How to obtain an Idaho contractor’s license.
What is the process for obtaining an Idaho contractor’s license?
The Idaho contractor license only costs $30 to obtain, but can take some time if you don’t know what you’re doing.
The Contractor Board only accepts new applicants when they feel like it. They hold meetings about once a month and go over new applicants. Since you only have one shot once a month, it’s important to get your paperwork submitted correctly the first time, so you’re not waiting another month to get approved for an Idaho contractor license. Technically, Idaho calls a contractor license a Idaho Contractor Registration.
We typically form an Idaho LLC for $100 for you to get your Idaho contractor license under. You are basically nuts if you operate your contractor business as a sole proprietor. Operating in Idaho as a contractor as a DBA or sole proprietor opens you personally up to the mistakes of the Idaho contracting business.
You will have to list your company name and address, the type of construction you do, the $30 filing fee, show proof of Idaho workers compensation insurance by including an insurance certificate, show proof of general liability insurance by showing an insurance certificate (Must have at least $300,000), a bond is actually not required, you must disclose if you basically have had troubles with holding a Idaho contractor license before, and the application must be notarized.
Once you mail these items to the State Contractors Board, they will go over your application at their next meeting.
You must renew your Idaho Contractor license every year. Your license is good for one year from issuance. Renewals are only $25 and you can renew online: Idaho Bureau of Occupational Licenses Online Renewals
Renewals notices are mailed to your address of record. We provide Idaho registered agent service for a lot of DBAs, sole proprietorships, as well as Idaho LLCs and corporations just so you have a solid address to get your renewal notices. We only charge $49 a year to act as your registered agent.
Idaho Contractors Board
Bureau of Occupational Licenses
PO Box 83720
700 West State Street
Boise, ID 83720
Idaho Bureau of Occupational Licenses