Contractor Registrations

Summit County requires that all contractors register with the Summit County Building Department.
To register, you must provide proof of general liability insurance (listing the Summit County Building Department as the certificate holder), with minimum coverage of $300,000.
See the Contractor Registration Form for fees and additional requirements.
General, mechanical and alternative-energy contractor registrations expire at the end of each calendar year.

Electrical and plumbing contractor registrations expire on the expiration date listed on the state licenses.

General Contractor

General contractors are not required to be licensed through the state. They are, however, required to be registered with the Summit County Building Department.

Electrical Contractor

Electrical contractors are required to be licensed through the state (Masters and Contractors Licenses) as well as registered with us. There is no Summit County registration fee associated with the electrical trade. 

Our inspectors shall, based on that inspector's familiarity with the installer, require each individual doing electrical work as defined by 
12-23-101 definitions C.R.S. to produce documentation showing they are a currently licensed Colorado state electrician or registered apprentice.
  • Contemporaneous review of licenses will be performed on job sites during electrical inspections.
  • Contemporaneous review of licenses will be performed on job sites randomly if Summit County inspectors are on the job site.
  • Electrical contractors are not required to be present for all inspections except if requested by an electrical inspector.
  • Review of license will be required upon an investigation of receiving complaint(s) of non-compliance.

Plumbing Contractor

Plumbing contractors are required to be licensed though the state (Masters and Contractors Licenses) as well as registered with us. There is no Summit County registration fee associated with the plumbing trade.

Mechanical Contractor

Mechanical contractors are not required to be licensed through the state. They are, however, required to be registered with the Summit County Building Department.

Fireplace Contractor

Fireplace contractors are not required to be licensed through the state. They are, however, required to be registered with the Summit County Building Department.

Alternative Energy Contractor

Alternative Energy contractors are required to provide proof of licensure with NABCEP. They are also required to be registered with the Summit County Building Department.