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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 Indiana.

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Indiana Construction and Contracting Company Licenses

Indiana Asbestos Contractor License

More Information:

https://www.in.gov/idem/5157.htm#oaq_compliance_asbestos

Agency:Indiana Department of Environmental Management - Asbestos Program
Fact Checked:5/16/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Asbestos Contractor License

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$150

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Registration Renewal

Form:

Application for Asbestos Contractor License (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$150

Due:

Annually

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Indiana Corporate Plumbing Contractor License

More Information:

https://www.in.gov/pla/plumbing.htm

Agency:Indiana Professional Licensing Agency - Plumbing Commission
Fact Checked:4/13/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Corporate Plumbing Contractor License

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$50

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Biennially

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Indiana Electrical Contractor License

Not required



Electrical Contracting Company licensure is not required on the State level in Indiana.

Electrical contractor licenses are not issued at the state level in Indiana.

Indiana General Contractor License

Not required



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

General Contractors are licensed at the county and city level. There is no state level license.

Indiana Mechanical Contractor License

Not required



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

Mechanical contractor licenses are not issued at the state level in Indiana.

Local Construction and Contracting Company Licenses

Allen County Electrical Contractor License

More Information:

https://www.allencounty.us/building-department

Agency:Allen County Building Department (IN)
Fact Checked:4/13/18

Initial Registration

Agency Fee:

$90

Notes:

Contact the building department for a license application.

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$90

Due:

Annually

Notes:

Contact the building department for a renewal application.

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Allen County General Contractor License

Agency:Allen County Building Department (IN)

Initial Registration

Form:

Application

Agency Fee:

$90

Fact Checked:7/24/20

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$90

Due:

Annually by December 31.

Fact Checked:7/24/20

Allen County HVAC Contractor License

More Information:

https://www.allencounty.us/building-department

Agency:Allen County Building Department (IN)
Fact Checked:4/13/18

Initial Registration

Agency Fee:

$90

Notes:

Contact the building department for a license application.

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$90

Due:

Annually

Notes:

Contact the building department for a renewal application.

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Allen County Plumbing License

More Information:

https://www.allencounty.us/building-department

Agency:Allen County Building Department (IN)
Fact Checked:4/13/18

Initial Registration

Agency Fee:

$60

Notes:

Contact the building department for a license application.

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$60

Due:

Annually

Notes:

Contact the building department for a renewal application.

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Allen County Sign Contractor License

More Information:

https://www.allencounty.us/building-department

Agency:Allen County Building Department (IN)
Fact Checked:4/13/18

City of Evansville/Vanderburgh County General Contractor License

More Information:

http://www.evansvillegov.org/city/department/division.php?structureid=154

Agency:City of Evansville/Vanderburgh County Building Commission (IN)
Fact Checked:4/13/18

City of Evansville/Vanderburgh County Subcontractor License

More Information:

http://www.evansvillegov.org/city/department/division.php?structureid=154

Agency:City of Evansville/Vanderburgh County Building Commission (IN)
Fact Checked:4/13/18

Indianapolis Electrical Contractor License

More Information:

http://www.indy.gov/eGov/City/DCE/Licenses/ContractorLicenses/Pages/home.aspx

Agency:City of Indianapolis Department of Business & Neighborhood Services (IN)
Fact Checked:4/13/18

Initial Registration

Form:

New Contractors License Application - Company

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$247

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Registration Renewal

Form:

Company Renewal Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$247

Due:

Annually

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Indianapolis General Contractor License

More Information:

http://www.indy.gov/eGov/City/DCE/Licenses/ContractorLicenses/Pages/home.aspx

Agency:City of Indianapolis Department of Business & Neighborhood Services (IN)
Fact Checked:4/13/18

Initial Registration
General Contractor License

Form:

https://citybase-cms-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/7c3972161d02439ab5cede66661afeab.pdf

Instructions:
  • Sole Proprietors & Partnerships: Insured/principal should be listed as the “’Owner(s) Name’ DBA (doing business as) the Business Name”
    DBA’s that do not include the surname of the proprietor or partner, must register in the county in which the business originates. Proof of the DBA
    registration must be submitted with this application. If the county does not record DBA’s the contractor should submit a letter stating the county policy.
    For DBA’s located in Marion County, contact the Marion County Recorder’s Office at (317) 327-4020.

