50-State Construction Licensing Compliance Guide
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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

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

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$210

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$210

Due:

Triennially by September 30.

Colorado General Abatement Contractor Certification

Agency:Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment - Asbestos Program

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
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

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

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
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

More Information:

https://bouldercolorado.gov/plan-develop/contractor-licensing

Agency:City of Boulder Planning & Development Services (CO)

Boulder Electrical Contractor License

More Information:

https://bouldercolorado.gov/plan-develop/electrical-contractor-license

Agency:City of Boulder Planning & Development Services (CO)

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

More Information:

https://bouldercolorado.gov/plan-develop/fire-contractor-license

Agency:City of Boulder Planning & Development Services (CO)

Boulder Mechanical Contractor License

More Information:

https://bouldercolorado.gov/plan-develop/mechanical-contractor-license

Agency:City of Boulder Planning & Development Services (CO)

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

More Information:

https://bouldercolorado.gov/plan-develop/plumbing-contractor-license

Agency:City of Boulder Planning & Development Services (CO)

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

More Information:

https://bouldercolorado.gov/plan-develop/right-of-way-contractor-license

Agency:City of Boulder Planning & Development Services (CO)

Boulder Sign Contractor License

More Information:

https://bouldercolorado.gov/plan-develop/sign-contractor-license

Agency:City of Boulder Planning & Development Services (CO)

Boulder Tree Contractor License

More Information:

https://bouldercolorado.gov/plan-develop/tree-contractor-license

Agency:City of Boulder Planning & Development Services (CO)

Centennial Demolition Contractor License

Agency:City of Centennial Building Division (CO)

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)

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)
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.

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)

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)

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)

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)

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. 

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. 

Colorado Springs Building Contractor License

Agency:Pikes Peak Regional Building Department (CO)

Initial Registration

Form:

Building Contractor License Application

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$50 application fee + a license fee between $75 and $200 depending on license classification

Registration Renewal

Form:

Renewal forms are sent in the mail prior to license expiration.

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

Between $75 and $200 depending on license classification.

Due:

Annually

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

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 Electrical Contractor License

More Information:

https://www.pprbd.org/

Agency:Pikes Peak Regional Building Department (CO)

Colorado Springs Mechanical Contractor License

More Information:

https://www.pprbd.org/

Agency:Pikes Peak Regional Building Department (CO)

Colorado Springs Plumbing Contractor License

More Information:

https://www.pprbd.org/

Agency:Pikes Peak Regional Building Department (CO)

Denver Building Contractor License (Class B)

Agency:Denver Community Planning and Development Department (CO)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Yes

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

More Information:

https://www.denvergov.org/content/denvergov/en/community-planning-and-development/contractor-licenses.html

Agency:Denver Community Planning and Development Department (CO)

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

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

More Information:

https://www.denvergov.org/content/denvergov/en/community-planning-and-development/contractor-licenses.html

Agency:Denver Community Planning and Development Department (CO)

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

More Information:

https://www.denvergov.org/content/denvergov/en/community-planning-and-development/contractor-licenses.html

Agency:Denver Community Planning and Development Department (CO)

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)

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

More Information:

https://www.denvergov.org/content/denvergov/en/community-planning-and-development/contractor-licenses.html

Agency:Denver Community Planning and Development Department (CO)

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)

More Information:

https://www.denvergov.org/content/denvergov/en/community-planning-and-development/contractor-licenses.html

Agency:Denver Community Planning and Development Department (CO)

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

El Paso County Building Contractor License

More Information:

https://www.pprbd.org/

Agency:Pikes Peak Regional Building Department (CO)

El Paso County Electrical Contractor License

More Information:

https://www.pprbd.org/

Agency:Pikes Peak Regional Building Department (CO)

Initial Registration

Form:

Electrical Contractor Registration

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$0

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$0

Due:

Annually

Notes:

Renewal forms are emailed to the current licensee and/or registrant of record.

