Chicago  314  Wrecking Contractor Requirements



1. General Contractors License:

Wrecking contractor companies are required to have a City of Chicago General Contractors License. A City of Chicago General Contractor’s License must be applied for at www.continentaltesting.net. Continental Testing Services is the Department of Building’s partner in the administration of GC licenses.

REFER TO THE FEES TABLE BELOW



2. Bond Requirements:

The wrecking bonds are to be filled out by the owner and Surety Company.

A bond for $40,000 will allow wrecking any size building.

A bond for $20,000 will allow wrecking a building up to and including 3 story buildings.

A bond for $500 will allow clean up only.

Submit the wrecking bond to Kathy Bailey of the Department of Buildings.

The Department will forward the bond to the City of Chicago Department of Law for review and approval.

Kathy Bailey

Department of Buildings

121 North LaSalle, Room 900

Chicago, IL 60602 (312) 744-7188



3. Insurance Requirements:

Wrecking activities must be insured, and the City of Chicago must be an additional insured on the insurance policy. A wrecking company’s insurance policy must be issued by a rated “A” or higher. The policy must include general liability with a general aggregate amount of $1,000,000 minimum. The policy must have an endorsement naming City of Chicago as an additional insured. This endorsement is part of the policy. The endorsement must be through ISO form CG 2026 or equivalent. The certificate of insurance must list the

“City of Chicago, 121 North LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60602”

as an additional insured.

A. Submit the insurance endorsement and certificate of insurance to Mr. Thomas Doran of the City of Chicago Department of Law via email at Thomas.Doran@cityofchicago.org.


B. Once the insurance endorsement and certificate of insurance are approved by Thomas Doran, submit the insurance endorsement and certificate of insurance in person or via mail to: Kathy Bailey Department of Buildings 121 North LaSalle, Room 900 Chicago, IL 60602 (312) 744-7188

Contact

GC License Class Dollar Limit Per Contract ProjectAnnual License Fee
Class A (No Limit) $2,000
Class B $10,000,000 $1,000
Class C $5,000,000 $750
Class D $2,000,000 $500
Class E $500,000 $300
Name: Kathy Bailey Department of Buildings
Email:  kathy.bailey@cityofchicago.gov
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