Electrical License Information

Electrical License Information

City of Ottawa Electrical Licenses expire on December 31. Licenses can be renewed any time after December 1.
All renewal requests made after March 1 will be charged an additional $100.00 late fee.
All new and renewal license submittals must include the following:

  1. A $150 annual license fee, check or money order. Credit cards can only be used if paying in person. After March 1, a $100.00 late fee will be added.
  1. A copy of the license holder’s General Liability insurance coverage showing the City of Ottawa as Certificate Holder;  or, a written note verifying the current employer and that the applicant does not do electrical work outside of that employment.
  2. A photo-copy of a current valid driver’s license or a photo ID that will be incorporated into the license.
  3. Current contact and business information

All four items must be submitted together and mailed or dropped off at:

The City of Ottawa
Attention: Electrical Inspector
301 West Madison Street
Ottawa, Illinois   61350

Those wishing to have a company name included with license holder’s name on the license must be sure to include that information too.