El Paso County Mechanical Contractor License

More Information:

https://www.pprbd.org/

Agency:Pikes Peak Regional Building Department (CO)

Initial Registration

Form:

Mechanical Contractor License Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$50 application fee + $100 licensing fee.

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Annually

Notes:

Renewal forms are emailed to the current licensee and/or registrant of record.

El Paso County Plumbing Contractor License

More Information:

https://www.pprbd.org/

Agency:Pikes Peak Regional Building Department (CO)

Initial Registration

Form:

Plumbing Contractor Registration

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$0

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$0

Due:

Annually

Notes:

Renewal forms are emailed to the current licensee and/or registrant of record.

Fort Collins General Contractor License

Agency:Fort Collins Building Services Department (CO)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
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.

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.

Fountain Building Contractor License

More Information:

https://www.pprbd.org/

Agency:Pikes Peak Regional Building Department (CO)

Fountain Electrical Contractor License

More Information:

https://www.pprbd.org/

Agency:Pikes Peak Regional Building Department (CO)

Fountain Mechanical Contractor License

More Information:

https://www.pprbd.org/

Agency:Pikes Peak Regional Building Department (CO)

Fountain Plumbing Contractor License

More Information:

https://www.pprbd.org/

Agency:Pikes Peak Regional Building Department (CO)

Manitou Springs Building Contractor License

More Information:

https://www.pprbd.org/

Agency:Pikes Peak Regional Building Department (CO)

Manitou Springs Electrical Contractor License

More Information:

https://www.pprbd.org/

Agency:Pikes Peak Regional Building Department (CO)

Manitou Springs Mechanical Contractor License

More Information:

https://www.pprbd.org/

Agency:Pikes Peak Regional Building Department (CO)

Manitou Springs Plumbing Contractor License

More Information:

https://www.pprbd.org/

Agency:Pikes Peak Regional Building Department (CO)

Monument Building Contractor License

More Information:

https://www.pprbd.org/

Agency:Pikes Peak Regional Building Department (CO)

Monument Electrical Contractor License

More Information:

https://www.pprbd.org/

Agency:Pikes Peak Regional Building Department (CO)

Monument Mechanical Contractor License

More Information:

https://www.pprbd.org/

Agency:Pikes Peak Regional Building Department (CO)

Monument Plumbing Contractor License

More Information:

https://www.pprbd.org/

Agency:Pikes Peak Regional Building Department (CO)

Palmer Lake Building Contractor License

More Information:

https://www.pprbd.org/

Agency:Pikes Peak Regional Building Department (CO)

Palmer Lake Electrical Contractor License

More Information:

https://www.pprbd.org/

Agency:Pikes Peak Regional Building Department (CO)

Palmer Lake Mechanical Contractor License

More Information:

https://www.pprbd.org/

Agency:Pikes Peak Regional Building Department (CO)

Palmer Lake Plumbing Contractor License

More Information:

https://www.pprbd.org/

Agency:Pikes Peak Regional Building Department (CO)

Pueblo, CO Contractor License

Agency:Pueblo Regional Building Department (CO)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Yes
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

Westminster Contractor License

Agency:Westminster Department of Community Development (CO)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
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.

Woodland Park Building Contractor License

More Information:

https://www.pprbd.org/

Agency:Pikes Peak Regional Building Department (CO)

Woodland Park Electrical Contractor License

More Information:

https://www.pprbd.org/

Agency:Pikes Peak Regional Building Department (CO)

Woodland Park Mechanical Contractor License

More Information:

https://www.pprbd.org/

Agency:Pikes Peak Regional Building Department (CO)

Woodland Park Plumbing Contractor License

More Information:

https://www.pprbd.org/

Agency:Pikes Peak Regional Building Department (CO)

Individual Licenses

Colorado Individual Construction and Contracting Licenses

Colorado Asbestos Air Monitoring Specialist Certification

Agency:Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment - Asbestos Program

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
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
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

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

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

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

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

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

Aurora Supervisor License - Commercial Building Contractor

Agency:City of Aurora Public Works Department - Building Division (CO)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
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

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