  • Corporations & LLCs: Must register with the Indiana Secretary of State at (317) 232-6576 or https://inbiz.in.gov
Original Ink:Required
Before you Apply:
  • GENERAL LIABILITY INSURANCE CERTIFICATE
    • Must have a certificate of insurance with:
      o Minimum of $500,000 for each occurrence of death or bodily injury
      o Minimum of $100,000 for each occurrence of property damage
      o OR combined single limit coverage which covers both bodily injury and property damage, minimum of $500,000 per occurrence
    • Must indicate the policy number or “Binder” (a binder is only valid for 30 days from date of issuance)
    • Must identify the effective and expiration dates of the coverage
    • Must name the sole proprietor, partnership, or corporation as the insured
    • Must indicate coverage for “General Contractor”\
    • Must not limit coverage to a single job or address or to only when work has been permitted
    • Must name the “Consolidated City of Indianapolis” as Additional Insured. The additional insured statement must be shown on the front/face of the Certificate. If an endorsement is needed, use ISO CG2036 0413 or an equivalent.
      o If an endorsement is listed on the certificate, a copy of the endorsement must be provided.
    • Must not require a written contract or agreement for additional insured
    • Must list the City of Indianapolis as Certificate Holder with Department’s address
    • Must notify the Department, in writing, at least 15 days prior to cancellation
  • WORKMAN’S COMPENSATION INSURANCE*
    • Must carry Workman’s Compensation Insurance for workers employed in Indianapolis/Marion County
    • Must identify the effective and expiration dates of coverage
    • Must indicate the policy number or “Binder” (a binder is only valid for 30 days from date of issuance)

      *If you do NOT have employees:
      LLCs, Partnerships, and Sole Proprietors: Must complete the Workman’s Compensation waiver portion on the business license application
      Corporations: Due to the nature of a corporation, the owner/principal becomes an employee of the corporation (including Sub-S Corporations). By Indiana State Law, they are required to carry workman’s compensation coverage – at least covering the owner/principal. If there are no employees, you must complete the Workman’s Compensation Exemption Certificate Clearance Waiver issued by the State. Additional information can be found at (317)232-3808 for Indianapolis-based businesses, 800-824-COMP for outside of Indianapolis, or https://www.in.gov/wcb/
Fact Checked:6/23/20

Registration Renewal
Renewal Contractors License

Form:

https://citybase-cms-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/937a94a63fad4ffb96523c52f27ddbc8.pdf

Due:

Due by December 31st of even-numbered years.

Original Ink:Required
Notes:

All new listings, including name changes, will be required to attend an orientation class within sixty (60) days of issuance.

Before you Apply:

GENERAL LIABILITY INSURANCE CERTIFICATE

  • Must have a certificate of insurance with:
    o Minimum of $500,000 for each occurrence of death or bodily injury
    o Minimum of $100,000 for each occurrence of property damage
    o OR combined single limit coverage which covers both bodily injury and property damage, minimum of $500,000 per occurrence
  • Must indicate the policy number or “Binder” (a binder is only valid for 30 days from date of issuance)
  • Must identify the effective and expiration dates of the coverage
  • Must name the sole proprietor, partnership, or corporation as the insured
  • Must indicate coverage for “General Contractor”
  • Must not limit coverage to a single job or address or to only when work has been permitted
  • Must name the “Consolidated City of Indianapolis” as Additional Insured. The additional insured statement must be shown on the front/face of the Certificate. If an endorsement is needed, use ISO CG2036 0413 or an equivalent.
    o If an endorsement is listed on the certificate, a copy of the endorsement must be provided.
  • Must not require a written contract or agreement for additional insured
  • Must list the City of Indianapolis as Certificate Holder with Department’s address
  • Must notify the Department, in writing, at least 15 days prior to cancellation

WORKMAN’S COMPENSATION INSURANCE*

  • Must carry Workman’s Compensation Insurance for workers employed in Indianapolis/Marion County
  • Must identify the effective and expiration dates of coverage
  • Must indicate the policy number or “Binder” (a binder is only valid for 30 days from date of issuance)

*If you do NOT have employees:


LLCs, Partnerships, and Sole Proprietors: Must complete the Workman’s Compensation waiver portion on the business license application
Corporations: Due to the nature of a corporation, the owner/principal becomes an employee of the corporation (including Sub-S Corporations). By Indiana State Law, they are required to carry workman’s compensation coverage – at least covering the owner/principal. If there are no employees, you must complete the Workman’s Compensation Exemption Certificate Clearance Waiver issued by the State. Additional information can be found at (317)232-3808 for Indianapolis-based businesses, 800-824-COMP for outside of Indianapolis, or https://www.in.gov/wcb/

