Finding a licensed contractor

We explain which types of work require a licensed contractor.

Contractors

Licensed contractors are required by law for certain types of work and it is unlawful to hire an unlicensed contractor.

Duct and Hood Cleaners

Electrical contractors - State of Minnesota

Mechanical and heating contractors

Plumbing contractors

Residential building licenses - State of Minnesota

Residential building contractors are licensed by the State of Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry. Permits for any residential construction, remodeling, or roofing projects are issued only to contractors who hold a state license.

  • Residential building contractor license
    The contractor can construct, remodel, or roof/re-roof a single residence and two-, three-, or four-dwelling structures.
  • Residential remodeling license
    The contractor can remodel or roof/re-roof a single residence and two-, three-, or four-dwelling structures.
  • Residential roofer license
    The contractor can roof or re-roof only.

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Residential building contractors – City of Minneapolis

Wrecking contractors

Class A Building Wreckers may tear down any building or structure regardless of size or height.

Class B Building Wrecker may tear down buildings no taller than three stories or 35 feet high and not larger than 10,000 square feet above grade.

Solid Waste Haulers and Wrecking Contractors are the only contractors authorized by City of Minneapolis Ordinance to obtain a permit to place a dumpster on the street in Minneapolis.

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