How Do I Get a Contractors License in Minnesota?

By Melinda Friedland
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A Minnesota contractor's license is required to perform any type of roofing, remodeling or building projects worth $15,000 or more in a given year. If you're just doing some home remodeling, a contractor's license is not required, but you will need to obtain a permit from the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry.

Determine what kind of contractor's license you want to obtain. The state of Minnesota offers the following: residential roofer, residential building, residential remodeler and residential building home.

You must meet the requirements set forth by the state of Minnesota in order to apply for any type of contractor's license. The details of each license will vary, but a minimum $100,000 of general liability insurance will be required, along with workmen's compensation insurance if you have employees.

Contact the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry to apply for the appropriate contractor's license. You can visit them online or call them at 800-657-3944. They will provide the necessary forms for you to complete in order to apply, including the main licensing packet, background check form and background disclosure form.

Register online to take the contractor's license exam. Each license is good for two years. Every 2 years, each contractor will be required to obtain seven continuing education credits to keep their contractors license up to date.

About the Author

Melinda Friedland has been a published Web writer since 2007 after taking several college-level English courses. She has written content for websites like Demand Studios and Suite101. She enjoys writing about a wide variety of topics, specializing in health and fitness. She's also a personal trainer who is currently studying to become certified in the state of Minnesota.