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Contractor Licenses

Work regulated by city ordinance must be performed by or under the direct supervision of an individual licensed as a contractor. No person, firm, partnership or corporation shall engage in construction contracting without having a current valid license certificate issued in accordance with City Code 15.30.

Licenses are issued to individuals only, who may then secure permits and supervise work for a company or corporation. Plumbing and electrical work shall be performed by or under the direct supervision of an individual licensed as a journeyman who is employed by the licensed contractor. Plumbing apprentices are required to register with the the State of Iowa.

Applicants for contractor licenses must meet the minimum qualifications for training and experience for each license category licensing is being sought for.  Qualified applicants are required to demonstrate their capabilities by standardized testing.

Licensing Steps

City of Davenport General Contractor/Specialty License

City of Davenport Electrical, HVAC and Plumbing License

Qualifications and Testing

 

Approved testing exam sites for general contractors can be found at the International Code Council website and at Prometric. All general building license candidates must receive a passing score of 70% before a license will be issued. 

Licensing and testing by the State of Iowa. 

Application (Submit with all of the following documents)

Complete License Application Form Complete License Application Form
Fees
  • Commercial, $300
  • Residential, $200
  • Sub-Specialty, $100

No Fees Apply for Electrical, HVAC and Plumbing Licenses

Proof of Qualifications

A copy of general contractor licensing exam demonstrating a passing score. 

 A copy of State of Iowa License.

Bond (Must be Original)

A $25,000 surety bond is required.  A checklist and form can be found at this link. 

A $5,000 surety bond is required.  A checklist and form can be found at this link. 





























Applications and required documents may be mailed to the City of Davenport, Permit Counter, 1200 E 46th Street, Davenport, IA 52807, or dropped off in person to the same address during business hours of Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (except holidays).

Contact

DAVENPORT PUBLIC WORKS
1200 E 46th St
Davenport, IA52807
Phone:
563.326.7745
Email: