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Colorado Construction Licensing

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Licenses are typically required for individuals and businesses that provide construction industry services. This guide contains information about construction industry licensing in Colorado.

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Colorado Construction and Contracting Company Licenses

Colorado Asbestos Consulting Firm Registration

Agency:Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment - Asbestos Program
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Asbestos Consulting Firm Registration Form

Filing Method:

Mail 

Agency Fee:

$500

Registration Renewal

Form:

Asbestos Consulting Firm Registration Form (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail 

Agency Fee:

$500

Due:

Annually

Colorado Electrical Contractor Registration

Agency:Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies - Electrical Board
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$210

Notes:

Reciprocity is available with the following states: 
Alaska
Arkansas
Idaho
Iowa
Minnesota
Montana
Nebraska
New Hampshire
New Mexico
North Dakota
Oklahoma
South Dakota
Utah
Wyoming

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$210

Due:

Triennially by September 30.

Colorado Fire Suppression System Contractor

Agency:Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Insurance Requirements:
  • General liability insurance in the amount of at least $1 million that includes products and completed operations coverage related to the installation of Fire Suppression Systems
    • Exemption: Government entities serving as contractors on their own wholly owned
      properties
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$100

Law:

Fire Suppression Program Rules

Required Attachments:
  • Fire Supression Contractor - Commercial, Civil, and Residential 
    • Notarized Affidavit of Legal Residency (NEW Principal's AND OOGS after March 1st)
    • Notarized Principal Acknowledgement of Legal Responsibility
      • AFFIDAVITS MUST BE SIGNED AND NOTARIZED WITHIN THE LAST 30 DAYS
    • Certificate of Good Standing from the Colorado Secretary of State
    • Legible copy of valid (not expired) Principal Drivers License or ID Card
    • Proof of General Liability Insurance in the amount of at least $1 million
    • Name an Responsible Managing Employee (RME) that is a NICET III or IV, a PE or Registered CO Sprinkler Fitter.
      • NICET Certifications must be in Water-Based Systems Layout or Inspection and Testing
      • Water Based Systems Layouts
      • Level III is for technicians who can work independently with standards, plans, and specifications to produce complete plans for typical/standard systems for approval.
      • Level IV is for senior-level technicians whose work includes complex or specialized systems and supervision of others.
        Water Based Systems Inspection and Testing​​​​
      • Level III is for technicians who can work independently to perform complete system inspection and testing jobs, and who may supervise the work of other I & T technicians.
    • Valid (not expired) copy of RME Certification
  • Fire Supression Contractor - Residential Only 
    • Notarized Affidavit of Legal Residency (NEW Principal's and OOGS after March 1st )
    • Notarized Principal's Acknowledgement of Legal  Responsibility
      • AFFIDAVITS MUST BE SIGNED AND NOTARIZED WITHIN THE LAST 30 DAYS
    • Certificate of Good Standing from the Colorado Secretary of State
    • Legible, valid (not expired) copy of the Principal's Driver's License or State ID
    • Proof of General Liability Insurance in the amount of at least $1 million
    • Name an Responsible Managing Employee (RME) that is a NICET III or IV, a PE or Registered CO Sprinkler Fitter.
      • NICET Certifications must be in Water-Based Systems Layout or Inspection and TestingWater Based Systems Layouts
      • Level III is for technicians who can work independently with standards, plans, and specifications to produce complete plans for typical/standard systems for approval.
      • Level IV is for senior-level technicians whose work includes complex or specialized systems and supervision of others.
        Water Based Systems Inspection and Testing
      • ​​​​Level III is for technicians who can work independently to perform complete system inspection and testing jobs, and who may supervise the work of other I & T technicians.
    • Valid (not expired) copy of RME Certification
  • Fire Surpression System Contractor - Backflow 
    • Notarized Affidavit of Legal Residency (NEW Principal's AND OOGS after March 1st)
    • Notarized Principal Acknowledgement of Legal Responsibility 
      • AFFIDAVITS MUST BE SIGNED AND NOTARIZED WITHIN THE LAST 30 DAYS
    • Certificate of Good Standing from the Colorado Secretary of State
    • Legible copy of valid (not expired) Principal Drivers License or ID Card
    • Proof of General Liability Insurance in the amount of at least $1 million
    • Name a Qualified Employee that holds ASSE, ABPA or ABC Certification
    • Valid (not expired) copy of Qualified Employee's Certification
  • Fire Surpression System Contractor - Underground
    • Notarized Affidavit of Legal Residency (NEW Principal's AND OOGS after March 1st)
    • Notarized Principal's Acknowledgement of Legal Responsibility
      • AFFIDAVITS MUST BE SIGNED AND NOTARIZED WITHIN THE LAST 30 DAYS
    • Certificate of Good Standing from the Colorado Secretary of State
    • Legible, valid (not expired) copy of the Principal's Driver's License or State ID
    • Proof of General Liability Insurance in the amount of at least $1 million
  • Fire Surpression System Contractor - Premanufactured 
    • Notarized Affidavit of Legal Residency
    • Notarized Principal Acknowledgement of Legal ResponsibilityAFFIDAVITS MUST BE SIGNED AND NOTARIZED WITHIN THE LAST 30 DAYS
    • Certificate of Good Standing from the Colorado Secretary of StateOut-of-state contractor will need to register as a foreign entity
    • Legible copy of valid (not expired) Principal Driver's License, ID Card or US Passport
    • Proof of General Liability Insurance in the amount of at least $1 million
    • Name an Responsible Managing Employee (RME) that is a NICET III or IV, a PE or Registered CO Sprinkler Fitter.
      • NICET Certifications must be in Water-Based Systems Layout or Inspection and TestingWater Based Systems LayoutsLevel III is for technicians who can work independently with standards, plans, and specifications to produce complete plans for typical/standard systems for approval.
      • Level IV is for senior-level technicians whose work includes complex or specialized systems and supervision of others.
        Water Based Systems Inspection and Testing
      • ​​​​Level III is for technicians who can work independently to perform complete system inspection and testing jobs, and who may supervise the work of other I & T technicians.
    • Valid (not expired) copy of RME Certification

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Annually by December 31. 

Penalties:
  • Renewal (January 30th - March 1st additional fee due) = $125.00
  • Renewal (After March 1st - Out of Good Standing *OOGS*) = $125.00

Colorado General Abatement Contractor Certification

Agency:Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment - Asbestos Program
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

General Abatement Contractor Certification Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$2,000

Registration Renewal

Form:

General Abatement Contractor Certification Application (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$1,000

Due:

Annually

Colorado General Contractor License

Not required



General Contractor Company licensure is not required on the State level in Colorado.

General Contractors are licensed or permitted at the city level. There is no state level license.

Colorado Lead Evaluation Certificate

Agency:Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CO)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Lead Evaluation Certificate Registration Application 

Filing Method:

Mail or in person. 

Agency Fee:

$500 

Registration Renewal

Form:

Lead Evaluation Firm Registration Application (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail or in person 

Agency Fee:

$500

Due:

Annually by date of issuance.

Colorado Mechanical Contractor License

Not required



Mechanical/HVAC Contractor Company licensure is not required on the State level in Colorado.

Colorado does not have a state level consolidation HVAC firm license, although HVAC contractors may need to apply for a plumbing or water conditioning license.

Colorado Plumbing Contractor Registration

Agency:Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies - State Plumbing Board
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$210

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$210

Due:

By February 28th of odd-numbered years.

Colorado Water Conditioning Contractor License

Agency:Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies - State Plumbing Board
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$495

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$495

Local Construction and Contracting Company Licenses

Aurora Contractor License - Commercial Building Contractor

Agency:City of Aurora Public Works Department - Building Division (CO)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor License Application

Agency Fee:

$331

Registration Renewal

Form:

Contractor License Application (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$331

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Boulder Building Contractor License

Agency:City of Boulder Planning & Development Services (CO)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Insurance Requirements:
  • Every contractor granted a license is required to maintain a certificate of insurance showing the following information:
    • General Liability Insurance - minimum limits of $1,000,000 per occurrence and a $2,000,000 aggregate limit
    • Workers’ Compensation Insurance as required by Colorado Revised Statutes for any employee other than the licensee
    • Certificate of Insurance must be submitted with the following information:
      • The City of Boulder listed as additional insured for general liability
      • The City of Boulder listed as certificate holder
      • The insurance agent’s name and address
      • The insured’s name and address – must match company name on the contractor license
      • The policy number, limits and policy term
Notes:

Boulder does not accept reciprocal licenses from other jurisdictions. ICC certifications, State of Colorado Electrical or Plumbing certification, or ISA Arborist certification must be submitted with your contractor license application for your license to be issued.

Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor License Application 

Instructions:

https://bouldercolorado.gov/services/contractor-licensing

Filing Method:

Email cobcontractorlicense@bouldercolorado.gov

Agency Fee:

Fee determined by contractor type. See application for more details. 

Turnaround:

3-5 business days

Notes:
  • Create a CSS portal account energovcss.bouldercolorado.gov before submitting your application. 
  • Use the email address listed on the application below as this will link you to your license and invoices.

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

Fee determined by contractor type. See application for more details. 

Due:

Annually by date of issuance. 

Boulder Electrical Contractor License

Agency:City of Boulder Planning & Development Services (CO)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor License Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$0

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

The renewal amount due will be provided with renewal instructions.

Due:

Annually

Notes:

Follow the instructions on the renewal page to renew your license.

Boulder Fire Contractor License

Agency:City of Boulder Planning & Development Services (CO)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Boulder Mechanical Contractor License

Agency:City of Boulder Planning & Development Services (CO)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor License Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

Class A -$253.50, Class B- $127.25, Class C-$127.25, Class E- $63.50

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

The renewal amount due will be provided with renewal instructions.

Due:

Annually

Notes:

Follow the instructions on the renewal page to renew your license.

Boulder Plumbing Contractor License

Agency:City of Boulder Planning & Development Services (CO)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor License Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$278.95

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

The renewal amount due will be provided with renewal instructions.

Due:

Annually

Notes:

Follow the instructions on the renewal page to renew your license.

Boulder Right-of-Way Contractor License

Agency:City of Boulder Planning & Development Services (CO)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Boulder Sign Contractor License

Agency:City of Boulder Planning & Development Services (CO)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Boulder Tree Contractor License

Agency:City of Boulder Planning & Development Services (CO)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Centennial Demolition Contractor License

Agency:City of Centennial Building Division (CO)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$80

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$80

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Centennial Electrical Contractor License

Agency:City of Centennial Building Division (CO)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$0

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$0

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Centennial General Contractor Class A License

Agency:City of Centennial Building Division (CO)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Notes:

This license entitles the Licensee to contract for the building, construction, alteration, addition, remodel, demolition and wrecking of buildings, structures and portions thereof of all types of construction in any and all occupancy group classifications.

Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$255

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$255

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Centennial General Contractor Class B License

Agency:City of Centennial Building Division (CO)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$155

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$155

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Centennial General Contractor Class C License

Agency:City of Centennial Building Division (CO)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$105

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$105

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Centennial HVAC Contractor License

Agency:City of Centennial Building Division (CO)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$80

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$80

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Centennial Utility Contractor License

Agency:City of Centennial Building Division (CO)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$80

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$80

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

City and County of Broomfield Contractor License

Agency:City of Broomfield Community Development Department (CO)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Insurance Requirements:

Required to maintain liability insunrace within the limits outlined in the application. Applicants must submiit a copy of their General Liability Insurance Certificate with City and County of Broomfield listed as the holder with their application form. 

Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor License Registration Application

Filing Method:

Email contractorlicense@broomfield.org

Agency Fee:

Fee is determined by class. See application for schedule. 

Required Attachments:

Eletrical, plumbing, mechanical licenses must provide licenses of state issued master and contractor licenses. 

Registration Renewal

Form:

Contractor License Registration Application (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Online or email contractorlicense@broomfield.org

Agency Fee:

Determined by class type. See application for fee schedule. 

Due:

Annually by date of issuance. 

City of Englewood Contractor License

Agency:City of Englewood Building Division (CO)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:
  • Class A $225
  • Class B $150 
  • Class C $100 
  • Class D $75 
  • Class E $75 
  • Class F $75 
  • R-1 Electrical Contractor - no fee
  • R-2 Plumbing Contractor - $75
  • R-3 Plumbing/Mechanical Contractor - $100
Required Attachments:
  • A State of Colorado Master License 
  • State of Colorado Contractor License
  • R-3 also requires ICC Certification

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:
  • R-1 Electrical Contractor - no fee
  • R-2 Plumbing Contractor - $75
  • R-3 Plumbing/Mechanical Contractor - $100
Due:

Annually by date of issuance

Required Attachments:
  • A State of Colorado Master License 
  • State of Colorado Contractor License
  • R-3 also requires ICC Certification

City of Florence Contractor License

Agency:City of Florence Building Department (CO)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Insurance Requirements:

General Contractor: 

  • General Liability Insurance in an amount not less than $1,000,000 per occurrence or $2,000,000 aggregate

Limited Contractor: 

  • General Liability Insurance in an amount not less than $500,000 per occurrence or $1,000,000 aggregate

The City of Florence should be listed as the certificate holder

Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:
  • General Contractor: $100 fee
  • Limited Contractor: $50 fee
Required Attachments:
  • Certificate of Insurance

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:
  • General Contractor: $100 fee
  • Limited Contractor: $50 fee
Due:

Annually by December 31

Required Attachments:
  • Certificate of Insurance

City of Fort Lupton General Contractor License

Agency:City of Fort Lupton - Planning & Building Department - Building Division (CO)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Insurance Requirements:
  • General Liability Insurance in amounts not less than $300,000 Bodily Injury and $100,000 Property Damage
  • The City of Fort Lupton must be listed as the certificate holder
Notes:

This license applies to contractors who build 1 or more dwelling units or commercial or similar business-type buildings per year.

Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$150

Before you Apply:

Before applying for a license with the City of Fort Lupton make sure to register as a contractor or homeowner through the city's online portal. 

Required Attachments:

Certificate of Insurance

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$150

Due:

Annually by December 31.

Notes:

There is no application to renew a General Contractors License in the City of Fort Lupton. To renew a license use the portal to verify all your information is correct, provide an updated Certificate of Insurance, and pay the annual fee.

Required Attachments:

Certificate of Insurance

City of Longmont Contractor License

Agency:City of Longmont Building Inspections Department (CO)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Insurance Requirements:
  • Class D Contractors 
    • General Liability - Not less than:
      • $ 500,000 combined single limit (CSL)
      • $1,000,000 general aggregate
      • $1,000,000 products completed aggregate
  • All other contractors 
    • $1,000,000 combined single limit (CSL)
    • $2,000,000 general aggregate
    • $2,000,000 products completed aggregate
  • All contractor are required to show proof of workers' compensation insurance when applicable. 
  • For the specific code language on liability insurance requirements, please see below:
    • 16.48.070. - Liability insurance requirements.
      • Every contractor granted a license under the provisions of this Code shall be required to maintain general liability insurance of a minimum of not less than $1,000,000.00 combined single limit (CSL), $1,000,000.00 general aggregate and $1,000,000.00 products completed aggregate for Class D contractor licenses, and $1,000,000.00 CSL, $2,000,000.00 general aggregate, and $2,000,000.00 products completed aggregate for all other licenses. B. Contractors shall be required to show proof of worker's compensation insurance when applicable. (Code 1993, § 16.48.070; Ord. No. O-89-26, § 1; Ord. No. O-95-87, § 2; Ord. No. O-2014-33, § 6, 6-24-2014)
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor License Application 

Filing Method:

Mail or online

Agency Fee:
  • Determined by contractor class
    • Class A - $175
    • Class B - $125
    • Class C - $100
    • Class D, Plumbing, Mechanical - $75
    • Electrical - No fees

Registration Renewal

Form:

Contractor Renewal Application 

Instructions:

To complete the renewal process please follow the following steps:

  1.  If you have already taken our 2019 Code Renewal Exam you will not need to do this again this year.  It is available for those contractors still needing to complete it this year to renew.  If Applicable please complete the 2019 Building Code Renewal Exam and download the certificate provided after achieving a score of 70%. (Class D and E licenses do not need to take an exam)
  2. Register for an account on Accela Citizen Access - ACA* 
  3. Verify that your license is listed on your online account by clicking on the Licenses tab after signing into Accela Citizen Access - ACA.
  4. Complete the renewal application on Accela Citizen Access - ACA and provide the necessary documents

In accordance with Ordinance 16.48.060, all qualified individuals for the Class A, B, C, and Mechanical licenses need to complete the renewal exam prior to license renewal. These renewal exams are only required at each new code rotation cycle, generally every three years.  Upon receipt of the application and completion of the renewal exam (if/when applicable), we will review the status of the contractor's insurance certificates and any fees required before approving.

