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Contractor License

A Contractor’s License is required of any professional contractor who performs work in which the contractor receives payment of $500 or more. Applicants must annually reapply for this license and submit proof of a surety bond. Effective December 1, 2015, all new applications must include the identification of a supervisory employee who has attended OSHA 30 Safety Training (or approved equivalent) within the past 5 years and provide proof of such training. 

OSHA 10 and 30 Information: Click HERE for information on programs that satisfy L&I’s OSHA 10 and 30 training requirements, as well as a list of authorized training resources.

Note, Curb Setter Licenses cannot be issued without a required bond in the amount of $1,000.

Prior Approvals:

  • Commercial Activity License
  • Business Tax Identification Number
  • Worker’s Compensation and Employer’s Liability
  • Comprehensive General Liability
  • Motor Vehicle Liability
  • Performance Bond for a Curb Setter

Additional Information: See the application for prerequisites and other information. Additionally, new requirements for contractors began January 1, 2014, see them at Contractor Requirements.

Cost: $100 for general contractor.

RETURNED CHECKS: If your check is returned unpaid for insufficient or uncollected funds, (1) you authorize The City of Philadelphia or its agent to make a one-time electronic fund transfer from your account to collect a fee of $20; and (2) The City of Philadelphia or its agent may re-present your check electronically to your depository institution for payment.