North Dakota Contractor FAQs

Get an application from: (must be 18 years of age or older)

Secretary of State, State Building
600 E. Boulevard Ave. Dept. 108
Bismarck, ND  58505
Phone:  (701) 328-3665
Fax:  (701) 328-1690

Choose the License Class you are applying for and the fee from the list below:

Class A License – no limitation on the value of any single contract – Fee:  $300
Class B License – any contract up to $250,000 – Fee:  $200
Class C License – any contract up to $120,000 – Fee:  $150
Class D License – any contract up to $50,000 – Fee:  $50

Include with application and fee:

Statement from North Dakota Workforce Safety & Insurance that the applicant has secured satisfactory Workers Compensation coverage.  If you do not have any employees, a Verification of non-employment is required to be filed.  For details contact:

Workforce Safety & Insurance
1600 East Century Avenue, Suite 1
Bismarck, ND  58506
Phone:  (701) 328-3800

Must also file a Certificate of Insurance indicating liability coverage (the certificate holder needs to be: ND Secretary of State) and must be registered with the Business Division (701-328-4284)

In addition to a contractor’s license, you may need to obtain other licenses or permits as required by law such as licenses issued by:

1. The State Electrical Board, PO Box 7335, Bismarck NC 58507 – (701) 328-9522
2. The State Plumbing Board, 204 West Thayer Avenue, Bismarck NC 58501 – (701) 328-9977
3. Asbestos Abatement License issued by the North Dakota Department of Health

No education, exam or experience is required at this time

No, not at this time.  To renew your contractor license, the application for a certificate of renewal must be submitted to the Secretary of State on or before March 1 of each year.  For application and more information on renewal, go to:

No, not at this time


No, all out of state contractors would still have to submit an application listing their experience and detailed explanation of type of work being done, training, school, and any other pertinent information on the application.

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