Filing Method:

Online 

Agency Fee:
  • Determined by contractor class
    • Class A - $175
    • Class B - $125
    • Class C - $100
    • Class D, Plumbing, Mechanical - $75
    • Electrical - No fees
Due:

Annually by date of issuance. 

City of Sterling Contractor License

Agency:City of Sterling - Public Works Department - Permits and Licenses (CO)
Law:

Sterling, Colo., Municipal Code § 9-41. — § 9-55.

Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Insurance Requirements:
  • General Liability Insurance in an amount not less than $1,000,000
  • The certificate holder must be listed as the City of Sterling 421 N. 4th Street P.O. Box 4000 Sterling, Colorado 80751
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No
Requirement Notes:

If applying for a Class I or Class II Contractor License, an applicant must provide proof of passing the relevant ICC exam.

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor License

Filing Method:

Mail or e-mail

Agency Fee:
  • Class I: $100
  • Class II: $75
  • Class III: $50
  • Class IV:50
  • Class V: $100
Required Attachments:
  • Certificate of Insurance
  • Valid Driver's License
  • State License, if applicable
  • ICC Exam Certificate, if applicable

Registration Renewal

Form:

Contractor License Renewal

Filing Method:

Mail or e-mail

Agency Fee:
  • Class I: $100
  • Class II: $75
  • Class III: $50
  • Class IV:50
  • Class V: $100
Due:

Annually by date of issuance

Required Attachments:
  • Certificate of Insurance
  • Valid Driver's License
  • State License, if applicable

Colorado Springs Business License - Excavation

Agency:City of Colorado Springs Office of the City Clerk (CO)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Insurance Requirements:

Certificate of Commercial General Liability Insurance (of at least $1,000,000) with the City of Colorado Springs listed as the certificate holder.

Bond Requirements:

$5,000 surety bond

Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Business License Application

Agency Fee:

$110

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$110

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Colorado Springs Concrete Contractor License

Agency:City of Colorado Springs Office of the City Clerk (CO)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Notes:

No person shall construct or repair a sidewalk, curb and gutter, or driveway, or contract to construct or repair a sidewalk, curb and gutter, or driveway within the City right of way without first obtaining a license and a permit to do so, except as otherwise provided in City Code.

Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Business License Application

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$110

Required Attachments:
  • $5,000 Surety Bond - Bond Form
  • Certificate of Commercial General Liability Insurance with the City of Colorado Springs listed as the certificate holder ($1,000,000)
  • Trade Name Registration and Certificate of Good Standing with Colorado Secretary of State, if applicable.

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$110

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Colorado Springs General Tree Service License

Agency:City of Colorado Springs Office of the City Clerk (CO)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Notes:

A general tree service business license shall authorize the licensee to cut, train, prune, shape or remove trees for hire from or above the ground through climbing, use of an aerial lift, or a ladder exceeding the height of 12 feet.

Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Business License Application

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$110

How to Apply:
  1. Apply for a Business License from the City Clerk’s Office
  2. Pass the Written and Practical Exams from the City Forestry Division
Required Attachments:
  • Certificate of Commercial General Liability Insurance with the City of Colorado Springs listed as the certificate holder ($1,000,000)
  • Workers' Compensation and Employers' Liability Insurance with the City of Colorado Springs listed as the certificate holder ($100,000)
  • Trade Name Registration and Certificate of Good Standing with the Colorado Secretary of State, if applicable.

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$110

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Colorado Springs Limited Tree Service License

Agency:City of Colorado Springs Office of the City Clerk (CO)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Notes:

A limited tree service business license shall authorize the licensee to cut, train, prune, shape or remove trees for hire from the ground only except by use of a ladder not exceeding the height of 12 feet.

Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Business License Application

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$110

How to Apply:
  1. Apply for a Business License from the City Clerk’s Office
  2. Pass the Written and Practical Exams from the City Forestry Division
Required Attachments:
  • Certificate of Commercial General Liability Insurance with the City of Colorado Springs listed as the certificate holder ($1,000,000)
  • Workers' Compensation and Employers' Liability Insurance with the City of Colorado Springs listed as the certificate holder ($100,000)
  • Trade Name Registration and Certificate of Good Standing with the Colorado Secretary of State, if applicable.

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$110

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Commerce City Contractor License - Class A

Agency:Commerce City Building Safety Division (CO)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Insurance Requirements:

General liability insurance in an amount not less than $300,000.

Notes:

Class A licenses are issued to general building contractors for the construction of any and all types of structures.

Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$0

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$0

Due:

Annually by December 31.

Commerce City Contractor License - Class B

Agency:Commerce City Building Safety Division (CO)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Insurance Requirements:

General liability insurance in an amount not less than $300,000.

Notes:

Class B licenses are issued for construction of structures up to and including 3 stories.

Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$0

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$0

Due:

Annually by December 31.

Commerce City Contractor License - Class C

Agency:Commerce City Building Safety Division (CO)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Insurance Requirements:

General liability insurance in an amount not less than $300,000.

Notes:

Class C licenses are issued for construction of one or two-family dwellings.

Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$0

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$0

Due:

Annually by December 31.

Commerce City Contractor License - Electrical

Agency:Commerce City Building Safety Division (CO)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Insurance Requirements:

General liability insurance in an amount not less than $300,000.

Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$0

Required Attachments:
  • Copy of Colorado State and Master licenses
  • General insurance liability certification for a minimum of $300,000 with Commerce City listed as the certificate holder

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$0

Due:

Annually by December 31.

Denver Building Contractor License (Class B)

Agency:Denver Community Planning and Development Department (CO)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Yes
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor License Application

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$250

Original Ink:Not required
Required Attachments:
  • List of officers, members, or partners including title, date of birth, and address
  • A copy of the state-issued driver’s license or state-issued photo ID for the individual signing the application
  • Supervisor Statement of Authority (If the supervisor certificate holder is not a company owner, officer, partner, member, or sole proprietor, the supervisor must also submit a letter on company letterhead stating they will be the “Supervisor of Record” for the company for this license type. The letter must be signed by an owner, officer, partner, member, or the sole proprietor.)
  • Articles of Incorporation/Articles of Organization (for domestic entities) or Statement of foreign authority (for foreign entities)
  • If doing business under a trade name (DBA), a validated copy of trade name
  • A notarized copy of minutes of a meeting or other notarized documentation on company letterhead showing a complete list of company officers/members/partners
  • If the entity has been registered with the state for 1 year or more, submit a current periodic report
  • Sole proprietors using a trade name and individuals using a personal name must fill out and notarize the Affidavit of Lawful Presence and provide a notarized copy of your “Secure and Verifiable Identification” as listed on the affidavit.

Registration Renewal

Form:

License Renewal Form

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$250

Due:

Triennially. Contractor licenses can be renewed online up to 30 days before the license expires.

Original Ink:Not required

Denver Electrical Contractor License

Agency:Denver Community Planning and Development Department (CO)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor License Application

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$0

Original Ink:Not required

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$0

Due:

Triennially

Original Ink:Not required

Denver General Contractor License (Class A)

Agency:Denver Community Planning and Development Department (CO)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Yes
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor License Application

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$250

Turnaround:

14-20 business days

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Required
How to Apply:

Domestic Applicants:

  1. Register your business entity with the Colorado Secretary of State.
  2. Have an employee obtain a Supervisor Certificate by passing an exam and meeting experience requirements.
  3. Submit a license application to the Community Planning and Development Department.

 

Foreign Applicants:

  1. Foreign qualify your business with the Colorado Secretary of State.
  2. Have an employee obtain a Supervisor Certificate by passing an exam and meeting experience requirements.
  3. Submit a license application to the Community Planning and Development Department.
Required Attachments:
  • List of officers, members, or partners including title, date of birth, and address
  • A copy of the state-issued driver’s license or state-issued photo ID for the individual signing the application
  • Supervisor Statement of Authority (If the supervisor certificate holder is not a company owner, officer, partner, member, or sole proprietor, the supervisor must also submit a letter on company letterhead stating they will be the “Supervisor of Record” for the company for this license type. The letter must be signed by an owner, officer, partner, member, or the sole proprietor.)
  • Articles of Incorporation/Articles of Organization (for domestic entities) or Statement of foreign authority (for foreign entities)
  • If doing business under a trade name (DBA), a validated copy of trade name
  • A notarized copy of minutes of a meeting or other notarized documentation on company letterhead showing a complete list of company officers/members/partners
  • If the entity has been registered with the state for 1 year or more, submit a current periodic report
  • Sole proprietors using a trade name and individuals using a personal name must fill out and notarize the Affidavit of Lawful Presence and provide a notarized copy of your “Secure and Verifiable Identification” as listed on the affidavit.

