50-State Construction Licensing Compliance Guide
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Kansas 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 Kansas.

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Company Licenses

Kansas Construction and Contracting Company Licenses

General Contractor License

Agency:Sedgwick County Metropolitan Area Building and Construction Department (KS)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Kansas Asbestos Abatement Contractor License

Agency:Kansas Department of Health & Environment Bureau of Air - Performance Testing and Asbestos Control Unit

Initial Registration

Form:

Business License Application Form

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$1,000

Registration Renewal

Form:

Business License Application Form (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$1,000

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Kansas Electrical Contractor License

Not required



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

Electrical contractors are licensed at the local level of government in Kansas.

Kansas General Contractor License

Not required



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

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

Kansas Mechanical Contractor License

Not required



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

Mechanical contractors are licensed at the local level of government in Kansas.

Kansas Plumbing Contractor License

Not required



Plumbing Contractor Company licensure is not required on the State level in Kansas.

Plumbing contractors are licensed at the local level of government in Kansas.

Kansas Roofing Contractor Registration

Agency:Kansas Attorney General's Office - Licensing Programs

Initial Registration

Form:

Kansas Roofing Contractor Registration

Agency Fee:

$250 for full year, $125 prorated

Registration Renewal

Form:

Kansas Roofing Contractor Renewal

Agency Fee:

$250

Due:

Annually by June 30.

Kansas Water Well Contractor License

Agency:Kansas Department of Health and Environment - Water Well Program

Initial Registration

Form:

Kansas Water Well Contractor License

Agency Fee:

$100 for contractor?s license + $25.00 for each drill rig to be operated in Kansas

Registration Renewal

Form:

Kansas Water Well Contractor License Renewal

Agency Fee:

$100 for contractor?s license + $25.00 for each drill rig to be operated in Kansas

Due:

Annually by July 1.

Local Construction and Contracting Company Licenses

City of McPherson Contractor License - Class A Commercial

Agency:City of McPherson Building Inspections Department (KS)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Insurance Requirements:

Contractors must maintain general liability insurance in an amount of no less than $1,000,000.

Notes:

Class A licenses entitle the holder to construct, remodel, repair, demolish any structure and perform work described in Class D, Building Specialties of framing and concrete.

Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor License Application

Agency Fee:

$175

Registration Renewal

Form:

Contractor License Application (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$45

Due:

Annually by December 31.

City of McPherson Contractor License - Class B Commercial

Agency:City of McPherson Building Inspections Department (KS)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Insurance Requirements:

Contractors must maintain general liability insurance in an amount of no less than $1,000,000.

Notes:

Class B licenses entitle the holder to construct, remodel, repair, demolish any structure not exceeding 3 stories in height and perform work described in Class D, Building Specialties of framing and concrete.

Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor License Application

Agency Fee:

$150

Registration Renewal

Form:

Contractor License Application (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$40

Due:

Annually by December 31.

City of McPherson Contractor License - Class C Residential

Agency:City of McPherson Building Inspections Department (KS)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Insurance Requirements:

Contractors must maintain general liability insurance in an amount of no less than $1,000,000.

Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor License Application

Agency Fee:

$120

Registration Renewal

Form:

Contractor License Application (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$35

Due:

Annually by December 31.

City of McPherson Contractor License - Class D Specialty

Agency:City of McPherson Building Inspections Department (KS)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Insurance Requirements:

Contractors must maintain general liability insurance in an amount of no less than $500,000.

Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor License Application

Agency Fee:

$100

Registration Renewal

Form:

Contractor License Application (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$30

Due:

Annually by December 31.

General Contractor License

Agency:Sedgwick County Metropolitan Area Building and Construction Department (KS)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

General Contractor  Registration Application 

Instructions:

Items to be sumbitted: application, trade certificate, test results, certificate of liability insurance, workers compensation certifcate of insurance, auto certificate insurance, certificate of good standing with Secreatry of State of Kansas, qualified preson declration page, compnay officers signature page, and auhtorization for a qualified person to do business for theh company.

Filing Method:

Mail. 

Agency Fee:

$50 Application fee + Class Fee

Turnaround:

2 weeks. 

Registration Renewal

Form:

General Contractor License Registration Application (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail. 

Agency Fee:

Based on Class Fee.

Turnaround:

2 weeks. 

