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Landscape & Pavement Sealant

ATTENTION LANDSCAPING AND PAVEMENT SEALANT PROFESSIONALS:

THE CITY IS EXTENDING THE EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT PRICE OF $100 FOR LANDSCAPING AND PAVEMENT SEALANT PROFESSIONAL LICENSES WHILE CITY HALL IS CLOSED. LISTED BELOW ARE IMPORTANT NOTICES AS WELL AS INSTRUCTIONS FOR OBTAINING YOUR LICENSE.

UPDATE AS OF APRIL 20, 2020:

All landscaper and pavement sealant professionals who are licensed with the City of Highland Park are now required to wear a face covering over their nose and mouth while working and when engaging in the below essential activities in the City of Highland Park as permitted in the Governor’s Stay at Home Order. The order applies to employees, residents and visitors for the duration of the City’s Emergency Declaration.

  • Working in or patronizing Essential Businesses as defined in the Governor’s Stay at Home Order (such as grocery or hardware stores, restaurant carryout, banks, construction sites, automobile repair shops, landscaping and home/curbside delivery carriers)
  • Shopping for necessary supplies and services or visiting a healthcare professional
  • Riding in public transportation, taxis, or ride shares


UPDATE AS OF MARCH, 2020:

The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Activity recognized landscaping services as an essential business on March 23, 2020. Therefore, landscapers who have been licensed by the City of Highland Park may continue to provide landscaping services in the City of Highland Park under the Governor's Executive Order until it expires on April 30 or until a new Executive Order is issued. The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Activity also stated that it is still important to ensure the ability to wash or sanitize hands and take other precautions to protect all employees from the spread of COVID-19.

HOW TO OBTAIN YOUR LICENSE:
There are four different ways to submit your landscaping/pavement sealant application and payment to the City of Highland Park. PLEASE CHOOSE ONE OF THE BELOW FOUR OPTIONS AND FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS. THE CITY IS EXTENDING THE EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT PRICE OF $100 WHILE CITY HALL IS CLOSED.

1. To submit your application (now available in fillable form) and $100 credit card payment ONLINE:
A. Download and fill out the fillable application form located on the bottom of this page.
B.
Email your completed application *AND ALL CERTIFICATES OF LIABILITY AS DETAILED IN THE APPLICATION* to cityhp@cityhpil.com.
C. Once we receive your completed application and certificates of liability insurance, we will send you email instructions on how to pay with a credit card online. Once your payment is received, we will mail you your stickers. Please be patient as we are mailing stickers as quickly as possible.

2. To submit your Application via MAIL AND submit your $100 credit card Payment ONLINE:
A. Print and fill out the fillable application form located at the bottom of this page.
B.
Write a note on your completed application telling us you would like to pay via credit card online.
C. Mail your completed application *AND ALL CERTIFICATES OF LIABILITY AS DETAILED IN THE APPLICATION* to:
City of Highland Park
Attn: City Manager's Office
1707 St. Johns Ave
Highland Park, IL 60035
D. Once we receive your completed application and certificates of liability insurance, we will contact you with instructions on how to pay with a credit card online. Once your payment is received, we will mail you your stickers. Please be patient as we are mailing stickers as quickly as possible.

3. To submit your application and $100 check payment VIA MAIL:
A. Print and fill out the fillable application form located at the bottom of this page.
B. Mail your completed application, ALL CERTIFICATES OF LIABILITY AS DETAILED IN THE APPLICATION, AND a $100 check made payable to City of Highland Park to:
City of Highland Park
Attn: City Manager's Office
1707 St. Johns Ave
Highland Park, IL 60035
C. Once we receive your completed application, certificates of liability insurance, and check payment, we mail you your stickers. Please be patient as we are mailing stickers as quickly as possible.

4. To submit your application and $100 check payment VIA CITY DROP BOX:
A. Print and fill out the fillable application form located at the bottom of this page.
B. Drop off your completed application, ALL CERTIFICATES OF LIABILITY AS DETAILED IN THE  APPLICATION, AND a $100 check made payable to City of Highland Park at the City drop box, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, located at the entrance to the Hazel Street Public Parking Lot adjacent to City Hall. The box is brown in color and says "City Hall" on it. Below is a photo of the drop box.
C. Once we receive your completed application, certificates of liability insurance, and check payment, we mail you your stickers. Please be patient as we are mailing stickers as quickly as possible.

Drop box


Landscaper and Pavement Sealant Professionals 2020 Application

The City of Highland Park requires all landscapers and pavement sealant professionals operating within the City to acquire a license. The licensing process requires that prospective licensed landscapers and prospective pavement sealant professionals complete a Landscape and Pavement Sealant Professional License application; submit proof of general, automobile and workers' compensation insurance in the form of a Certificate of Insurance; and demonstrate that the name and contact information of the company are depicted on company vehicles (required of first time applicants only). 

For more information, please contact the City Manager's Office at 847.926.1000.