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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).
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Please fill out the online license application.
Yes. Please view our Licensing Requirements (PDF) to find out what is required by the City of New Brighton.
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).
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: