Effective Sept. 15, 2012, most contractors who provide building construction or improvement services are required to register with DLI through the Construction Contractor Registration Pilot Program. Registration is free and online here. Contractors who are already licensed or bonded by DLI are not required to register.
This law replaces the independent contractor exemption certificate (ICEC) program with a simplified two-year pilot project for registration of construction contractors.
An individual or business entity that performs commercial or residential building construction or improvement services must register with DLI unless they:
Contractors who hire unregistered subcontractors, misclassify workers and fail to register are in violation of the law, which can result in civil penalties.
If contractors are performing any construction work for which a license, certification or separate registration is required under Minn. Stat. chapter 326B (i.e. boiler, electrical, elevator, high-pressure piping, 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) 284-5034 for more information about licensing. For information about the Contractor Registration program, call (651) 284-5074.