Contractor Licenses & Registration

License Process

You must hold a current contractor license if you will be doing work for compensation on private property in Wheat Ridge. The license process is intended to ensure the protection of Wheat Ridge businesses and home owners.

There are several classifications of licenses based on the type of construction you are qualified to perform. Evidence of qualification will be required in the form of a passing score on the appropriate  ICC Contractor Exams or an active license with one of the following Colorado municipalities: Aurora, City of Boulder, Colorado Springs, Denver, Fort Collins, Pikes Peak and Park County. See Insurance Requirements listed on the Contractor License Application. Supervisor licenses are not accepted.

ELECTRICIANS only - USE THIS FORM:

Electrician Registration Form

Processing time can be up to 3 business days. Applications are processed in the order they are received. 


Insurance Requirements: Coverage shall include workers compensation and employer’s liability in the amount of five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000), General Liability Insurance in the amount of six hundred thousand ($600,000)- general aggregate and three hundred thousand ($300,000) for each occurrence. The City of Wheat Ridge must be listed as the Certificate holder. (Please provide a copy at time of license submittal.) 

License Classification and Documentation Requirements 

(a) The various classes of licenses issued under this article and the work authorized to be performed by the holder of the license are as follows:

(1)    Building Contractor - Class 1, shall be authorized to perform the following: unlimited building, altering, adding to the structural portions of any building, structure or portion thereof of any type, including all concrete, structural steel and iron, and the demolition of all or any part of a building or structure on a site on which he will build new construction, remodel, alter or repair an existing building or structure. FEE: $150.00

Documents required: Provide copy of 2018 ICC National Class A test (G11-N) (or more recent) or an active Contractors Class A License from one of the following municipalities: Denver, Aurora, Colorado Springs, Pikes Peak, Fort Collins, Park County or City of Boulder. Supervisor licenses are not accepted.

(2)    Building Contractor - Class 2, shall be limited to Type III, IV or V buildings not exceeding three (3) stories and not used for Educational, Institutional or Hazardous occupancies as defined by the building code. FEE: $125.00

Documents required: Provide copy of 2018 ICC National Class B test (G12-N) (or more recent) or an active Contractors Class B License from one of the following municipalities: Denver, Aurora, Colorado Springs, Pikes Peak, Fort Collins, Park County, or City of Boulder. Supervisor licenses are not accepted.

(3)    Residential Building Contractor - Class 3, shall be limited to one and two family dwellings and multiple single-family (townhouse) residential structures not exceeding three (3) stories and their accessory structures. FEE: $100.00

Documents required: Provide copy of 2018 ICC National Class C test (G13-N) (or more recent) or an active Contractors Class C License from one of the following municipalities: Denver, Aurora, Colorado Springs, Pikes Peak, Fort Collins, Park County or City of Boulder. Supervisor licenses are not accepted.

(4)     Building Contractor – Class 4, shall be authorized to perform work not otherwise authorized under License classes 1-3 and 5-15. This license shall be required of all subcontractors and trades performing work not authorized to perform work not authorized by other license classes. 

Documents required: Provide a copy of at least one active license of an equivalent type from at least one municipality in Colorado. FEE: $75.00

(5)    Structure Moving Contractor - Class 6, shall authorize moving of any and all types of buildings or structures. The requirement for license applies to any person so performing in the city on public rights-of-way regardless of points of beginning and destination of the performance. (see section 5-42 for insurance and bond requirements) FEE: $75.00 Documents required: Provide a copy of at least one active license of an equivalent type from at least one municipality in Colorado.

(6)     Demolition Contractor - Class 7, shall be authorized to perform demolition or wrecking of any building or structure or portion thereof. FEE: $75.00

Documents required: Provide a copy of at least one active license of an equivalent type from at least one municipality in Colorado.

(7)     Plumbing Contractor - Class 8, shall be authorized to do the following: installation of all sanitary plumbing and potable water supply piping and appliances connected thereto, and including gas piping and the complete installation of water heaters, the installation of piping for transmission of chemicals and gases; the installation and removal of backflow prevention devices; the installation of gas ranges, gas dryers and gas refrigerators, steam and hot water heating system, process and industrial piping and related appurtenances which shall include the piping used for the transmission of chemicals and gases, the installation of burners, piping and controls utilizing gas, pipe insulation and low voltage wiring which does not exceed fifty (50) volts and when such wiring is not enclosed in a conduit or raceway. FEE: $100.00 

Documents Required: Provide copy of State of Colorado Master Plumber and State of Colorado Plumbing Contractor licenses.

