50-State Construction Licensing Compliance Guide
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Texas 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 Texas.

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Texas Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Contractor License

Agency:Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation - Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Contractors Program
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Insurance Requirements:

  • Class A licensees must have commercial general liability insurance in the following amounts: at least $300,000 per occurance (combined for property damage and bodily injury); at least $600,000 aggregate (total amount paid for property damage and bodily injury); and at least $300,000 aggregate for products and completed operations.
  • Class B licensees must have commercial general liability insurance in the following amounts: at least $100,000 per occurance (combined for property damage and bodily injury); at least $200,000 aggregate (total amount paid for property damage and bodily injury); and at least $100,000 aggregate for products and completed operations.
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Contractor License Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$115

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$65

Due:

Annually

Texas Asbestos Abatement Contractor License

Agency:Texas Department of State Health Services - Asbestos Program
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Yes
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Asbestos Business Application Form

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$1,102

Required Attachments:
  • For foreign or out of state companies; a Certificate of Authority to do business in Texas issued by the Secretary of State or proof of exemption filed
  • For all companies, proof of good standing from the Texas State Comptroller of public accounts or proof of exemption filed
  • Copy of Assumed name filing paperwork if operating with a Doing Business As (DBA)
  • Completed Business Information Form
  • Copy of most recent training certificate and ID (if applicable) for Asbestos Contractors & Supervisors course for the responsible person.
  • Evidence of Asbestos Abatement Liability insurance coverage in the amount of $1 million
  • A copy of the companies Standard Operating Procedures that meet the requirements of the TAHPR 295.45 (e ) (5-16)

Registration Renewal

Form:

Asbestos Business Application Form (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$1,102

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

Required Attachments:
  • For foreign or out of state companies; a Certificate of Authority to do business in Texas issued by the Secretary of State or proof of exemption filed 
  • For all companies, proof of good standing from the Texas State Comptroller of public accounts or proof of exemption filed
  • Copy of most recent training certificate and ID (if applicable) for Asbestos Contractors & Supervisors course for the responsible person.
  • Evidence of Asbestos Abatement Liability insurance coverage in the amount of $1 million

Texas Asbestos Consultant Agency License

Agency:Texas Department of State Health Services - Asbestos Program
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Yes
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Asbestos Business Application Form

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$443

Required Attachments:
  • For foreign or out of state companies, a Certificate of Authority to do business in Texas issued by the Secretary of State or proof of exemption filed 
  • For all companies, proof of good standing from the Texas State Comptroller of public accounts or proof of exemption filed
  • Copy of Assumed name filing paperwork if operating with a DBA
  • Completed Business Information Form
  • Responsible Individual Consultants license information
  • Copies of Responsible Individual Consultant’s most recent training certificates and IDs (if applicable) for:
    • Air Monitoring Technician
    • Inspector
    • Management Planner
    • Project Designer
  • Evidence of Asbestos Abatement Liability insurance coverage in the amount of $1 million which includes errors & omissions to cover the asbestos consultants & inspectors in its employ

Registration Renewal

Form:

Asbestos Business Application Form (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$443

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

Required Attachments:
  • For foreign or out of state companies, a Certificate of Authority to do business in Texas issued by the Secretary of State or proof of exemption filed
  • For all companies, proof of good standing from the Texas State Comptroller of public accounts or proof of exemption filed
  • Copy of Assumed name filing paperwork if operating with a DBA
  • Responsible Individual Consultants license information
  • Copies of Responsible Individual Consultant’s most recent training certificates and IDs (if applicable) for:
    • Air Monitoring Technician
    • Inspector
    • Management Planner
    • Project Designer
  • Evidence of Asbestos Abatement Liability insurance coverage in the amount of $1 million which includes errors & omissions to cover the asbestos consultants & inspectors in its employ

Texas Asbestos Lab License

Agency:Texas Department of State Health Services - Asbestos Program
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Yes
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Asbestos Business Application Form

Agency Fee:

$443

Required Attachments:
  • For foreign or out of state companies, a Certificate of Authority to do business in Texas issued by the Secretary of State or proof of exemption filed
  • For all companies, proof of good standing from the Texas State Comptroller of public accounts or proof of exemption filed
  • Copy of Assumed name filing paperwork if operating with a DBA
  • Completed Business Information Form
  • Evidence of Pollution Liability insurance coverage in the amount of $1 million which includes errors & omissions
  • Proof of accreditation by national voluntary laboratory accreditation program (NVLAP) for bulk analysis by polarized-light microscopy,
  • or accreditation by NVLAP for analysis of airborne asbestos by transmission electron microscopy,
  • or accreditation as an industrial hygiene laboratory by the American industrial hygiene association (AIHA) and participation in the proficiency analytical testing (PAT) program for analysis of airborne fibers by phase contrast microscopy (PCM),
  • or proficiency according to standards of AIHA PAT program, which includes quarterly proficiency testing for airborne fibers by PCM and a quality assurance/ quality control program as required by the NIOSH method 7400, issue 2, August 1994,
  • or Accreditation of the individual laboratory analysts through the AIHA asbestos analyst registry (AAR) and a quality assurance/ quality control program as required by NIOSH method 7400, issue 2, August 1994.

Registration Renewal

Form:

Asbestos Business Application Form (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$443

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

Required Attachments:
  • For foreign or out of state companies, a Certificate of Authority to do business in Texas issued by the Secretary of State or proof of exemption filed
  • For all companies, proof of good standing from the Texas State Comptroller of public accounts or proof of exemption filed
  • Evidence of Pollution Liability insurance coverage in the amount of $1 million which includes errors & omissions
  • Proof of continued accreditation by NVLAP or AIHA quality assurance/ control programs

Texas Asbestos Management Planner Agency License

Agency:Texas Department of State Health Services - Asbestos Program
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Yes
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Asbestos Business Application Form

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$443

Required Attachments:
  • For foreign or out of state companies, a Certificate of Authority to do business in Texas issued by the Secretary of State or proof of exemption filed
  • For all companies, proof of good standing from the Texas State Comptroller of public accounts or proof of exemption filed
  • Copy of Assumed name filing paperwork if operating with a DBA
  • Completed Business Information Form
  • Responsible Management Planner license information
  • Copies of Responsible Individual Consultant’s most recent training certificates and IDs (if applicable) for:
    • Management Planner
    • Inspector
  • Evidence of Asbestos Abatement Liability insurance coverage in the amount of $1 million which includes errors & omissions to cover the asbestos management planners & inspectors in its employ

Registration Renewal

Form:

Asbestos Business Application Form (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$443

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

Required Attachments:
  • For foreign or out of state companies, a Certificate of Authority to do business in Texas issued by the Secretary of State or proof of exemption filed
  • For all companies, proof of good standing from the Texas State Comptroller of public accounts or proof of exemption filed
  • Responsible Management Planner license information
  • Copies of Responsible Individual Consultant’s most recent training certificates and IDs (if applicable) for:
    • Management Planner
    • Inspector
  • Evidence of Asbestos Abatement Liability insurance coverage in the amount of $1 million which includes errors & omissions to cover the asbestos management planners & inspectors in its employ

Texas Asbestos Operations and Maintenance Contractor (Restricted) License

Agency:Texas Department of State Health Services - Asbestos Program
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Yes
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Asbestos Business Application Form

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$268

Required Attachments:
  • For foreign or out of state companies, a Certificate of Authority to do business in Texas issued by the Secretary of State or proof of exemption filed
  • For all companies, proof of good standing from the Texas State Comptroller of public accounts or proof of exemption filed
  • Copy of Assumed name filing paperwork if operating with a DBA
  • Completed Business Information Form
  • Copy of most recent training certificate and ID (if applicable) for Asbestos Contractors & Supervisors course for the responsible person.
  • A copy of the companies Standard Operating Procedures that meet the requirements of the TAHPR 295.43 (e ) (3-10).

Registration Renewal

Form:

Asbestos Business Application Form (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$268

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

Required Attachments:
  • For foreign or out of state companies, a Certificate of Authority to do business in Texas issued by the Secretary of State or proof of exemption filed
  • For all companies, proof of good standing from the Texas State Comptroller of public accounts or proof of exemption filed
  • Copy of most recent training certificate and ID (if applicable) for Asbestos Contractors & Supervisors course for the responsible person.

Texas Asbestos Transporter License

Agency:Texas Department of State Health Services - Asbestos Program
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Yes
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Asbestos Business Application Form

Agency Fee:

$443

Required Attachments:
  • For foreign or out of state companies, a Certificate of Authority to do business in Texas issued by the Secretary of State or proof of exemption filed
  • For all companies, proof of good standing from the Texas State Comptroller of public accounts or proof of exemption filed
  • Copy of Assumed name filing paperwork if operating with a DBA
  • Completed Business Information Form
  • Evidence of Pollution Liability insurance coverage in the amount of $1 million
  • Copy of Emergency Response Plan in accordance with 29 CFR 1910.120 (q)

Registration Renewal

Form:

Asbestos Business Application Form (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$443

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

Required Attachments:
  • For foreign or out of state companies, a Certificate of Authority to do business in Texas issued by the Secretary of State or proof of exemption filed
  • For all companies, proof of good standing from the Texas State Comptroller of public accounts or proof of exemption filed
  • Evidence of Pollution Liability insurance coverage in the amount of $1 million

Texas Electrical Contractor License

Agency:Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation - Electricians Program
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Insurance Requirements:

  • Electrical contractors must have general liability insurance in the following amounts: at least $300,000 per occurance (combined for property damage and bodily injury); at least $600,000 aggregate (total amount paid for property damage and bodily injury); and at least $300,000 aggregate for products and completed operations.
  • Contractors with employees must also submit proof of having either workers' compensation insurance or self-insurance.
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Electrical or Electrical Sign Contractor License Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$110

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$110

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Texas Electrical Sign Contractor License

Agency:Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation - Electricians Program
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Electrical or Electrical Sign Contractor License Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$110

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$110

Due:

Annually

Texas Elevator Contractor License

Agency:Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation - Elevators Program
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Texas Elevator Contractor License

Agency Fee:

$115

Registration Renewal

Form:

Texas Elevator Contractor License Renewal

Agency Fee:

$115

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Texas Fire Alarm Certificate of Registration

Agency:Texas Department of Insurance - State Fire Marshall
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Yes
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No
Requirement Notes:

An application is considered complete only if:


You have submitted an SF032 or SF033 application and the required fees for each
employee listed in Section 7.


You must submit a separate application and fee for each branch office other than the main location listed on your certificate of registration

Initial Registration

Form:

Fire Alarm Certificate Registration Application 

Filing Method:

Mail or online

Agency Fee:

Determined by certificate registration type. See fee schedule on application. 

Notes:

Depending on the type of company, applications must be signed by:

An officer of a corporation.
• The sole proprietor.
• By each partner of a general partnership.
• The general partner of a limited liability partnership.
• By an officer or member of a limited liability company.
• Superintendent of a school district.

Before you Apply:

Pay by check or money order payable to the Texas Department of Insurance. Mail your completed application, additional documents, and payment to the following mailing address :

State Fire Marshal’s Office
P.O. Box 12107
Austin, Texas 78711-2107

Required Attachments:

See page 7 of application for document schedule based on entity type. 

Registration Renewal

Form:

Fire Alarm Certificate of Registration Renewal Application

Instructions:

Company Certificate of Registration Online Renewal Guide

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:
  • Fee determined by registration type. See fee schedule on application. 
  • If there is an address change, add an additional $20 for address change. 
Turnaround:

Renewing by mail can take up to 3 months, so renewing online is suggested.

Due:

Biennially by date of issuance. 

Penalties:

You must pay a late fee if:

  • You submit an incomplete application
  • You don’t provide the missing information by your certificate expiration date or within the 30-day notice period allowed by Fire Alarm rules
  • Your renewal application is not postmarked on or before the date your current certificate expires.
Notes:

You will need to submit a new application if your registration is over two years past the expiration date. Complete the Fire Alarm Certificate of Registration Application (SF031).

Required Attachments:
  • General Libaility Insurance Certificate 
  • Franchise tax account status must be active with the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
  • Assumed Name Certificate from the Texas Secretary of State (if using a DBA).

Texas Fire Alarm Installation Certificate

Agency:Texas Department of Insurance - State Fire Marshall
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Yes
Insurance Requirements:

General Liability Insurance in required 

Notes:

You must submit a separate application and fee for each branch office other than the main location listed on your certificate of registration

Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Fire Alarm Installation Certificate Registration Application 

Filing Method:

Mail or online

Agency Fee:
  • Fee determined by registration type
    • Alarm Certificate of Registration $500
    • Alarm Branch Office Certificate of Registration $150
    • Alarm Certificate of Registration – Single Station* $250
Required Attachments:
  • Single-station applicant: Please provide a letter stating that the company will only engage in the business of planning, certifying, leasing, selling, servicing, monitoring, or maintaining singlestation devices. These devices serve single-family or two-family residences and are not connected to any other detection device or system.
  • The insurance policy for a registered company must provide coverage for the activities performed by a person who is designated as an agent of the company.
  • You must submit a separate application and fee for each branch office other than the main location listed on your certificate of registration.
  • Send one payment to cover fees. Payments for various applications must be combined.
  • Texas Foreign Corporation 
    • Certificate of General Liability Insurance 
    • Corporate charter,Certificate of Existence, or Certificate of Authority issued by the Texas Secretary of State
    • Franchise tax account status must be active with the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
    • Assumed Name Certificate from the Texas Secretary of State (if using a DBA)
    • Current U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) letter (only for hydrostatic testing company)
      Revision/Transfer Application (SF028) or License Application for
    • Individuals (SF026) and fee
  • Sole Proprietorship or General Partnership
    • Certificate of General Liability Insurance 
    • Assumed Name Certificate from your County clerk (if using a DBA)
    • Current U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) letter (only for
      hydrostatic testing company)
    • Revision/Transfer Application (SF028) or License Application for Individuals (SF026) and fee
    • Texas or Foreign Limited PartnershipCertificate of General Liability Insurance
    • Certificate of Limited Partnership,Registration Application for Foreign Limited Partnership issued by the Texas Secretary of State
      Franchise tax account status must be active with the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
    • Assumed Name Certificate from the Texas Secretary of State (if using a DBA)
    • Current U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) letter (only for hydrostatic testing company)
    • Revision/Transfer Application (SF028) or License Application for Individuals (SF026) and fee
  • Texas or Foreign Limited Liability CompanyCertificate of General Liability Insurance
    • Certificate of Organization, or Certificate of Authority issued by the Texas Secretary of State
    • Franchise tax account status must be active with the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
    • Assumed Name Certificate from the Texas Secretary of State (if using a DBA)
    • Current U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) letter (only for hydrostatic testing company)
    • Revision/Transfer Application (SF028) or License Application for Individuals (SF026) and fee

Registration Renewal

Form:

Fire Alarm Installation Renewal Application 

Filing Method:

Mail or online

Agency Fee:
  • Fee determined by registraiton type
    • Alarm Certificate of Registration (ACR) - $1,000 (2 years)
    • Alarm Branch Office Certificate of Registration - $300 (2 years)
    • Alarm Certificate of Registration – Single Station (ACR-SS) $500 (2 years) 
Due:

Biennially by date of issuance. 

Penalties:
  • Fee determined by registraiton type
    • Alarm Certificate of Registration (ACR) - Late fee if late by 1 day to 90 days $125 /Late fee is late by 91 days to 2 years $500
    • Alarm Branch Office Certificate of Registration - Late fee if late by 1 day to 90 days $37.50 / Late fee is late by 91 days to 2 years $150 
    • Alarm Certificate of Registration – Single Station (ACR-SS) Late fee if late by 1 day to 90 days $62.50 / Late fee is late by 91 days to 2 years $250 

Texas Fire Extinguisher Certificate of Registration

Agency:Texas Department of Insurance - State Fire Marshall
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Yes
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No
Requirement Notes:

You must submit a separate application and fee for each branch office other than the main location listed on your certificate of registration


Depending on the type of company, applications must be signed by: 


• An officer of a corporation.
• The sole proprietor.
• By each partner of a general partnership.
• The general partner of a limited liability partnership.
• By an officer or member of a limited liability company.
• Superintendent of the school district.

Initial Registration

Form:

Fire Extinguisher Certificate of Registration Application

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:
  • Fee determined by registration type. 
    • Extinguisher Certificate of Registration (ECR) - $450 
    • Extinguisher Branch Office Certificate of Registration - $100
    • Type C Hydrosatic Testing Registration (HCR) - $250
Required Attachments:
  • The insurance policy for a registered company must provide coverage for the activities performed by a person who is designated as an agent of the company.
  • You must submit a separate application and fee for each branch office other than the main location listed on your certificate of registration.
  • Send one payment to cover fees. Payments for various applications must be combined.
  • Texas Foreign Corporation 
    • Certificate of General Liability Insurance 
    • Corporate charter,Certificate of Existence, or Certificate o fAuthority issued by the Texas Secretary of State
    • Franchise tax account status must be active with the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
    • Assumed Name Certificate from the Texas Secretary of State (if using a DBA)
    • Current U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) letter (only for hydrostatic testing company)
    • Revision/Transfer Application (SF028) or License Application for Individuals (SF026) and fee
  • Sole Proprietorship or General Partnership
    • Certificate of General Liability Insurance 
    • Assumed Name Certificate from your County clerk (if using a DBA)
    • Current U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) letter (only for
      hydrostatic testing company)
    • Revision/Transfer Application (SF028) or License Application for Individuals (SF026) and fee
  • Texas or Foreign Limited Partnership
    • Certificate of General Liability Insurance
    • Certificate of Limited Partnership,Registration Application for Foreign Limited Partnership issued by the Texas Secretary of State
    • Franchise tax account status must be active with the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
    • Assumed Name Certificate from the Texas Secretary of State (if using a DBA)
    • Current U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) letter (only for hydrostatic testing company)
    • Revision/Transfer Application (SF028) or License Application for Individuals (SF026) and fee
  • Texas or Foreign Limited Liability Company
    • Certificate of General Liability Insurance
    • Certificate of Organization, or Certificate of Authority issued by the Texas Secretary of State
    • Franchise tax account status must be active with the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
    • Assumed Name Certificate from the Texas Secretary of State (if using a DBA)
    • Current U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) letter (only for hydrostatic testing company)
    • Revision/Transfer Application (SF028) or License Application for Individuals (SF026) and fee

Registration Renewal

Form:

Fire Extinguisher Certificate of Registration Renewal Application 

Instructions:

Company Certificate of Registration Online Renewal Guide

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$600 renewal fee + $200 per branch office. There is an additional $20 fee for address changes and additional processing fees apply if renewing online.

Turnaround:

Renewing by mail can take up to 3 months, so renewing online is suggested.

Due:

Biennially by date of issuance. 

Texas Fire Sprinkler Certificate of Registration

Agency:Texas Department of Insurance - State Fire Marshall
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Yes
Ownership Requirements:

Each fire protection sprinkler system contractor must employ at least one full-time licensed responsible managing employee – general (RME-G) at each business office where planning is performed.

Insurance Requirements:
  • Certificate of General Liability Insurance
  • The insurance policy for a registered company must provide coverage for the activities performed by a person who is designated as an agent of the company.
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Fire Sprinkler Certificate of Registration Application

Filing Method:

Mail or online

Agency Fee:
  • All SCR license fees include a $50 application fee.
  • Sprinkler Certificate of Registration – General (SCR-G) $950
  • Sprinkler Certificate of Registration – Dwelling (SCR-D) $350
  • Sprinkler Certificate of Registration – Underground (SCR-U) $350
Required Attachments:
  • The insurance policy for a registered company must provide coverage for the activities performed by a person who is designated as an agent of the company.
  • You must submit a separate application and fee for each branch office other than the main location listed on your certificate of registration.
    Send one payment to cover fees. Payments for various applications must be combined.
  • Texas Foreign Corporation 
    • Certificate of General Liability Insurance 
    • Corporate charter,Certificate of Existence, or Certificate o fAuthority issued by the Texas Secretary of State
    • Franchise tax account status must be active with the Texas
    • Comptroller of Public Accounts
    • Assumed Name Certificate from the Texas Secretary of State (if using a DBA)
    • Current U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) letter (only for hydrostatic testing company)
    • Revision/Transfer Application (SF028) or License Application for Individuals (SF026) and fee
  • Sole Proprietorship or General Partnership
    • Certificate of General Liability Insurance 
    • Assumed Name Certificate from your County clerk (if using a DBA)
    • Current U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) letter (only for
      hydrostatic testing company)
    • Revision/Transfer Application (SF028) or License Application for Individuals (SF026) and fee
  • Texas or Foreign Limited Partnership
    • Certificate of General Liability Insurance
    • Certificate of Limited Partnership,Registration Application for Foreign Limited Partnership issued by the Texas Secretary of State
    • Franchise tax account status must be active with the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
    • Assumed Name Certificate from the Texas Secretary of State (if using a DBA)
    • Current U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) letter (only for hydrostatic testing company)
    • Revision/Transfer Application (SF028) or License Application for Individuals (SF026) and fee
  • Texas or Foreign Limited Liability Company
    • Certificate of General Liability Insurance
    • Certificate of Organization, or Certificate of Authority issued by the Texas Secretary of State
    • Franchise tax account status must be active with the Texas
    • Comptroller of Public Accounts
    • Assumed Name Certificate from the Texas Secretary of State (if using a DBA)
    • Current U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) letter (only for hydrostatic testing company)
    • Revision/Transfer Application (SF028) or License Application for Individuals (SF026) and fee

Registration Renewal

Form:

Renewal Application - Fire Sprinkler Certificate of Registration

Instructions:

Company Certificate of Registration Online Renewal Guide

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:
  • Sprinkler Certificate of Registration – General (SCR-G) $1,800
  • Sprinkler Certificate of Registration – Underground (SCR-U) $600
  • Sprinkler Certificate of Registration – Dwelling (SCR-D) $600
Turnaround:

Renewing by mail can take up to 3 months, so renewing online is suggested.

Due:

Biennially by date of issuance. 

Texas General Contractor License

Not required



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

There is no state level license for general contractor firms in Texas, however, industrialized housing and building contractors are required to register with the department of licensing and regulation.

Texas Industrialized Housing Builder Registration

Agency:Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation - Industrialized Housing and Buildings
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$325

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Texas Lead Firm Certification

Agency:Texas Department of State Health Services - Environmental Lead Program
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No
Requirement Notes:

Comply with the standards of the TELRR, including EPA and OSHA regulations; notify DSHS of impending abatement projects; supply and train employees in use of PPE and supervise compliance; ensure each employee is certified and has a DSHS ID card & gov't. issued photo.
Conditions/ Restrictions
Cannot do lead risk assessments, lead hazard screens, conduct or design abatements, or interpret results of inspection.
Cannot conduct or design abatements.
Cannot conduct inspections, risk assessments, or lead hazard screens, or prepare a written abatement project design.
Cannot conduct inspections, risk assessments, lead hazard screens, or abatements.
Cannot supervise or design an abatement, nor conduct inspections, risk assessments, or lead hazard screens.
Must ensure that only certified persons perform lead-based paint activities in target housing and child- occupied facilities.

Initial Registration

Form:

Lead Firm Certification Registration Application

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$1,030

Law:

(§295.211)

Registration Renewal

Form:

Lead Firm Certification Renewal Application

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$1,030

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance. 

Law:

(§295.211)

Penalties:

$500 if renewing past 90 days of expiration. $1,000 if renewing one year past expiration. 

Texas Mold Assessment Company License

Agency:Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Insurance Requirements:

Proof of compliance with the insurance requirement specified in §78.40.

Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No
Requirement Notes:

Required documents: legal business name, DBA name, business phone number, business fax number, business email address, business mailing address, business physical address, texas physical address, responsible person information ,type of ownership, owner information, and statement of applicant.

Initial Registration

Form:

Mold Assessment Company Registration Application

Filing Method:

Mail or online

Agency Fee:

$850

Registration Renewal

Form:

Mold Assessment Company License Renewal Application

Filing Method:

Mail or online

Agency Fee:

$850

Due:

Annually by date of issuance.

Penalties:

A person whose license has been expired for 90 days or less may renew the license by paying to the department a renewal fee that is equal to 1-1/2 times the normally required renewal fee.

A person whose license has been expired for more than 90 days but less than 18 months may renew the license by paying to the department a renewal fee that is equal to two times the normally required renewal fee.

Texas Mold Remediation Company License

Agency:Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Mold Remediation Company Initial License Application

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$850

Required Attachments:
  • List of all owners with 10% or more ownership of the business
  • One of the following:
    • Proof of commercial general liability insurance in the amount of not less than $1 million per occurrence
    • If the business is a self-insured non-governmental entity, submit an affidavit and financial statement as described in 78.40(a)(2)
    • If the business is a self-insured governmental entity, further documentation is not required

Registration Renewal

Form:

Mold Remediation Company License Renewal Application

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$850

Due:

Biennially

Notes:

If there are any changes to the ownership of the business, a mold remediation company initial license application must be submitted instead.

Required Attachments:
  • One of the following:
    • Proof of commercial general liability insurance in the amount of not less than $1 million per occurrence
    • If the business is a self-insured non-governmental entity, submit an affidavit and financial statement as described in 78.40(a)(2)
    • If the business is a self-insured governmental entity, further documentation is not required

Texas Plumbing Contractor License

Not required



Plumbing Contractor Company licensure is not required on the State level in Texas.

There is no state level license for plumbing firms in Texas, however, individual and local licensing requirements may apply.

Local Construction and Contracting Company Licenses

Addison Building Contractor Registration

Agency:Addison Development Services Department - Building Inspection Division (TX)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Building Contractor Registration Application

Agency Fee:

$75

Registration Renewal

Form:

Building Contractor Registration Application (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$75

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Addison Electrical Contractor Registration

Agency:Addison Development Services Department - Building Inspection Division (TX)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Electrical Contractor Registration Application

Agency Fee:

$75

Registration Renewal

Form:

Electrical Contractor Registration Application (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$75

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Andrews County Contractor License

Not required



General Contractor Company licensure is not required on the County level in Andrews County.

Andrews County does not require a contractor's license to perform construction in the unincorporated areas of the county. However, contractors performing work in the incorporated areas of the county should contact the municipalities as they may have different requirements. 

Arlington Electrical Contractor Registration

Agency:Arlington Planning & Development Services Department (TX)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$100 for a 1-year registration or $175 for a 2-year registration.

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$100 for a 1-year registration or $175 for a 2-year registration.

Due:

Annually or biennially depending on the term chosen by the contractor.

Arlington General Contractor Registration

Agency:Arlington Planning & Development Services Department (TX)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$100 for a 1-year registration or $175 for a 2-year registration.

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$100 for a 1-year registration or $175 for a 2-year registration.

Due:

Annually or biennially depending on the term chosen by the contractor.

Arlington Right of Way Contractor Registration

Agency:Arlington Planning & Development Services Department (TX)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$100 for a 1-year registration or $175 for a 2-year registration.

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$100 for a 1-year registration or $175 for a 2-year registration

Due:

Annually or biennially depending on the term chosen by the contractor.

Required Attachments:
  • Copy of current driver's licenses or other government-issued ID
  • Certificate of Insurance 

Austin Electrical Contractor Registration

Agency:City of Austin Development Services Department - Service Center (TX)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Notes:

To apply for or activate a Trade Permit, a trade contractor must first register before being assigned to the associated trade permit.

Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$0

Required Attachments:

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$0

Due:

Annually by date of issuance. 

Required Attachments:

Austin Fireline Contractor Registration

Agency:City of Austin Development Services Department - Service Center (TX)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$0

Required Attachments:

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$0

Due:

Annually by date of issuance.

Required Attachments:

Austin Irrigation Contractor Registration

Agency:City of Austin Development Services Department - Service Center (TX)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$0

Required Attachments:

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$0

Due:

Annually by date of issuance.

Required Attachments:

Austin Mechanical Contractor Registration

Agency:City of Austin Development Services Department - Service Center (TX)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$0

Required Attachments:

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$0

Due:

Annually by date of issuance.

Required Attachments:

Austin Plumbing Contractor Registration

Agency:City of Austin Development Services Department - Service Center (TX)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$0

Required Attachments:

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$0

Due:

Annually by date of issuance.

Required Attachments:

Austin Right of Way Contractor License

Agency:Austin Transportation Department - Right of Way Management Division (TX)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Insurance Requirements:

Commercial general liability insurance with minimum bodily injury and property damage per occurrence limit of $500,000; products and completed operations with a minimum limit of $500,000; explosion, collapse, and underground (XCU) coverage; and independent contractor coverage. The City of Austin must be listed as additional insured.

Bond Requirements:

$10,000

Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Submit the following four documents:

Agency Fee:

$52

Renewal Not Required

Not required



Licenses remain valid until either the bond and/or insurance (on file with our office) expire. As long as the bond and insurance are kept up to date, the license will remain in effect.

City of Bedford Electrical Contractor Registration

Agency:City of Bedford Building Inspections Division (TX)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor Registration Application

Agency Fee:

$100

Registration Renewal

Form:

Contractor Registration Application (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Annually by December 31.

City of Bedford General Contractor Registration

Agency:City of Bedford Building Inspections Division (TX)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor Registration Application

Agency Fee:

$100

Registration Renewal

Form:

Contractor Registration Application (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Annually by December 31.

City of Bedford Right-of-Way Registration

Agency:City of Bedford Building Inspections Division (TX)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor Registration Application Right-of-Way

Agency Fee:

$0

Notarization Required?:Required

Registration Renewal

Form:

Contractor Registration Application Right-of-Way (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$0

Due:

Annually

Notarization Required?:Required

City of Fate Electrical Contractor Registration

Agency:City of Fate Building Inspections Department (TX)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Insurance Requirements:

General liability insurance of at least $500,000

Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor Registration Application

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$75

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$75

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

City of Fate General Contractor Registration

Agency:City of Fate Building Inspections Department (TX)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Insurance Requirements:

General liability insurance of at least $500,000

Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor Registration Application

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$75

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$75

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

City of George West Contractor Registration

Agency:City of George West - City Hall (TX)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Insurance Requirements:

General Liability Insurance (no minimum)

Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

The Contractor Registration application is not currently available online. Call (361) 449-1556 to request an application via email or visit City Hall at 406 Nueces Street George West, Texas 78022.

Filing Method:

Mail or In-person

Agency Fee:

$150 (General Contractors)

The fee is waived for contractors with a valid State License in the applicable trade.

Required Attachments:
  • Certificate of Insurance
  • Valid Drivers License
  • State License, if applicable

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Mail, e-mail, or in-person

Agency Fee:

$150 (General Contractors) 

The fee is waived for contractors with a valid State License in the applicable trade.

Due:

Annually by December 31

Notes:

Renewal notices with instructions will be emailed prior to the expiration of the registration.

Required Attachments:
  • Certificate of Insurance
  • Valid Drivers License
  • State License, if applicable

City of Irving Electrical Contractor Registration

Agency:City of Irving Inspections Department (TX)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor’s Registration Form

Agency Fee:

$0

Renewal Not Required

Not required



Electrical contractor registrations do not expire. However, an updated registration form must be filed when the associated trade license is renewed or when there is a change to the information provided on the initial registration.

