Building contractor licenses

Not licensed through Minnetonka

A building contractor holding a set of plans.All building contractors are required to be licensed through the Minnesota Department of Commerce. The City of Minnetonka will not issue a building permit to an unlicensed contractor. For more information on building contractors, contact the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry or call 651.284.5034. If a contractor is doing the work, the contractor--not the homeowner--is required to obtain all necessary permits.

If you homestead the property and are a resident homeowner of a single family dwelling, you may obtain the permits and do the work yourself, subject to the necessary inspections or you may serve as the general contractor for construction of your home; however, you must have a licensed electrician, plumber and heating contractor obtain permits and inspections for their work. As the general contractor, you will be responsible for the work and the inspections. The usual inspections for new construction are footing, framing, insulation, and a final. Inspections vary, depending on the project.