Contractor Licensing/Registration

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Demolition Contractor

City of Columbus registered Demolition Contractors are permitted to perform work involving the demolition of any building, structure, or site, which shall include one-, two-, and three-family dwellings and buildings, structures, or sites associated therewith. A duly registered demolition contractor is any person that provides the means, processes, and procedures for razing or removing all, or a portion thereof, of a building, structure, or appurtenance from a property governed by the City of Columbus Building Code.

In order to be registered in the City of Columbus as a Demolition Contractor, applicants are required to have a minimum of three (3) full years of experience in the demolition field immediately preceding the date of application.

Related Code Information: 

Demolition Contractor applications are reviewed by the board of Home Improvement and General Contractors. The board meets once per month. Applicants must submit their application (and fee) no later than one (1) week prior to the next scheduled board meeting. 
Applicants are not required to be present at the board meeting. However, contractors may appear before the board of Home Improvement and General Contractors for due process complaints (filed against or by the contractor). 

Below are a list of forms used by a demolition contractor:

Demolition Contractor Application    
Contractor License Transfer Application    
Application to Waive Board Re-certification    
City of Columbus Bond Form