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.

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