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Ohio Construction and Contracting Company Licenses

Ohio Asbestos Contractor License

More Information:

http://epa.ohio.gov/dapc/atu/asbestos#179575186-certification-and-licenses

Agency:Ohio Environmental Protection Agency - Asbestos Program
Fact Checked:6/7/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Asbestos Contractor Licensure Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$750

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Registration Renewal

Form:

Asbestos Contractor Licensure Application (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$750

Due:

Annually

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Ohio General Contractor License

Not required



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

General Contractors are licensed at the county and city level.

Local Construction and Contracting Company Licenses

Cincinnati Building Construction Contractor License

More Information:

https://www.cincinnati-oh.gov/buildings/contractor-registration/

Agency:City of Cincinnati Department of Buildings & Inspections (OH)
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Cincinnati Crane Contractor License

More Information:

https://www.cincinnati-oh.gov/buildings/contractor-registration/

Agency:City of Cincinnati Department of Buildings & Inspections (OH)
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Cincinnati Electrical Contractor License

More Information:

https://www.cincinnati-oh.gov/buildings/contractor-registration/

Agency:City of Cincinnati Department of Buildings & Inspections (OH)
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor Registration Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$130

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$130

Due:

Annually

Notes:

Renewal forms are sent in the mail 60 days prior to expiration.

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Cincinnati Home Improvement Contractor License

More Information:

https://www.cincinnati-oh.gov/buildings/contractor-registration/

Agency:City of Cincinnati Department of Buildings & Inspections (OH)
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Cincinnati Hydronics Contractor License

More Information:

https://www.cincinnati-oh.gov/buildings/contractor-registration/

Agency:City of Cincinnati Department of Buildings & Inspections (OH)
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Cincinnati Mechanical Contractor License

More Information:

https://www.cincinnati-oh.gov/buildings/contractor-registration/

Agency:City of Cincinnati Department of Buildings & Inspections (OH)
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor Registration Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$130

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$130

Due:

Annually

Notes:

Renewal forms are sent in the mail 60 days prior to expiration.

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Cincinnati Plumbing Contractor License

More Information:

https://www.cincinnati-oh.gov/buildings/contractor-registration/

Agency:City of Cincinnati Buildings & Inspections - Plumbing Inspections Group (OH)
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor Registration Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$130

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$130

Due:

Annually

Notes:

Renewal forms are sent in the mail 60 days prior to expiration.

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Cincinnati Refrigeration Contractor License

More Information:

https://www.cincinnati-oh.gov/buildings/contractor-registration/

Agency:City of Cincinnati Department of Buildings & Inspections (OH)
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor Registration Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$130

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$130

Due:

Annually

Notes:

Renewal forms are sent in the mail 60 days prior to expiration.

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Cleveland Demolition Contractor Registration

More Information:

http://www.city.cleveland.oh.us/CityofCleveland/Home/Government/CityAgencies/BuildingHousing/PermitGuide/Cont

Agency:City of Cleveland Business - Contractors and Builders Department (OH)
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Cleveland Electrical Contractor Registration

More Information:

http://www.city.cleveland.oh.us/CityofCleveland/Home/Government/CityAgencies/BuildingHousing/PermitGuide/Cont

Agency:City of Cleveland Department of Building & Housing (OH)
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Contractor Registration

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$150

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Registration Renewal

Form:

Application for Contractor Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$120

Due:

Annually

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Cleveland Fire Place Installer Registration

More Information:

http://www.city.cleveland.oh.us/CityofCleveland/Home/Government/CityAgencies/BuildingHousing/PermitGuide/Cont

Agency:City of Cleveland Business - Contractors and Builders Department (OH)
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Cleveland General Contractor Registration

More Information:

http://www.city.cleveland.oh.us/CityofCleveland/Home/Government/CityAgencies/BuildingHousing/PermitGuide/Cont

Agency:City of Cleveland Department of Building & Housing (OH)
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Cleveland HVAC Contractor Registration

More Information:

http://www.city.cleveland.oh.us/CityofCleveland/Home/Government/CityAgencies/BuildingHousing/PermitGuide/Cont

Agency:City of Cleveland Department of Building & Housing (OH)
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Contractor Registration

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$150

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Registration Renewal

Form:

Application for Contractor Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$120

Due:

Annually

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Cleveland Plumbing Contractor Registration

More Information:

http://www.city.cleveland.oh.us/CityofCleveland/Home/Government/CityAgencies/BuildingHousing/PermitGuide/Cont

Agency:City of Cleveland Department of Building & Housing (OH)
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Contractor Registration

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$150

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Registration Renewal

Form:

Application for Contractor Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$120

Due:

Annually

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Cleveland Sewer Contractor Registration

More Information:

http://www.city.cleveland.oh.us/CityofCleveland/Home/Government/CityAgencies/BuildingHousing/PermitGuide/Cont

Agency:City of Cleveland Business - Contractors and Builders Department (OH)
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Columbus Demolition Contractor Registration

More Information:

https://www.columbus.gov/bzs/contractor-licensing-and-registration/Contractor-Licensing-Registration/

Agency:City of Columbus Department of Building and Zoning Services (OH)
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Columbus Electrical Contractor Registration

More Information:

https://www.columbus.gov/bzs/contractor-licensing-and-registration/OCILB/

Agency:City of Columbus Building and Zoning - Board of Review of Electrical Contractors (OH)
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Initial Registration

Form:

OCILB Contractor Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$350

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Registration Renewal

Form:

OCILB Contractor Application (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$350

Due:

Annually by the end of the month of issuance.

