All persons performing electrical services on properties other than their own, within city limits, have to be a licensed electrician. The City of Carbondale issues electrical licenses (PDF) to persons who pass an exam designed by the Electrical Commission. The City also accepts licenses from other Illinois municipalities.
Electricians must keep a current copy of their license, surety bond and liability insurance on file in the Building and Neighborhood Services Division. Surety bonds are made payable to the City of Carbondale in the amount of $3,500.
Liability insurance requirements are not less that $100,000 per person, $300,000 all persons and $50,000 property damage per accident. An electrical permit (PDF) is required for each job performed.