Registration Renewal

Form:

License Renewal Form

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$250

Due:

Triennially. Contractor licenses can be renewed online up to 30 days before the license expires.

Original Ink:Not required

Denver Mechanical Contractor License

Agency:Denver Community Planning and Development Department (CO)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor License Application

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$250

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$250

Due:

Triennially

Denver Plumbing Contractor License

Agency:Denver Community Planning and Development Department (CO)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor License Application

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$160

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$160

Due:

Biennially

Denver Residential Contractor License (Class C)

Agency:Denver Community Planning and Development Department (CO)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor License Application

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$250

Registration Renewal

Form:

License Renewal Form

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$250

Due:

Triennially. Contractor licenses can be renewed online up to 30 days before the license expires.

Denver Right-of-Way Contractor License

Agency:Denver Community Planning and Development Department (CO)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Application

Filing Method:

Paper

Agency Fee:

Varies by classification of ROW License:

$50.00 - ROW Excavator  
$50.00 - ROW Cement Sidewalk License Fee 
$125.00 - ROW Paving License Fee 
$50.00 - ROW Special License Fee 
$200.00 - ROW General License Fee 
$100.00 - ROW Structural License Fee 
$50.00 - Sewer Contractor License Fee 

Turnaround:

10-14 Business Days

Due:

Annually from month of issue

Registration Renewal

Form:

Application

Agency Fee:

Varies by classification of ROW License:

$50.00 - ROW Excavator  
$50.00 - ROW Cement Sidewalk License Fee 
$125.00 - ROW Paving License Fee 
$50.00 - ROW Special License Fee 
$200.00 - ROW General License Fee 
$100.00 - ROW Structural License Fee 
$50.00 - Sewer Contractor License Fee 

Due:

Annually from month of issue

Denver Specialty Construction License (Class D)

Agency:Denver Community Planning and Development Department (CO)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor License Application

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$250

Registration Renewal

Form:

License Renewal Form

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$250

Due:

Triennially. Contractor licenses can be renewed online up to 30 days before the license expires.

Douglas County General Contractor Registration - Class A

Agency:Douglas County Land Management and Development Section - Building Division (CO)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Insurance Requirements:
  • If your company carries a Worker’s Compensation policy a certificate from your insurance provider must be submitted.
  • If your company is exempt from the State of Colorado’s  Worker’s Compensation requirements, a Statement of Exemption form must be submitted.
  • Single occurrence liability insurance with a coverage amount of at least $1,000,000 is required.
Notes:

This license entitles the holder to contract for the construction, alteration, tenant finish or repair of any type or size of structure permitted by the International Building Code or the International Residential Code.

Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Registration Application

Agency Fee:

$250

Registration Renewal

Form:

Registration Application (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$250

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Douglas County General Contractor Registration - Class B

Agency:Douglas County Land Management and Development Section - Building Division (CO)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Insurance Requirements:
  • If your company carries a Worker’s Compensation policy a certificate from your insurance provider must be submitted.
  • If your company is exempt from the State of Colorado’s  Worker’s Compensation requirements, a Statement of Exemption form must be submitted.
  • Single occurrence liability insurance with a coverage amount of at least $1,000,000 is required.
Notes:

This license entitles the holder to contract for the construction, alteration, or repair of multi-family (3 or more units) structures as permitted by the International Building Code or the International Residential Code.

Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Registration Application

Agency Fee:

$200

Registration Renewal

Form:

Registration Application (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$200

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Douglas County General Contractor Registration - Class C

Agency:Douglas County Land Management and Development Section - Building Division (CO)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Insurance Requirements:
  • If your company carries a Worker’s Compensation policy a certificate from your insurance provider must be submitted.
  • If your company is exempt from the State of Colorado’s  Worker’s Compensation requirements, a Statement of Exemption form must be submitted.
  • Single occurrence liability insurance with a coverage amount of at least $500,000 is required.
Notes:

This license entitles the holder to contract for the construction, alteration, or repair of single-family homes and duplexes as permitted by the International Building Code or the International Residential Code.

Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Registration Application

Agency Fee:

$150

Registration Renewal

Form:

Registration Application (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$150

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Douglas County General Contractor Registration - Class D

Agency:Douglas County Land Management and Development Section - Building Division (CO)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Insurance Requirements:
  • If your company carries a Worker’s Compensation policy a certificate from your insurance provider must be submitted.
  • If your company is exempt from the State of Colorado’s  Worker’s Compensation requirements, a Statement of Exemption form must be submitted.
  • Single occurrence liability insurance with a coverage amount of at least $300,000 is required.
Notes:

This license entitles the holder to contract for the construction, alteration and repair of: but not limited to, garages, barns, basement finishes, alterations, decks, remodels and low voltage wiring as permitted by the International Building Code or the International Residential Code.

Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Registration Application

Agency Fee:

$150

Registration Renewal

Form:

Registration Application (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$150

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Fort Collins General Contractor License

Agency:Fort Collins Building Services Department (CO)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

General Contractor Application Packet

Agency Fee:

$75 application fee + $200 licensing fee

Notarize:Required

Registration Renewal

Form:

General Contractor Renewal Packet

Agency Fee:

$200

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

Notarize:Required

Fort Collins Right-of-Way Contractor’s License

Agency:Fort Collins Engineering Department (CO)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Insurance Requirements:

A $1,000,000 certificate of Commercial General Liability insurance is required from an insurance company with a minimum of a “B++” rating. The City of Fort Collins must be listed as both a Certificate Holder and an Additional Insured.

Bond Requirements:

A $20,000 license & permit bond is required to obtain a Right-of-Way Contractor’s License, with an additional and separate $10,000 license and permit bond for each endorsement. The bonding company must have a minimum rating of “A-“and the bond must be original and signed.

Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Right of Way Contractor License Application

Agency Fee:

$130

Notarize:Required

Renewal Not Required

Not required



There is no formal renewal process. A contractor’s license will be kept current as long as the bonds and insurance are kept up to date and the Engineering Department receives original continuation certificates each year.

Pikes Peak Regional Building Department Building Contractor License - B-A-1 (General Commercial)

Agency:Pikes Peak Regional Building Department (CO)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Insurance Requirements:

Insurance Requirements for Contractors

Notes:

This license shall entitle the holder to contract for the construction, alteration and repair of any type or size of structure permitted by the Regional Building Code.

Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Building Contractor Application

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$50 application fee + $200 license fee

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$200

Due:

Annually by the end of the month prior to the registration anniversary month.

Pikes Peak Regional Building Department Building Contractor License - B-A-2 (General Commercial)

Agency:Pikes Peak Regional Building Department (CO)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Insurance Requirements:

Insurance Requirements for Contractors

Notes:

This license shall entitle the holder to contract for the construction, alteration and repair of any type occupancy classification allowed by the Regional Building Code, with the exception of Groups A, E, and I occupancies exceeding thirty-thousand (30,000) square feet in total building floor area or any building that requires Type I construction.

Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Building Contractor Application

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$50 application fee + $200 license fee

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$200

Due:

Annually by the end of the month prior to the registration anniversary month.

Pikes Peak Regional Building Department Building Contractor License - B-B-1 (Limited Commercial)

Agency:Pikes Peak Regional Building Department (CO)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Insurance Requirements:

Insurance Requirements for Contractors

Notes:

This license shall entitle the holder to contract for the construction, alteration and repair of any type of occupancy classification allowed by the Regional Building Code, with the exception of Group A, E, I or H occupancies or any building that requires Type I construction.

Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Building Contractor Application

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$50 application fee + $175 license fee

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$175

Due:

Annually by the end of the month prior to the registration anniversary month.

Pikes Peak Regional Building Department Building Contractor License - B-B-2 (Limited Commercial)

Agency:Pikes Peak Regional Building Department (CO)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Insurance Requirements:

Insurance Requirements for Contractors

Notes:

This license shall entitle the holder to contract for nonstructural remodeling in all occupancies, with the exception of Group A, E, I or H occupancies or any building that requires Type I construction. Further, this license shall entitle the holder to contract for any work authorized under a Building Contractor C license, the construction, alteration and repair of any Group B, F, M or S occupancies not more than one (1) story in height and not more than seven-thousand five-hundred (7,500) square feet in total building floor area, and the construction, alteration or repair of any Group R occupancies not more than sixteen (16) units and not more than two (2) stories in height.

Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Building Contractor Application

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$50 application fee + $175 license fee

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$175

Due:

Annually by the end of the month prior to the registration anniversary month.

Pikes Peak Regional Building Department Building Contractor License - B-C (Home Builder)

Agency:Pikes Peak Regional Building Department (CO)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Insurance Requirements:

Insurance Requirements for Contractors

Notes:

This license shall entitle the holder to contract for the construction, alteration and repair of one- and two-family dwellings not more than three (3) stories in height and their accessory structures. Further, this license shall entitle the holder to construct, alter and repair Group R-2 occupancies of not more than eight (8) units and not more than two (2) stories in height. When in the opinion of the Building Official the work to be performed is minor and does not affect the structure or safety of the building, the holder of this license may also contract for nonstructural repair and remodeling of all buildings with the exception of Groups A, E, I, and H occupancies, or buildings that require Type I construction.

Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Building Contractor Application

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$50 application fee + $150 license fee

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$150

Due:

Annually by the end of the month prior to the registration anniversary month.

Pikes Peak Regional Building Department Building Contractor License - B-D (Specialty)

Agency:Pikes Peak Regional Building Department (CO)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Insurance Requirements:

Insurance Requirements for Contractors

Notes:

This license shall entitle the holder to contract for work only in the single trade designated on the license. This license shall be issued by the Board of Review to those engaged in contracting as other than a Building Contractor A, B, or C as licensed in the Regional Building Code for labor or for labor and materials involving only a single trade, to include but not be limited to: foundation repair, masonry, retaining walls, roofing, siding, stucco, glazing, and swimming pools; and also those specifically designated in the Regional Building Code.

Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Building Contractor Application

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$50 application fee + $100 license fee

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Annually by the end of the month prior to the registration anniversary month.

Pikes Peak Regional Building Department Building Contractor License - B-D-2A (Wrecking Contractor)

Agency:Pikes Peak Regional Building Department (CO)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Insurance Requirements:

Insurance Requirements for Contractors

Notes:

This license shall entitle the holder to wreck any building.

Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Building Contractor Application

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$50 application fee + $100 license fee

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Annually by the end of the month prior to the registration anniversary month.

Pikes Peak Regional Building Department Building Contractor License - B-D-3B (Wrecking Contractor)

Agency:Pikes Peak Regional Building Department (CO)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Insurance Requirements:

Insurance Requirements for Contractors

Notes:

This license shall entitle the holder to wreck any building up to and including two stories.

Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Building Contractor Application

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$50 application fee + $100 license fee

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Annually by the end of the month prior to the registration anniversary month.

Pikes Peak Regional Building Department Building Contractor License - B-D-4 (Moving Contractor)

Agency:Pikes Peak Regional Building Department (CO)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Insurance Requirements:

Insurance Requirements for Contractors

Notes:

This license shall entitle the holder to contract for the moving of buildings and structures along the roads and streets within PPRBD’s Jurisdiction.

Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Building Contractor Application

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$50 application fee + $100 license fee

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Annually by the end of the month prior to the registration anniversary month.

Pikes Peak Regional Building Department Building Contractor License - B-D-5A (Sign Contractor)

Agency:Pikes Peak Regional Building Department (CO)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Insurance Requirements:

Insurance Requirements for Contractors

Notes:

This license shall entitle the holder to contract for the erection, enlargement, moving and maintenance, or removal of all signs governed under the Regional Building Code.

Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Building Contractor Application

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$50 application fee + $125 license fee

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$125

Due:

Annually by the end of the month prior to the registration anniversary month.

Pikes Peak Regional Building Department Building Contractor License - B-D-6B (Sign Contractor)

Agency:Pikes Peak Regional Building Department (CO)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Insurance Requirements:

Insurance Requirements for Contractors

Notes:

This license shall entitle the holder to perform all work of a Sign Contractor D-5A except for freestanding signs over 20 feet high and electric signs. A Sign Contractor D-6B may repaint or maintain any signs.

Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Building Contractor Application

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$50 application fee + $75 license fee

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$75

Due:

Annually by the end of the month prior to the registration anniversary month.

Pikes Peak Regional Building Department Building Contractor License - B-E (Maintenance and Remodeling)

Agency:Pikes Peak Regional Building Department (CO)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Insurance Requirements:

Insurance Requirements for Contractors

Notes:

This license shall entitle the holder to contract for the construction, alteration and repair of structures accessory to one- and two-family dwellings not intended as enclosed habitable space such as decks, fences, sheds, patio covers and detached garages, and workshops and for interior nonstructural repair or remodeling of one- or two-family dwellings.

Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Building Contractor Application

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$50 application fee + $75 license fee

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$75

Due:

Annually by the end of the month prior to the registration anniversary month.

Pikes Peak Regional Building Department Building Contractor License - B-F-1 (Solar Energy, Unlimited)

Agency:Pikes Peak Regional Building Department (CO)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Insurance Requirements:

Insurance Requirements for Contractors

Notes:

This license shall entitle the holder to contract for the installation of all kinds of active solar heating and cooling systems, and to make the necessary connections to related equipment. The work done under this license shall be limited to the solar collector installation and its connection to the existing gas, plumbing, and heating systems.

Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Building Contractor Application

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$50 application fee + $100 license fee

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Annually by the end of the month prior to the registration anniversary month.

Pikes Peak Regional Building Department Building Contractor License - B-F-2 (Solar Energy, Limited)

Agency:Pikes Peak Regional Building Department (CO)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Insurance Requirements:

Insurance Requirements for Contractors

Notes:

This license shall entitle the holder to contract for the installation of all kinds of active solar heating and cooling systems, but shall require that all connections and equipment related to the system be connected or installed by contractors properly licensed to do so.

Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Building Contractor Application

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$50 application fee + $75 license fee

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$75

Due:

Annually by the end of the month prior to the registration anniversary month.

Pikes Peak Regional Building Department Electrical Contractor Registration - E-A

Agency:Pikes Peak Regional Building Department (CO)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Insurance Requirements:

Insurance Requirements for Contractors

Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Electrical Contractor Registration

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$50

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

Annually by the end of the month prior to the registration anniversary month.

Pikes Peak Regional Building Department Fire Alarm Contractor License - FAC-A

Agency:Pikes Peak Regional Building Department (CO)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Insurance Requirements:

Insurance Requirements for Contractors

Notes:

This license shall authorize the contractor to design, program, install, add to, alter, service, repair, maintain, test, and inspect fire alarm systems, dedicated function systems as well as the necessary control, alarm and detection components of releasing systems and communications methods. The license shall also authorize the contractor to obtain permits from the Fire Authority and to obtain a rough-in permit from the Building Department.

Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Fire Alarm Contractor License Application

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$50 application fee + $75 license fee

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$75

Due:

Annually by the end of the month prior to the registration anniversary month.

Pikes Peak Regional Building Department Fire Alarm Contractor License - FAC-B

Agency:Pikes Peak Regional Building Department (CO)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Insurance Requirements:

Insurance Requirements for Contractors

Notes:

This license shall authorize the company, corporation or similar entity to install, service, repair, test and inspect fire alarm systems, dedicated function systems as well as the necessary control, alarm and detection components of releasing systems and communications methods as well as add to or alter nonproprietary fire alarm systems. The license shall also authorize the contractor to obtain permits from the Fire Authority and to obtain a rough-in permit from the Building Department.

Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Fire Alarm Contractor License Application

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$50 application fee + $50 license fee

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

Annually by the end of the month prior to the registration anniversary month.

Pikes Peak Regional Building Department Fire Suppression Contractor License - FSC-A

Agency:Pikes Peak Regional Building Department (CO)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Notes:

This license shall authorize the contractor to design, install, add to, alter, service, repair, maintain, test, and inspect water-based fire suppression and standpipe systems of all types, including their necessary control, alarm and detection components, as well as retrofit existing systems with backflow prevention devices. The license shall also authorize the contractor to obtain permits from the Fire Authority for said services. This license does not authorize the contractor to make connection to or alter a building fire alarm system.

Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Fire Suppression Contractor License Application

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$50 application fee + $125 license fee

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$125

Due:

Annually by the end of the month prior to the registration anniversary month.

Pikes Peak Regional Building Department Fire Suppression Contractor License - FSC-B

Agency:Pikes Peak Regional Building Department (CO)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Notes:

This license shall authorize the contractor/dealer to install, add to, alter, service, repair, maintain, test and inspect portable fire extinguisher appliances, engineered and pre-engineered special hazard fire suppression systems including their necessary control, alarm, and detection components. The license shall also authorize the contractor/dealer to obtain permits from the Fire Authority for said services.

Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Fire Suppression Contractor License Application

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$50 application fee + $100 license fee

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Annually by the end of the month prior to the registration anniversary month.

Pikes Peak Regional Building Department Fire Suppression Contractor License - FSC-C

Agency:Pikes Peak Regional Building Department (CO)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Notes:

This license shall authorize the contractor/dealer to inspect, service, recharge, repair, maintain, install and hydrostatically test portable fire extinguisher appliances.

Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Fire Suppression Contractor License Application

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$50 application fee + $75 license fee

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$75

Due:

Annually by the end of the month prior to the registration anniversary month.

Pikes Peak Regional Building Department Fire Suppression Contractor License - FSC-D

Agency:Pikes Peak Regional Building Department (CO)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Notes:

This license shall authorize the company or organization to inspect, service, recharge, repair, maintain and install portable fire extinguisher appliances which are the property of or under the care and control of the applicant.

Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Fire Suppression Contractor License Application

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$50 application fee + $50 license fee

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

Annually by the end of the month prior to the registration anniversary month.

Pikes Peak Regional Building Department Fire Suppression Contractor License - FSC-H

Agency:Pikes Peak Regional Building Department (CO)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Notes:

This license shall authorize the contractor to perform services associated with the maintenance, testing, and inspection of private fire hydrants.

Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Fire Suppression Contractor License Application

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$50 application fee + $75 license fee

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$75

Due:

Annually by the end of the month prior to the registration anniversary month.

Pikes Peak Regional Building Department Fire Suppression Contractor License - FSC-M

Agency:Pikes Peak Regional Building Department (CO)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Notes:

This license shall authorize the contractor to install, add to, alter, service, repair, maintain, test, and inspect multipurpose fire sprinkler systems. The license also shall authorize the contractor to obtain permits from the Fire Authority for said services.

Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Fire Suppression Contractor License Application

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$50 application fee + $50 license fee

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

Annually by the end of the month prior to the registration anniversary month.

Pikes Peak Regional Building Department Manufactured Building Installer Registration

Agency:Pikes Peak Regional Building Department (CO)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Notes:

This registration shall authorize the contractor to obtain permits for the installation of Manufactured Buildings regulated in accordance with the Regional Building Code as well as perform the installation, replacement or service, and repair of gas piping, heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems in these structures.

Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Manufactured Building Installer Registration

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$50 application fee + $100 license fee

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Annually by the end of the month prior to the registration anniversary month.

Pikes Peak Regional Building Department Mechanical Contractor License - H-A (Commercial)

Agency:Pikes Peak Regional Building Department (CO)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Insurance Requirements:

Insurance Requirements for Contractors

Notes:

This license shall entitle the holder to obtain permits for and perform the installation, replacement, service, and repair of gas piping, heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems in any type or size of structure permitted by the Regional Building Code.

Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Mechanical Contractor License Application

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$50

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

Annually by the end of the month prior to the registration anniversary month.

Pikes Peak Regional Building Department Mechanical Contractor License - H-B (Residential)

Agency:Pikes Peak Regional Building Department (CO)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Insurance Requirements:

Insurance Requirements for Contractors

Notes:

This license shall authorize the holder to obtain permits for and perform the installation, replacement or service, and repair of gas piping, heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems in one- and two-family dwellings and accessory structures of not more than three (3) stories in height.

Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Mechanical Contractor License Application

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$50

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

Annually by the end of the month prior to the registration anniversary month.

Pikes Peak Regional Building Department Mechanical Contractor License - H-C-1 (Gas Piping)

Agency:Pikes Peak Regional Building Department (CO)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Insurance Requirements:

Insurance Requirements for Contractors

Notes:

This license shall authorize the contractor to obtain permits for and perform the installation, replacement or service, and repair of gas piping systems, and installation, replacement, service, and repair of gas appliances not connected to duct systems.

Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Mechanical Contractor License Application

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$50

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

Annually by the end of the month prior to the registration anniversary month.

Pikes Peak Regional Building Department Mechanical Contractor License - H-C-2 (Commercial Refrigeration)

Agency:Pikes Peak Regional Building Department (CO)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Insurance Requirements:

Insurance Requirements for Contractors

Notes:

This license shall authorize the contractor to obtain permits for and perform the installation, replacement or service, and repair of commercial refrigeration systems.

Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Mechanical Contractor License Application

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$50

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

Annually by the end of the month prior to the registration anniversary month.

Pikes Peak Regional Building Department Mechanical Contractor License - H-C-3 (Residential Maintenance/Repair)

Agency:Pikes Peak Regional Building Department (CO)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Insurance Requirements:

Insurance Requirements for Contractors

Notes:

This license shall authorize the contractor to obtain permits for and perform the replacement or service and repair of heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems on existing systems in one- and two-family dwellings and accessory structures of not more than three (3) stories in height.

Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Mechanical Contractor License Application

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$50

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

Annually by the end of the month prior to the registration anniversary month.

Pikes Peak Regional Building Department Mechanical Contractor License - H-C-4 (Residential Remodeling)

Agency:Pikes Peak Regional Building Department (CO)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Insurance Requirements:

Insurance Requirements for Contractors

Notes:

This license shall authorize the contractor to obtain permits for and perform the installation, replacement or service, and repair of duct work serving heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems in existing one- and two-family dwellings and accessory structures of not more than three (3) stories in height.

Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Mechanical Contractor License Application

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$50

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

Annually by the end of the month prior to the registration anniversary month.

Pikes Peak Regional Building Department Mechanical Contractor License - H-E (Elevators/Escalators)

Agency:Pikes Peak Regional Building Department (CO)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Insurance Requirements:

Insurance Requirements for Contractors

Notes:

This license shall entitle the holder to obtain permits for and perform the construction, alteration, or repair of any device or equipment governed by the Regional Building Code.

Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Mechanical Contractor License Application

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$50

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

Annually by the end of the month prior to the registration anniversary month.

Pikes Peak Regional Building Department Plumbing Contractor Registration - P-A

Agency:Pikes Peak Regional Building Department (CO)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Insurance Requirements:

Insurance Requirements for Contractors

Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Plumbing Contractor Registration

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$50 application fee + $100 license fee

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Annually by the end of the month prior to the registration anniversary month.

Pueblo, CO Contractor License

Agency:Pueblo Regional Building Department (CO)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Yes
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor License Application

Agency Fee:

$95.00 for Initial Application plus License fee

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Due:

Due annually by March 31

Routt County Contractor Registration

Agency:Routt County Building Department (CO)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Insurance Requirements:
  • Commercial General Liability Insurance Certificate with a $1,000,000 minimum coverage with this application. Insurance Certificates shall list Additional Insured as: Routt County Board of County Commissioners, 522 Lincoln Avenue, Steamboat Springs Colorado 80477.
  • Contractors are responsible to email an updated insurance policy annually or prior to the expiration date on your certificate in order to remain an active contractor
  • Please provide proof of State Required Workers Compensation insurance applicable for all employees listed under a company.
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No
Requirement Notes:

​All Contractors who are applying for Permits to be a Legal Applicant on a Permit Application are required to hold an ICC Contractor Certification or a Best Test Contractor Certification Card for the applicable trade in which they are performing work under

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor Registration Application 

Instructions:

