North Dakota

Each contractor who works on a project and the price per job, value, contractor, or cost goes over $2,000 is required to obtain a Contractor License for North Dakota. There are four licensure classes that are based on price per job, value, or cost.

You must have a license in North Dakota to work on any job costing $2,000 or more. People who work with asbestos outside their own homes need to be properly trained and then certified through the North Dakota Department of Health.

How to Obtain a North Dakota Contractor License

Obtain an  application from (you must be 18+ years of age)

Secretary of State, State Building

Choose which licensure class that you want to apply for and view the fee from below:

     Class A License – no limitation on the value of any single contract – Fee:  $300
     Class B License – any contract up to $250,000 – Fee:  $200
     Class C License – any contract up to $120,000 – Fee:  $150
     Class D License – any contract up to $50,000 – Fee:  $50

You are required to attach the fee with the application:

A statement from the North Dakota Workforce Safety & Insurance indicates that each applicant will be secured Workers Compensation coverage. If the contractor does not have employees, there will be verification regarding non-employment that will need to be sent it. For further information, you can contact the following:

Workforce Safety & Insurance

You will need to also send in a Certificate of Insurance showing proof of liability coverage. The holder of the certificate will also need to be ND secretary of State. The individual is also required to be registered with the Business Division. The phone number is 701-328-4284.

Along with the contractor license, it’s required to hold other permits or license that is a requirement by law, which includes licenses by the following:

  1. The State Electrical Board, PO Box 7335, Bismarck NC  58507 –(701) 328-9522
    2.  The State Plumbing Board, 204 West Thayer Avenue, Bismarck NC  58501 – (701) 328-9977
    3.  Asbestos Abatement License issued by the North Dakota Department of Health

Experience, Exam, or Education Requirements: Are There Any For a License in North Dakota?

There are no experience, exam, or education requirements that will need to be completed at this time.

Contractor Continued Education: Is it a Requirement Within North Dakota?

It is not a requirement at this time. You can renew your contractor’s license by sending your application regarding a certificate of renewal to Secretary State by March 1st of every year. For further information and applications, go to:

NASCLA Commercial Contractor: Is This Accredited License Acceptable Within North Dakota?

No, It is not accepted at this time.

General Contractor, Commercial Contractor: Is This License a Requirement Within North Dakota?


Does North Dakota Have Reciprocity With Any Other States?

No. Each out of state contractor will be required to send in their application, as well as listing their explanation and experience of the type of work being done, school, training, and other relevant information.

Question: How do I register my construction company in North Dakota? 

 Register your North Dakota Business With:

North Dakota Secretary of State
600 East Boulevard Avenue
Bismarck, ND 58505-0500


(701) 328-4284


What forms do I need to register my new company in North Dakota?

Register your Business in North Dakota                  

Forms   Tax Forms  


Question: How do I look up a company in North Dakota or see if a company name is available to register?  

Answer: Use this link to see if your company name is available in North Dakota Entity Search