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The City of Grand Forks requires all contractors to be licensed when doing business within city boundaries. To view specific contractor requirements, applications and fees, click one of the buttons below:


Contractor Requirements - City of Grand Forks:

 

The following items are required by the City of Grand Forks to be a licensed building contractor within the City:

 

  • ND State Contractors License – obtained through the Secretary of State (1-800-352-0867 Ext. 83665)
  • $5,000 License & Permit Bond made payable to the City of Grand Forks, obtained through your insurance company.  Original copy of bond must be filed with the City.
  • $60.00/ year - City License Fee

Building Contractor License Application ( PDF)

 

The following items are required by the City of Grand Forks to be a licensed mechanical installer within the City:

 

  • ND State Contractors License – obtained through the Secretary of State (1-800-352-0867 Ext. 83665)
  • $5,000 License & Permit Bond made payable to the City of Grand Forks, obtained through your insurance company.  Original copy of bond must be filed with the City.
  • Certificate of Insurance

Master Mechanical Installer:

  • Master mechanical installers must pass the written mechanical test with a score of 80%
  • City Master Mechanical License Fee - $170.00/year

Master Mechanical License Application ( PDF)

Journeyman Mechanical Installer:

  • Journeyman mechanical installers must pass the written mechanical test with a score of 75%
  • City Journeyman Mechanical License Fee - $55.00/year 

Journeyman Mechanical License Application ( PDF)

Please set up master and journeyman mechanical tests by calling Kevin at (701) 740-6663 or (701) 746-2653.

View Study Guide for Mechanical Installer's Exam ( PDF)

View Mechanical Reciprocity Administrative Rules ( PDF)

For more information, visit the Grand Forks Mechanical Board Webpage.

 

The following items are required by the City of Grand Forks to be a licensed Plumbing Contractor within the City:

 

Master Plumber:

  • Licensed Plumber in the State of North Dakota
  • ND State Contractors License – obtained through the Secretary of State (1-800-352-0867 Ext. 83665)
  • $5,000 License & Permit Bond made payable to the City of Grand Forks, obtained through your insurance company.  Original copy of bond must be filed with the City.
  • City Master Plumber’s License Fee - $170.00/year

Master Plumber Application ( PDF)

Journeyman Plumber:

  • Licensed in the State of North Dakota

For more information, visit the Grand Forks Plumbing Board Webpage.

 

The following items are required by the City of Grand Forks to be a licensed excavating contractor within the City:

 

  • ND State Contractors License – obtained through the Secretary of State (1-800-352-0867 Ext. 83665)
  • $5,000 License & Permit Bond made payable to the City of Grand Forks, obtained through your insurance company.   Original copy of bond must be filed with the city.
  • $115.00/ year - City License Fee
  • $500.00 Deposit – Refunded 3 years after completion of final project in City
  • ND State Water & Sewer Installer License

Excavator Contractor License Application ( PDF)

 

The following items are required by the City of Grand Forks to be a licensed sign hanger contractor within the City:

 

  • ND State Contractors License – obtained through the Secretary of State (1-800-352-0867 Ext. 83665)
  • $5,000 License & Permit Bond made payable to the City of Grand Forks, obtained through your insurance company.  Original copy of bond must be filed with the City.
  • $115.00 City License Fee / year

Sign Hanger License Application ( PDF)

 

The following items are required by the City of Grand Forks to be a licensed moving contractor within the City:

 

  • ND State Contractors License – obtained through the Secretary of State (1-800-352-0867 Ext. 83665)
  • $1,000 License & Permit Bond made payable to the City of Grand Forks, obtained through your insurance company.  Original copy of bond must be filed with the City.
  • $170.00 City License Fee / year

Moving Contractor License Application ( PDF)

 

The following items are required by the City of Grand Forks to be a licensed electrical contractor within the City:
  • Licensed electrician with the State of North Dakota (1-701-328-9522).
  • $170.00 City License Fee

Electrical Contractor License Application ( PDF)

For more information, visit the Grand Forks Electrical Board Webpage.


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