Contractor Registration Instructions

Filing Method:
Required Attachments:
  • Contractor Fillable Application Form: Please complete the fillable electronic contractor application page attached to this document.
  • Residential Contractors: Provide a copy of either the Residential Contractor BEST TEST Card or a copy of the ICC Contractor Certificate for the F13 or G13 National Standard Residential Building Contractor (C) Exam
    • Work Classification: Contractors performing work as the Permit Applicant on residential buildings/structures permitted under the International Residential Building Code must provide a copy of a Certificate listed above.
  • Light Commercial Contractors: Provide a copy of either the Light Commercial Contractor BEST TEST Card or a copy of the ICC Contractors Certificate for the F12 or G12 National Standard Building Contractor (B) Exam.
    • Work Classification: Contractors performing work as the Permit Applicant on commercial buildings/structures under the International Building Code must provide a copy of a
      Certificate listed above. Light Commercial Contractor Certification will allow you to perform work on all commercial buildings, which are Construction Type III, IV, and V buildings. Light Commercial
      Contractors are allowed to perform alteration/repair work only on Construction Type I and II buildings. Light Commercial Contractor Certification also allows you to perform all work under the International Residential Building Code.
  • Unlimited Commercial Contractors: Provide a copy of either the Unlimited Commercial Contractor BEST TEST Card or a copy of the ICC Contractor Certificate for the F11 or G11 National Standard General Building Contractor (A) Exam.
    • Work Classification: This Certification allows you to perform work as a Permit Applicant on any Building or Structure in the International Building Code and International Residential Building Code.
    • NOTE: The Project Manager who will be on-site managing the work on all new construction or additions on buildings that are Type I or II Construction shall hold the required Certificate in their name.
  • Roofing Contractors: Provide a copy of either the Roofing Contractor BEST TEST Card or a copy of the ICC Contractors Certificate for the F14 or G14 National Standard Roofing Contractor Exam.
    • Work Classification: This certification allows you to perform roofing work on all buildings and structures with no limitations.
  • Mechanical Contractors: Provide a copy of either the Mechanical Contractors BEST TEST Card or a copy of the ICC Contractors Certificate for the F29 or G29 National Standard Master Mechanical Exam.
    • Work Classification: This certification allows you to perform HVAC and Fuel Gas work on all buildings and structures with no limitations.
  • Plumbing Contractors: Plumbers will need to provide a copy of their Colorado Master and Contractor Plumbing License
  • Electrical Contractors: Electricians will need to provide a copy of their Colorado Master and Contractor Electrical License
  • Manufactured Home Installers: Installers of manufactured homes will need to provide a copy of their installer’s registration from the Colorado Division of Housing.
  • Colorado State Licensed Architects/Engineers: Professionals may be a Permit Applicant and take full responsibility for project management of any Residential or Commercial Building Project and are Exempt
    from taking any exams and obtaining contractor certifications above. All Engineers or Architects must then carry the Required General Liability Insurance Coverage, or list a Contractor of Record on the Permit Application who then must provide a copy of the General Liability Insurance Coverage and proof of Contractor Certification requirements as well.
  • Contractors Insurance Certificate Required: Please submit a copy of your Commercial General Liability Insurance Certificate with a $1,000,000 minimum coverage with this application. Insurance Certificates shall list Additional Insured as: Routt County Board of County Commissioners, 522 Lincoln Avenue, Steamboat Springs Colorado 80477.
    • NOTE: Contractors are responsible to email us an updated insurance policy annually or prior to the expiration date on your certificate in order to remain an active contractor. You may have your Insurance
      Company email this to to building@co.routt.co.us
  • Workers Compensation Insurance: Businesses with more than 10 employees please provide proof
    of the State of Colorado required Workers Compensation Insurance for all employees listed under a
    company.

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:
Due:

There is no due date for the application. However, yearly the certificate of insurance must be updated to keep the registration valid. 

Thornton Contractor License

Agency:City of Thornton Building Inspection Division (CO)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

Fees depend on license classification:

  • $200 for Class A General Contractor licenses
  • $150 for Class B General Contractor licenses
  • $100 for Class C Residential licenses
  • $75 for Class D Specialty licenses

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

Fees depend on license classification:

  • $200 for Class A General Contractor licenses
  • $150 for Class B General Contractor licenses
  • $100 for Class C Residential licenses
  • $75 for Class D Specialty licenses
Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Thornton Contractor License - Class D Electrical

Agency:City of Thornton Building Inspection Division (CO)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$0

Required Attachments:
  • A copy of your current valid State of Colorado Contractor’s License and Master’s License

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$0

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

Westminster Contractor License

Agency:Westminster Department of Community Development (CO)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor License Registration Application 

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$110

Registration Renewal

Form:

Contractor License Registration Application (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail 

Agency Fee:

$110

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Individual Licenses

Colorado Individual Construction and Contracting Licenses

Colorado Asbestos Air Monitoring Specialist Certification

Agency:Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment - Asbestos Program
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Asbestos Certification for Individuals

Agency Fee:

$250

Notes:

Must pass the appropriate state exam annually to be certified: https://environmentalrecords.colorado.gov/HPRMWebDrawer/RecordHtml/1069504

Registration Renewal

Form:

Application for Asbestos Certification for Individuals

Agency Fee:

$250

Due:

Annually; valid for one year from the date of the last passed exam.

Notes:

Licensees must pass the appropriate state exam annually to be maintain certification.

Colorado Asbestos Building Inspector Certification

Agency:Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment - Asbestos Program
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Asbestos Certification for Individuals

Agency Fee:

$175

Notes:

Must pass the appropriate state exam annually to be certified: https://environmentalrecords.colorado.gov/HPRMWebDrawer/RecordHtml/1069504

Registration Renewal

Form:

Application for Asbestos Certification for Individuals

Agency Fee:

$175

Due:

Annually; valid for one year from the date of the last passed exam.

Notes:

Licensees must pass the appropriate state exam annually to be maintain certification.

Colorado Asbestos Building Inspector/Management Planner Certification

Agency:Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment - Asbestos Program
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Asbestos Certification for Individuals

Agency Fee:

$175

Notes:

Must pass the appropriate state exam annually to be certified: https://environmentalrecords.colorado.gov/HPRMWebDrawer/RecordHtml/1069504

Registration Renewal

Form:

Application for Asbestos Certification for Individuals

Agency Fee:

$175

Due:

Annually; valid for one year from the date of the last passed exam.

Notes:

Licensees must pass the appropriate state exam annually to be maintain certification.

Colorado Asbestos Project Designer Certification

Agency:Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment - Asbestos Program
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Asbestos Certification for Individuals

Agency Fee:

$275

Notes:

Must pass the appropriate state exam annually to be certified: https://environmentalrecords.colorado.gov/HPRMWebDrawer/RecordHtml/1069504

Registration Renewal

Form:

Application for Asbestos Certification for Individuals

Agency Fee:

$275

Due:

Annually; valid for one year from the date of the last passed exam.

Notes:

Licensees must pass the appropriate state exam annually to be maintain certification.

Colorado Asbestos Supervisor Certification

Agency:Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment - Asbestos Program
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Asbestos Certification for Individuals

Agency Fee:

$275

Notes:

Must pass the appropriate state exam annually to be certified: https://environmentalrecords.colorado.gov/HPRMWebDrawer/RecordHtml/1069504

Registration Renewal

Form:

Application for Asbestos Certification for Individuals

Agency Fee:

$275

Due:

Annually; valid for one year from the date of the last passed exam.

Notes:

Licensees must pass the appropriate state exam annually to be maintain certification.

Colorado Asbestos Supervisor/Project Designer Certification

Agency:Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment - Asbestos Program
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Asbestos Certification for Individuals

Agency Fee:

$275

Notes:

Must pass the appropriate state exam annually to be certified: https://environmentalrecords.colorado.gov/HPRMWebDrawer/RecordHtml/1069504

Registration Renewal

Form:

Application for Asbestos Certification for Individuals

Agency Fee:

$275

Due:

Annually; valid for one year from the date of the last passed exam.

Notes:

Licensees must pass the appropriate state exam annually to be maintain certification.

Colorado Asbestos Worker Certification

Agency:Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment - Asbestos Program
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Asbestos Certification for Individuals

Agency Fee:

$125

Notes:

Must pass the appropriate state exam annually to be certified: https://environmentalrecords.colorado.gov/HPRMWebDrawer/RecordHtml/1069504

Registration Renewal

Form:

Application for Asbestos Certification for Individuals

Agency Fee:

$125

Due:

Annually; valid for one year from the date of the last passed exam.

Notes:

Licensees must pass the appropriate state exam annually to be maintain certification.

Colorado Electrical Apprentice Registration

Agency:Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies - Electrical Board
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

The contractor pays the $30 fee. There is no fee due for Apprentices.

Notes:

Once an apprentice begins working for an electrical contractor, the employer must complete an application to register the apprentice with the Board within 30 days.

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

The contractor pays the $30 fee. There is no fee due for Apprentices.

Due:

Triennially by September 30.

Colorado Journeyman Electrician License

Agency:Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies - Electrical Board
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$120

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

Fees for licensure change with each renewal cycle.

Due:

Triennially by September 30.

Colorado Journeyman Plumber License

Agency:Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies - State Plumbing Board
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$120

Notes:

The maximum experience the board requires for an applicant to qualify to receive a journeyman plumber's license is four years (6,800 hours) of practical experience.

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

Fees for licensure change with each renewal cycle.

Due:

By February 28 of odd-numbered years.

