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Nebraska 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 Nebraska.

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Nebraska Construction and Contracting Company Licenses

Nebraska Asbestos Business Entity License

More Information:

http://dhhs.ne.gov/publichealth/Pages/enh_asbestos_index.aspx

Agency:Nebraska Division of Public Health
Fact Checked:9/18/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Form 1: Initial And Renewal Application For Business Entities Performing Asbestos Projects

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$3,000

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Registration Renewal

Form:

Form 1: Initial And Renewal Application For Business Entities Performing Asbestos Projects (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$3,000

Due:

Biennially

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Nebraska Contractor Registration

Agency:Nebraska Department of Labor
Insurance Requirements:

All contractors with one or more employees must provide a current Workers’ Compensation Certificate of Insurance with the Department of Labor listed as the certificate holder.

Bond Requirements:

There is no bond requirement for this registration.

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$40

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required
Fact Checked:2/4/16

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$40

Due:

Annually

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required
Fact Checked:2/4/16

Local Construction and Contracting Company Licenses

Contractor Regsitration

Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Insurance Requirements:
  • General Contractors need to submit a Certificate of Insurance with minimum limits of $1,000,000 aggregate / $300,000 each occurrence. 
  • General Contractors must ensure that "City of Blair" is listed as the Certificate Holder on the required Certificate of Liability. 
Bond Requirements:
  • Drain Layers/Electrical, Plumbing, and Mechanical Contractors/Water Service Line Installers need a $5000 permit bond in favor of the City of Blair.
  • Tree Trimmers need a $5000 permit bond in favor of the City of Blair. 
  • Contractors providing Permit Bonds should ensure that they are be made in favor of "City of Blair" (the obligee).
Notes:
  • Changes to application information must be reported to the City of Blair within 15 days of the change. 
  • Registration is by calendar year (January through December) with renewal required each January. Contractors who register in December will automatically receive registration through December of the following year.
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No
Requirement Notes:


  • Electrical Contractor and Fire Security Systems Installers need to submit a copy of the Nebraska State license.
  • The Nebraska Contractor Registration Act requires contractors and subcontractors doing business in Nebraska to register with the Nebraska Department of Labor. Contractors registering with the City of Blair must provide proof of current Nebraska Dept. of Labor registration. Dept. of Labor website.
Fact Checked:3/11/20

Initial Registration
Contractor Registration

Form:

http://www.blairnebraska.org/2161/Contractor-Registration

Instructions:

http://www.blairnebraska.org/2161/Contractor-Registration

Filing Method:

Email 

Agency Fee:

$60 for Contractor license. 
All others, fee varies.

Turnaround:

2-4 business days

Before you Apply:
  • Electrical Contractor and Fire Security Systems Installers need to submit a copy of the Nebraska State license.
  • The Nebraska Contractor Registration Act requires contractors and subcontractors doing business in Nebraska to register with the Nebraska Department of Labor. Contractors registering with the City of Blair must provide proof of current Nebraska Dept. of Labor registration. Dept. of Labor website.
  • General Contractors need to submit a Certificate of Insurance with minimum limits of $1,000,000 aggregate / $300,000 each occurrence.
  • General Contractors must ensure that "City of Blair" is listed as the Certificate Holder on the required Certificate of Liability. 
Fact Checked:3/11/20

Registration Renewal
Contractor License Renewal

Form:

http://www.blairnebraska.org/2161/Contractor-Registration

Instructions:

http://www.blairnebraska.org/2161/Contractor-Registration

Filing Method:

Email

Agency Fee:

$60 for Contractor license. 
All others, fee varies.

Turnaround:

2-4 business days

Due:

Due annually on December 31

Before you Apply:
  • Electrical Contractor and Fire Security Systems Installers need to submit a copy of the Nebraska State license.
  • The Nebraska Contractor Registration Act requires contractors and subcontractors doing business in Nebraska to register with the Nebraska Department of Labor. Contractors registering with the City of Blair must provide proof of current Nebraska Dept. of Labor registration. Dept. of Labor website.
  • General Contractors need to submit a Certificate of Insurance with minimum limits of $1,000,000 aggregate / $300,000 each occurrence.
  • General Contractors must ensure that "City of Blair" is listed as the Certificate Holder on the required Certificate of Liability. 
Fact Checked:3/11/20

Omaha Building Contractor License - Class A

Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Insurance Requirements:

General liability insurance in a minimum amount of $1,000,000 is required for a class A or B license. The City of Omaha must be named as the certificate holder on the certificate of insurance.

