Construction Licensing Compliance Guide
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Michigan 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 Michigan.

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Company Licenses

Michigan Construction and Contracting Company Licenses

Michigan Electrical Contractor License

More Information:

https://www.michigan.gov/lara/0,4601,7-154-10575_17394_77372-42954--,00.html

Agency:Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) - Bureau of Construction Codes - Licensing Division
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Electrical/Fire Alarm/Sign Contractor Examination and License

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$300

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$300

Due:

Triennially

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Michigan Elevator Contractor License

More Information:

http://www.michigan.gov/lara/0,4601,7-154-10575_17394_77372-45138--,00.html

Agency:Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) - Bureau of Construction Codes - Licensing Division
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Michigan Elevator Contractor License

Agency Fee:

$100

Fact Checked:1/27/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Michigan Elevator Contractor License Renewal

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

Annually by December 31.

Fact Checked:1/27/20

Michigan Fire Alarm Contractor License

More Information:

http://www.michigan.gov/lara/0,4601,7-154-10575_17394_17415-42954--,00.html

Agency:Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) - Bureau of Construction Codes - Licensing Division
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Michigan Fire Alarm Contractor License

Agency Fee:

$300

Fact Checked:1/27/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Michigan Fire Alarm Contractor License Renewal

Agency Fee:

$300

Due:

Triennially by December 31.

Fact Checked:1/27/20

Michigan Maintenance and Alteration Contractor License

More Information:

http://www.michigan.gov/lara/0,4601,7-154-72600_72602_72731_72862---,00.html

Agency:Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) - Bureau of Construction Codes - Licensing Division
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Michigan Maintenance and Alteration Contractor License

Agency Fee:

$195

Fact Checked:1/27/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Michigan Maintenance and Alteration Contractor License Renewal

Agency Fee:

$185

Due:

Triennially by May 31.

Fact Checked:1/27/20

Michigan Mechanical Contractor License

More Information:

https://www.michigan.gov/lara/0,4601,7-154-10575_17394_77372-45140--,00.html

Agency:Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) - Bureau of Construction Codes - Licensing Division
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Mechanical Contractor Examination & Licensing

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$300

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$300

Due:

Triennially

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Michigan Plumbing Contractor License

More Information:

https://www.michigan.gov/lara/0,4601,7-154-10575_17394_77372-42835--,00.html

Agency:Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) - Bureau of Construction Codes - Licensing Division
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Journey Plumber/Master Plumber/ Plumbing Contractor Examination & License

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$300

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$300

Due:

Triennially

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Michigan Residential Builder License

Agency:Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) - Bureau of Construction Codes - Licensing Division
Notes:

Firms must have a representative apply for the individual license and then apply for the firm license.

Initial Registration

Form:

http://www.michigan.gov/lara/0,4601,7-154-72600_72602_72731_72862---,00.html

Agency Fee:

$195

Fact Checked:2/4/16

Registration Renewal

Form:

https://mylicense.mdch.state.mi.us/MyLicenseEnterpriseDleg/Login.aspx

Agency Fee:

$150

Due:

Triennially

Fact Checked:2/4/16

Michigan Sign Specialty Contractor License

More Information:

http://www.michigan.gov/lara/0,4601,7-154-10575_17394_17415-42954--,00.html

Agency:Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) - Bureau of Construction Codes - Licensing Division
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Michigan Sign Specialty Contractor License

Agency Fee:

$200

Fact Checked:1/27/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Michigan Sign Specialty Contractor License Renewal

Agency Fee:

$40

Due:

Annually by December 31.

Fact Checked:1/27/20

Michigan Type 1 Asbestos Abatement Contractor License

More Information:

https://www.michigan.gov/lara/0,4601,7-154-11407_15333_15369-36200--,00.html

Agency:Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration - Asbestos Program
Fact Checked:6/22/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Asbestos Abatement Contractor License Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$200

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Registration Renewal

Form:

Asbestos Abatement Contractor License Application (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$100

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Michigan Type 2 Asbestos Abatement Contractor License

More Information:

https://www.michigan.gov/lara/0,4601,7-154-11407_15333_15369-36200--,00.html

Agency:Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration - Asbestos Program
Fact Checked:6/22/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Asbestos Abatement Contractor License Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$400

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Registration Renewal

Form:

Asbestos Abatement Contractor License Application (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$300

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Individual Licenses

Michigan Individual Construction and Contracting Licenses

Michigan Asbestos Abatement Contrator/Supervisor Accreditation

More Information:

https://www.michigan.gov/lara/0,4601,7-154-11407_15333_15369-36200--,00.html

Agency:Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration - Asbestos Program
Fact Checked:6/22/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Asbestos Abatement Accreditation Application

Agency Fee:

$50

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Asbestos Abatement Accreditation Application

Agency Fee:

$25

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Michigan Asbestos Abatement Inspector Accreditation

More Information:

https://www.michigan.gov/lara/0,4601,7-154-11407_15333_15369-36200--,00.html

Agency:Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration - Asbestos Program
Fact Checked:6/22/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Asbestos Abatement Accreditation Application

Agency Fee:

$150

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Asbestos Abatement Accreditation Application

Agency Fee:

$75

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Michigan Asbestos Abatement Management Planner Accreditation

