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Yes. Please view our Licensing Requirements (PDF) to find out what is required by the City of New Brighton.
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Please fill out the online license application.
Please look at our 2021 Fee Schedule (PDF) to view current fees.
Answer from the Department of Labor and Industry (DLI): "DLI strongly recommends hiring a contractor licensed by the state of Minnesota. That ensures the company has met certain requirements, including having a principal of the company pass an appropriate examination and having liability and property damage insurance. A licensed contractor must also take a number of continuing education classes each year."
If you have questions about the licensing status of a contractor, you can check on the State website.
Some work does not require a license or a permit, if you have specific questions feel free to call us at the City 651-638-2050 or email the Building Department.
Please reference the State of Minnesota's Consumer Guide to Hiring a Contractor (PDF).
The Department of Labor lists these as "red flags" when hiring a contractor:
It is the responsibility of the licensed contractor to pull their own permits. If the City suspects that you are pulling a permit on behalf of a contractor, you may be asked to sign a Homeowner Affidavit (PDF).
Please reach out to the City if you need any help: call 651-638-2050 or email the Building Department.
You can also reach out directly to the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry: