Scavenger & Waster Hauler License

An annual license expires on January 31st.

This license applies to all individuals or entities that want to collect, transport, or dispose of refuse, except combustible rubbish, on a regular basis within the City of Rockford. There are very specific requirements that must be adhered to before a license can be approved. See Code sections 25.21 through 25.36 for full details.

To obtain a license, complete the Waste Hauler's License Application and return with supporting documentation and the appropriate license fee to the Payment Center at City Hall. The license will be issued upon approval of the application.

Compliance with all laws, ordinances, and regulations of the City of Rockford, including all building, zoning, and fire regulations as well as all State of Illinois statutes applicable to such a licensed business or device is mandatory.