City of Irving General Contractor Registration

Agency:City of Irving Inspections Department (TX)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor’s Registration Form

Instructions:

email completed application to irving-permits@cityofirving.org

Agency Fee:

$0

Renewal Not Required

Not required



General contractor registrations do not expire. If information included on the initial registration changes, the registrant should file an updated registration form.

City of Irving Right of Way Registration

Agency:City of Irving Capital Improvement Program Department (TX)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Bond Requirements:

$50,000

Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

ROW Registration Form

Agency Fee:

$0

Notarization Required?:Required

Registration Renewal

Form:

ROW Registration Form (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$0

Due:

Annually

Notarization Required?:Required

City of Killeen Contractor Registration

Agency:City of Killeen Building Inspection Division (TX)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor Registration Application 

Filing Method:

Mail 

Agency Fee:

Fee determined by contractor type. 

Registration Renewal

Form:

Contractor Registration Application (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

Fee determined by contractor type

Due:

Annually by December 31. 

City of Lewisville General Contractor Registration

Agency:City of Lewisville Building Services Division (TX)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Insurance Requirements:

Certificate of general liability insurance listing the City of Lewisville as the certificate holder.

Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$80

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$80

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

City of Midlothian Contractor License

Agency:City of Midlothian Building Inspections Department (TX)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor License Registration Application 

Filing Method:

Mail or online

Agency Fee:

$0

Required Attachments:
  • Certificate of Insurance 
  • Copy of current Driver's License 
  • Approporate State licenses 

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$0

Due:

Every 5 years by December 31. 

City of New Braunfels Contractor Occupational Registration

Agency:City of New Braunfels - Building Division (TX)
Law:

New Braunfels, Tex., Municipal Code § 14.44.

Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Insurance Requirements:
  • General Liability Insurance in amounts not less than $1,000,000 Commercial/Limited Contractor and $300,000 Residential/Limited Contractor
  • The City of New Braunfels must be listed as the certificate holder
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor's Registration Packet

Filing Method:

Mail or In-person

Agency Fee:

$200

Required Attachments:
  • Certificate of Insurance
  • 6 References
    • 2 from Contractors
    • 2 from Customers for which work has been done under this entity
    • 1 from Supplier
    • 1 from Financial Institution
  • Articles of Incorporation or a Copy of Assumed Name Registration
  • Valid Photo ID

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Mail or In-person

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Annually by December 31

Penalties:

If not renewed by January 14, a new application and $200 fee will have to be submitted

Notes:

There is no application form to renew a Contractor's Occupational Registration in the City of New Braunfels.

Pay the renewal fee and provide updated copies of the required documents.

Required Attachments:
  • Certificate of Insurance
  • Valid Photo ID

City of Pasadena Building Contractor Registration

Agency:City of Pasadena - Permits & Licenses Department (TX)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Insurance Requirements:
  • General Liability Insurance not less than $300,000
  • The certificate holder should read as The City of Pasadena 1149 Ellsworth Drive Pasadena, Texas 77506
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Building Contractor Registration Form

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$75 license fee

Required Attachments:
  • Certificate of Insurance
  • Valid Driver's License
  • State License

Registration Renewal

Form:

Building Contractor Registration Form (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$75 renewal fee

Due:

Annually by date of issuance

Required Attachments:
  • Certificate of Insurance
  • Valid Driver's License
  • State License

City of Plano Contractor Registration

Agency:City of Plano Building Inspections Department (TX)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor Registration Form

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$100

Required Attachments:
  • Copy of curent Driver's License 

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Annually by date of issuance. 

City of Rockwall General Contractor Registration

Agency:City of Rockwall Building Inspections Department (TX)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor Reg Application

Agency Fee:

$100

Registration Renewal

Form:

Contractor Reg Application (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

City of Saginaw Contractor Registration

Agency:City of Saginaw Building Department (TX)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Insurance Requirements:

Provide current Certificate of Insurance for General Liability and Completed Operations Insurance ($1000,000 minimunm coverage) showing the City of Saginaw as the certificate holder. 

Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor Registration Application 

Filing Method:

Email permits@saginawtx.org

Agency Fee:

$100

Before you Apply:

The form must be signed by the Master License holder. 

Required Attachments:
  • Inusrance requirements 
  • Copy of current contractor license and copy of picture identification 

Registration Renewal

Form:

Contractor Registration Application (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Email permits@saginawtx.org

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Annually by date of issuance. 

City of Seguin Contractor Registration

Agency:City of Seguin Planning and Codes Department (TX)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Insurance Requirements:

$500,000.00 Certificate of Liability Insurance with City of Seguin as certificate holder

Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$100

Required Attachments:
  • $500,000.00 Certificate of Liability Insurance with the City of Seguin as certificate holder
  • Government issued Photo ID

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Anually by date of issuance. 

Required Attachments:
  • $500,000.00 Certificate of Liability Insurance with the City of Seguin as certificate holder
  • Government issued Photo ID

Crane County Contractor License

Not required



General Contractor Company licensure is not required on the County level in Crane County.

Crane County does not require a contractor's license to perform construction in the unincorporated areas of the county. However, contractors performing work in the incorporated areas of the county should contact the municipalities as they may have different requirements. 

Culberson County Contractor License

Not required



General Contractor Company licensure is not required on the County level in Culberson County.

Culberson County does not require a contractor's license to perform construction in the unincorporated areas of the county. However, contractors performing work in the incorporated areas of the county should contact the municipalities as they may have different requirements. 

Dallas Electrical Contractor Registration

Agency:City of Dallas Building Inspection Department (TX)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Electrical Contractor Registration Application

Filing Method:

In-person. The Master electrician (qualifying electrician) must appear in person at 320 E. Jefferson blvd. room #210, Dallas, TX 75203 with all the forms, letters, and insurance certificates in their possession.

Agency Fee:

$160

Notarization Required?:Required
Required Attachments:
  • Proof of business location. This can include:
    • A copy of the entity's Certificate of Occupancy
    • A letter from a city municipality of business location indicating acknowledgment of your operation of an electrical business at the stated address provided on the application
    • If the business is located outside the corporate limits of a city, a picture of business location showing address and company name
    • A copy of State of Texas Registration Certificate showing business location address as stated on application
  • A certificate of insurance indicating the City of Dallas as a certificate holder. The company name and site address of company office must be indicated on the certificate.
  • A list of officers of the business

Registration Renewal

Form:

Electrical Contractor Registration Application (Renewal)

Filing Method:

In-person

Agency Fee:

$160

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

Notarization Required?:Required

Dallas Electrical Sign Contractor License

Agency:City of Dallas Building Inspection Department (TX)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Electrical Contractor Registration Application

Filing Method:

In-person. The Master electrician (qualifying electrician) must appear in person at 320 E. Jefferson blvd. room #210, Dallas, TX 75203 with all the forms, letters, and insurance certificates in their possession.

Agency Fee:

$160

Notarization Required?:Required
Required Attachments:
  • Proof of business location. This can include:A copy of the entity's Certificate of Occupancy
    • A letter from a city municipality of business location indicating acknowledgment of your operation of an electrical business at the stated address provided on the application
    • If the business is located outside the corporate limits of a city, a picture of business location showing address and company name
    • A copy of State of Texas Registration Certificate showing business location address as stated on application
  • A certificate of insurance indicating the City of Dallas as a certificate holder. The company name and site address of company office must be indicated on the certificate.
  • A list of officers of the business

Registration Renewal

Form:

Electrical Contractor Registration Application (Renewal)

Filing Method:

In-person

Agency Fee:

$160

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

Notarization Required?:Required

Dallas Fire Alarm Contractor Registration

Agency:City of Dallas Building Inspection Department (TX)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Fire Alarm Contractor Registration

Filing Method:

In-person

Agency Fee:

$0

Required Attachments:
  • List of additional personnel authorized to sign permits

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

In-person or online.

Agency Fee:

$0

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Required Attachments:
  • List of additional personnel authorized to sign permits

Dallas Fire Sprinkler Contractor Registration

Agency:City of Dallas Building Inspection Department (TX)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Fire Sprinkler Contractor Registration

Filing Method:

In-person

Agency Fee:

$0

Required Attachments:
  • List of additional personnel authorized to sign permits

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

In-person or online.

Agency Fee:

$0

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Required Attachments:
  • List of additional personnel authorized to sign permits

Dallas General Contractor Registration

Agency:City of Dallas Building Inspection Department (TX)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

General Contractor Registration Form

Agency Fee:

$120

Notarization Required?:Required
Required Attachments:
  • List of company personnel authorized to sign permit applications

Registration Renewal

Form:

General Contractor Registration Form (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$120

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Notarization Required?:Required
Required Attachments:
  • List of company personnel authorized to sign permit applications

Dallas Irrigation Contractor License

Agency:City of Dallas Building Inspection Department (TX)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Irrigation Contractor Registration

Filing Method:

In-person. The License Holder must personally appear at 320 E. Jefferson Blvd. Room 210 Dallas 75203 to apply.

Agency Fee:

$120

Notarization Required?:Required
Required Attachments:
  • The License Holder’s current Irrigator’s pocket license
  • The License Holder’s approved photo identification
  • A list of personnel authorized by the Licensed Irrigator to sign permits on the behalf of the Licensed Irrigator

Registration Renewal

Form:

Irrigation Contractor Registration (Renewal)

Filing Method:

In-person or online.

Agency Fee:

$120

Due:
  • If not licensed under the Texas Irrigation Contractor License Law, renewal is due annually by the date of issuance.
  • If the applicant is licensed under the Texas Irrigation Contractor License Law, renewal is due annually based on the expiration date of the state license.
Notarization Required?:Required
Required Attachments:
  • The License Holder’s current Irrigator’s pocket license
  • The License Holder’s approved photo identification
  • A list of personnel authorized by the Licensed Irrigator to sign permits on the behalf of the Licensed Irrigator

Dallas Mechanical Contractor License

Agency:City of Dallas Building Inspection Department (TX)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Mechanical Contractor Registration Application

Filing Method:

In-person. The License Holder must personally appear at 320 E. Jefferson Blvd. Room 210, Dallas 75203 to apply.

Agency Fee:

$120

Notarization Required?:Required
Required Attachments:
  • The License Holder’s current A/C pocket license
  • The License Holder’s approved photo identification
  • List of personnel authorized by the License Holder to sign permits on the behalf of the License Holder

Registration Renewal

Form:

Mechanical Contractor Registration Application (Renewal)

Filing Method:

In-person or online.

