First-Time City License

New First-Time City of Chicago Licensing Process

The Chicago Department of Buildings is pleased to announce a service improvement that is being implemented by the Bureau of Trade Licensing and Registration. These improvements will increase both the speed and efficiency with which the Department processes first-time license applications for the following trades:

  • Apprentice and Journeymen Plumbers
  • Bonded Plumbing Contractors

Commencing on September 1, 2010, all applications filed by first-time applicants will be processed by Continental Testing Services. To make the process easier for our members, you can download the first-time journeyman application by clicking the link below.


Click here for Journeymen Application


Please print, complete and mail the first-time journeyman license application to the address shown below:

City of Chicago
Journeymen Plumbers License Application
P.O. Box# 388249
Chicago, IL 60638-8249

For tradesman already holding a City license, renewal of your existing license will continue to be performed online at the Department of Buildings website at www.cityofchicago.org/buildings

Should you have any questions regarding first-time applications for these trades, check the Department of Buildings Web Site at www.cityofchicago.org/buildings please call (1-800 359-1313) or email tradelicensing@continentaltesting.com.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Plumbers
Union Meeting

Tue, Apr 8, 2014, 7:00pm

Chicago Plumbers Hall

Tech Engineers
Union Meeting

Thu, Apr 10, 2014, 7:00pm

Chicago Plumbers Hall

Rebuilding Together
Volunteer Dinner

Thu, Apr 24, 2014

Chicago Plumbers Hall

Rebuilding Together
Event Day

Sat, Apr 26, 2014

For information please call Michael Shea at (708) 935-5017