Illinois Law Update - 06-/30/2021

The home inspection law in Illinois has been signed by the Governor and is now a public act that will be active starting January 1, 2022.

Main changes:

  • Mandated General Liability Insurance with a minimum of $100,000.
  • Single inspector corps, LLC, and partnerships will no longer be required to have an entity license.
  • New inspectors will have to pass a field exam as well as the NHIE.
  • Inspectors will be able to place their license in an inactive status.

The Illinois Association of Home Inspectors is the lobbying group for home inspectors in the State of Illinois. We will be working on the rules next. Please let me know if you want to be involved in the process.

Is the state planning on notifying presently licensed home inspectors about the changes? Or are we supposed to find out about this on our own?

Also do we have to update everything January 1, 2022, or wait until our license is renewed?

The State will not send you any notice. This is why I am trying to get the word out. Yes on the January 1, 2022. You will have to comply with the new law. There is nothing to notify the IDFPR about. Hope this helps.

That’s what I figured. So you will only be able to inform a small percentage of us, and the majority will just have to hear by word of mouth. Typical for Illinois professional licensing.

We do have 60% of the licensees in our mailing list and that number will rise significantly starting next year. But yes, the state says it is our responsibility to know changes.