Contractor Licensing

All contractors performing work in Jefferson City must have a license.  Electrical and Plumbing Contractors are required to obtain special trade licenses (see links below).  All other contractors are directed to the City Business License office to obtain a contractor Business License.  Please note that homeowners may perform work on their own residence without a license, however, they are required to obtain a building permit and inspections if the work is not listed below:

Learn more about licensing requirements for Electrical or Plumbing work.
     
Work Exempt from licenses and building permits:

No license or permit is required for the performance of the following residential unit electrical work:
Receptacle replacement (110 volt only)
Single pole switch replacement
Garbage disposals (plug in only)
Light fixtures (110 volt only)
Ceiling fan replacement
Furnace motor replacement
Water heating element (electrical) replacement
Smoke detector replacement
Stove element replacement

No license or permit is required for the performance of the following residential plumbing work:
Water faucet repair/replacement

Toilet tank fixtures repair/replacement
Bathroom stool replacement
Bathroom/kitchen drains unclogging

For other work exempt from a building permit, please see the FAQ - "Do I need a building permit?"