Construction Licensing Compliance Guide
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North Dakota 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 North Dakota.

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Company Licenses

North Dakota Construction and Contracting Company Licenses

North Dakota Asbestos Abatement Contractor License

More Information:

https://deq.nd.gov/AQ/Forms.aspx

Agency:North Dakota Division of Air Quality - Asbestos Control Program
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Asbestos Contractor License Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$150

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$150

Due:

Annually by December 31.

Notes:

Contact the department for a renewal application.

Fact Checked:12/4/18

North Dakota Class A Contractor License

Agency:North Dakota Secretary of State
Law:

NDCC § 43-07-02

Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Yes
Insurance Requirements:

A current certificate of liability insurance from the insurance provider verifying coverage is required. Contractors with employees must also have workers' compensation insurance.

Bond Requirements:

There is no bond requirement for this license.

Notes:

A class A license is required for contracts over $500,000.

Fact Checked:5/7/19

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$450

Fact Checked:6/7/18

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$90

Due:

Annually by March 1

Fact Checked:6/7/18

North Dakota Class B Contractor License

Agency:North Dakota Secretary of State
Law:

NDCC § 43-07-02

Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Yes
Insurance Requirements:

A current certificate of liability insurance from the insurance provider verifying coverage is required. Contractors with employees must also have workers' compensation insurance.

Bond Requirements:

There is no bond requirement for this license.

Notes:

A class B license is required for contracts valued between $300,000 and $500,000.

Fact Checked:5/7/19

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$300

Fact Checked:6/7/18

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$60

Due:

Annually by March 1.

Fact Checked:6/7/18

North Dakota Class C Contractor License

Agency:North Dakota Secretary of State
Law:

NDCC § 43-07-02

Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Yes
Insurance Requirements:

A current certificate of liability insurance from the insurance provider verifying coverage is required. Contractors with employees must also have workers' compensation insurance.

Bond Requirements:

There is no bond requirement for this license.

Notes:

A class C license is required for contracts valued between $100,000 and $300,000.

Fact Checked:5/7/19

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$225

Fact Checked:6/7/18

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$45

Due:

Annually by March 1.

Fact Checked:6/7/18

North Dakota Class D Contractor License

Agency:North Dakota Secretary of State
Law:

NDCC § 43-07-02

Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Yes
Insurance Requirements:

A current certificate of liability insurance from the insurance provider verifying coverage is required. Contractors with employees must also have workers' compensation insurance.

Bond Requirements:

There is no bond requirement for this license.

Notes:

A class D license is required for contracts of $100,000 or less.

Fact Checked:5/7/19

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$100

Fact Checked:6/7/18

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$30

Due:

Annually by March 1.

Fact Checked:6/7/18

North Dakota Electrical Contractor License

More Information:

https://www.ndseb.com/forms/

Agency:North Dakota State Electrical Board
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Application For Electrical Contracting

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$50

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Registration Renewal

Form:

Application For Electrical Contracting (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

Annually by April 30.

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Local Construction and Contracting Company Licenses

City of Jamestown Contractors' License Application

Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No
Fact Checked:4/28/20

Initial Registration

Form:

https://www.jamestownnd.gov/files/planning_zoning/CONTRACTORS%20LIC%20APP%20&%20INSTRUCTIONS.pdf

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:
  • Building Contractor: $250
  • Master Electrician: $250
  • Journeyman Electrician: $55
  • Master Plumber: $250
  • Journeyman Plumber: $55
  • Gas Fitter: $65
  • Excavating, Patching, & Curb Cutting: $55
  • House Moving License: $125
Due:

Annually by December 31

Notarize:Not required
Before you Apply:
  • North Dakota Building Contractor License
  • Surety bond
  • Liability insurance certificate
Fact Checked:4/28/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

https://www.jamestownnd.gov/files/planning_zoning/CONTRACTORS%20LIC%20APP%20&%20INSTRUCTIONS.pdf

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

Building Contractor: $85
Master Electrician: $85
Journeyman Electrician: $55
Master Plumber: $85
Journeyman Plumber: $55
Gas Fitter: $65
Excavating, Patching, & Curb Cutting: $55
House Moving License: $125

Due:

Annually by December 31

Notarize:Not required
Penalties:

License renewal fees that are not paid before the December 31 deadline are increased to the initial registration fee. 

Before you Apply:
  • North Dakota Building Contractor License
  • Surety Bond
  • Liability Insurance Certificate
Fact Checked:4/28/20

Individual Licenses

North Dakota Individual Construction and Contracting Licenses

North Dakota Abestos Abatement Project Designer License

More Information:

https://www.ndhealth.gov/aq/iaq/asb/

Agency:North Dakota Division of Air Quality - Asbestos Control Program
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

North Dakota Abestos Abatement Project Designer License

Agency Fee:

$50

Notes:

Application must include an unaltered copy of the applicant?s original training certificate received after successful completion of an AHERA-accredited training course.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

North Dakota Abestos Abatement Project Designer License Renewal

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

Annually based on completion of training course.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

North Dakota Apprentice Plumber License

More Information:

https://ndplumbingboard.com/licensing/applications

Agency:North Dakota State Plumbing Board
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

North Dakota Apprentice Plumber License

Agency Fee:

First year the fee is prorated based on time of year applying.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

North Dakota Apprentice Plumber License (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

Varies by how many years license has been held.

