Minnesota Licensing Overview for a General Contractor

Licensing for a general contractor in Minnesota is controlled by the Mississippi Department of Labor and Industry.

General Guidelines for a General Contractor in Minnesota

Specific requirements to perform general contractor services can generally be used as a guideline, but make sure to check with your local governing rules and regulations.

Who’s allowed to perform these services?


General requirements for a general contractor license?

General contractors in Minnesota need to be licensed and registered with the state. Residential contractors or remodelers, however, need to obtain a license but don’t need to be registered at a state level.

In order to obtain a license you are required to:

• Show proof of insurance, including general liability and workers compensation
• Pass trade, business and law exams

What’s the state licensing site for a general contractor?

Mississippi Department of Labor and Industry

What are some training programs available for a general contractor?

See training programs

How long is a license good for and when do I need to renew?

Check with local governing body for updated details.

What are fees associated with licensing?

Check with local governing body for updated details.