Due:

Expire on December 31 every even year (Class A/B/C/D, Cell Tower, Fire Sprinkler, Roofing and/or Siding, Swimming Pool, Wrecking, Solar and NOC).

Penalties:

February 1st through 28th (or 29th): License fee + 25% of license fee for penalty.
After February 28th (or 29th): License fee + 50% of license fee for penalty.

Johnson County Class A Contractor License

Agency:Johnson County Contractor Licensing Department (KS)
Eligible Entity Types:

If the firm is a corporate entity, provide evidence that the entity is in good standing. All corporate entities must provide proof of good standing from the Secretary of State of the state in which they are registered.

Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Yes
Insurance Requirements:

Every company except a company with an “inactive license” must keep in force a policy of general liability insurance, including completed operations coverage, meeting the program’s mandatory standards and when required by the laws of Kansas, worker’s compensation insurance.

Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No
Qualifying Individual Requirements:

Every licensed entity must have at least one responsible individual who will be known as the Qualifying Individual. The contractor can be the Qualifying Individual. Firms must have at least one Qualified Individual who is a full time employee (full time is defined as working 30 hours per week or more) of the company. The Qualifying Individual must possess either “1” or “2”, as follows: 

A Bachelor of Science Degree in Architecture, Engineering, Construction Science, or Construction Management from an ABET or ACCE accredited program. Landscape Architecture degrees do not qualify. An official transcript establishes proof of degree qualification.
 
A certified test score 75% or higher, on a standard examination as approved by the Contractor License Review Board. Standard examination agencies are defined as the International Code Council (ICC) and Prometric or past subsidiaries of Educational Testing Services (ETS). For the Class “A” license we recognize the ICC Kansas Standard General Building Contractor (A) (Exam ID: K9A) or Prometric/ETS General Construction (Catalog Number 10142) exam. We will also consider without guarantee of approval the ICC National exams if it can be verified to have a 75% or higher score and the exam outline content precisely mirrors the outline content of ICC Exam ID: K9A

Confirm the identity of Qualified Individual and company owner with a government issued photo I.D.

Provide a digital photo of the Qualified Individual to contractor.licensing@jocogov.org . 

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor License Registration Application 

Filing Method:

Mail 

Agency Fee:

$100 application fee + $180 license fee

Registration Renewal

Form:

Contractor License Renewal Application 

Filing Method:

Mail 

Agency Fee:

$180 license fee

Due:

Annually by January 31.

Penalties:

License renewals received after January 31st will be subject to a $75.00 late fee.

Lawrence Building Contractor License

More Information:

https://lawrenceks.org/pds/contractor_licensing/

Agency:City of Lawrence Building and Safety Division (KS)

Lawrence Concrete Contractor License

More Information:

https://lawrenceks.org/pds/contractor_licensing/

Agency:City of Lawrence Contractor Licensing Board (KS)

Lawrence Electrical Contractor License

More Information:

https://lawrenceks.org/pds/contractor_licensing/

Agency:City of Lawrence Building and Safety Division (KS)

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor License Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$65 application fee + $65 license fee.

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$65

Due:

Annually by December 31.

Notes:

Contact the board for a renewal application.

Lawrence Fireplace Contractor License

More Information:

https://lawrenceks.org/pds/contractor_licensing/

Agency:City of Lawrence Contractor Licensing Board (KS)

Lawrence Framing Contractor License

More Information:

https://lawrenceks.org/pds/contractor_licensing/

Agency:City of Lawrence Contractor Licensing Board (KS)

Lawrence General Contractor License

More Information:

https://lawrenceks.org/pds/contractor_licensing/

Agency:City of Lawrence Building and Safety Division (KS)

Lawrence Limited Contractor License

More Information:

https://lawrenceks.org/pds/contractor_licensing/

Agency:City of Lawrence Contractor Licensing Board (KS)

Lawrence Mechanical Contractor License

More Information:

https://lawrenceks.org/pds/contractor_licensing/

Agency:City of Lawrence Building and Safety Division (KS)

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor License Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$65 application fee + $65 license fee.

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$65

Due:

Annually by December 31.

Notes:

Contact the board for a renewal application.

Lawrence Plumbing Contractor License

More Information:

https://lawrenceks.org/pds/contractor_licensing/

Agency:City of Lawrence Building and Safety Division (KS)

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor License Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$65 application fee + $65 license fee.

