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The information below will help you complete the application or renewal successfully.

Electrical contractor licenses expire on the last day of February in even-numbered years.

Secretary of State filing

  • To renew your license, your corporate, LLC or assumed name filing with the Minnesota Secretary of State must be active.

  • Check the status of your Secretary of State filing and update it if necessary.

  • On all license-related documents and filings, your business name must appear EXACTLY as it is filed with the Secretary of State

  • If you have changed your business structure (i.e., going from a sole proprietorship to an LLC or corporation, or from a corporation to an LLC), you will need to apply for a new license for your new business entity as well as file the new entity with the Secretary of State.

Liability and workers' compensation insurance

  • Your license cannot be renewed unless we have current information about your liability insurance policy and your compliance with Minnesota’s workers’ compensation insurance requirements,

  • As part of the online renewal, you will see the insurance information we currently have for your company.

  • If the information is valid and your insurance policies are in force, you will be able to move right to the renewal fee payment if your Secretary of State business filing is active and your responsible licensed individual’s master electrician license is active.

  • If our information is inaccurate, upload a current liability insurance certificate (can be an ACORD form or a DLI form). 

    • Be sure your business name appears on the insurance certificate EXACTLY as it appears on your Secretary of State business filing.

    • Be sure your insurance agent’s signature is on the certificate.

    • Be sure the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry is listed as a “certificate holder” on the certificate.

  • If the workers’ compensation insurance information we have for your company is outdated, you will need to upload a completed workers’ comp insurance compliance form.

  • Liability insurance certificates and workers’ compensation compliance forms can also be emailed to

Surety bond

  • Bonds are continuous. If you have received a new bond or anything has changed with your bond you will need to submit the new bond to us.

  • Bonds and riders can be emailed to

Responsible individual

Renewal fee

  • All electrical contractor licenses expire on the last day of February in even-numbered years.

  • For completed license renewals received before the license expiration date, the renewal fee is $188.

  • A $90 late fee is added when a completed renewal is not received by the license expiration date.

  • Submit renewals as early as possible to avoid delays and a possible lapse in licensure. After a license expires, electrical permits cannot be issued to contractors whose license renewals have not been processed and approved.

Online renewal through iMS


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