Agency Fee:

$120

Due:
  • If not licensed under the Texas Air Conditioning and Refrigeration License Law, renewal is due annually by the date of issuance.
  • If the applicant is licensed under the Texas Air Conditioning and Refrigeration License Law, renewal is due at the same time as the state license.
Required Attachments:
  • The License Holder’s current A/C pocket license
  • The License Holder’s approved photo identification
  • List of personnel authorized by the License Holder to sign permits on the behalf of the License Holder

Dallas Plumbing Contractor License

Agency:City of Dallas Building Inspection Department (TX)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Plumbing Contractor and Medical Gas Registration Application

Filing Method:

In-person. The RMP must appear in person at 320 E. Jefferson Blvd. Room 210, Dallas 75203 to apply.

Agency Fee:

$0

Notarization Required?:Required
Required Attachments:
  • The RMP’S current TSBPE RMP-Master Pocket license
  • The RMP’S approved photo identification
  • A list of personnel authorized by the Responsible Master Plumber to sign permits on the behalf of the Responsible Master Plumber

Registration Renewal

Form:

Plumbing Contractor and Medical Gas Registration Application (Renewal)

Filing Method:

In-person or online.

Agency Fee:

$0

Due:

All contractor certificates of registration expire annually when the state license or certificate of insurance expires, whichever occurs first.

Notarization Required?:Required
Required Attachments:
  • The RMP’S current TSBPE RMP-Master Pocket license
  • The RMP’S approved photo identification
  • A list of personnel authorized by the Responsible Master Plumber to sign permits on the behalf of the Responsible Master Plumber

Denton General Contractor Registration

Agency:City of Denton Department of Development and Growth - Building Safety (TX)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$75

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$75

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

El Paso Contractor Registration

Agency:El Paso Planning & Inspections Department (TX)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Registration Renewal

Form:

Contractor Registration Application (Renewal)

Instructions:

Contractor Registration Requirements

Agency Fee:

$102

Due:

Annually

Farmers Branch General Contractor Registration

Agency:Farmers Branch Community Services Department - Building Inspection Division (TX)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$0

Notes:

Complete the online registration and then email fbinspections@farmersbranchtx.gov your relevant state license(s) and the driver’s license of the master license-holder, and ask the division to attach the info to your new account.

Renewal Not Required

Not required



Registrations do not need to be renewed, however, the division should be notified if there are any changes to the state-issued licenses associated with the account.

Flower Mound General Contractor Registration

Agency:Flower Mound Building Inspections Department (TX)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

General Contractor Registration Form

Agency Fee:

$125

Notarization Required?:Required

Registration Renewal

Form:

Registration Renewal General Contractor

Agency Fee:

$125

Due:

Annually by December 31.

Fort Worth Commercial Building Contractor Registration

Agency:City of Fort Worth Planning and Development Department (TX)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor Registration Application

Agency Fee:

$120

Registration Renewal

Form:

Contractor Registration Application (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$120

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Fort Worth Concrete Contractor Registration

Agency:City of Fort Worth Planning and Development Department (TX)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor Registration Application

Agency Fee:

$120

Registration Renewal

Form:

Contractor Registration Application (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$120

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Fort Worth Electrical Contractor Registration

Agency:City of Fort Worth Planning and Development Department (TX)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor Registration Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$120

Registration Renewal

Form:

Contractor Registration Application (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$120

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Fort Worth Fence Contractor Registration

Agency:City of Fort Worth Planning and Development Department (TX)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor Registration Application

Agency Fee:

$120

Registration Renewal

Form:

Contractor Registration Application (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$120

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Fort Worth Masonry Contractor Registration

Agency:City of Fort Worth Planning and Development Department (TX)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor Registration Application

Agency Fee:

$120

Registration Renewal

Form:

Contractor Registration Application (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$120

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Fort Worth Mechanical Contractor Registration

Agency:City of Fort Worth Planning and Development Department (TX)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor Registration Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$120

Registration Renewal

Form:

Contractor Registration Application(renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$120

Due:

Annually

Fort Worth Parkway Commercial Contractor Registration

Agency:City of Fort Worth Planning and Development Department (TX)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor Registration Application

Agency Fee:

$500

Registration Renewal

Form:

Contractor Registration Application (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$500

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Fort Worth Parkway Residential Contractor Registration

Agency:City of Fort Worth Planning and Development Department (TX)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor Registration Application

Agency Fee:

$500

Registration Renewal

Form:

Contractor Registration Application (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$500

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Fort Worth Parkway Utility Contractor Registration

Agency:City of Fort Worth Planning and Development Department (TX)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor Registration Application

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$500

Registration Renewal

Form:

Contractor Registration Application (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$500

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Fort Worth Plumbing Contractor Registration

Agency:City of Fort Worth Planning and Development Department (TX)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor Registration Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$120

Registration Renewal

Form:

Contractor Registration Application(renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$120

Due:

Annually

Fort Worth Pool/Spa Contractor Registration

Agency:City of Fort Worth Planning and Development Department (TX)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor Registration Application

Agency Fee:

$120

Registration Renewal

Form:

Contractor Registration Application (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$120

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Fort Worth Residential Building Contractor Registration

Agency:City of Fort Worth Planning and Development Department (TX)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor Registration Application

Agency Fee:

$120

Registration Renewal

Form:

Contractor Registration Application (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$120

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Fort Worth Roofing Contractor Registration

Agency:City of Fort Worth Planning and Development Department (TX)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor Registration Application

Agency Fee:

$120

Registration Renewal

Form:

Contractor Registration Application (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$120

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Fort Worth Sign Erector Contractor Registration

Agency:City of Fort Worth Planning and Development Department (TX)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor Registration Application

Agency Fee:

$120

Registration Renewal

Form:

Contractor Registration Application (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$120

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Fort Worth Steel Contractor Registration

Agency:City of Fort Worth Planning and Development Department (TX)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor Registration Application

Agency Fee:

$120

Registration Renewal

Form:

Contractor Registration Application (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$120

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Fort Worth Wrecking Contractor Registration

Agency:City of Fort Worth Planning and Development Department (TX)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor Registration Application

Agency Fee:

$120

Registration Renewal

Form:

Contractor Registration Application (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$120

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Frisco Electrical Contractor Registration

Agency:Frisco Public Works Department - Right-of-Way Inspection Division (TX)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Agency Fee:

$35

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$35

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Frisco General Contractor Registration

Agency:Frisco Public Works Department - Right-of-Way Inspection Division (TX)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$35

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$35

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Frisco Right of Way Contractor Registration

Agency:Frisco Public Works Department - Right-of-Way Inspection Division (TX)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Insurance Requirements:

General Liability insurance for personal injury (including death) and property damage with a minimum of $1 Million Dollars per occurrence and $2 Million Dollars aggregate, including advertising injury, products coverage and (XCU) Explosion, collapse and underground (If high risk or dangerous activities)Umbrella Coverage or Excess Liability Coverage of $2 Million Dollars.

Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$35

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$35

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Garland Electrical Contractor Registration

Agency:City of Garland Building Inspection Department (TX)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor Registration Application

Agency Fee:

$0

Registration Renewal

Form:

Contractor Registration Application (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$0

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Garland General Contractor Registration

Agency:City of Garland Building Inspection Department (TX)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor Registration Application

Agency Fee:

$125

Registration Renewal

Form:

Contractor Registration Application (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$125

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Grand Prairie Electrical Contractor Registration

Agency:Grand Prairie Planning and Development Department - Building Inspections Division (TX)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Electrical Contractor Registration Form

Filing Method:

In Person or Online

Agency Fee:

$0

Registration Renewal

Form:

Electrical Contractor Registration Form

Filing Method:

In Person or Online

Agency Fee:

$0

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Grand Prairie General Contractor Registration

Agency:Grand Prairie Planning and Development Department - Building Inspections Division (TX)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

General Contractor Registration Form

Agency Fee:

$75

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$75

Due:

Annually by February 28.

Harris County General Contractor License

Not required



General Contractor Company licensure is not required on the County level in Harris County.

Harris County does not require a General Contractor’s License to perform construction within the Unincorporated areas.

Houston Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Contractor Registration

Agency:Houston Public Works Department - Mechanical Inspections Section (TX)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Notes:

A licensed contractor that wants to do work within the City of Houston limits must register their state license with the city and purchase a permit for work to be done.

Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Registration Form for State Air Conditioning License

Filing Method:

Mail or email a completed application to mechanicalsection@houstontx.gov and then pay the registration fee online.

Required Attachments:
  • Copy of State of Texas license card
  • A form of official picture identification, i.e. Driver’s License, State I.D. card, etc.
  • A copy of the certificate of insurance bearing the licensee’s business affiliation. The licensee’s name and license number must also appear on the certification as “insured” or “additional insured”.
  • An iPermits Acknowledgement Form if they are a first-time user of the iPermits system.

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Mail or email the required documents to mechanicalsection@houstontx.gov and then pay the registration fee online.

Due:

Annually

Required Attachments:
  • Copy of State of Texas license card
  • A copy of the certificate of insurance bearing the licensee’s business affiliation. The licensee’s name and license number must also appear on the certification as “insured” or “additional insured”.

Houston Elevator Contractor Registration

Agency:Houston Public Works Department - Mechanical Inspections Section (TX)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Notes:

The City of Houston regulates the installation, repair, and general safety of elevators. Licensed contractors must register with the City of Houston to obtain permits.

Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Registration Form for Elevator Contractor

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$0

Required Attachments:

Renewal Not Required

Not required



Registrations are valid indefinitely.

Houston General Contractor License

Not required



General Contractor Company licensure is not required on the City level in Houston.

Houston does not have a professional license requirement for general contractors.

Houston Licensed Sign Contractor Registration

Agency:Houston Public Works Department - Sign Administration Section (TX)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Notes:

Any person or company engaging in exterior sign work for others must be licensed.

Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Sign Contractor Packet

Filing Method:

In-person

Agency Fee:

$485.61 license fee + $31.32 admin fee

Required Attachments:
  • Construction Bond Affidavit
  • Removal Bond Affidavit
  • Proof of Insurance and Endorsement (City of Houston Sign Administration as Certificate Holder)

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$485.61

Due:

Annually

Notes:

30 days prior to the renewal date, an invoice will be mailed to the billing address listed on the application.

Howard County Contractor License

Not required



General Contractor Company licensure is not required on the County level in Howard County.

Howard County does not require a contractor's license to perform construction in the unincorporated areas of the county. However, contractors performing work in the incorporated areas of the county should contact the municipalities as they may have different requirements. 

Hurst General Contractor License

Not required



General Contractor Company licensure is not required on the City level in Hurst.

The City of Hurst no longer requires an annual contractor registration form. Contractors will register through the permit application process. All contractors will send in their US issued ID, Trade License (if applicable), and copy of general liability insurance in the attachments of the permit that is being applied for.