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$65

Due:

Annually by December 31.

Notes:

Contact the board for a renewal application.

Lawrence Residential Contractor License

More Information:

https://lawrenceks.org/pds/contractor_licensing/

Agency:City of Lawrence Building and Safety Division (KS)

Randolph, Kansas General Contractor License

Not required



General Contractor Company licensure is not required on the City level in Randolph.

The town of Randolph, Kansas does not issue business or contractor licenses. For more information contact randolph@twinvalley.net

Sedgwick County Contractor License

Agency:Sedgwick County Metropolitan Area Building and Construction Department (KS)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Yes
Insurance Requirements:
  • Certificate of Liability insurance (at least $300,000 in General Liability) showing MABCD as the certificate holder.
  • Worker's Compensation certificate of insurance (If you are not required by State law to have worker's compensation, please return a signed and notarized copy of the workman's compensation waiver.)
  • Auto certificate of insurance (If you are not required by State law to have business coverage for your fleet, please return a signed and notarized copy of the auto insurance waiver.)

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor License Application

Agency Fee:

$50 application fee + license fee which varies by license class

Registration Renewal

Form:

Contractor License Application (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

Varies by license classification. See form for details.

Due:

By December 31 of even-numbered years.

Sedgwick County Electrical Contractor License

More Information:

https://www.sedgwickcounty.org/mabcd/forms-and-applications/

Agency:Sedgwick County Metropolitan Area Building and Construction Department (KS)

Initial Registration

Form:

Trade Contractor's License Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$360

Registration Renewal

Form:

Trade Contractor's License Application (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$360

Due:

Annually by December 31.

Sedgwick County Fire Sprinkler System Contractor License

More Information:

https://www.sedgwickcounty.org/fire/permits-licenses-and-requirements/fire-sprinkler-system-license/

Agency:Sedgwick County Fire Department (KS)

Sedgwick County Mechanical Contractor License

More Information:

https://www.sedgwickcounty.org/mabcd/forms-and-applications/

Agency:Sedgwick County Metropolitan Area Building and Construction Department (KS)

Initial Registration

Form:

Trade Contractor's License Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$360

Registration Renewal

Form:

Trade Contractor's License Application (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$360

Due:

Annually by December 31.

Sedwick County Plumbing Contractor License

More Information:

https://www.sedgwickcounty.org/mabcd/forms-and-applications/

Agency:Sedgwick County Metropolitan Area Building and Construction Department (KS)

Initial Registration

Form:

Trade Contractor's License Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$360

Registration Renewal

Form:

Trade Contractor's License Application (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$360

Due:

Annually by December 31.

Topeka Concrete Contractor License

More Information:

https://www.topeka.org/development-services/contractor-licensing/general-contractors-information/

Agency:City of Topeka Development Services Division (KS)

Topeka Demolition Contractor License

More Information:

https://www.topeka.org/development-services/contractor-licensing/general-contractors-information/

Agency:City of Topeka Development Services Division (KS)

Topeka Elevator Contractor License

More Information:

https://www.topeka.org/development-services/contractor-licensing/general-contractors-information/

Agency:City of Topeka Development Services Division (KS)

Topeka Excavation Contractor License

More Information:

https://www.topeka.org/development-services/contractor-licensing/general-contractors-information/

Agency:City of Topeka Development Services Division (KS)

Topeka Fire Alarm Contractor License

More Information:

https://www.topeka.org/development-services/contractor-licensing/general-contractors-information/

Agency:City of Topeka Development Services Division (KS)

Topeka Fire Sprinkler Contractor License

More Information:

https://www.topeka.org/development-services/contractor-licensing/general-contractors-information/

Agency:City of Topeka Development Services Division (KS)

Topeka Framing Contractor License

More Information:

https://www.topeka.org/development-services/contractor-licensing/general-contractors-information/

Agency:City of Topeka Development Services Division (KS)

Topeka General Contractor License

More Information:

https://www.topeka.org/development-services/contractor-licensing/general-contractors-information/

Agency:City of Topeka Development Services Division (KS)

Topeka Residential Contractor License

More Information:

https://www.topeka.org/development-services/contractor-licensing/general-contractors-information/

Agency:City of Topeka Development Services Division (KS)

Topeka Roofing Contractor License

More Information:

https://www.topeka.org/development-services/contractor-licensing/general-contractors-information/

Agency:City of Topeka Development Services Division (KS)

Topeka Swimming Pool Contractor License

More Information:

https://www.topeka.org/development-services/contractor-licensing/general-contractors-information/

Agency:City of Topeka Development Services Division (KS)

Individual Licenses

Kansas Individual Construction and Contracting Licenses

Kansas Asbestos Certification

Not required



Asbestos Abatement Individual licensure is not required on the State level in Kansas.

