Teller County Contractor License
Requirement Information


Letters of Reference    (See Section 102.h of the Teller County Building Code)

The Letters of Reference must reflect the following:
Applicant/Examinee Name
Construction History
Type of Work/Construction for the class/type of license applied for.

For example, an applicant applying for a Commercial Class-A License must provide letters that reflect the construction of structures that require a Class-A licensed general contractor like a grocery store, a hospital, a hotel, restaurants, etc. The Teller County Board of Review (BOR) requests that general contractors (A, A-1, B, B-1, C, C-1, & C-2) provide a mixture of references (so there are not 3 reference letters from building owners) example: 1 from a general contractor that holds the same class of license that they are applying for (applying for a C - need a reference from a licensed C-general contractor), 1 from an architect or engineer, and 1 from a building owner, etc. Letters from partners, relatives, sub-contractors (electricians, framers, plumbers, concrete, etc.), and friends are not acceptable. The letters shall be dated within 36 months of the date of application.


Financial Statements    (See Section 102.f of the Teller County Building Code)

Applicant shall furnish evidence of their financial responsibility and solvency. Acceptable forms for financial responsibility to include a letter supplied by a bank or major supplier/creditor. All documentation must reflect financial history within the last year. Financial statements will not be accepted.


Testing    (See Article II of the Teller County Building Code)

These licenses require testing: Class-A, B, B-1, C, C-1, C-2, Heating A & B, Full Excavator, Septic Installer & Septic Cleaner. Please see below Testing Times for testing materials and times.  

Please Note: If you are reciprocating (providing a copy of) a Pikes Peak Regional Building Department License from El Paso County, an I.C.C.- Contractor Certification; this only waives the testing requirement for your Teller County License. You still need to provide all of the other minimum requirements!  A copy of one of these licenses does not equal an automatic license for Teller County!

Pikes Peak Regional Building Department:
2880 International Circle
Colorado Springs, CO 80910
(719)327-2880
www.pprbd.org

International Code Council:
500 New Jersey Ave. NW 6th Floor
Washington, DC 20001
emailcarecenter@iccsafe.org
1 (888) 422-7233
www.iccsafe.org

TESTING TIMES

CLASS A, B, B-1, C, C-1, & C-2:

Tests are given at the Teller County Building Department, 540 Manor Court, Woodland Park. These are 4 hour open book tests on The Teller County Building Code and Volume I of the 2009 International Building Code. Tests are given on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays of each week unless the Testing Room is not available. This is why we request that you schedule your test AT LEAST 3 days prior to the day you would like to test. Please call (719)687-3048 to schedule a test. You must begin your test between 9:30 & 10:30 a.m.

CLASS HA, HB, HC, SEPTIC INSTALLER, SEPTIC CLEANER, AND FULL EXCAVATION:
 
Tests are given at the Teller County Building Department, 540 Manor Court, Woodland Park. These are 2 hour open book exams. These tests are given morning & afternoons on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays of each week unless the Testing Room is not available. This is why we request that you schedule your test AT LEAST 3 days prior to the day you would like to test. Please call (719)687-3048 to schedule a test. Morning testing time is 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Afternoon testing time is 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

The Heating Contractor Tests are on the Teller County Building Code and the Volume I of the 2009 International Mechanical Code.

The Septic Installer and Septic Cleaner tests are on the Teller County Sewage Disposal Regulations.

The Full Excavator Contractor Test is on the Teller County Building Code and the Roadway Design & Construction Standards.

BOOKS/TESTING MATERIAL:  : A paper copy of Teller County Building Code is available for $19.50 or CD for $5.00 at the Building Department.
Or you can download it.

A paper copy of Teller County Onsite Wastewater Treatment System Regulations are available at the Building Department for $20.00 or CD for $5.00.
Or you can download it.

A paper copy of Roadway Design & Construction Standards are available at the Building Department for $75.00 or CD for $5.00. You may also Purchase the Chapter pertinent to the Test for .25c a page. Or you can download it.

TRADE NAME / PROOF OF LEGAL ENTITY:  A trade/business name registration, or legal entity (LLC, Inc., Corp., Company, etc.) is required for anyone utilizing a business name. This requirement is to prevent the issuance of several licenses with the same name and/or similar names; Example: Colorado Homes, Colorado Homes, Inc., Colorado Log Structures, Colorado Log Homes, and to prevent the abuse of a company's name. Name registrations for businesses from other states must be filed with the State of Colorado to authorize work in Colorado. All trade name registrations must be dated by the registering entity within the last two years.

Acceptable forms of a legal entity include: A Certificate of Good Stating from the State of Colorado, Certificate from the Secretary of State.

Colorado Department of Revenue:
2447 North Union Blvd.
Colorado Springs, CO 80909
(719)594-8706
http://www.colorado.gov/revenue

Colorado Secretary of State
Trade Name Registration & Info
:
1700 Broadway Suite 200
Denver, CO 80202
(303)894-2200 #2
http://www.sos.state.co.us/

The only time that a trade name is not required is when the person uses only their name as the business/license name. The license would be issued as; Example: Rodgers, Glen. Applicants cannot add any words to the examinees name like Construction, Contracting, Building, Builder, etc.

GENERAL LICENSE INFORMATION:

Licenses are to be renewed each year. Licenses expire 1 year from the date of issuance, exception: State license holders (electrical and plumbing contractors).
Contractors will receive a renewal notice in the mail approximately 3-4 weeks before your license expires. If the license is not renewed within 45 days of the expiration date, it will permanently expire. Expired license will have to be re-applied for with a new license submittal. It is the responsibility of the examinee/company to notify the Building Department of all changes.


Insurance    (See Section 102.g of the Teller County Building Code)

It will be the responsibility of the contractor to insure that current insurance certificates are provided to the Building Department in a timely manner. The Building Department will not send you or your insurance agent notices for insurance continuations. Please have your insurance agent mail or fax your certificates (general liability & property damage, and if applicable - Workman's compensation, and surety bonds) to the Building Department at each expiration. The cancellation or reduction of insurance shall be cause for automatic suspension of the license. No permits or inspections will be issued to a contractor without current insurance.  

ALL CERTIFICATES/POLICIES MUST STATE THE FOLLOWING:

License Category

Bodily Injury

Property Damage

Class A

Class B

$500,000/$1,000,000

$100,000

Class C

Class D

Electrical

Plumbing

Mechanical

Roofing

Excavator

$300,000/ $600,000

$100,000

Each certificate of insurance shall identify the specific applicable type of coverage of the policy. Description of Operations must indicate the type of coverage the policy has been written for. Examples would be: Commercial General Contractor, Residential General Contractor, Electrical, Mechanical, Plumbing, Roofing, Framing, Concrete.

A certificate of current Worker's Compensation Insurance or private insurance acceptable to the State shall be required. No Worker’s Compensation Insurance is required if the Contractor has no employees, has filed with the County a Certificate to that effect, and no Worker’s Compensation Insurance is required by State law or regulation.

Reduction Clause must list Teller County as the Certificate Holder.

Full Excavator Contractors must provide a certificate of Surety Bond continuation for $5,000 to Teller County upon every expiration.


PLEASE NOTE:
TELLER COUNTY BUILDING DEPARTMENT DOES NOT ACCEPT INCOMPLETE OR PARTIAL APPLICATIONS.