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City of Lee's Summit >> Business With the City >> Contractor Licensing
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Contractor Licensing

Contractor Licensing

A contractor’s license is essentially a license to construct. As of January 1st, 2010 all contractors will be required to hold an active, approved contractor’s license prior to obtaining permits or performing any construction work in Lee’s Summit.

Business License Form

Contractor Licensing Provisions

The following items are required to obtain a Contractor's license:

  • Proof of Master Certification through an approved testing agency or an approved Degree program.  (This is required for new businesses or existing businesses changing their designated master.)
  • Proof of Continuing Education - 8 hours of relevant class time per year (for renewals only)
  • Certificate of Liability Insurance - a minimum of $300,000.00 of general liability
  • Certificate of Worker's Compensation Insurance, as required by State Law or an Affidavit of Exemption of Worker's Compensation.

Certificates of Insurance must name the City of Lee's Summit, Missouri as a "certificate holder".

The following links will take you to more information on testing agencies:



For more information please contact the Development Services Department at 816-969-1220.