Do I Need a Contractor License? (Licensing requirements)

A contractor license is not required for work on an owner-occupied residence. Nor for an existing commercial building under their ownership unless improvements are structural.

The trades and type of work that typically will require a license include electrical, plumbing, roofing, painting, remodeling, siding, rough framing; all phases of new construction; alterations, additions, repairs and demolition of structures; street, sidewalk and pavement contracting and any items requiring a permit. This includes subcontractors.

A signed application for a contractor license is required and must include the contractor’s certificate of insurance and SD Department of Revenue Excise Tax ID.

To apply for a contractor license, click here.

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1. Do I Need a Building Permit?
2. Do I Need a Contractor License? (Licensing requirements)
3. How much does a Building Permit cost?
4. How do I get an address for my property?
5. How long does plan review take?
6. I live/am contracting outside of City Limits, which jurisdiction do I apply with?
7. How do I find my property boundaries?
8. What are the wind speed and snow load requirements?