Construction Contractor Registration
Agency contact information:
Labor and Industry (DLI), Minnesota Department of
443 Lafayette Road N.
St. Paul, MN 55155
(651) 284-5005 | (800) 342-5354 | (651) 297-4198 (TTY)
Construction Codes and Licensing Division (CCLD)
Contact Info: DLI.email@example.com
Construction Contractor Registration with DLI
The Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry (DLI) oversees the state's apprenticeship, construction codes and licensing, occupational safety and health, wage and hour standards and workers' compensation programs and the Office of Combative Sports.
Construction contractor registration with DLI
A state law requires registration of some construction contractors.
Registration is free and online.
This law replaces the Independent Contractor Exemption Certificate (ICEC) program with a simplified two-year pilot project for registration of construction contractors.
Background information and frequently asked questions about this new law
Already have an ICEC? How the new law affects you
- What are the nine statutory conditions to be an independent contractor?
Do I have to register?
An individual or business entity that performs building construction or improvement services must register with DLI unless they:
- have a current license, certificate or registration issued by DLI;
- have a current independent contractor exemption certificate;
- are an employee of a business performing construction services; or
- are exempt from licensing under Minn. Stat. § 326B.805, subd. 6 (5) or excluded from registration requirements under Minn. Stat. § 181.723, subd. 4a.
Contractors who hire unregistered subcontractors, misclassify workers and fail to register are in violation of the law, which can result in civil penalties.
If a license is required, do not register
If contractors are performing any construction work for which a license, certification or separate registration is required under Minn. Stat. § 326B (i.e. Boiler, Electrical, Elevator, HPP, Plumbing or Residential Building Contractor), they must apply for a license and may not submit a Contractor Registration.
Contact CCLD's Licensing Services at (651) 284-5031 (personal licenses) or (651) 284-5034 (business licenses) for more information.
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Independent Contractor Exemption Certificate
A law enacted in 2012 replaces the Independent Contractor Exemption Certificate (ICEC) program with a simplified two-year pilot project for registration of construction contractors.
View information at Construction contractor registration with DLI
Application fee - $0