Wilkes-Barre City Contractor Licensing Information
Licenses require passing of the Contractor's Examiniation, payment, and a copy of the insurance certificate naming the City of Wilkes-Barre as the certificate holder.
Complete the Contractor License Application/Renewal form online, download, and return to Code Enforcement with payment.
|License and Exam Fees|
|All Contractor License Fees||$200.00|
|Journeyman Plumbing & Electrical License||$25.00|
|Non-Refundable Exam Fee||$150.00|
|One-Time License (See below for more info)||$350.00|
All licenses have an expiration date on them. If a license is not renewed by its expiration date, a late fee is charged.
|Late 1-45 Days||$25.00|
|Late 46-365 Days||$100.00|
A license may be placed in escrow for the life of the owner. Holds must be done yearly upon expiration. To remove the license from escrow, it is the cost of the yealy license plus removal fee.
|Place a License on Hold||$80.00|
|Place a Journeyman License on Hold||$10.00|
|Take a License off Hold||$45.00|
Contractor License Renewal Due Dates
|Master Electrician||June 30|
|Residential Electrician||June 30|
|General Contractor||June 30|
|Jobbing Contractor||June 30|
|Roofing & Siding||June 30|
|Swimming Pools||June 30|
A one-time license is a license given once for a specific project (commercial or residential). The fee is $200 (as of 1/15/2020). A one-time license will be issued upon review of submitted document by the Building Code Official.
If a contractor from another city or state comes to Wilkes-Barre to do a project, but does not posess a Wilkes-Barre license, the city requires 2 letters of recommendation from architects or engineers from the area where the contractor is licensed. A letter of recommendation from the building code official from where the contractor is licensed, or has previously completed project, will also be accepted, provided they are from a third class city or better. Additionally, proof of insurance is required to obtain a one-time license.