HVAC / Mechanical Contractor

Application for Mechanical Contractor Registration

Registrations are valid from January 1 – December 31.

Renewal letters and applications are emailed the beginning of December, annually.

The following is required for HVAC/Mechanical Contractor Registration:

  • A completed HVAC/Mechanical Contractor Registration form
  • $55.00 fee
  • Certificate of Insurance to City of Rock Island
    (see Insurance Requirements section below)
  • $10,000.00 License/Permit Bond
    (see Bond Requirements section below)
  • A copy of a current Illinois Mechanical License with a passing test score (if licensed outside of Rock Island) OR passing test results from the State of Iowa Mechanical Systems Board OR passing test results from an acceptable Prometric Exam.
    To obtain a Mechanical License with the City of Rock Island:
    The applicant must submit passing test results of an ICC National Standard Master Mechanical exam. Click here for acceptable exams.

Insurance Requirements:
To perform construction work in the City of Rock Island and the State of Illinois, according to Section 25 of the 815 ILCS 513/ Home Repair and Remodeling Act (Public Act 91-0230) any person involved in home repair or remodeling (which also applies to room additions, HVAC, pools, garages, etc.) is required to carry “public Liability and Property damage insurance in the amount of $100,000 and $300,000 per occurrence for improper home repair and remodeling not in conformance with applicable State, County or Municipal building codes.” 

City of Rock Island must be named as the certificate holder.

Bond Requirements:
A $10,000 Continuous License/Permit Bond is required on the City of Rock Island Bond Form. Once completed, the Bond must be submitted in original form to the Inspection Division. No faxes or photocopies will be accepted.


Persons doing permitted work are expected to know when inspections are required. Necessary inspections may vary greatly based on the scope or work being done. Please keep communications open with the appropriate Inspector.

For a list of required inspections please view the Inspection Division handout:

Remember, if the items needing inspection are covered without inspection, the permit holder will be required to expose these items through any means necessary, at the expense of the applicant.