Construction Licensing Compliance Guide

Construction Licensing Compliance

Minnesota 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 Minnesota.

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Minnesota Construction and Contracting Company Licenses

Minnesota Asbestos Contractor License

More Information:

http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/eh/asbestos/forms/index.html

Agency:Minnesota Department of Health - Asbestos Program
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Asbestos Contractor License Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$100

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Registration Renewal

Form:

Asbestos Contractor License Application Renewal

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Annually

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Minnesota Electrical Contractor License

More Information:

http://www.dli.mn.gov/business/electrical-contractors/licensing-electrical-contractors

Agency:Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry - Construction Codes and Licensing Division
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Electrical Contractor License Application

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$128

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Registration Renewal

Form:

Electrical Contractor License Application (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$128

Due:

Biennially

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Minnesota Lead Firm Certification

More Information:

http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/eh/lead/prof/forms/index.html

Agency:Minnesota Department of Health - Lead Program
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Minnesota Lead Firm Certification

Agency Fee:

$100

Fact Checked:1/27/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Minnesota Lead Firm Certification Renewal

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Fact Checked:1/27/20

Minnesota Manufactured Home Installer License

More Information:

http://www.dli.mn.gov/business/manufactured-structures/license-manufactured-home-installer

Agency:Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry - Manufactured Home Installation Division
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Minnesota Manufactured Home Installer License

Agency Fee:

$180

Fact Checked:1/27/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Minnesota Manufactured Home Installer License Renewal

Agency Fee:

$185

Due:

Triennially by March 31.

Fact Checked:1/27/20

Minnesota Mechanical Contractor License

Not required



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

Mechanical contractors are not licensed at the state level in Minnesota, however, contractors must file a bond with the Department of Labor and Industry in order to perform gas, heating, ventilation, cooling, air conditioning, fuel burning or refrigeration work in the state.

Registration Not Required

Not required



Minnesota Pipe Layer Contractor Registration

More Information:

http://www.dli.mn.gov/workers/plumber/licensing-personal-plumber-licenses

Agency:Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry - Construction Codes and Licensing Division
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Minnesota Pipe Layer Contractor Registration

Agency Fee:

$108

Fact Checked:1/27/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Minnesota Pipe Layer Contractor Renewal

Agency Fee:

$108

Due:

By December 31 of odd-numbered years.

Fact Checked:1/27/20

Minnesota Plumbing Contractor License

More Information:

http://www.dli.mn.gov/business/plumbing-contractors/licensing-plumbing-contractor-licenses

Agency:Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry - Construction Codes and Licensing Division
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Plumbing Contractor or Restricted Plumbing Contractor Business License Application

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$128

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Registration Renewal

Form:

Plumbing Contractor or Restricted Plumbing Contractor Business License Application (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$128

Due:

Biennially

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Minnesota Residential Contractor License

Agency:Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry - Construction Codes and Licensing Division
Insurance Requirements:

  • Each licensee shall have and maintain in effect commercial general liability insurance, which includes premises and operations insurance and products and completed operations insurance, with limits of at least $100,000 per occurrence, $300,000 aggregate limit for bodily injury, and property damage insurance with limits of at least $25,000 or a policy with a single limit for bodily injury and property damage of $300,000 per occurrence and $300,000 aggregate limits.
  • Applicants are also required to complete the certificate of compliance with Minnesota Workers' Compensation Law.

Bond Requirements:

There is no bond requirement for this license.

Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Yes

Initial Registration

Form:

Residential Building Contractor License Application

Agency Fee:

$440 if gross receipts are less than $1 million, $540 if gross receipts are between $1 million and $5 million, and $640 if gross receipts are more than $5 million.

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required
Fact Checked:4/24/18

Registration Renewal

Form:

Renewal Application

Agency Fee:

$445 if gross receipts are less than $1 million, $545 if gross receipts are between $1 million and $5 million, and $645 if gross receipts are more than $5 million.

Due:

Biennially by March 1.

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required
Fact Checked:4/24/18

Minnesota Residential Remodeler License

More Information:

http://www.dli.mn.gov/business/residential-contractors/contractor-and-remodeler-license

Agency:Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry - Construction Codes and Licensing Division
Insurance Requirements:

  • Each licensee shall have and maintain in effect commercial general liability insurance, which includes premises and operations insurance and products and completed operations insurance, with limits of at least $100,000 per occurrence, $300,000 aggregate limit for bodily injury, and property damage insurance with limits of at least $25,000 or a policy with a single limit for bodily injury and property damage of $300,000 per occurrence and $300,000 aggregate limits.
  • Applicants are also required to complete the certificate of compliance with Minnesota Workers' Compensation Law.

Bond Requirements:

There is no bond requirement for this license.

Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Yes
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Residential Remodeler Application Packet

Agency Fee:

$440 if gross receipts are less than $1 million, $540 if gross receipts are between $1 million and $5 million, and $640 if gross receipts are more than $5 million.

Fact Checked:5/7/19

Registration Renewal

Form:

Renewal Application

Agency Fee:

$445 if gross receipts are less than $1 million, $545 if gross receipts are between $1 million and $5 million, and $645 if gross receipts are more than $5 million.

Due:

Biennially by March 1.

Fact Checked:5/7/19

Minnesota Residential Roofer License

More Information:

http://www.dli.mn.gov/business/residential-contractors/roofer-license

Agency:Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry - Residential Contractors, Remodelers, Roofers Division
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Minnesota Residential Roofer License

Agency Fee:

$120

Fact Checked:1/27/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Minnesota Residential Roofer License Renewal

Agency Fee:

$125

Due:

Biennially by March 31.

Fact Checked:1/27/20

Minnesota Restricted Plumbing Contractor License

More Information:

http://www.dli.mn.gov/business/plumbing-contractors/licensing-plumbing-contractor-licenses

Agency:Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry - Construction Codes and Licensing Division
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Plumbing Contractor Restricted Plumbing Contractor

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$128

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Registration Renewal

Form:

Plumbing Contractor License Restricted Plumbing Contractor License (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$128

Due:

Biennially

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Minnesota Water Conditioning Contractor License

More Information:

http://www.dli.mn.gov/workers/plumber/licensing-personal-plumber-licenses

Agency:Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry - Construction Codes and Licensing Division
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Minnesota Water Conditioning Contractor License

Agency Fee:

$128

Fact Checked:1/27/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Minnesota Water Conditioning Contractor License Renewal

Agency Fee:

$128

Due:

Biennially by December 31.

Fact Checked:1/27/20

Individual Licenses

Minnesota Individual Construction and Contracting Licenses

Minnesota Asbestos Inspector Certification

More Information:

http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/eh/asbestos/forms/index.html

Agency:Minnesota Department of Health - Asbestos Program
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Asbestos Certification Application

Agency Fee:

$100

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Asbestos Certification Application

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Certification is good for one year from the date of completion of the most recently submitted training course diploma.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Minnesota Asbestos Management Planner Certification

More Information:

http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/eh/asbestos/forms/index.html

Agency:Minnesota Department of Health - Asbestos Program
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Asbestos Certification Application

Agency Fee:

$100

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Asbestos Certification Application

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Certification is good for one year from the date of completion of the most recently submitted training course diploma.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Minnesota Asbestos Project Designer Certification

More Information:

http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/eh/asbestos/forms/index.html

Agency:Minnesota Department of Health - Asbestos Program
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Asbestos Certification Application

Agency Fee:

$100

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Asbestos Certification Application

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Certification is good for one year from the date of completion of the most recently submitted training course diploma.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Minnesota Asbestos Supervisor Certification

More Information:

http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/eh/asbestos/forms/index.html

Agency:Minnesota Department of Health - Asbestos Program
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Asbestos Certification Application

Agency Fee:

$50

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Asbestos Certification Application

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

Certification is good for one year from the date of completion of the most recently submitted training course diploma.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Minnesota Asbestos Worker Certification

More Information:

http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/eh/asbestos/forms/index.html

Agency:Minnesota Department of Health - Asbestos Program
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Asbestos Certification Application

Agency Fee:

$50

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Asbestos Certification Application

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

Certification is good for one year from the date of completion of the most recently submitted training course diploma.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Minnesota Electrical Installer License

More Information:

http://www.dli.mn.gov/workers/electrician-or-electrical-installer/licensing-personal-electrical-license

Agency:Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry - Construction Codes and Licensing Division
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Individual Electrical License Examination Application

Agency Fee:

$50

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Individual Electrical License Examination Application Renewal

Agency Fee:

$43

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Minnesota Electrical Lineman License

More Information:

http://www.dli.mn.gov/workers/electrician-or-electrical-installer/licensing-personal-electrical-license

Agency:Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry - Construction Codes and Licensing Division
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Individual Electrical License Examination Application

Agency Fee:

$50

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Individual Electrical License Examination Application Renewal

Agency Fee:

$38

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Minnesota Journeyman Electrician License

More Information:

http://www.dli.mn.gov/workers/electrician-or-electrical-installer/licensing-personal-electrical-license

Agency:Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry - Construction Codes and Licensing Division
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Individual Electrical License Examination Application

Agency Fee:

$50

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Individual Electrical License Examination Application Renewal

Agency Fee:

$43

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Minnesota Journeyman Elevator Constructor License

More Information:

http://www.dli.mn.gov/CCLD/elev_license.asp

Agency:Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry - Elevator Constructors Division
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$50

