All contractors and sub- contractors working in the City of Northlake must be registered with the City.  Please complete the Contractors License Application and submit with the $75 fee along with a $10,000 bond and a Certificate of Insurance naming the City of Northlake as the holder.  License is good for one (1) year.  Always ask to see your contractor’s City of Northlake Contractor’s License.

NEW FEDERAL LEAD LAW: all renovators, and contractors

Beginning April 22, 2010, contractors who are paid to replace windows or renovate residential houses, apartments and child-occupied facilities built before 1978 must be certified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.  This rule is aimed at preventing lead poisoning among children and adults.

Therefore the City of Northlake Building Dept. will be requiring all contractors to provide a Renovation Certification before obtaining building permits after April 22, 2010.  Note:  This is a federal rule it applies to every city and village in every state.  Always ask to see your contractor’s lead certification.

For more information about the Renovation, Repair and Painting rule, contact the Cook County Department of Public Health at 708-492-2076 or log on to

http://www.epa.gov/lead/pubs/renovation.htm