Bond Requirements:

A $10,000.00 license and permit bond signed by the principal with the City of Omaha named as the obligee is required.

Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No
Fact Checked:8/27/20

Initial Registration

Form:

Building Contractor Licensing Application and Procedures

Agency Fee:

$300

Fact Checked:8/26/20

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$300

Due:

Triennially by the date of issuance.

Fact Checked:8/26/20

Omaha Building Contractor License - Class B

Agency:City of Omaha Planning Department - Permits & Inspections Division (NE)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Insurance Requirements:

General liability insurance in a minimum amount of $1,000,000 is required for a class A or B license. The City of Omaha must be named as the certificate holder on the certificate of insurance.

Bond Requirements:

A $10,000.00 license and permit bond signed by the principal with the City of Omaha named as the obligee is required.

Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No
Fact Checked:8/27/20

Initial Registration

Form:

Building Contractor Licensing Application and Procedures

Agency Fee:

$300

Fact Checked:8/26/20

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$300

Due:

Triennially by the date of issuance.

Fact Checked:8/26/20

Omaha Building Contractor License - Class C

Agency:City of Omaha Planning Department - Permits & Inspections Division (NE)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Insurance Requirements:

General liability insurance in a minimum amount of $500,000 is required for a class C license. The City of Omaha must be named as the certificate holder on the certificate of insurance.

Bond Requirements:

A $10,000.00 license and permit bond signed by the principal with the City of Omaha named as the obligee is required.

Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No
Fact Checked:8/27/20

Initial Registration

Form:

Building Contractor Licensing Application and Procedures

Agency Fee:

$200

Fact Checked:8/26/20

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$200

Due:

Triennially by the date of issuance.

Fact Checked:8/26/20

Omaha Building Contractor License - Class D

Agency:City of Omaha Planning Department - Permits & Inspections Division (NE)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Insurance Requirements:

General liability insurance in a minimum amount of $300,000 is required for a class D license. The City of Omaha must be named as the certificate holder on the certificate of insurance.

Bond Requirements:

A $10,000 license and permit bond signed by the principal with the City of Omaha named as the obligee is required.

Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No
Fact Checked:8/27/20

Initial Registration

Form:

Building Contractor Licensing Application and Procedures

Agency Fee:

$100

Fact Checked:8/26/20

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Triennially by the date of issuance.

Fact Checked:8/26/20

Omaha Building Contractor License - Class E

Agency:City of Omaha Planning Department - Permits & Inspections Division (NE)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Insurance Requirements:

General liability insurance in a minimum amount of $300,000 is required for a class E license. The City of Omaha must be named as the certificate holder on the certificate of insurance.

Bond Requirements:

A $10,000.00 license and permit bond signed by the principal with the City of Omaha named as the obligee is required.

Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No
Fact Checked:8/27/20

Initial Registration

Form:

Building Contractor Licensing Application and Procedures

Agency Fee:

$200

Fact Checked:8/26/20

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Triennially by the date of issuance.

Fact Checked:8/26/20

Individual Licenses

Nebraska Individual Construction and Contracting Licenses

Nebraska Apprentice Electrician Registration

More Information:

http://www.electrical.state.ne.us/licoverview.html

Agency:Nebraska State Electrical Division
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for State Electrical License

Agency Fee:

Even numbered year - $20.00; Odd numbered year - $40.00 (No exam required)

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$40

Due:

By December 31 of even-numbered years.

Notes:

Renewal information is sent in the mail around October 15.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Nebraska Asbestos Inspector License

More Information:

http://dhhs.ne.gov/publichealth/Pages/enh_asbestos_index.aspx

Agency:Nebraska Division of Public Health
Fact Checked:9/18/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Initial & Limited Asbestos Occupation Licensure

Agency Fee:

$200

Notes:

Must attach the ORIGINAL completed Physician?s Certification with an original signature of the physician (MD or DO). No copies of the signature will be accepted.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$200

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

Notes:

A renewal notice will be mailed by the Department to your last known address at least 30 days prior to the expiration of your license.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Nebraska Asbestos Limited Management Planner License

More Information:

http://dhhs.ne.gov/publichealth/Pages/enh_asbestos_index.aspx

Agency:Nebraska Division of Public Health
Fact Checked:9/18/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Initial & Limited Asbestos Occupation Licensure

Agency Fee:

$300

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$300

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

Notes:

A renewal notice will be mailed by the Department to your last known address at least 30 days prior to the expiration of your license.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Nebraska Asbestos Limited Project Designer License

More Information:

http://dhhs.ne.gov/publichealth/Pages/enh_asbestos_index.aspx

Agency:Nebraska Division of Public Health
Fact Checked:9/18/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Initial & Limited Asbestos Occupation Licensure

