How can I request a Contractor License or Registration?
Applications, documents, and payment must be submitted in person or via mail at 125 S. Lafayette Blvd. Suite 100 South Bend, IN 46601.
Applications require review, which will take place within 10 business days. Applicants will be notified once review is complete, via phone or email, per applicant's preference.
New or renewed Licenses and Registrations can be processed immediately and issued at the counter, via email, or via mail, per applicant's preference.
What is the cost for Contractor Licensing & Registration?
The fee for all types of licenses & registrations listed above is $125, payable by cash or check only.
For new Electrical and HVAC licenses, there is an application review fee of $50 upon application submission, prior to licensing.
Applications, requirements, and renewals are different by type of Contractor.
Who is eligible to be a Licensed or Registered Contractor?
|Building||Demolition||Sign||Plumbing||Excavation||Electrical||HVAC||Fire Suppression, Storage Tank, Irrigation, Hood Installation, Refrigeration|
|Application Required||Pre-Licensing Registration Form only||Pre-Licensing Registration Form only||Pre-Licensing Registration Form only||Pre-Licensing Registration Form only||Pre-Licensing Registration Form only||Application Packet||Application Packet||Pre-Licensing Registration Form only|
|Bond Amount Required||$5,000||$10,000||$5,000||
|Fees||$125 Registration||$125 Registration||$125 Registration||$125 Registration||$125 Registration||
$50 Application Review
$50 Application Review
Electric and HVAC contractors must submit an application to be reviewed prior to becoming licensed within our jurisdiction.
Plumbing contractors must have an Indiana State Plumbing License prior to becoming registered within our jurisdiction.
Excavation contractors do not need to have an Indiana State License or a Surety Bond, but do still need to become a registered contractor to work within our jurisdiction.
Building, Sign, Demolition, Fire Suppression, Irrigation, Fire Suppression, Hood Installation, Refrigeration, Above or Underground Storage Tank, and Irrigation contractors are required to get a Surety Bond (through your insurance company) to become a Registered Contractor.