Contractor Licensing and Registration
Contractors doing residential home improvement projects will need to be licensed by the state for such projects as:
- Basement Finish
- Damage Repair
- Window Replacement
See the License Requirements document for more detail.
A contractor would need to be city licensed to do furnace replacement, ductwork, air conditioner replacement, gas fireplace installation, boiler installation, garage heaters and sewer and water work.
Contractors doing commercial work will need a city license. See the following document:
Are you a new user?
Create an Account
Contractors applying for a permit on behalf of a homeowner must setup a User Account and then a Pro Account.
Homeowners doing your own work may setup a User account only.New users to the system need to create an account. Please select create an account.
Creating a New User in iMS and iMS Tips
Having trouble creating an account? Detail instructions are available:
Already have an account?
Create a PRO Account
A PRO account is for contractors that require any city or state license or registration.
Please note, Architects are able to apply for a permit for new commercial buildings without being a PRO account.
Creating a Pro Account in iMS
Having trouble creating a PRO account? Detail instructions are available:
- Credit Card Processing
Select the process button one time only or your credit card may be charged twice. There can be a lag between selecting the button and it actually processing.
- Doing Business As (DBA)
Please fill in the DBA on your license information. If you do not have a DBA, fill in your company name again. No personal names.
- Processing Times
Please be patient, license processing times may exceed the 48 hours.
- Verify a Contractors License Status
You can verify a contractors state license status at, https://secure.doli.state.mn.us/lookup/licensing.aspx.