The state does not issue asbestos certificates, however, individuals that perform asbestos abatement work are required to take trainings and obtain a certificate from a licensed training oragnization.

Local Construction and Contracting Individual Licenses

Lawrence Journeyman Electrician License

More Information:

https://lawrenceks.org/pds/contractor_licensing/

Agency:City of Lawrence Building and Safety Division (KS)

Lawrence Journeyman Mechanic License

More Information:

https://lawrenceks.org/pds/contractor_licensing/

Agency:City of Lawrence Building and Safety Division (KS)

Lawrence Journeyman Plumber License

More Information:

https://lawrenceks.org/pds/contractor_licensing/

Agency:City of Lawrence Building and Safety Division (KS)

Lawrence Master Electrician License

More Information:

https://lawrenceks.org/pds/contractor_licensing/

Agency:City of Lawrence Building and Safety Division (KS)

Lawrence Master Mechanic License

More Information:

https://lawrenceks.org/pds/contractor_licensing/

Agency:City of Lawrence Building and Safety Division (KS)

Lawrence Master Plumber License

More Information:

https://lawrenceks.org/pds/contractor_licensing/

Agency:City of Lawrence Building and Safety Division (KS)

Sedgwick County Journeyman Alarm Contractor Certificate

More Information:

https://www.sedgwickcounty.org/mabcd/forms-and-applications/

Agency:Sedgwick County Metropolitan Area Building and Construction Department (KS)

Sedgwick County Journeyman Electrical Contractor Certificate

More Information:

https://www.sedgwickcounty.org/mabcd/forms-and-applications/

Agency:Sedgwick County Metropolitan Area Building and Construction Department (KS)

Sedgwick County Journeyman Elevator Contractor Certificate

More Information:

https://www.sedgwickcounty.org/mabcd/forms-and-applications/

Agency:Sedgwick County Metropolitan Area Building and Construction Department (KS)

Sedgwick County Journeyman Fire Suppression Contractor Certificate

More Information:

https://www.sedgwickcounty.org/mabcd/forms-and-applications/

Agency:Sedgwick County Metropolitan Area Building and Construction Department (KS)

Sedgwick County Journeyman Gas Fitter Contractor Certificate

More Information:

https://www.sedgwickcounty.org/mabcd/forms-and-applications/

Agency:Sedgwick County Metropolitan Area Building and Construction Department (KS)

Sedgwick County Journeyman Mechanical Contractor Certificate

More Information:

https://www.sedgwickcounty.org/mabcd/forms-and-applications/

Agency:Sedgwick County Metropolitan Area Building and Construction Department (KS)

Sedgwick County Journeyman Plumbing Contractor Certificate

More Information:

https://www.sedgwickcounty.org/mabcd/forms-and-applications/

Agency:Sedgwick County Metropolitan Area Building and Construction Department (KS)

Sedgwick County Journeyman Refrigeration Contractor Certificate

More Information:

https://www.sedgwickcounty.org/mabcd/forms-and-applications/

Agency:Sedgwick County Metropolitan Area Building and Construction Department (KS)

Sedgwick County Journeyman Residential Wireman Contractor Certificate

More Information:

https://www.sedgwickcounty.org/mabcd/forms-and-applications/

Agency:Sedgwick County Metropolitan Area Building and Construction Department (KS)

Sedgwick County Journeyman Sheet Metal Contractor Certificate

More Information:

https://www.sedgwickcounty.org/mabcd/forms-and-applications/

Agency:Sedgwick County Metropolitan Area Building and Construction Department (KS)

Sedgwick County Master Alarm Contractor Certificate

More Information:

https://www.sedgwickcounty.org/mabcd/forms-and-applications/

Agency:Sedgwick County Metropolitan Area Building and Construction Department (KS)

Sedgwick County Master Electrical Contractor Certificate

More Information:

https://www.sedgwickcounty.org/mabcd/forms-and-applications/

Agency:Sedgwick County Metropolitan Area Building and Construction Department (KS)

Sedgwick County Master Elevator Contractor Certificate

More Information:

https://www.sedgwickcounty.org/mabcd/forms-and-applications/

Agency:Sedgwick County Metropolitan Area Building and Construction Department (KS)

Sedgwick County Master Fire Suppression Contractor Certificate

More Information:

https://www.sedgwickcounty.org/mabcd/forms-and-applications/

Agency:Sedgwick County Metropolitan Area Building and Construction Department (KS)

Sedgwick County Master Gas Fitter Contractor Certificate

More Information:

https://www.sedgwickcounty.org/mabcd/forms-and-applications/

Agency:Sedgwick County Metropolitan Area Building and Construction Department (KS)

Sedgwick County Master Mechanical Contractor Certificate

More Information:

https://www.sedgwickcounty.org/mabcd/forms-and-applications/

Agency:Sedgwick County Metropolitan Area Building and Construction Department (KS)

Sedgwick County Master Plumbing Contractor Certificate

More Information:

https://www.sedgwickcounty.org/mabcd/forms-and-applications/

Agency:Sedgwick County Metropolitan Area Building and Construction Department (KS)

Sedgwick County Master Refrigeration Contractor Certificate

More Information:

https://www.sedgwickcounty.org/mabcd/forms-and-applications/

Agency:Sedgwick County Metropolitan Area Building and Construction Department (KS)

Sedgwick County Master Residential Wireman Contractor Certificate

More Information:

https://www.sedgwickcounty.org/mabcd/forms-and-applications/

Agency:Sedgwick County Metropolitan Area Building and Construction Department (KS)

Sedgwick County Master Sheet Metal Contractor Certificate

More Information:

https://www.sedgwickcounty.org/mabcd/forms-and-applications/

Agency:Sedgwick County Metropolitan Area Building and Construction Department (KS)

Topeka Appentice Mechanical Contractor License

More Information:

https://www.topeka.org/development-services/contractor-licensing/trade-contractors-info/

Agency:City of Topeka Development Services Division (KS)

Topeka Appentice Plumber License

More Information:

https://www.topeka.org/development-services/contractor-licensing/trade-contractors-info/

Agency:City of Topeka Development Services Division (KS)

Topeka Apprentice Electrician License

More Information:

https://www.topeka.org/development-services/contractor-licensing/trade-contractors-info/

Agency:City of Topeka Development Services Division (KS)

Topeka Apprentice Water Softner Contractor License

More Information:

https://www.topeka.org/development-services/contractor-licensing/trade-contractors-info/

Agency:City of Topeka Development Services Division (KS)

Topeka Journeyman Electrician License

More Information:

https://www.topeka.org/development-services/contractor-licensing/trade-contractors-info/

Agency:City of Topeka Development Services Division (KS)

Topeka Journeyman Mechanical Contractor License

More Information:

https://www.topeka.org/development-services/contractor-licensing/trade-contractors-info/

Agency:City of Topeka Development Services Division (KS)

Topeka Journeyman Plumber License

More Information:

https://www.topeka.org/development-services/contractor-licensing/trade-contractors-info/

Agency:City of Topeka Development Services Division (KS)

Topeka Journeyman Water Softner Contractor License

More Information:

https://www.topeka.org/development-services/contractor-licensing/trade-contractors-info/

Agency:City of Topeka Development Services Division (KS)

Topeka Master Electrician License

More Information:

https://www.topeka.org/development-services/contractor-licensing/trade-contractors-info/

Agency:City of Topeka Development Services Division (KS)

Topeka Master Mechanical Contractor License

More Information:

https://www.topeka.org/development-services/contractor-licensing/trade-contractors-info/

Agency:City of Topeka Development Services Division (KS)

Topeka Master Plumber License

More Information:

https://www.topeka.org/development-services/contractor-licensing/trade-contractors-info/

Agency:City of Topeka Development Services Division (KS)

Topeka Master Water Softner Contractor License

More Information:

https://www.topeka.org/development-services/contractor-licensing/trade-contractors-info/

Agency:City of Topeka Development Services Division (KS)

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