Fact Checked:6/23/20

Indianapolis Heating and Cooling Contractor License

More Information:

http://www.indy.gov/eGov/City/DCE/Licenses/ContractorLicenses/Pages/home.aspx

Agency:City of Indianapolis Department of Business & Neighborhood Services (IN)
Fact Checked:4/13/18

Initial Registration

Form:

New Contractors License Application - Company

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$247

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Registration Renewal

Form:

Company Renewal Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$247

Due:

Annually

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Indianapolis Plumbing License

More Information:

http://www.indy.gov/eGov/City/DCE/Licenses/ContractorLicenses/Pages/home.aspx

Agency:City of Indianapolis Department of Business & Neighborhood Services (IN)
Fact Checked:4/13/18

Initial Registration

Form:

New Contractors License Application - Company

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$142

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Registration Renewal

Form:

Company Renewal Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$142

Due:

Annually

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Indianapolis Wrecking Contractor License

More Information:

http://www.indy.gov/eGov/City/DCE/Licenses/ContractorLicenses/Pages/home.aspx

Agency:City of Indianapolis Department of Business & Neighborhood Services (IN)
Fact Checked:4/13/18

All contractors performing work in the city of Jeffersonville are required to be licensed in the city and insured. Licenses are required for general contractors, plumbers, heating and air technicians, electricians and stormwater inspectors. Each field has specific qualifications and fees associated with licensing.

Jeffersonville, IN General Contractor License

Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Yes
Notes:

https://cityofjeff.net/building-commission/

Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No
Fact Checked:4/22/20

Initial Registration

Form:

Form

Filing Method:

Mail

How to Apply:

Complete Form
COI in amount of f $100,000/$300,000 with the city as holder

Fact Checked:4/22/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Form

Instructions:
  • Complete Form
  • COI in amount of f $100,000/$300,000 with the city as holder
Filing Method:

Mail

Due:

Annually by March 1st

Notes:

The city sends renewal notices out in January of each year. 

Fact Checked:4/22/20

Individual Licenses

Indiana Individual Construction and Contracting Licenses

Indiana Apprentice Plumber Registration

More Information:

https://www.in.gov/pla/plumbing.htm

Agency:Indiana Professional Licensing Agency - Plumbing Commission
Fact Checked:4/13/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Apprentice Plumber Registration

Agency Fee:

$10

Notarize:Required
Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Apprentice Plumber Renewal Registration

Agency Fee:

$10

Due:

Annually by October 1.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Indiana Individual Asbestos License

More Information:

https://www.in.gov/idem/5157.htm#oaq_compliance_asbestos

Agency:Indiana Department of Environmental Management - Asbestos Program
Fact Checked:5/16/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Individual Asbestos License

Agency Fee:

$50-worker; Inspector, Planner, Designer and Supervisor-$100

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Individual Asbestos License Renewal

Agency Fee:

$50-worker; Inspector, Planner, Designer and Supervisor-$100

Due:

Annually by the date of initial licensure.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Indiana Journeyman Plumber License

More Information:

https://www.in.gov/pla/plumbing.htm

Agency:Indiana Professional Licensing Agency - Plumbing Commission
Fact Checked:4/13/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Journeyman Plumber License

Agency Fee:

$30

Notarize:Required
Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Journeyman Plumber License Renewal

Agency Fee:

$30

Due:

Biennially by the date of initial licensure.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Indiana Plumbing Contractor License

More Information:

https://www.in.gov/pla/plumbing.htm

Agency:Indiana Professional Licensing Agency - Plumbing Commission
Fact Checked:4/13/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Plumbing Contractor Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$50 exam fee + $100 license fee.

