Official website for the City of Aurora, Illinois. Mayor Robert J. O'Connor

Contractor Licensing

Who Should Apply?

Any work done within the public right-of-way must be done under this license. General contractors licenses issued by the Building and Permits Division do not cover work in the public right-of-way.

The application covers three types of work:

  • General Excavation
  • Paving
  • Concrete

An applicant may file for any combination, but must submit a separate bond, application fee, and previous competent record for each class of work.

Application is a PDF form found at the following link:

The following items must be attached upon submittal of the application to our office on the 4th floor of City Hall.

  • One hundred ($100) dollar application fee per contractor type/application
  • Original Performance and Maintenance Bond in the amount of twenty thousand ($20,000) dollars. The bond must be valid through February 28th of the following year.
  • Certificate of Insurance showing general public liability in the amount of $1,000,000 and workman’s compensation insurance.