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Concrete Flatwork
SidewalkBond, Licensing & Permit Details
An individual or business wanting to do concrete flatwork (i.e., sidewalks and driveways) within the City right of way must obtain a concrete flatwork bond, license, and permit.

Concrete Flatwork Bond
concrete flatwork bond will need to be obtained in the amount of $10,000 and then submitted to the contractor’s insurance carrier. The insurance carrier will complete the bond, amend the contractor’s coverage, and submit the bond to the Engineering Division.

The concrete flatwork bond will be continuous and remain in full force until canceled. The bond company has the right to cancel this bond for future liability upon 30 days written notice to the Engineering Division.

Concrete Flatwork License
Once the concrete flatwork bond is obtained, the contractor must get a concrete flatwork license from the Engineering Division. The concrete flatwork license fee is $75. 

The contractor will receive a handbook containing the City of Rock Island construction standards that must be followed during construction of the flatwork.

Concrete Flatwork Permit
After the contractor has submitted the concrete flatwork bond and license, the contractor will need a concrete flatwork permit. Fees include:
  • Curb Cut - $65 minimum for up to 25 feet
  • Driveway Approach / Alley - $65 minimum for up to 1,750 square feet and $.02 per square foot thereafter
  • Sidewalks - $65 minimum for up to 1,750 square feet and $.02 per square foot thereafter

Once the applicable fees have been paid, the Engineering Division will give the contractor a flag to display adjacent to the flatwork during construction to signify that the above steps have been completed.

The Engineering Division will inspect the work prior to placement of the concrete and after the work is completed to ensure that the construction was done in accordance with the City of Rock Island construction standards.

Public Works Building
Public Works Department
1309 Mill Street
Rock Island, IL 61201
Ph: (309) 732-2200
Fx: (309) 732-2380

8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday - Friday