Keller General Contractor Registration

Agency:City of Keller Building Services Department (TX)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Insurance Requirements:

Proof of liability insurance of at least $300,000

Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor Registration Form

Agency Fee:

$50

Registration Renewal

Form:

Contractor Registration Form (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Loving County Contractor License

Not required



General Contractor Company licensure is not required on the County level in Loving County.

Loving County does not require a contractor's license to perform construction in the unincorporated areas of the county. However, contractors performing work in the incorporated areas of the county should contact the municipalities as they may have different requirements. 

Mansfield General Contractor Registration

Agency:Mansfield Building Safety Department (TX)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$0

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$0

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

Martin County Contractor License

Not required



General Contractor Company licensure is not required on the County level in Martin County.

Martin County does not require a contractor's license to perform construction in the unincorporated areas of the county. However, contractors performing work in the incorporated areas of the county should contact the municipalities as they may have different requirements. 

Midland County Contractor License

Not required



General Contractor Company licensure is not required on the County level in Midland County.

Midland County does not require a contractor's license to perform construction in the unincorporated areas of the county. However, contractors performing work in the incorporated areas of the county should contact the municipalities as they may have different requirements. 

North Richland Hills Electrical Contractor Registration

Agency:North Richland Hills Building Inspections & Permits Department (TX)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor Registration Form

Agency Fee:

$0

Registration Renewal

Form:

Contractor Registration Form (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$0

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

North Richland Hills General Contractor - Commercial Registration

Agency:North Richland Hills Building Inspections & Permits Department (TX)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor Registration Form

Agency Fee:

$0

Registration Renewal

Form:

Contractor Registration Form (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$0

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

North Richland Hills General Contractor - Residential Registration

Agency:North Richland Hills Building Inspections & Permits Department (TX)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor Registration Form

Agency Fee:

$0

Registration Renewal

Form:

Contractor Registration Form (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$0

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Pantego Electrical Contractor Registration

Agency:Town of Pantego Building Department (TX)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$0

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$0

Due:

Contractors can choose either an annual or biennial renewal cycle.

Pantego General Contractor Registration

Agency:Town of Pantego Building Department (TX)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$100

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$75 for a single-year renewal or $125 for a two-year renewal.

Due:

Contractors can choose either an annual or biennial renewal cycle.

Pecos County Contractor License

Not required



General Contractor Company licensure is not required on the County level in Pecos County.

Pecos County does not require a contractor's license to perform construction in the unincorporated areas of the county. However, contractors performing work in the incorporated areas of the county should contact the municipalities as they may have different requirements. 

Princeton Electrical Contractor Registration

Agency:City of Princeton Development Services Department (TX)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor Registration Form

Agency Fee:

$75

Notarization Required?:Required

Registration Renewal

Form:

Contractor Registration Form (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$75

Due:

Annually

Princeton General Contractor Registration

Agency:City of Princeton Development Services Department (TX)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor Registration Form

Agency Fee:

$75

Registration Renewal

Form:

Contractor Registration Form (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$75

Due:

Annually

Reeves County Contractor License

Not required



General Contractor Company licensure is not required on the County level in Reeves County.

Reeves County does not require a contractor's license to perform construction in the unincorporated areas of the county. However, contractors performing work in the incorporated areas of the county should contact the municipalities as they may have different requirements. 

Richardson Building Contractor Registration

Agency:Richardson Building Inspection Department (TX)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor Registration Application

Agency Fee:

$100

Registration Renewal

Form:

Contractor Registration Application (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

San Antonio Commercial Building Contractor License

Not required



General Contractor Company licensure is not required on the City level in San Antonio.

More information: City of San Antonio Development Services (TX)

San Antonio Demolition Contractor License

Agency:City of San Antonio Development Services (TX)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

San Antonio Electrical Contractor License Registration

Not required



Electrical Contracting Company licensure is not required on the City level in San Antonio.

The city no longer issues electrical contractor licenses.

More information: City of San Antonio Development Services (TX)

San Antonio Home Improvement Contractor Registration

Agency:City of San Antonio Development Services (TX)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

San Antonio Mechanical Contractor License Registration

Not required



Mechanical/HVAC Contractor Company licensure is not required on the City level in San Antonio.

The city no longer issues mechanical contractor licenses.

More information: City of San Antonio Development Services (TX)

San Antonio Residential Building Contractor Registration

Agency:City of San Antonio Development Services (TX)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

San Antonio Sidewalk, Curb, and Gutter Contractor License

Agency:City of San Antonio Development Services (TX)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

San Antonio Sign Contractor License Registration

Agency:City of San Antonio Development Services (TX)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

San Antonio Tree Maintenance License

Agency:City of San Antonio Development Services (TX)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Southlake General Contractor Registration

Agency:Southlake Planning and Development Services Department - Building Inspections Division (TX)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor Registration Form

Agency Fee:

$105

Original Ink:Required

Registration Renewal

Form:

Contractor Registration Form (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$105

Due:

Annually

Original Ink:Required

Ward County Contractor License

Not required



General Contractor Company licensure is not required on the County level in Ward County.

Ward County does not require a contractor's license to perform construction in the unincorporated areas of the county. However, contractors performing work in the incorporated areas of the county should contact the municipalities as they may have different requirements. 

Winkler County Contractor License

Not required



General Contractor Company licensure is not required on the County level in Winkler County.

Winkler County does not require a contractor's license to perform construction in the unincorporated areas of the county. However, contractors performing work in the incorporated areas of the county should contact the municipalities as they may have different requirements. 

Individual Licenses

Texas Individual Construction and Contracting Licenses

Texas Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technician Certification

Agency:Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation - Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Contractors Program
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Texas Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technician Registration

Agency:Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation - Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Contractors Program
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$20

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Texas Apprentice Electrician License

Agency:Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation - Electricians Program
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Texas Apprentice Electrician License

Agency Fee:

$20

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$20

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Texas Asbestos Abatement Supervisor License

Agency:Texas Department of State Health Services - Asbestos Program
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Asbestos Individual Application Form

Agency Fee:

$400 application fee + $5 online filing fee

Required Attachments:
  • Proof of successfully passing the Department’s examination for Asbestos Contractors & Supervisors
  • Verifiable written documentation covering 90 days of legally qualified work experience performed within the last 24 months
  • 1-inch by 1-inch color photo of the applicant with a white background
  • Completed DSHS “Physician’s Written Statement” signed by a doctor within the last 12 months
  • An Initial Asbestos Contractor/ Supervisor training certificate and training ID card (if applicable)
  • Any Asbestos Contractor/ Supervisor Refresher training certificates and training IDs (if applicable) obtained before submission of application

Registration Renewal

Form:

Asbestos Individual Application Form (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$400 application fee + $5 online filing fee

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

Required Attachments:
  • 1-inch by 1-inch color photo of the applicant with a white background
  • Completed DSHS “Physician’s Written Statement” signed by a doctor within the last 12 months
  • Any Asbestos Contractor/ Supervisor Refresher training certificates and training IDs (if applicable) obtained before submission of application

Texas Asbestos Abatement Worker License

Agency:Texas Department of State Health Services - Asbestos Program
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Asbestos Individual Application Form

Agency Fee:

$65 application fee + $2 online filing fee

Required Attachments:
  • 1-inch by 1-inch color photo of the applicant with a white background
  • Completed DSHS “Physician’s Written Statement” signed by a doctor within the last 12 months
  • Any Asbestos Worker Refresher training certificates and training IDs (if applicable) obtained before submission of application

Registration Renewal

Form:

Asbestos Individual Application Form (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$65 application fee + $2 online filing fee

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

Required Attachments:
  • 1-inch by 1-inch color photo of the applicant with a white background
  • Completed DSHS “Physician’s Written Statement” signed by a doctor within the last 12 months
  • Any Asbestos Worker Refresher training certificates and training IDs (if applicable) obtained before submission of application

Texas Asbestos Air Monitor Technician License

Agency:Texas Department of State Health Services - Asbestos Program
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Asbestos Individual Application Form

Agency Fee:

$99 application fee + $3 online filing fee

Required Attachments:
  • Proof of successfully passing the Department’s examination for Asbestos Air Monitoring Technicians
  • Proof of performing Air Monitoring as an Apprentice for 30 days of work under the direct supervision of a licensed Air Monitoring Technician working for a licensed Laboratory, Contractor, or Consultant
  • 1-inch by 1-inch color photo of the applicant with a white background
  • Completed DSHS “Physician’s Written Statement” signed by a doctor within the last 12 months
  • An Initial Asbestos Air Monitoring Technician training certificate and training ID card (if applicable)
  • Any Asbestos Air Monitoring Technician Refresher training certificates and training IDs (if applicable) obtained before submission of application

Registration Renewal

Form:

Asbestos Individual Application Form (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$99 application fee + $3 online filing fee

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

Required Attachments:
  • 1-inch by 1-inch color photo of the applicant with a white background
  • Completed DSHS “Physician’s Written Statement” signed by a doctor within the last 12 months
  • Any Asbestos Air Monitoring Technician Refresher training certificates and training IDs (if applicable) obtained before submission of application

Texas Asbestos Individual Consultant License

Agency:Texas Department of State Health Services - Asbestos Program
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Asbestos Individual Application Form

Agency Fee:

$645 application fee + $5 online filing fee

Required Attachments:
  • Proof of successfully passing the Department’s examination for Asbestos Individual Consultants
  • 1-inch by 1-inch color photo of the applicant with a white background
  • Completed DSHS “Physician’s Written Statement” signed by a doctor within the last 12 months
  • An Initial training certificate and ID card (if applicable) for each of the following courses:
    • Asbestos Project Designer
    • Asbestos Air Monitoring Technician
    • Asbestos Inspector
    • Asbestos Management planner
  • Any Refresher training certificates and ID cards (if applicable) for each of the following courses obtained before submission of application:
    • Asbestos Project Designer
    • Asbestos Air Monitoring Technician
    • Asbestos Inspector
    • Asbestos Management planner
  • Proof of professional liability insurance coverage in the amount $1 million for errors & omissions if working for hire, or be covered under the consultant’s employer’s policy, as specified in 295.40 of the Texas Asbestos Health Protection Rules (TAHPR).  If working for a Government agency, Provide proof of Self Insurance.
  • Verifiable Evidence of one of the following:
    • A current license in the State of Texas as an Architect or Professional Engineer
    • Possession of a bachelor’s degree in Architecture, Engineering, Physical or Natural Science from an accredited four-year college or university and four years of experience in areas affecting Environmental or Occupational health matters.
    • Current highest full-qualification membership in a National Professional organization devoted to technical proficiency in Environmental or Occupational Health Protection, which includes:
      • A published code of ethics
      • Administration by an active board of directors
      • Admission requirements that specify college courses and other training, a bachelor’s or higher degree, at least three-years’ experience in specified fields, and a qualification exam. 

