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.

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

License Classifications 

  • Class 1 - Unlimited*
  • Class 2 - Limited*
  • Class 3 - Residential*
  • Class 4 - Subcontractors
  • Class 5 - Homeowner*
  • Class 6 - Structure Moving
  • Class 7 - Demolition
  • Class 8 - Plumbing
LICENSE CLASS DESCRIPTIONS & FEES (click here)


  • Class 9 - Mechanical*
  • Class 10 - Electrical (Registration Only)
  • Class 11 - Sign
  • Class 12 - Fire Protection
  • Class 13 - Lawn Sprinkler
  • Class 14 - Roofing*
  • Class 15 - Electrical Signal (< 50 volts)

If your license is INACTIVE due to non-renewal, you must re-apply for your license using the Contractors License Application.

License Renewals (EXCEPT ELECTRICAL - ELECTRICAL PLEASE COMPLETE NEW REGISTRATION FORM CLICK HERE)

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. Completed credit card portion of Electronic Payment Form

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

City of Wheat Ridge - Building & Inspection Services

7500 W 29th Avenue, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033


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