How am I protected from fly-by-night contractors?

Make sure your contractor gets a building permit and you have a written contract with them. Rock Island County requires all contractors to register with the county and provide proof of liability insurance when they pull a permit. We do this to protect the homeowner in case a contractor or their employee would be injured on the homeowner's property. Please remember if your contractor does not get a permit, you could be held liable if they are injured, and you will receive no inspections to insure the work was done according to code. The State of Illinois has a Home Repair and Remodeling Act that requires contractors to provide a written contract.

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1. How can I find you?
2. When is the best time to call?
3. What information do I need to obtain a building permit for my new home?
4. How do I get an address for my new home?
5. Can I do the repair work or build my own home?
6. Do I need a contractor's license to do work in Rock Island County?
7. How am I protected from fly-by-night contractors?
8. What codes has Rock Island County adopted?
9. Where can I get copies of these codes?
10. How much land do I need to build a house?
11. Do I need a Building Permit?
12. Is Ice and Water Barrier required?