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225 ILCS 335/5

    (225 ILCS 335/5) (from Ch. 111, par. 7505)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2026)
    Sec. 5. Display of license number; building permits; advertising.
    (a) Each State licensed roofing contractor shall affix the roofing contractor license number and the licensee's name, as it appears on the license, to all contracts and bids. In addition, the official issuing building permits shall affix the roofing contractor license number to each application for a building permit and on each building permit issued and recorded.
    (a-3) A municipality or a county that requires a building permit may not issue a building permit to a roofing contractor unless that contractor has provided sufficient proof of current licensure as a roofing contractor by the State. Holders of an unlimited roofing license may be issued permits for residential, commercial, and industrial roofing projects. Holders of a limited roofing license are restricted to permits for work on residential properties consisting of 8 units or less.
    (a-5) A person who knowingly, in the course of applying for a building permit with a unit of local government, provides the roofing license number or name of a roofing contractor whom that person does not intend to have perform the work on the roofing portion of the project commits identity theft under paragraph (8) of subsection (a) of Section 16-30 of the Criminal Code of 2012.
    (a-10) A building permit applicant must present a government-issued identification along with the building permit application. Except for the name of the individual, all other personal information contained in the government-issued identification shall be exempt from disclosure under subsection (c) of Section 7 of the Freedom of Information Act. The official issuing the building permit shall maintain the name and identification number, as it appears on the government-issued identification, in the building permit application file. It is not necessary that the building permit applicant be the qualifying party. This subsection shall not apply to a county or municipality whose building permit process occurs through electronic means.
    (b) (Blank).
    (c) Every holder of a license shall display it in a conspicuous place in the licensee's principal office, place of business, or place of employment.
    (d) No person licensed under this Act may advertise services regulated by this Act unless that person includes in the advertisement the roofing contractor license number and the licensee's name, as it appears on the license. Nothing contained in this subsection requires the publisher of advertising for roofing contractor services to investigate or verify the accuracy of the license number provided by the licensee.
    (e) A person who advertises services regulated by this Act who knowingly (i) fails to display the license number and the licensee's name, as it appears on the license, in any manner required by this Section, (ii) fails to provide a publisher with the correct license number as required by subsection (d), or (iii) provides a publisher with a false license number or a license number of another person, or a person who knowingly allows the licensee's license number to be displayed or used by another person to circumvent any provisions of this Section, is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor with a fine of $1,000, and, in addition, is subject to the administrative enforcement provisions of this Act. Each day that an advertisement runs or each day that a person knowingly allows the licensee's license to be displayed or used in violation of this Section constitutes a separate offense.
(Source: P.A. 99-469, eff. 8-26-15.)