Registration Renewal

Form:

Asbestos Individual Application Form (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$645 renewal fee + $5 online filing fee

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

Required Attachments:
  • Proof of successfully passing the Department’s examination for Asbestos Individual Consultants
  • 1-inch by 1-inch color photo of the applicant with a white background
  • Completed DSHS “Physician’s Written Statement” signed by a doctor within the last 12 months
  • Any Refresher training certificates and ID cards (if applicable) for each of the following courses obtained before submission of application:
    • Asbestos Project Designer
    • Asbestos Air Monitoring Technician
    • Asbestos Inspector
    • Asbestos Management planner
  • Proof of professional liability insurance coverage in the amount $1 million for errors & omissions if working for hire, or be covered under the consultant’s employer’s policy, as specified in 295.40 of the Texas Asbestos Health Protection Rules (TAHPR).  If working for a Government agency, Provide proof of Self Insurance.

Texas Asbestos Individual Management Planner License

Agency:Texas Department of State Health Services - Asbestos Program
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Asbestos Individual Application Form

Agency Fee:

$260 application fee + $5 online filing fee

Required Attachments:
  • Proof of successfully passing the Department’s examination for Asbestos Management Planners
  • 1-inch by 1-inch color photo of the applicant with a white background
  • Completed DSHS “Physician’s Written Statement” signed by a doctor within the last 12 months
  • Copy of an Associate’s degree from an accredited college or university or successfully complete 60 credit hours from an accredited college or university
  • An Initial training certificate and ID card (if applicable) for each of the following courses:
    • Asbestos Inspector
    • Asbestos Management Planner
  • Any Refresher training certificates and ID cards (if applicable) for each of the following courses obtained before submission of application:
    • Asbestos Inspector
    • Asbestos Management Planner
  • Proof of professional liability insurance coverage in the amount $1 million for errors & omissions if working for hire, or be covered under the employer’s policy, as specified in 295.40 of the Texas Asbestos Health Protection Rules (TAHPR).  If working for a Government agency: Provide proof of Self Insurance.

Registration Renewal

Form:

Asbestos Individual Application Form (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$260 application fee + $5 online filing fee

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

Required Attachments:
  • 1-inch by 1-inch color photo of the applicant with a white background
  • Completed DSHS “Physician’s Written Statement” signed by a doctor within the last 12 months
  • Any Refresher training certificates and ID cards (if applicable) for each of the following courses obtained before submission of application:
    • Asbestos Inspector
    • Asbestos Management Planner
  • Proof of professional liability insurance coverage in the amount $1 million for errors & omissions if working for hire, or be covered under the employer’s policy, as specified in 295.40 of the Texas Asbestos Health Protection Rules (TAHPR).  If working for a Government agency, provide proof of Self Insurance.

Texas Asbestos Inspector License

Agency:Texas Department of State Health Services - Asbestos Program
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Asbestos Individual Application Form

Agency Fee:

$130 application fee + $2 online filing fee

Required Attachments:
  • Proof of successfully passing the Department’s examination for Asbestos Inspectors
  • Copy of High School Diploma or GED
  • Verifiable work experience that includes participation in at least five Asbestos Inspections performed under the direct supervision of a licensed Management Planner, Inspector, or Individual Consultant
  • 1-inch by 1-inch color photo of the applicant with a white background
  • Completed DSHS “Physician’s Written Statement” signed by a doctor within the last 12 months
  • An Initial Asbestos Inspector training certificate and training ID card (if applicable)
  • Any Asbestos Inspector Refresher training certificates and training IDs (if applicable) obtained before submission of application

Registration Renewal

Form:

Asbestos Individual Application Form (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$130 application fee + $2 online filing fee

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

Required Attachments:
  • 1-inch by 1-inch color photo of the applicant with a white background
  • Completed DSHS “Physician’s Written Statement” signed by a doctor within the last 12 months
  • Any Asbestos Inspector Refresher training certificates and training IDs (if applicable) obtained before submission of application

Texas Asbestos Operations and Maintenance Supervisor (Restricted) License

Agency:Texas Department of State Health Services - Asbestos Program
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Asbestos Individual Application Form

Agency Fee:

$225 application fee + $5 online filing fee

Required Attachments:
  • Proof of successfully passing the Department’s examination for Asbestos Contractors & Supervisors
  • 1-inch by 1-inch color photo of the applicant with a white background
  • Completed DSHS “Physician’s Written Statement” signed by a doctor within the last 12 months
  • An Initial Asbestos Contractor/ Supervisor training certificate and training ID card (if applicable)
  • Any Asbestos Contractor/ Supervisor Refresher training certificates and training IDs (if applicable) obtained before submission of application

Registration Renewal

Form:

Asbestos Individual Application Form (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$225 application fee + $5 online filing fee

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

Required Attachments:
  • 1-inch by 1-inch color photo of the applicant with a white background
  • Completed DSHS “Physician’s Written Statement” signed by a doctor within the last 12 months
  • Any Asbestos Contractor/ Supervisor Refresher training certificates and training IDs (if applicable) obtained before submission of application

Texas Asbestos Project Manager License

Agency:Texas Department of State Health Services - Asbestos Program
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Asbestos Individual Application Form

Agency Fee:

$320 application fee + $5 online filing fee

Required Attachments:
  • Proof of successfully passing the Department’s examination for Asbestos Contractors & Supervisors
  • Copy of High School Diploma or GED
  • 1-inch by 1-inch color photo of the applicant with a white background
  • Completed DSHS “Physician’s Written Statement” signed by a doctor within the last 12 months
  • An Initial Asbestos Contractors & Supervisors training certificate and training ID card (if applicable)
  • Any Asbestos Contractors & Supervisors Refresher training certificates and training IDs (if applicable) obtained before submission of application

Registration Renewal

Form:

Asbestos Individual Application Form (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$320 application fee + $5 online filing fee

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

Required Attachments:
  • 1-inch by 1-inch color photo of the applicant with a white background
  • Completed DSHS “Physician’s Written Statement” signed by a doctor within the last 12 months
  • Any Asbestos Contractors & Supervisors Refresher training certificates and training IDs (if applicable) obtained before submission of application

Texas Electrical Sign Apprentice License

Agency:Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation - Electricians Program
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$20

Due:

Annually by December 31.

Texas Fire Alarm License

Agency:Texas Department of Insurance - State Fire Marshall
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No
Requirement Notes:

1. You must meet one of the following requirements:
• Have a current Electronic Security Association (ESA) Level III Fire Alarm Designer
certification.
• Pass the National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET) Level
III Fire Alarm Systems test.
• Be a licensed Texas Professional Engineer.


2. Pass the Fire Alarm Statute & Rules TFM11 test. The study material for the TFM11 test is the Fire Alarm Statute & Rules.
3. Have a fingerprint background check done if one is not already on file with SFMO.
4. Submit a Fire Alarm License Application (SF032).
5. Provide the name of the company where the employee will be registered. If the company is not licensed with SFMO, the company will need to submit a Fire Alarm Certificate of Registration application (SF031).
6. Submit the complete applications, additional forms, and all fees at the same time.

Initial Registration

Form:

Individual Application for All Types of Fire Alarm Licenses

Filing Method:

Mail or online

Agency Fee:
  • Fire Alarm Technician (FAL) $120
  • Fire Alarm Monitoring Technician (AMT) $120
  • Residential Fire Alarm Superintendent – Single-Station (RAS-SS) $120
  • Residential Fire Alarm Superintendent (RAS) $120
  • Residential Fire Alarm Technician (RAL) $50
  • Fire Alarm Planning Superintendent (APS) $120
Required Attachments:
  • All first-time applicants must have their fingerprints taken by IdentoGo

Registration Renewal

Form:

Individual License Renewal Application for All Types of Fire Alarm Licenses

Filing Method:

Mail or online

Agency Fee:
  • Fire Alarm Technician (FAL) $200
  • Fire Alarm Monitoring Technician (AMT) $200
  • Residential Fire Alarm Superintendent – Single-Station (RAS-SS) $200
  • Residential Fire Alarm Superintendent (RAS) $200
  • Residential Fire Alarm Technician (RAL) $100
  • Fire Alarm Planning Superintendent (APS) $200
Due:

Biennially by date of issuance. 

Penalties:

A late fee is required for renewal applications that are not postmarked by your current license’s expiration date (see fee schedule on last page). A late fee is also required if you submit an incomplete application and do not provide the missing information by your license’s expiration date or within the 30-day notice period allowed by the fire alarm rules

Texas Fire Extinguisher License

Agency:Texas Department of Insurance - State Fire Marshall
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Fire Extinguisher License Application

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$70

Registration Renewal

Form:

Renewal Application - Fire Extinguisher License

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

Texas Fire Sprinkler Responsible Managing Employee (RME) License

Agency:Texas Department of Insurance - State Fire Marshall
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Fire Sprinkler Responsible Managing Employee (RME) License Application

Filing Method:

Mail 

Agency Fee:
  • Responsible Managing Employee – General (RME-G) $200
  • Responsible Managing Employee – Dwelling (RME-D) $150
  • Responsible Managing Employee – Underground (RME-U) $150
  • Responsible Managing Employee – General Inspector (RME-I) $50
Required Attachments:
  • Include all required test and certification documents as indicated on the Fire Sprinkler License and Test Information Guide SF040.
  • Copy of the NICET documents, if applicable
  • Copy of engineer registration, if applicable 

Registration Renewal

Form:

Renewal Application - Fire Sprinkler Responsible Managing Employee

Instructions:
  • To renew your license:
    • You must be an employee of a currently registered company.
    • Your renewal must be postmarked before your license expiration date.
    • Your renewal application must be complete
Filing Method:

Mail 

Agency Fee:
  • Responsible Managing Employee – General (RME-G) $350
  • Responsible Managing Employee – General/Dwelling (RME-GD) $350
  • Responsible Managing Employee – Dwelling (RME-D) $200
  • Responsible Managing Employee – Underground (RME-U) $200
  • Responsible Managing Employee – General Inspector (RME-I) $100
Due:

Biennially by date of issuance.

