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General Contractor

A licensed general contractor can perform structural construction with no height restrictions on all types of buildings, including residential, condominiums, apartments, commercial buildings, industrial structures and agricultural buildings.

Building Contractor

A licensed building contractor can perform new construction up to 3 stories for all types of buildings, including residential, condominiums, apartments, commercial buildings, industrial and agricultural buildings. A building contractor can provide services above three stories for remodeling, repairing, or providing improvement of any size building - if the services do not affect the structural elements of the building.

Residential Contractor

A licensed residential contractor can perform new construction and remodeling, repair, or improvement on residential property up to two habitable floors with one uninhabitable floor below. Residential contractors cannot provide services on any commercial, industrial, agricultural, or multi-family properties such as condominiums or apartments.

Roofing Contractor

A licensed roofing contractor can perform roofing on all types of buildings, including commercial, residential, condominiums, apartments, industrial and agricultural buildings of all sizes and heights.  The scope of work of a roofing contractor also includes required roof-deck attachments and any repair or replacement of wood roof sheathing or fascia as needed during roof repair or replacement.

Underground Utility Contractor

An "underground utility and excavation contractor" means a contractor whose services are limited to the construction, installation, and repair of:

  • main sanitary sewer collection systems;
  • main water distribution systems;
  • storm sewer collection systems;
  • the continuation of utility lines from the main systems to a point of termination up to and including the meter location for the individual occupancy, sewer collection systems at property line on residential or single-occupancy commercial properties, or on multioccupancy properties at manhole or wye lateral extended to an invert elevation as engineered to accommodate future building sewers, water distribution systems, or storm sewer collection systems at storm sewer structures; and
  • install empty underground conduits in rights-of-way, easements, platted rights-of-way in new site development, and sleeves for parking lot crossings no smaller than 2 inches in diameter, provided that each conduit system installed is designed by a licensed professional engineer or an authorized employee of a municipality, county, or public utility and that the installation of any such conduit does not include installation of any conductor wiring or connection to an energized electrical system.