Contractor Licensing

The Town of Erie requires licensing for all contractors involved in:

  • The construction, alteration, remodeling, repairing, and equipping of buildings and structures
  • Construction of all city-owned water, sewer, and storm drainage facilities
  • Construction of roads and streets
  • Installation of underground utilities

Application:

Town of Erie contractor licenses are good for the calendar year.  All licenses expire on December 31st of each year.  All contractors must provide a Certificate of Liability Insurance with the Town of Erie as a certificate holder.  (Town of Erie, PO Box 750, Erie, CO 80516 / bldgfax@erieco.gov / Fax 303-926-2704.  Contactors required to have a state license (electrical, plumbing) must provide copies of current state master and contractor licenses.  

Renewals:

License renewals for the coming calendar year can be submitted starting in October of the current year.  To renew a license, please submit the application and any additional documentation that may be out of date (state licenses, certificate of liability insurance).

Homeowner permits:

Homeowners doing work on their personal private residence are not considered contractors and are not required to obtain a contractor license however, they are required to complete a homeowner disclaimer.

By obtaining a homeowner permit, the homeowner is taking on any and all risk and liability (present and future) associated with the work being completed.  It may be beneficial to hire a licensed contractor if the scope of work is outside the knowledge and experience of the homeowner.