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Biennially

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Local Construction and Contracting Individual Licenses

Allen County Electrical Apprentice Registration

More Information:

https://www.allencounty.us/building-department

Agency:Allen County Building Department (IN)
Fact Checked:4/13/18

Allen County HVAC Apprentice Registration

More Information:

https://www.allencounty.us/building-department

Agency:Allen County Building Department (IN)
Fact Checked:4/13/18

Allen County HVAC Journeyman License

More Information:

https://www.allencounty.us/building-department

Agency:Allen County Building Department (IN)
Fact Checked:4/13/18

Allen County HVAC Supervisor License

More Information:

https://www.allencounty.us/building-department

Agency:Allen County Building Department (IN)
Fact Checked:4/13/18

Allen County Journeyman Electrician License

More Information:

https://www.allencounty.us/building-department

Agency:Allen County Building Department (IN)
Fact Checked:4/13/18

Allen County Master Electrician License

More Information:

https://www.allencounty.us/building-department

Agency:Allen County Building Department (IN)
Fact Checked:4/13/18

City of Evansville/Vanderburgh County Apprentice Electrician License

More Information:

http://www.evansvillegov.org/city/department/division.php?structureid=154

Agency:City of Evansville/Vanderburgh County Building Commission (IN)
Fact Checked:4/13/18

City of Evansville/Vanderburgh County Apprentice HVAC Installer License

More Information:

http://www.evansvillegov.org/city/department/division.php?structureid=154

Agency:City of Evansville/Vanderburgh County Building Commission (IN)
Fact Checked:4/13/18

City of Evansville/Vanderburgh County Apprentice Plumber Certificate of Registration

More Information:

http://www.evansvillegov.org/city/department/division.php?structureid=154

Agency:City of Evansville/Vanderburgh County Building Commission (IN)
Fact Checked:4/13/18

City of Evansville/Vanderburgh County Apprentice Refrigeration Installer License

More Information:

http://www.evansvillegov.org/city/department/division.php?structureid=154

Agency:City of Evansville/Vanderburgh County Building Commission (IN)
Fact Checked:4/13/18

City of Evansville/Vanderburgh County Apprentice Steam Fitter License

More Information:

http://www.evansvillegov.org/city/department/division.php?structureid=154

Agency:City of Evansville/Vanderburgh County Building Commission (IN)
Fact Checked:4/13/18

City of Evansville/Vanderburgh County Journeyman Electrician License

More Information:

http://www.evansvillegov.org/city/department/division.php?structureid=154

Agency:City of Evansville/Vanderburgh County Building Commission (IN)
Fact Checked:4/13/18

City of Evansville/Vanderburgh County Journeyman HVAC Installer License

More Information:

http://www.evansvillegov.org/city/department/division.php?structureid=154

Agency:City of Evansville/Vanderburgh County Building Commission (IN)
Fact Checked:4/13/18

City of Evansville/Vanderburgh County Journeyman Plumber Certificate of Registration

More Information:

http://www.evansvillegov.org/city/department/division.php?structureid=154

Agency:City of Evansville/Vanderburgh County Building Commission (IN)
Fact Checked:4/13/18

City of Evansville/Vanderburgh County Journeyman Refrigeration Installer License

More Information:

http://www.evansvillegov.org/city/department/division.php?structureid=154

Agency:City of Evansville/Vanderburgh County Building Commission (IN)
Fact Checked:4/13/18

City of Evansville/Vanderburgh County Journeyman Steam Fitter License

More Information:

http://www.evansvillegov.org/city/department/division.php?structureid=154

Agency:City of Evansville/Vanderburgh County Building Commission (IN)
Fact Checked:4/13/18

City of Evansville/Vanderburgh County Master Electrician License

More Information:

http://www.evansvillegov.org/city/department/division.php?structureid=154

Agency:City of Evansville/Vanderburgh County Building Commission (IN)
Fact Checked:4/13/18

City of Evansville/Vanderburgh County Master HVAC Installer License

More Information:

http://www.evansvillegov.org/city/department/division.php?structureid=154

Agency:City of Evansville/Vanderburgh County Building Commission (IN)
Fact Checked:4/13/18

City of Evansville/Vanderburgh County Master Plumber Certificate of Registration

More Information:

http://www.evansvillegov.org/city/department/division.php?structureid=154

Agency:City of Evansville/Vanderburgh County Building Commission (IN)
Fact Checked:4/13/18

City of Evansville/Vanderburgh County Master Refrigeration Installer License

More Information:

http://www.evansvillegov.org/city/department/division.php?structureid=154

Agency:City of Evansville/Vanderburgh County Building Commission (IN)
Fact Checked:4/13/18

City of Evansville/Vanderburgh County Master Steam Fitter License

More Information:

http://www.evansvillegov.org/city/department/division.php?structureid=154

Agency:City of Evansville/Vanderburgh County Building Commission (IN)
Fact Checked:4/13/18

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