Colorado Lead Inspector/ Assessor License

Agency:Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Lead Inspector Registration Form (Certificate application for individuals)

Filing Method:

Mail 

Agency Fee:

Determined by year chosen. 1 year fee $230, 2 year fee $410, 3 year fee $590

Required Attachments:
  • You are required to show proof that you are either a U.S. Citizen or national or are allowed to work in the United States:
    • If you are a U.S. citizen, you need to show proof of citizenship only once as a first-time applicant. The following forms are proof of citizenship: Birth Certificate issued by a state or federal entity, U.S. Passport, a Certificate of Naturalization, or a Certificate of Citizenship. Hospital birth certificates do not meet the requirements of §§24-72.1-101, C.R.S. Photocopies of the above documents are NOT allowed.
    • If you are not a U.S. citizen, valid documentation issued by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is required with each new application. The following forms will be accepted: Resident Alien Card, Temporary Residence-Work Authorized, or Employment Authorization Card.
  • For first time applicants, attach the original of ALL training certificates, including the initial training certificate and all subsequent refresher training certificate(s).

Registration Renewal

Form:

Lead Inspector Renewal (cerification application for individuals) 

Filing Method:

Mail 

Agency Fee:

Determined by year of certification chosen. 1 year $180, 2 year $360, 3 year fee $540

Due:

Determined by certification year chosen and anniversay date. 

Required Attachments:
  • Include the original of any training certificate(s) earned since the date of your latest Colorado certificate. The original certificates will be returned to you.

Colorado Lead Risk Assessor Certification / License

Agency:Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Lead Risk Assessor Registration (certificate application for individuals)

Filing Method:

Mail 

Agency Fee:

Determined by year chosen. 1 year fee $230, 2 year fee $410, 3 year fee $590

Required Attachments:
  • You are required to show proof that you are either a U.S. Citizen or national or are allowed to work in the United States:
    • If you are a U.S. citizen, you need to show proof of citizenship only once as a first-time applicant. The following forms are proof of citizenship: Birth Certificate issued by a state or federal entity, U.S. Passport, a Certificate of Naturalization, or a Certificate of Citizenship. Hospital birth certificates do not meet the requirements of §§24-72.1-101, C.R.S. Photocopies of the above documents are NOT allowed.
    • If you are not a U.S. citizen, valid documentation issued by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is required with each new application. The following forms will be accepted: Resident Alien Card, Temporary Residence-Work Authorized, or Employment Authorization Card.
  • For first time applicants, attach the original of ALL training certificates, including the initial training certificate and all subsequent refresher training certificate(s).

Registration Renewal

Form:

Lead Risk Assessor Renewal (certificate application for individuals)

Filing Method:

Mail 

Agency Fee:

Determined by year of certification chosen. 1 year $180, 2 year $360, 3 year fee $540

Due:

Determined by certification year chosen and anniversay date. 

Required Attachments:

Include the original of any training certificate(s) earned since the date of your latest Colorado certificate. The original certificates will be returned to you.

Colorado Master Electrician License

Agency:Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies - Electrical Board
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$140

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

Fees for licensure change with each renewal cycle.

Due:

Triennially by September 30.

Colorado Master Plumber License

Agency:Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies - State Plumbing Board
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$140

Notes:

An applicant for a master plumber's license must furnish evidence of having obtained five full-time years (8,500 hours) of practical experience.

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

Fees for licensure change with each renewal cycle.

Due:

By February 28 of odd-numbered years.

Colorado Plumbing Apprentice Registration

Agency:Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies - State Plumbing Board
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$0

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$0

Due:

By February 28 of odd-numbered years.

Colorado Residential Plumber License

Agency:Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies - State Plumbing Board
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$100

Notes:

You must verify two years (3,400 hours) of practical experience.

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

Fees for licensure change with each renewal cycle.

Due:

By February 28 of odd-numbered years.

Colorado Residential Wireman License

Agency:Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies - Electrical Board
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$100

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

Fees for licensure change with each renewal cycle.

Due:

Triennially by September 30.

Local Construction and Contracting Individual Licenses

Arapahoe County Building Contractor License

Agency:Arapahoe County - Public Works and Development - Building Division (CO)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Insurance Requirements:
  • General Liability Insurance in amounts not less than $1,000,000 for each occurrence and $2,000,000 aggregate
  • The certificate holder must read Arapahoe County 6924 S. Lima Street Centennial, CO 80112
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:
  • Class A: $360
  • Class B: $360
  • Class C: $180
  • Class D: $84
  • Fire Alarm Systems Contractor: $132
Notes:

Upon approval of the license application, an email will be sent requesting payment of the license fee. Once payment is received, the license will be issued.

Required Attachments:
  • Certificate of Insurance
  • Valid State-issued ID
  • ICC License (Class A, Class B, & Class C)
  • NICET Certification (Fire Alarm Systems Contractor)

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:
  • Class A: $360
  • Class B: $360
  • Class C: $180
  • Class D: $84
  • Fire Alarm Systems Contractor: $132
Due:

Annually by date of issuance

Notes:

Renewal notices and instructions will be emailed prior to the expiration of the license

Required Attachments:
  • Certificate of Insurance
  • Valid State-issued ID
  • ICC License (Class A, Class B, & Class C)
  • NICET Certification (Fire Alarm Systems Contractor)

Aurora Supervisor License - Commercial Building Contractor

Agency:City of Aurora Public Works Department - Building Division (CO)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Supervisor License Application

Agency Fee:

$110

Notes:

Requires ICC General Building Contractor "A" OR "B" Certification.

Registration Renewal

Form:

Supervisor License Application (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$110

Due:

Triennially by the date of issuance.

Denver Supervisor Certificate - General Contractor Class A

Agency:Denver Community Planning and Development Department (CO)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Exam Required?Yes
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Supervisor Certificate Application

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$60 due after application approval

Original Ink:Not required

Registration Renewal

Form:

Supervisor Certificate Renewal Form

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$60

Due:

Triennially

Original Ink:Not required

Pikes Peak Regional Building Department Fire Alarm Inspector (FA-I) License

Agency:Pikes Peak Regional Building Department (CO)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Fire Alarm & Suppression Installer/Inspector/Technician License Application

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$50 application fee + $10 license fee

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$10

Due:

Triennially

Pikes Peak Regional Building Department Fire Alarm Installer (FAI) License

Agency:Pikes Peak Regional Building Department (CO)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Fire Alarm & Suppression Installer/Inspector/Technician License Application

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$50 application fee + $10 license fee

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$10

Due:

Triennially

Pikes Peak Regional Building Department Fire Hydrant Technician (FHT) License

Agency:Pikes Peak Regional Building Department (CO)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Fire Alarm & Suppression Installer/Inspector/Technician License Application

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$50 application fee + $10 license fee

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$10

Due:

Triennially

Pikes Peak Regional Building Department Fire Service Technician B (FST-B) License

Agency:Pikes Peak Regional Building Department (CO)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Fire Alarm & Suppression Installer/Inspector/Technician License Application

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$50 application fee + $10 license fee

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$10

Due:

Triennially

Pikes Peak Regional Building Department Fire Service Technician C (FST-C) License

Agency:Pikes Peak Regional Building Department (CO)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Fire Alarm & Suppression Installer/Inspector/Technician License Application

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$50 application fee + $10 license fee

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$10

Due:

Triennially

Pikes Peak Regional Building Department Fire Service Technician D (FST-D) License

Agency:Pikes Peak Regional Building Department (CO)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Fire Alarm & Suppression Installer/Inspector/Technician License Application

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$50 application fee + $10 license fee

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$10

Due:

Triennially

Pikes Peak Regional Building Department Fire Suppression Inspector (FS-I) License

Agency:Pikes Peak Regional Building Department (CO)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Fire Alarm & Suppression Installer/Inspector/Technician License Application

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$50 application fee + $10 license fee

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$10

Due:

Triennially

Pikes Peak Regional Building Department Fire Suppression Installer (Limited) (FSI-L) License

Agency:Pikes Peak Regional Building Department (CO)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Fire Alarm & Suppression Installer/Inspector/Technician License Application

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$50 application fee + $10 license fee

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$10

Due:

Triennially

Pikes Peak Regional Building Department Fire Suppression On-Site Installer (FSI) License

Agency:Pikes Peak Regional Building Department (CO)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Fire Alarm & Suppression Installer/Inspector/Technician License Application

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$50 application fee + $10 license fee

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$10

Due:

Triennially

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