Required Attachments:
  • SF261 - Supplemental Criminal History Information , if applicable 

Texas Journeyman Electrician License

Agency:Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation - Electricians Program
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Journeyman Electrician License

Agency Fee:

$30

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$30

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Texas Journeyman Lineman License

Agency:Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation - Electricians Program
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Journeyman Lineman License

Agency Fee:

$30

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$30

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Texas Journeyman Plumber License

Agency:Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Journeyman Plumber License

Agency Fee:

$40 exam fee + $40 initial license fee

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$40

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Texas Journeyman Sign Electrician License

Agency:Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation - Electricians Program
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$30

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Texas Lead Individual Certification

Agency:Texas Health and Human Services
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Lead Certification Registration Application 

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

Lead Inspector $300, Risk Assessor $600, Lead Supervisor $300, Lead Worker $100, Project Designer $600 + $5 online fee

Registration Renewal

Form:

Lead Certificate Renewal Application 

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

Lead Inspector $300, Risk Assessor $600, Lead Supervisor $300, Lead Worker $100, Project Designer $600 + $5 online fee

Texas Maintenance Electrician License

Agency:Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation - Electricians Program
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Maintenance Electrician License

Agency Fee:

$20

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$20

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Texas Master Electrician License

Agency:Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation - Electricians Program
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Master Electrician License

Agency Fee:

$45

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$45

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Penalties:

The fee becomes $67.50 if late 90 days or less, $90 if between 91 days and 18 months late, and licenses that have not been renewed 3 years or more cannot be renewed and the licensee must reapply.

Texas Master Plumber License

Agency:Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Master Plumber License

Agency Fee:

$175 exam fee + $75 initial license fee

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$75

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Texas Master Sign Electrician License

Agency:Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation - Electricians Program
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$45

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Texas Mold Assessment Consultant License

Agency:Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Mold Assessment Consultant License Application

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$500

Registration Renewal

Form:

Mold Assessment Consultant License Renewal Application

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$500

Due:

Biennially by the registration anniversary date.

Texas Plumber Apprentice Registration

Agency:Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Plumber Apprentice Registration

Agency Fee:

$15

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$15

Due:

Annually

Texas Plumbing Inspector License

Agency:Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Plumbing Inspector License

Agency Fee:

$55 exam fee + $55 initial license fee

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$55

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Texas Residential Appliance Installer License

Agency:Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation - Electricians Program
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Residential Appliance Installer License

Agency Fee:

$30

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$30

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Texas Residential Wireman License

Agency:Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation - Electricians Program
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Residential Wireman License

Agency Fee:

$20

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$20

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Texas Tradesman Plumber Limited License

Agency:Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Tradesman Plumber Limited License

Agency Fee:

$36 exam fee + $35 initial license fee

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$35

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Local Construction and Contracting Individual Licenses

Austin General Contractor Registration

Agency:City of Austin Development Services Department - Service Center (TX)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Notes:
  • A General Contractor (GC) is the responsible individual assigned to a Building Permit. In the State of Texas, anyone can be a General Contractor, including homeowners, and a state license is not required.
  • To apply or activate a Building Permit, a General Contractor must first register before being assigned to the Building Permit.
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$0

Required Attachments:

Renewal Not Required

Not required



General Contractors are not required to update their registration annually since a license is not required.

City of Allen General Contractor Registration

Agency:City of Allen Community Development Department - Building and Permitting Division (TX)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor Registration Form

Agency Fee:

$50

Registration Renewal

Form:

Contractor Registration Form (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

City of Allen Master Electrician Registration

Agency:City of Allen Community Development Department - Building and Permitting Division (TX)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor Registration Form

Agency Fee:

$50

Registration Renewal

Form:

Contractor Registration Form (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

City of Amarillo General Contractor Registration

Agency:City of Amarillo Planning and Development Services Department - Building Safety Office (TX)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor Registration Application

Agency Fee:

$51

Registration Renewal

Form:

Contractor Registration Application (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$51

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

City of Cleveland General Contractor Registration

Agency:City of Cleveland - Development Services (TX)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Insurance Requirements:
  • General Liability Insurance in the amounts of $300,000 for jobs under $50,000 and $1,000,000 for jobs over $50,000
  • The certificate holder must be listed as The City of Cleveland 907 E. Houston Street Cleveland, Texas 77327
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

General Contractor Registration Form

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

There is no fee to register your business in the City of Cleveland

Required Attachments:
  • Certificate of Insurance

Registration Renewal

Form:

General Contractor Registration Form (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

There is no fee to renew a contractor registration in the City of Cleveland

Due:

Annually by December 31

Required Attachments:
  • Certificate of Insurance

Cockrell Hill Master Electrician Registration

Agency:City of Cockrell Hill Administration Department (TX)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor Registration Form

Filing Method:

In person

Agency Fee:

$130 application fee + $130 registration fee

Registration Renewal

Form:

Contractor Registration Form

Agency Fee:

$130

Due:

Annually

Denison Electrical Contractor Registration

Agency:City of Denison Building Department (TX)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$0

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$0

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Denison General Contractor Registration

Agency:City of Denison Building Department (TX)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$50

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Euless General Contractor Registraiton

Agency:City of Euless Planning and Economic Development Department
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$100

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Euless Master Electrician Registration

Agency:City of Euless Planning and Economic Development Department
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$0

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$0

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Farmers Branch Electrical Contractor Registration

Agency:Farmers Branch Community Services Department - Building Inspection Division (TX)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$0

Notes:

Complete the online registration and then email fbinspections@farmersbranchtx.gov your relevant state license(s) and the driver’s license of the master license-holder, and ask the division to attach the info to your new account.

Renewal Not Required

Not required



Registrations do not need to be renewed, however, the division should be notified if there are any changes to the state-issued licenses associated with the account.

Grapevine Building Contractor Registration

Agency:Grapevine Building Inspections Department (TX)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor Registration Application

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$75

Registration Renewal

Form:

Contractor Registration Application (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$75

Due:

Annually by December 31.

Grapevine Electrical Contractor Registration

Agency:Grapevine Building Inspections Department (TX)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Subcontractor Registration Application

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$75

Registration Renewal

Form:

Subcontractor Registration Application (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$75

Due:

Annually by December 31.

Haltom City Electrical Contractor Registration

Agency:Haltom City Planning & Community Development Department (TX)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor's Registration

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$0

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$0

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Haltom City General Contractor Registration

Agency:Haltom City Planning & Community Development Department (TX)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor's Registration

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$100

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Haltom City Street Contractor (ROW Contractor) Registration

Agency:Haltom City Planning & Community Development Department (TX)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Insurance Requirements:
  • Personal liability insurance in the amount of not less than $100,000 for any one accident and $50,000 for any one person; and
  • Property damage insurance in the amount of not less that $10,000 for any one accident.
Bond Requirements:

$5,000

Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Street Contractor's Registration Application

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$100

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Houston Electrical Contractor Registration

Agency:Houston Public Works Department - Electrical Inspections Section (TX)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Notes:

Any person or business who wishes to perform electrical work within the City of Houston must register with the Electrical Inspections section. Master Electricians, Electrical Contractors, and Appliance Installers all must register before performing work within the City of Houston.

Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Electrical License Registration & Renewal Application

Filing Method:

Mail, fax, or email to hpcelectricalsection@houstontx.gov

Agency Fee:

$0

Notarization Required?:Required
Required Attachments:
  • A copy of your Master Electrician’s license granted by the State of Texas
  • A copy of your Contractor License granted by the State of Texas

Registration Renewal

Form:

Electrical License Registration & Renewal Application (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail or email to hpcelectricalsection@houstontx.gov

Agency Fee:

$0

Due:

Annually

Notarization Required?:Required
Required Attachments:
  • A copy of your Master Electrician’s license granted by the State of Texas
  • A copy of your Contractor License granted by the State of Texas

Houston Master Plumber Registration

Agency:Houston Public Works Department - Plumbing Inspections Section (TX)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Notes:

Texas Master Plumbers and Landscape Irrigators must register their license with the City of Houston to obtain permits.

Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Master Plumber and Landscape Irrigator Registration

Filing Method:

In-person

Agency Fee:

$0

Required Attachments:
  • Texas Master Plumber license
  • Proof of insurance
  • Valid government-issued identification

Registration Renewal

Form:

Master Plumber and Landscape Irrigator Registration (Renewal)

Filing Method:

In-person or email to hpcplumbingsection@houstontx.gov

Agency Fee:

$0

Due:

Annually

Required Attachments:
  • Texas Master Plumber license number
  • Valid government-issued identification
  • Proof of insurance

Houston Sign Master Electrician of Record Registration

Agency:Houston Public Works Department - Electrical Inspections Section (TX)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Notes:

Any person or business who wishes to perform electrical work within the City of Houston must register with the Electrical section. Master Electricians, Electrical Contractors, Sign Installers and Appliance Installers all must register before performing work within the City of Houston.

Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Electrical License Registration & Renewal Application

Filing Method:

Mail or email to hpcelectricalsection@houstontx.gov

Agency Fee:

$0

Notarization Required?:Required
Required Attachments:
  • A copy of your Master Electrician’s license granted by the State of Texas
  • A copy of your Contractor License granted by the State of Texas

Registration Renewal

Form:

Electrical License Registration & Renewal Application (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail or email to hpcelectricalinspectionsection@houstontx.gov

Agency Fee:

$0

Due:

Annually

Notarization Required?:Required
Required Attachments:
  • A copy of your Master Electrician’s license granted by the State of Texas
  • A copy of your Contractor License granted by the State of Texas

La Marque Master Electrician License

Agency:La Marque Development Services Department (TX)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor Registration Form

Filing Method:

In-person, email, or online.

Agency Fee:

$0

Registration Renewal

Form:

Contractor Registration Form (Renewal)

Filing Method:

In-person, email, or online.

Agency Fee:

$0

Due:

Annually

Little Elm Electrical Contractor Registration

Agency:Little Elm Development Services Department - Building Safety Division (TX)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$100

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Little Elm General Contractor - Other Registration

Agency:Little Elm Development Services Department - Building Safety Division (TX)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$100

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Mansfield Electrical Contractor Registration

Agency:Mansfield Building Safety Department (TX)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Insurance Requirements:

$300,000 Certificate of Liability Insurance with the City as a Certificate Holder.

Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$0

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$0

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Mesquite Electrical Contractor Registration

Agency:Mesquite Planning and Development Department - Building Inspection Division (TX)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$0

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$0

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Mesquite General Contractor Registration

Agency:Mesquite Planning and Development Department - Building Inspection Division (TX)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$110

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$110

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Plano Electrical Contractor Registration

Agency:Plano Building Inspections Department (TX)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor Registration Form

Agency Fee:

$100

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Annually

Plano General Contractor Registration

Agency:Plano Building Inspections Department (TX)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor Registration Form

Agency Fee:

$100

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Annually

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