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Information Bulletins for Contractors

How do I Become a Licensed Contractor with KCMO?

You can now apply for all contractor licensing forms on Compass KC. From the Compass KC site, use the apply license/certification tab to apply.


The Permits Division administers contractor licensing and registration. The division is located on the fifth floor of City Hall and accepts walk-in customers or call (816) 513-1500 or fax (816) 513-1456. Please see additional information, checklists and applications below. To perform construction-related work, contractor and business licenses are required from the City Planning and Development Department and the Finance Department.

Authorization for Permit Issuance Forms

The following forms authorize persons to obtain permits either for a specific project (limited) or under the contractor’s license for any project by the contractor (unlimited).

Additional Forms and Applications for Contractors

Click the above link to access a list of downloadable forms for the certification and license for which you are applying.

The Available Certifications Are Listed Below

  • Application For Contractors License
  • Application For Certification Of Qualification
  • Elevator Supervisor Class I Certificate Of Qualification Requirements
  • Elevator Supervisor Class I Reference Letter
  • Elevator Supervisor Class II Certificate Of Qualification Requirements
  • Elevator Supervisor Class II Reference Letter
  • Demolition Supervisor Class I Certificate Of Qualification Requirements
  • Demolition Supervisor Class I Reference Letter
  • Demolition Supervisor Class II Certificate Of Qualification Requirements
  • Demolition Supervisor Class II Reference Letter
  • Sign Supervisor Certificate Of Qualifications
  • Sign Supervisor Reference Letter
  • Fire Protection Sup. Class I Certificate Of Qualification Requirements
  • Fire Protection Supervisor Class I Reference Letter
  • Fire Protection Sup. Class II Certificate Of Qualification Requirements
  • Fire Protection Supervisor Class Ii Reference Letter
  • Fire Protection Sup. Class III Certificate Of Qualification Requirements
  • Fire Protection Supervisor Class III Reference Letter
  • Journeyman Plumber Certificate Of Qualification Requirements
  • Journeyman Plumber Reference Letter
  • Master Plumber Certificate Of Qualification Requirements
  • Master Plumber Reference Letter Heating & Ventilating Sup.
  • Certificate Of Qualification Requirements
  • Heating And Ventilating Supervisor Reference Letter
  • Master Pipe Fitter Certificate Of Qualification Requirements
  • Master Pipe Fitter Reference Letter
  • Electrical Supervisor Certificate Of Qualification Requirements
  • Electrical Supervisor Reference Letter
  • Master (Limited) Electrician Certificate Of Qualification Requirements
  • Master (Limited) Electrician Reference Letter
  • Master Electrician Certificate Of Qualification Requirements
  • Master Electrician Reference Letter
  • Residential Building Sup. Certificate Of Qualification Requirements
  • Gas-Fired Appliance Sup. Certificate Of Qualification Requirements
  • Gas-Fired Appliance Supervisor Reference Letter
  • Refrigeration Sup. Certificate Of Qualification Requirements
  • Refrigeration Supervisor Reference Letter