Contractor Information

The State of Minnesota requires licenses for residential building contractors or remodelers, roofing contractors, plumbers, and electricians. There is a bond requirement for mechanical contractors. While the City has no licensing requirements, the Building Department is responsible for assisting with state licensing requirements.

Visit the Minnesota Department of Labor & Industry website

 Exceptions to licensing requirements include:

  • An owner of any building is not required to be licensed under this section in order to personally perform any general construction work not involving plumbing, mechanical, gas fitting, electrical, or fire suppression systems when such work is in connection with the owner’s building or appurtenance, including the right of the owner to engage the services of any aids or helpers.
  • An owner of a residence may do plumbing work without a license on premises or that part of premises owned and occupied by the owner as a residence. 
  • An owner may perform electrical work without a license on premises the person owns and  occupies as a residence.