Contractor's Licensing

Contractors doing work in Brighton are required to obtain a contractor's license through our One-Stop Customer Service Center.  A  $15 Application Fee will be charged to process your application review, and a complete list of license fees along with an explanation of what that license covers, is listed below.  

Please see the application below for further details on application submittal and insurance requirements.  

Contractor's License Application and Requirements (.doc)



Class A – Unlimited General Contractor

$150.00

License holder shall be authorized to construct, alter, repair, or demolish any building or structure.

Class B – Limited General Contractor

$100.00

License holder shall be authorized to construct Type III, IV, or V buildings which do not exceed three stories in height and not being used for Group E or I Occupancy.  This class license authorizes interior non-structural work on all building types and all occupancy groups.  The holder may also perform work authorized by Class C and D licenses.

Class C – Residential General Contractor

$75.00

License holder shall be authorized to construct, alter, repair, or demolish residential buildings not exceeding three stories in height above grade and not involving reinforced concrete above grade.  The holder may also perform work authorized by Class D and E licenses.

Class D/E – Jobbing-Specialty Trades Contractor

$50.00

License holder shall be authorized to construct, alter, repair, or demolish non-habitable buildings or portions of buildings or structures such as private garages, carports, patios, sheds, swimming pools, fences, and signs; this license holder shall also be authorized to perform specified building trades, including but not limited to house mover, mobile home setup, masonry, concrete flatwork, framing drywall, roofing, etc.  Electrical or mechanical work, or connections to a potable water system, are not authorized under this class.

Class P – Plumbing Contractor

$75.00

License holder shall be authorized to perform all work described in the adopted plumbing code.  This license shall be issued to an individual, or to a business entity employing, in a supervisory capacity, an individual holding a current and valid State Master’s Plumbing License.

Class M – Mechanical Contractor

$75.00

License holder shall be authorized to construct, install, repair, or alter all mechanical systems described in the adopted mechanical code, but shall not authorize electrical work or connections to a potable water system.

Class MP – Mechanical/Plumbing Combination Contractor

$100.00

License holder must comply with requirements for both Class P and Class M licenses above.

Tree Care/Landscaper

$25.00

Brighton issues four different classifications of this license category.  Please see the supplemental Tree Care License addendum for a list of classifications, submittal requirements, and scope of authorized work specific to each type of license.  

Electrical Contractor – Registration Only CRS Title 12, Article 23-111 (15)

No charge

License holder shall be authorized to perform electrical work as authorized by the State of Colorado, and will be requested to register their business with the City of Brighton for reference to State registration validation.  No fee shall be charged for such registration.

Please make checks payable to:

City of Brighton



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