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Elevator constructor license renewal form

Agency Fee:

$35

Due:

Two years, expiring on the anniversary date of initial issuance, and renewable thereafter.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Minnesota Journeyman Plumber License

More Information:

http://www.dli.mn.gov/business/plumbing-contractors/licensing-plumbing-contractor-licenses

Agency:Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry - Construction Codes and Licensing Division
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Plumber license exam application

Agency Fee:

$50

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Master and journeyworker license renewal form

Agency Fee:

$43

Due:

December 31 of each odd numbered year after issuance or renewal.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Minnesota Lead Inspector Certification

More Information:

http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/eh/lead/prof/forms/index.html

Agency:Minnesota Department of Health - Lead Program
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Individual Lead License Application

Agency Fee:

$50

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Individual Lead License Application

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

Annually from the date of completion on the most recently submitted training course diploma.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Minnesota Lead Project Designer Certification

More Information:

http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/eh/lead/prof/forms/index.html

Agency:Minnesota Department of Health - Lead Program
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Individual Lead License Application

Agency Fee:

$100

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Individual Lead License Application

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Annually from the date of completion on the most recently submitted training course diploma.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Minnesota Lead Supervisor Certification

More Information:

http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/eh/lead/prof/forms/index.html

Agency:Minnesota Department of Health - Lead Program
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Individual Lead License Application

Agency Fee:

$50

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Individual Lead License Application

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

Annually from the date of completion on the most recently submitted training course diploma.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Minnesota Lead Worker Certification

More Information:

http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/eh/lead/prof/forms/index.html

Agency:Minnesota Department of Health - Lead Program
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Individual Lead License Application

Agency Fee:

$50

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Individual Lead License Application

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

Annually from the date of completion on the most recently submitted training course diploma.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Minnesota Limited Journeyman Elevator Constructor License

More Information:

http://www.dli.mn.gov/CCLD/elev_license.asp

Agency:Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry - Elevator Constructors Division
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Limited Journeyman Elevator Constructor License

Agency Fee:

$50

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Limited Journeyman Elevator Constructor License Renewal

Agency Fee:

$35

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Minnesota Limited Master Elevator Constructor License

More Information:

http://www.dli.mn.gov/CCLD/elev_license.asp

Agency:Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry - Elevator Constructors Division
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Limited Master Elevator Constructor License

Agency Fee:

$50

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Limited Master Elevator Constructor License Renewal

Agency Fee:

$65

Due:

By February 28 of odd-numbered years.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Minnesota Maintenance Electrician License

More Information:

http://www.dli.mn.gov/workers/electrician-or-electrical-installer/licensing-personal-electrical-license

Agency:Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry - Construction Codes and Licensing Division
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Individual Electrical License Examination Application

Agency Fee:

$50

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Individual Electrical License Examination Application Renewal

Agency Fee:

$43

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Minnesota Master Electrician License

More Information:

http://www.dli.mn.gov/workers/electrician-or-electrical-installer/licensing-personal-electrical-license

Agency:Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry - Construction Codes and Licensing Division
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Individual Electrical License Examination Application

Agency Fee:

$50

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Individual Electrical License Examination Application Renewal

Agency Fee:

$73

Due:

By February 28 of odd-numbered years.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Minnesota Master Elevator Constructor License

More Information:

http://www.dli.mn.gov/workers/elevator-constructor/elevator-constructor-licensing

Agency:Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry - Elevator Constructors Division
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Master Elevator Constructor License

Agency Fee:

$50

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Master Elevator Constructor License Renewal

Agency Fee:

$65

Due:

By February 28 of odd-numbered years.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Minnesota Master Plumber License

More Information:

http://www.dli.mn.gov/business/plumbing-contractors/licensing-plumbing-contractor-licenses

Agency:Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry - Construction Codes and Licensing Division
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Master Plumber License

Agency Fee:

$50

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Master Plumber License Renewal

Agency Fee:

$73

Due:

By December 31 of each odd numbered year after issuance or renewal.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Minnesota Power Limited Technician License

More Information:

http://www.dli.mn.gov/workers/electrician-or-electrical-installer/licensing-personal-electrical-license

Agency:Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry - Construction Codes and Licensing Division
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Individual Electrical License Examination Application

Agency Fee:

$50

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Individual Electrical License Examination Application Renewal

Agency Fee:

$43

Due:

By February 28 of odd-numbered years.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Minnesota Satellite System Installer License

More Information:

http://www.dli.mn.gov/workers/electrician-or-electrical-installer/licensing-personal-electrical-license

Agency:Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry - Construction Codes and Licensing Division
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Individual Electrical License Examination Application

Agency Fee:

$50

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Individual Electrical License Examination Application Renewal

Agency Fee:

$43

Due:

By February 28 of odd-numbered years.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

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