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Columbus Fire Contractor License

More Information:

https://www.columbus.gov/bzs/contractor-licensing-and-registration/Contractor-Licensing-Registration/

Agency:City of Columbus Department of Building and Zoning Services (OH)
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Columbus General Contractor Registration

More Information:

https://www.columbus.gov/bzs/contractor-licensing-and-registration/Contractor-Licensing-Registration/

Agency:City of Columbus Building and Zoning - Board of Review of General and Home Improvement Contractors (OH)
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Columbus Home Improvement Contractor License

More Information:

https://www.columbus.gov/bzs/contractor-licensing-and-registration/Contractor-Licensing-Registration/

Agency:City of Columbus Department of Building and Zoning Services (OH)
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Columbus HVAC Contractor Registration

More Information:

https://www.columbus.gov/bzs/contractor-licensing-and-registration/OCILB/

Agency:City of Columbus Building and Zoning - Board of Review of Warm Air Heating and Air Conditioning Hydronics Contractors (OH)
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Initial Registration

Form:

OCILB Contractor Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$350

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Registration Renewal

Form:

OCILB Contractor Application (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$350

Due:

Annually by the end of the month of issuance.

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Columbus Hydronics Contractor Registration

More Information:

https://www.columbus.gov/bzs/contractor-licensing-and-registration/OCILB/

Agency:City of Columbus Department of Building and Zoning Services (OH)
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Columbus Plumbing Contractor Registration

More Information:

https://www.columbus.gov/bzs/contractor-licensing-and-registration/OCILB/

Agency:City of Columbus Building and Zoning - Board of Review of Plumbing and Sewer Contractors (OH)
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Initial Registration

Form:

OCILB Contractor Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$350

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Registration Renewal

Form:

OCILB Contractor Application (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$350

Due:

Annually by the end of the month of issuance.

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Columbus Refrigeration Contractor Registration

More Information:

https://www.columbus.gov/bzs/contractor-licensing-and-registration/OCILB/

Agency:City of Columbus Building and Zoning - Board of Review of Refrigeration Contractors (OH)
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Initial Registration

Form:

OCILB Contractor Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$350

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Registration Renewal

Form:

OCILB Contractor Application (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$350

Due:

Annually by the end of the month of issuance.

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Columbus Sewer Water Contractor License

More Information:

https://www.columbus.gov/bzs/contractor-licensing-and-registration/Contractor-Licensing-Registration/

Agency:City of Columbus Department of Building and Zoning Services (OH)
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Columbus Sign Erector License

More Information:

https://www.columbus.gov/bzs/contractor-licensing-and-registration/Contractor-Licensing-Registration/

Agency:City of Columbus Department of Building and Zoning Services (OH)
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Cuyahoga County Plumbing Contractor Registration

More Information:

http://www.ccbh.net/plumbing/

Agency:Cuyahoga County Board of Health - Plumbing Program (OH)
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Plumbing Contractor Registration

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$100

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Annually by December 31.

Notes:

Contact the board for a renewal application.

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Franklin County Electrical Contractor Registration

More Information:

https://development.franklincountyohio.gov/forms

Agency:Franklin County Economic Development & Planning Department (OH)
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Contractor Registration

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$50

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Registration Renewal

Form:

Application for Contractor Registration (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

Annually by December 31.

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Franklin County General Contractor Registration

More Information:

https://development.franklincountyohio.gov/forms

Agency:Franklin County Economic Development & Planning Department (OH)
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Franklin County HVAC Contractor Registration

More Information:

https://development.franklincountyohio.gov/forms

Agency:Franklin County Economic Development & Planning Department (OH)
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Contractor Registration

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$50

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Registration Renewal

Form:

Application for Contractor Registration (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

Annually by December 31.

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Springfield Electrical Contractor License

More Information:

https://springfieldohio.gov/business-development/building-regulations/contractor-licenses/

Agency:City of Springfield Division of Building Regulations (OH)
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor License Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$300 per category.

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Registration Renewal

Form:

Contractor License Application (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$200 per category.

Due:

Annually by December 31.

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Springfield Fire Detection/Suppression Contractor License

More Information:

https://springfieldohio.gov/business-development/building-regulations/contractor-licenses/

Agency:City of Springfield Division of Building Regulations (OH)
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Springfield Gas Piping Installation Contractor License

More Information:

https://springfieldohio.gov/business-development/building-regulations/contractor-licenses/

Agency:City of Springfield Division of Building Regulations (OH)
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Springfield General Contractor License

More Information:

https://springfieldohio.gov/business-development/building-regulations/contractor-licenses/

Agency:City of Springfield Division of Building Regulations (OH)
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Springfield HVAC Contractor License

More Information:

https://springfieldohio.gov/business-development/building-regulations/contractor-licenses/

Agency:City of Springfield Division of Building Regulations (OH)
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor License Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$300 per category.