More Information:

https://www.michigan.gov/lara/0,4601,7-154-11407_15333_15369-36200--,00.html

Agency:Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration - Asbestos Program
Fact Checked:6/22/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Asbestos Abatement Accreditation Application

Agency Fee:

$150

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Asbestos Abatement Accreditation Application

Agency Fee:

$75

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Michigan Asbestos Abatement Project Designer Accreditation

More Information:

https://www.michigan.gov/lara/0,4601,7-154-11407_15333_15369-36200--,00.html

Agency:Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration - Asbestos Program
Fact Checked:6/22/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Asbestos Abatement Accreditation Application

Agency Fee:

$150

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Asbestos Abatement Accreditation Application

Agency Fee:

$75

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Michigan Asbestos Abatement Worker Accreditation

More Information:

https://www.michigan.gov/lara/0,4601,7-154-11407_15333_15369-36200--,00.html

Agency:Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration - Asbestos Program
Fact Checked:6/22/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Asbestos Abatement Accreditation Application

Agency Fee:

$50

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Asbestos Abatement Accreditation Application

Agency Fee:

$25

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Michigan Boiler Installer License

More Information:

https://www.michigan.gov/lara/0,4601,7-154-10575_17394_77372-42822--,00.html

Agency:Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) - Bureau of Construction Codes - Licensing Division
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Boiler Installer's or Repairer's Examination

Agency Fee:

$100 exam fee + $80 license fee

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$80

Due:

Annually by December 31.

Notes:

A renewal notice is sent prior to expiration-no form on website.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Michigan Boiler Operator License

More Information:

https://www.michigan.gov/lara/0,4601,7-154-10575_17394_77372-42822--,00.html

Agency:Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) - Bureau of Construction Codes - Licensing Division
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Boiler Operator or Stationary Engineer Examination and Registration

Agency Fee:

$50 applicaiton fee + $80 if applying for either Low Pressure OR High Pressure status and additional $80 if applying for BOTH High and Low Pressure status.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$80

Due:

Annually by December 31.

Notes:

A renewal notice is sent prior to expiration-no form on website.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Michigan Boiler Repairer License

More Information:

https://www.michigan.gov/lara/0,4601,7-154-10575_17394_77372-42822--,00.html

Agency:Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) - Bureau of Construction Codes - Licensing Division
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Boiler Installer's or Repairer's Examination

Agency Fee:

$100 exam fee + $80 license fee

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$80

Due:

Annually by December 31.

Notes:

A renewal notice is sent prior to expiration-no form on website.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Michigan Electrical Journeyman License

More Information:

https://www.michigan.gov/lara/0,4601,7-154-10575_17394_77372-42954--,00.html

Agency:Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) - Bureau of Construction Codes - Licensing Division
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$40

Due:

Annually by December 31.

Notes:

A renewal notice is sent prior to expiration-no form on website.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Michigan Elevator Journeyperson License

More Information:

http://www.michigan.gov/lara/0,4601,7-154-10575_17394_77372-45138--,00.html

Agency:Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) - Bureau of Construction Codes - Licensing Division
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Elevator Examinations

Agency Fee:

$100 Exam fee and $40 license fee

Notarize:Required
Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$40

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Notes:

A renewal notice is sent prior to expiration-no form on website.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Michigan Fire Alarm Specialty Technician License

More Information:

https://www.michigan.gov/lara/0,4601,7-154-10575_17394_77372-42954--,00.html

Agency:Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) - Bureau of Construction Codes - Licensing Division
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

Annually by December 31.

Notes:

A renewal notice is sent prior to expiration-no form on website.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Michigan Journeyman Plumber License

More Information:

https://www.michigan.gov/lara/0,4601,7-154-10575_17394_77372-42835--,00.html

Agency:Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) - Bureau of Construction Codes - Licensing Division
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$40

Due:

Annually by April 30.

Notes:

A renewal notice is sent prior to expiration-no form on website.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Michigan Master Electrician License

More Information:

https://www.michigan.gov/lara/0,4601,7-154-10575_17394_77372-42954--,00.html

Agency:Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) - Bureau of Construction Codes - Licensing Division
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

Annually by December 31.

Notes:

A renewal notice is sent prior to expiration-no form on website.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Michigan Master Plumber License

More Information:

https://www.michigan.gov/lara/0,4601,7-154-10575_17394_77372-42835--,00.html

Agency:Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) - Bureau of Construction Codes - Licensing Division
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$300

Due:

Triennially by April 30.

Notes:

A renewal notice is sent prior to expiration-no form on website.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Michigan Plumbing Apprentice Registration

More Information:

https://www.michigan.gov/lara/0,4601,7-154-10575_17394_77372-42835--,00.html

Agency:Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) - Bureau of Construction Codes - Licensing Division
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Registration for Plumbing Apprentice

Agency Fee:

$15

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$15

Due:

Annually by April 30.

Notes:

A renewal notice is sent prior to expiration-no form on website.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Michigan Sign Specialist License

More Information:

http://www.michigan.gov/lara/0,4601,7-154-10575_17394_17415-42954--,00.html

Agency:Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) - Bureau of Construction Codes - Licensing Division
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$40

Due:

Annually by December 31.

Notes:

A renewal notice is sent prior to expiration-no form on website.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

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