General Information

In order to safeguard life, health and property, any person, firm, partnership or corporation practicing or offering to practice the following types of work or to contract that work in Louisville Metro, shall hereafter be required to be licensed/identified with Louisville Metro, and it shall be unlawful for any person, firm, partnership or corporation to practice or offer to practice that type of work in Louisville Metro  unless such person, firm, partnership or corporation has been duly licensed/identified under the provisions of this chapter.  No person, firm, partnership or corporation shall obtain a permit unless they are an identified or licensed contractor or  property owner. For more information, please review the process of obtaining a contractor license with our division here

Payment of license or identification fees shall be made prior to issuing any license or identification.
 

Contractor Identification Programs

Type

Annual License Term

Annual Fee

Specific Notes

Building "A"

01/01-12/31

$125

Residential work requires 6 hours Continuing Education

Building "B"

One Permit

$50    

1 permit only per year

Plumbing

03/01 - 02/29

$150

State Master Plumber License required

HVAC

03/01-02/29

$200

State Master HVAC License required. Can also perform manufactured fireplace, range hood, and mechanical refrigeration work without additional local identification.

Manufactured Fireplace Appliance

03/01-02/29

$75

none

Range Hood

03/01-02/29

$75

Excludes residential range hoods

Mechanical/Commercial Refrigeration

03/01-02/29

$75

none

Fire Detection

05/01-04/30

$75

Excludes systems confined to one living quarter

Fire Suppression

05/01-04/30

$75

State Suppression Contractor's License required except for systems of 10 heads or less on a domestic water system

Moving

05/01-04/30

$75

none

Sign Identification

05/01-04/30

$125

None

Wrecking  "A"

05/01-04/30

$125

For wrecking of structures less than 35' tall, or 2 stories, or less than 3,000 square feet. Additionally requires: $10,000 Surety Bond; $300,000/$600,000 insurance; and licensed wrecking supervisor.

Wrecking  "B"

05/01-04/30

$225

For wrecking of structures that do not meet the requirements of Type A. Additionally requires: $25,000 Surety Bond; $1,000,000/$2,000,000 insurance; and licensed wrecking supervisor.

Wrecking Supervisor License

05/01-04/30

$75

Requires separate application and test. Contact the Department for testing information.

 

                                                                   

 

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