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Registration Renewal

Form:

Contractor License Application (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$200 per category.

Due:

Annually by December 31.

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Individual Licenses

Ohio Individual Construction and Contracting Licenses

Ohio Asbestos Hazard Abatement Air Monitoring Technician Certification

More Information:

http://epa.ohio.gov/dapc/atu/asbestos#179575186-certification-and-licenses

Agency:Ohio Environmental Protection Agency - Asbestos Program
Fact Checked:6/7/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Asbestos Certification Application

Agency Fee:

$100

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Asbestos Certification Application

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Ohio Asbestos Hazard Abatement Project Designer Certification

More Information:

http://epa.ohio.gov/dapc/atu/asbestos#179575186-certification-and-licenses

Agency:Ohio Environmental Protection Agency - Asbestos Program
Fact Checked:6/7/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Asbestos Certification Application

Agency Fee:

$200

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Asbestos Certification Application

Agency Fee:

$200

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Ohio Asbestos Hazard Abatement Specialist Certification

More Information:

http://epa.ohio.gov/dapc/atu/asbestos#179575186-certification-and-licenses

Agency:Ohio Environmental Protection Agency - Asbestos Program
Fact Checked:6/7/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Asbestos Certification Application

Agency Fee:

$200

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Asbestos Certification Application

Agency Fee:

$200

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Ohio Asbestos Hazard Abatement Worker Certification

More Information:

http://epa.ohio.gov/dapc/atu/asbestos#179575186-certification-and-licenses

Agency:Ohio Environmental Protection Agency - Asbestos Program
Fact Checked:6/7/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Asbestos Certification Application

Agency Fee:

$50

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Asbestos Certification Application

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Ohio Asbestos Hazard Evaluation Specialist Certification

More Information:

http://epa.ohio.gov/dapc/atu/asbestos#179575186-certification-and-licenses

Agency:Ohio Environmental Protection Agency - Asbestos Program
Fact Checked:6/7/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Asbestos Certification Application

Agency Fee:

$200

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Asbestos Certification Application

Agency Fee:

$200

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Ohio Commercial Electrical Contractor License

More Information:

https://com.ohio.gov/DICO/ocilb/LicenseQualificationProcess.aspx

Agency:Ohio Department of Commerce - Construction Industry Licensing Board
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Ohio Construction Industry Licensing Board Examination Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$25

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$60

Due:

Annually

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Ohio Commercial HVAC Contractor License

More Information:

https://com.ohio.gov/DICO/ocilb/LicenseQualificationProcess.aspx

Agency:Ohio Department of Commerce - Construction Industry Licensing Board
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Ohio Construction Industry Licensing Board Examination Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$25

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$60

Due:

Annually

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Ohio Commercial Hydronics Contractor License

More Information:

https://com.ohio.gov/DICO/ocilb/LicenseQualificationProcess.aspx

Agency:Ohio Department of Commerce - Construction Industry Licensing Board
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Ohio Construction Industry Licensing Board - Examination Application

Agency Fee:

$25

Notarize:Required
Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$60

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Ohio Commercial Plumbing Contractor License

More Information:

https://com.ohio.gov/DICO/ocilb/LicenseQualificationProcess.aspx

Agency:Ohio Department of Commerce - Construction Industry Licensing Board
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Ohio Construction Industry Licensing Board Examination Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$25

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$60

Due:

Annually

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Ohio Commercial Refrigeration Contractor License

More Information:

https://com.ohio.gov/DICO/ocilb/LicenseQualificationProcess.aspx

Agency:Ohio Department of Commerce - Construction Industry Licensing Board
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Ohio Construction Industry Licensing Board Examination Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$25

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$60

Due:

Annually

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Local Construction and Contracting Individual Licenses

Cleveland Electrical Maintenance Technician Registration

More Information:

http://www.city.cleveland.oh.us/CityofCleveland/Home/Government/CityAgencies/BuildingHousing/PermitGuide/Cont

Agency:City of Cleveland Department of Building & Housing (OH)
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Cleveland Journeyman Plumber Registration

More Information:

http://www.city.cleveland.oh.us/CityofCleveland/Home/Government/CityAgencies/BuildingHousing/PermitGuide/Cont

Agency:City of Cleveland Department of Building & Housing (OH)
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Columbus Journeyman Plumber License

More Information:

https://www.columbus.gov/bzs/contractor-licensing-and-registration/Contractor-Licensing-Registration/

Agency:City of Columbus Building and Zoning - Board of Review of Plumbing and Sewer Contractors (OH)
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Explore Licensing in Other States

Associated General Contractors of America
Professional association providing advocacy and organization for construction firms and workers.

National Association of Home Builders
National association for the promotion of the housing industry.

National Association of State Contractors Licensing Agencies
National organization that represents and promotes the interests of state level contractor licensing agencies.

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