Agency Fee:

$200

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$200

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

Notes:

A renewal notice will be mailed by the Department to your last known address at least 30 days prior to the expiration of your license.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Nebraska Asbestos Management Planner License

More Information:

http://dhhs.ne.gov/publichealth/Pages/enh_asbestos_index.aspx

Agency:Nebraska Division of Public Health
Fact Checked:9/18/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Initial & Limited Asbestos Occupation Licensure

Agency Fee:

$300

Notes:

Must attach the ORIGINAL completed Physician?s Certification with an original signature of the physician (MD or DO). No copies of the signature will be accepted.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$300

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

Notes:

A renewal notice will be mailed by the Department to your last known address at least 30 days prior to the expiration of your license.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Nebraska Asbestos Project Designer License

More Information:

http://dhhs.ne.gov/publichealth/Pages/enh_asbestos_index.aspx

Agency:Nebraska Division of Public Health
Fact Checked:9/18/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Initial & Limited Asbestos Occupation Licensure

Agency Fee:

$200

Notes:

Must attach the ORIGINAL completed Physician?s Certification with an original signature of the physician (MD or DO). No copies of the signature will be accepted.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$200

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

Notes:

A renewal notice will be mailed by the Department to your last known address at least 30 days prior to the expiration of your license.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Nebraska Asbestos Project Monitor License

More Information:

http://dhhs.ne.gov/publichealth/Pages/enh_asbestos_index.aspx

Agency:Nebraska Division of Public Health
Fact Checked:9/18/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Initial & Limited Asbestos Occupation Licensure

Agency Fee:

$200

Notes:

Must attach the ORIGINAL completed Physician?s Certification with an original signature of the physician (MD or DO). No copies of the signature will be accepted.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$200

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

Notes:

A renewal notice will be mailed by the Department to your last known address at least 30 days prior to the expiration of your license.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Nebraska Asbestos Supervisor License

More Information:

http://dhhs.ne.gov/publichealth/Pages/enh_asbestos_index.aspx

Agency:Nebraska Division of Public Health
Fact Checked:9/18/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Initial & Limited Asbestos Occupation Licensure

Agency Fee:

$200

Notes:

Must attach the ORIGINAL completed Physician?s Certification with an original signature of the physician (MD or DO). No copies of the signature will be accepted.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$200

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

Notes:

A renewal notice will be mailed by the Department to your last known address at least 30 days prior to the expiration of your license.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Nebraska Asbestos Worker License

More Information:

http://dhhs.ne.gov/publichealth/Pages/enh_asbestos_index.aspx

Agency:Nebraska Division of Public Health
Fact Checked:9/18/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Initial & Limited Asbestos Occupation Licensure

Agency Fee:

$110

Notes:

Must attach the ORIGINAL completed Physician?s Certification with an original signature of the physician (MD or DO). No copies of the signature will be accepted.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$110

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

Notes:

A renewal notice will be mailed by the Department to your last known address at least 30 days prior to the expiration of your license.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Nebraska Electrical Contractor License

More Information:

http://www.electrical.state.ne.us/licoverview.html

Agency:Nebraska State Electrical Division
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for State Electrical License

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$125 examination fee + $125 license fee if applying during an even-numbered year and $250 if applying during an odd-numbered year.

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Registration Renewal

Form:

Application for Electrical License Renewal

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$250

Due:

Biennially

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Nebraska Fire Alarm Installer License

More Information:

http://www.electrical.state.ne.us/licoverview.html

Agency:Nebraska State Electrical Division
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Fire Alarm Installer License

Agency Fee:

Even years: $25; Odd years: $50 plus $60 exam fee

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

By December 31 of even-numbered years.

Notes:

Renewal information is sent in the mail around October 15.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Nebraska Journeyman Electrician License

More Information:

http://www.electrical.state.ne.us/licoverview.html

Agency:Nebraska State Electrical Division
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Journeyman Electrician License

Agency Fee:

Even years: $25; Odd years: $50 plus $60 exam fee

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

By December 31 of even-numbered years.

Notes:

Renewal information is sent in the mail around October 15.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Nebraska Residential Journeyman Wireman License

More Information:

http://www.electrical.state.ne.us/licoverview.html

Agency:Nebraska State Electrical Division
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Residential Journeyman Wireman License

Agency Fee:

Even years: $25; Odd years: $50 plus $60 exam fee

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

By December 31 of even-numbered years.

Notes:

Renewal information is sent in the mail around October 15.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

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