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Electrical Licensing

Requirements for Electrical License

Monroe County adopted Electrical Codes effective June 1, 2006.  Any contractor desiring to engage in the business of installing or altering electrical equipment must be licensed with Monroe County. Homeowners are required to pass the Homeowner’s Electrical Test and occupy the house for at least two (2) years.  Click here to review study guidelines for Homeowner’s Test).

Electricians desiring to practice in Monroe County must show proof of passing the Master Electrical Test G16 through the International Code Council testing program.  For more information visit

A Certificate of Liability Insurance will be required at time of application with minimum Commercial General Liability limits of $500,000 per occurrence and $1,000,000 General Aggregate.  Monroe County will be named as Certificate Holder to read as follows:

Attn:  Monroe County Zoning Office
Monroe County Courthouse
100 South Main Street
Waterloo, IL  62298

A bond in the amount of $10,000 on Monroe County Bond Forms shall be filed with the County.  Applications are available at the Monroe County Zoning Office. The fee for registration as an electrical contractor is $500.00 for the first year and $125.00 per year for each consecutive year after that.  Please click here for the electrical registration application.

Contact Zoning & Building

Chris Voelker, Zoning Administrator

100 S. Main St., Waterloo, IL 62298
Tel: 618-939-8681 ext. 260,
Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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