Do you want to start your new construction project in North Dakota? Or perhaps you want to know which contractor license type could be suitable for you. You may get confused about the contractor license classification and which will fit the scope of work you want to practice. Don’t worry, this article is here to help you. Together, we will explore all the license types along with the short descriptions. This way, you will get the idea of which ND contractor’s license you want and where you should apply. So let’s go!
The North Dakota Secretary of State establishes a rule to require a contractor license if the project’s cost or price per job exceeds the sum of $4,000. The State defines a contractor as:
In other words, almost any contractor who works on a construction project should have a license. There are 4 primary license classes and specialty license types that have separate licensing requirements. Therefore, depending on the value of the construction projects there are four primary license classes: Class A, B, C, D. Consequently, let’s discuss each class type down below.
This class doesn’t have a limitation on the value of the construction project. The initial application for a class A license costs $450.
The holders of Class B licenses can work on projects that have a value up to $500,000. The initial application fee for this class is $300.
With class C, you will be able to work on constructions that have up to $300,000 project value. The cost of the initial application for this class is $225.
Class D limits the project’s value to $100,000. To obtain this license you will need to pay a $100 initial application fee as well as $30 to renew it.
Apart from the above-mentioned classes, there are other contractor license classifications along with respectful sub-classifications that will undergo different application processes. To clarify, the following contractor’s license types should meet all the license requirements before providing services:
To become a licensed electrician you should meet the requirements that the North Dakota State Electrical Board issues.
Electrical licenses are subdivided into 3 classifications:
The process of obtaining a plumbing license is regulated by the North Dakota State Plumbing Board. Based on the skills and knowledge in the specialty there are 3 categories of ND plumber license types:
In addition to the plumbing licenses, the ND State Plumbing Board also regulates several license types for sewer and water contractors. So here are the lists of sewer and water contractor licenses that the Board offers:
There are many license types available for water well contractors. So here are some of the water well contractor trades that are offered by the North Dakota Board of Water Well:
If you apply for an active license the cost will be $200 and will allow contractors to drill. However, if you apply for an inactive water well contractor’s license the drilling option will be absent and the application cost will be $100.
If you want to become a contractor for an asbestos abatement you should apply to the Asbestos Control Program within the ND State’s Department of Health Division of Air Quality. The program works under North Dakota Air Pollution Control Rules and therefore is responsible to issue contractors for asbestos abatement licenses and certification. The cost of an asbestos contractor license is $150.
Transient merchants wanting to be licensed in North Dakota should apply to the Attorney General. That is to say, according to the official website, any individual or company carrying out transient business in the state should obtain a transient merchant’s license. In short, if an individual or company works in one location or when changes the location from place to place may not operate in the state if there is no license.