Due:

Annually by December 31.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

North Dakota Asbestos Abatement Project Monitor License

More Information:

https://deq.nd.gov/AQ/Forms.aspx

Agency:North Dakota Division of Air Quality - Asbestos Control Program
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Asbestos Certification Application

Agency Fee:

$50

Notes:

Application must include an unaltered copy of the applicant?s original training certificate received after successful completion of an AHERA-accredited training course. Initial and renewal application are the same form.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Asbestos Certification Application (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

Annually based on completion of training course.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

North Dakota Asbestos Abatement Supervisor License

More Information:

https://deq.nd.gov/AQ/Forms.aspx

Agency:North Dakota Division of Air Quality - Asbestos Control Program
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Asbestos Certification Application

Agency Fee:

$50

Notes:

Application must include an unaltered copy of the applicant?s original training certificate received after successful completion of an AHERA-accredited training course. Initial and renewal application are the same form.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Asbestos Certification Application (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

Annually based on completion of training course.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

North Dakota Asbestos Abatement Worker License

More Information:

https://deq.nd.gov/AQ/Forms.aspx

Agency:North Dakota Division of Air Quality - Asbestos Control Program
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Asbestos Certification Application

Agency Fee:

$50

Notes:

Application must include an unaltered copy of the applicant?s original training certificate received after successful completion of an AHERA-accredited training course. Initial and renewal application are the same form.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Asbestos Certification Application (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

Annually based on completion of training course.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

North Dakota Asbestos Inspector License

More Information:

https://deq.nd.gov/AQ/Forms.aspx

Agency:North Dakota Division of Air Quality - Asbestos Control Program
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Asbestos Certification Application

Agency Fee:

$50

Notes:

Application must include an unaltered copy of the applicant?s original training certificate received after successful completion of an AHERA-accredited training course. Initial and renewal application are the same form.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Asbestos Certification Application (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

Annually based on completion of training course.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

North Dakota Asbestos Management Planner License

More Information:

https://deq.nd.gov/AQ/Forms.aspx

Agency:North Dakota Division of Air Quality - Asbestos Control Program
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Asbestos Certification Application

Agency Fee:

$50

Notes:

Application must include an unaltered copy of the applicant?s original training certificate received after successful completion of an AHERA-accredited training course. Initial and renewal application are the same form.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Asbestos Certification Application (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

Annually based on completion of training course.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

North Dakota Class B Electrician License

More Information:

https://www.ndseb.com/forms/

Agency:North Dakota State Electrical Board
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Electrician's License

Agency Fee:

$40

Notarize:Required
Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Class B Electrician License Renewal Form

Agency Fee:

$40

Due:

Annually by April 30.

Notes:

Required to renew: Eight (8) hours of continuing education (4 of which must be code) on file with the North Dakota State Electrical Board.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

North Dakota Journeyman Electrician License

More Information:

https://www.ndseb.com/forms/

Agency:North Dakota State Electrical Board
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Electrician's License

Agency Fee:

$25

Notarize:Required
Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Journeyman License Renewal Form

Agency Fee:

$25

Due:

Annually on March 31.

Notes:

Required to renew: Eight (8) hours of continuing education (4 of which must be code) on file with the North Dakota State Electrical Board.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

North Dakota Journeyman Plumber License

More Information:

https://ndplumbingboard.com/licensing/applications

Agency:North Dakota State Plumbing Board
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Journeyman Plumber Application

Agency Fee:

$100

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Journeyman Plumber License Renewal

Agency Fee:

$75

Due:

Annually by December 31.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

North Dakota Master Electrician License

More Information:

https://www.ndseb.com/forms/

Agency:North Dakota State Electrical Board
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Electrician's License

Agency Fee:

$50

Notarize:Required
Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Contracting Master Electrician License Renewal

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

Annually by April 30.

Notes:

Required to renew: Eight (8) hours of continuing education (4 of which must be code) on file with the North Dakota State Electrical Board.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

North Dakota Master Plumber License

More Information:

https://ndplumbingboard.com/licensing/applications

Agency:North Dakota State Plumbing Board
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Master Plumber Application

Agency Fee:

$200

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Master Plumber License Renewal

Agency Fee:

$165

Due:

Annually by December 31.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

North Dakota Sewer and Water Apprentice License

More Information:

https://ndplumbingboard.com/licensing/applications

Agency:North Dakota State Plumbing Board
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Sewer and Water Apprentice Application

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

License Renewal Form

Agency Fee:

$25 (Over 3400 Hours ) Under 3400 hours no fee

Due:

Annually by June 30.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

North Dakota Sewer and Water Contractor License

More Information:

https://ndplumbingboard.com/licensing/applications

Agency:North Dakota State Plumbing Board
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Sewer and Water Contractor Application

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

License Renewal Form

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Annually by June 30.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

North Dakota Sewer and Water Installer License

More Information:

https://ndplumbingboard.com/licensing/applications

Agency:North Dakota State Plumbing Board
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Sewer and Water Installer Application

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

License Renewal Form

Agency Fee:

$25

Due:

Annually by June 30.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

North Dakota Water Conditioning Apprentice License

More Information:

https://ndplumbingboard.com/licensing/applications

Agency:North Dakota State Plumbing Board
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Water Conditioning Apprentice Application

Agency Fee:

$0

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Water Conditioning Apprentice License Renewal

Agency Fee:

$0

Due:

Annually by December 31.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

North Dakota Water Conditioning Contractor License

More Information:

https://ndplumbingboard.com/licensing/applications

Agency:North Dakota State Plumbing Board
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Water Conditioning ContractorApplication

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Water Conditioning Contractor License Renewal

Agency Fee:

$40

Due:

Annually by December 31.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

North Dakota Water Conditioning Installer License

More Information:

https://ndplumbingboard.com/licensing/applications

Agency:North Dakota State Plumbing Board
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Water Conditioning Installer Application

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Water Conditioning Installer License Renewal

Agency Fee:

$20

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

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