the second year of licensing privileges.)  

Stationary Engineers whose license expires between July 1st and December 31st.
Stationary Engineers were not required to renew in 2010.  The Department extended the current expiration date for your license until that date occurs in 2011. (For Example - if your license currently would expire on August 1st you will need to renew your license by August 1st of 2011.)  In 2011 and every second year thereafter, you will renew your license upon payment of a $30.00 two-year renewal fee ($15.00 for the first year and $15.00 for the second year of licensing privileges.)

 

Renewal Questions?

For questions on renewing your license, please click on the Tips for Renewals.

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