(8)       Mechanical Contractor - Class 9, shall be authorized to do the following: installation of warm air heating, all ductwork, ventilation and evaporative cooling; the installation of gas piping, burners, venting and controls; and exterior sheet metal; duct insulation; installation of refrigeration systems and appurtenant cooling towers; pipe installation; and low voltage wiring which does not exceed fifty (50) volts and when such wiring is not enclosed in a conduit or raceway. FEE $100.00

Documents Required: Provide copy of ICC National Mechanical test or an active Contractor's License from one of the following municipalities; Denver, Aurora, Colorado Springs, Pikes Peak, Fort Collins, Park County or City of Boulder. Supervisor licenses are not accepted.

(9)         Electrical Contractor - Class 10, A City license is not required; however, City registration with the City of Wheat Ridge through submission of the approved registration application and insurance documents are required. Registration shall authorize the installation of electrical systems, appliances and raceways in accordance with the adopted codes and amendments. NO FEE.

Documents Required: Provide a copy of the State of Colorado Master Electrician and State of Colorado Electrical Contractor licenses.

(10)       Sign Contractor - Class 11, shall be authorized to do the following: fabricating, installing, erection or maintenance of all types of signs. For the purpose of this section, marquees shall not be classified as a sign. FEE: $75.00

Documents required: Provide a copy of at least one active license of an equivalent type from at least one municipality in Colorado.

(11) Fire Protection Contractor - Class 12, shall be authorized to do the following: 

a.    Automatic fire sprinkler systems of all types.

b.    Carbon dioxide systems.

c.    Standpipe systems and appurtenances.

Documents required: Provide a copy of at least one active license of an equivalent type from at least one municipality in Colorado. FEE $75.00

(12)    Lawn Sprinkler Contractor - Class 13, shall be authorized to do the following: installation of underground lawn sprinkler systems, including tapping the existing water service or main. CRS 12-58-102. Fee: $75.00

Documents required: Provide a copy of at least one active license of an equivalent type from at least one municipality in Colorado.

(13)    Roofing Contractor - Class 14, shall be authorized to apply roof covering material to all structures. Fee: $75.00

Documents required: Provide copy of 2018 ICC National Roofing (G14-N) test or an active Contractor License from one of the following municipalities: Denver, Aurora, Colorado Springs, Pikes Peak, Fort Collins, Park County, or City of Boulder. Supervisor licenses are not accepted.

(14)    Electrical Signal Contractor - Class 15, shall be authorized to do the following: installation of fire detection, fire alarm, burglar alarm, pneumatic control and all signaling or control systems where the electrical voltage does not exceed fifty (50) volts. Exception: Authorized and franchised public utility companies. Fee: $75.00

Documents required: Provide a copy of at least one active license of an equivalent type from at least one municipality in Colorado.

If your license is INACTIVE due to non-renewal, you must re-apply for your license using the Contractors License Application. ELECTRICIANS MUST US THE ELECTRICAL REGISTRATION FORM. 

License Renewals (ALL CONTRACTORS EXCEPT ELECTRICIANS):

In order to renew your license, email the following information to contractors@ci.wheatridge.co.us

  1. License no. with updated information for company (address, phone number, persons able to pull permits)
  2. Updated insurance certificate (liability and works comp)
  3. Contact the City at permits@ci.wheatridge.co.us to obtain the credit card electronic payment form.

Or you can mail this information with credit card information to:

City of Wheat Ridge - Building & Inspection Services

7500 W 29th Avenue, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033


*NEW* Contractor Portal for Requesting Inspections and locating Permit Information:

If you have not signed up to the new contractor portal, send an email to: contractors@ci.wheatridge.co.us

To receive an invite, the following information is required to be included in the email:
1) Wheat Ridge License No. 
2)Name and Email address of person responsible for maintaining your licensing and contractor portal access

Do not send an email with license information from a different jurisdiction or DORA. It must be your Wheat Ridge License No. 
If you are not sure of your license no., this information can be located on any permit you previously pulled with Wheat Ridge. 

Permit information can be located in our online archive: https://weblink.ci.wheatridge.co.us/weblink/welcome.aspx
 **DO NOT USE THE SEARCH FUNCTION – use the path below: 
 Select Community Development (or CommDev) -> Building Division -> Address Files -> Select Street ->then Property Address
 

Insurance Requirements

The insurance certificate must be provided with the contractor license application. City of Wheat Ridge shall be listed as Certificate Holder. Coverage shall include workers compensation and employer’s liability in the amount of five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000), General Liability Insurance in the amount of six hundred thousand ($600,000)- general aggregate and three hundred thousand ($300,000) for each occurrence. The City of Wheat Ridge must be listed as the Certificate holder.

Insurance Certificates can be emailed to contractors@ci.wheatridge.co.us  or by fax to 303-237-8929