The State of Illinois does not hold reciprocity agreements for General Contractors in other states. This is because the licensing and permitting of General Contractors is handled at the local-level rather than the state-level in Illinois.
General Contractors must check the local laws and ordinances of their city or county, to work on residential and commercial construction projects. Many cities and counties in Illinois require contractors to hold a local license or building permit before beginning work.
*The State of Illinois also requires all out-of-state corporations to obtain a Certificate of Authority from the Secretary of State if they want to conduct business within the state.
For more information about local licensing regulations for General Contractors in the State of Illinois, please visit: