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Class Descriptions and Qualifications for General Contractors

  1. Class A: A Class A general contractor license/certificate holder is authorized to construct or demolish, or deconstruct, any building or structure in the City that is regulated under the building code, including all work authorized by license types below this level.

    ~ To qualify for a Class A license or supervisor certificate, the applicant must have constructed or acted principally in the role of supervisor for the construction of three (3) entire buildings, each of which must have exceeded five (5) stories in height, and have been of occupancy classifications other than Group R.

    ~ To qualify for a Class A-DR license or supervisor certificate, the applicant must have performed or acted principally in the role of supervisor for the significant structural repair construction on three (3) buildings, each of which must have exceeded five (5) stories in height and have been of occupancy classifications other than Group R.

  2. Class A-DR (Structural Damage Repair/Restoration): A Class A-DR Structural Damage Repair/Restoration general contractor license/certificate holder shall be authorized to make repairs or restoration to structural damage to any building or structure in the City regulated under the building code, including all work authorized by damage repair and restoration license types below this level.
  3. Class B: A Class B general contractor license/certificate holder is authorized to construct or demolish, or deconstruct any building or structure in the City regulated under the building code up to and including five (5) stories in height, and including all work authorized by license types below this level.

    ~ To qualify for a Class B license or supervisor certificate, the applicant must have constructed or acted principally in the role of supervisor for the construction of three (3) entire buildings of occupancy classifications other than Group R, each of which must have exceeded 20,000 square feet in floor area and/or have been three (3) stories in height.

  4. Class B-DR(Structural Damage Repair/Restoration): A Class B-DR Structural Damage Repair/Restoration general contractor license/certificate holder shall be authorized to make repairs or restoration to structural damage to any building or structure in the City regulated under the building code up to and including five (5) stories in height, including all work authorized by damage repair and restoration license types below this level.

    ~ To qualify for a Class B-DR license or supervisor certificate, the applicant must have performed or acted principally in the role of supervisor for the significant structural repair construction on three (3) buildings of occupancy classifications other than Group R, each of which must have exceeded 20,000 square feet in floor area and/or three (3) stories in height.

  5. Class C1: A Class C1 general contractor license holder is authorized to construct or demolish any building or structure in the City that is regulated under the building code and which does not exceed 20,000 square feet in floor area and/or three (3) stories in height, including all work authorized by license types below this level.

    ~ To qualify for a Class C1 license or supervisor certificate, the applicant must have constructed or acted principally in the role of supervisor for the construction of three (3) entire buildings of occupancy classifications other than Group R, up to 20,000 square feet in floor area and/or up to three stories in height.

  6. Class C1-DR (Structural Damage Repair/Restoration): A Class C1-DR Structural Damage Repair/Restoration general contractor license/certificate holder shall be authorized to make repairs or restoration to structural damage to any building or structure in the City regulated under the building code that does not exceed 20,000 square feet in floor area and/or three (3) stories in height, including all work authorized by damage repair and restoration license types below this level.

    ~ To qualify for a Class C1-DR license or supervisor certificate, the applicant must have performed or acted principally in the role of supervisor for the significant structural repair construction on three (3) buildings of occupancy classifications other than Group R, up to 20,000 square feet in floor area and/or up to three stories in height.

  7. Class C2: A Class C2 general contractor license holder is authorized to construct or demolish any building or structure in the City classified by the building code as Type V construction and a Group R or a Group U, Division 1 occupancy which does not exceed three (3) stories in height, including all work authorized by license types below this level, and including other ancillary Type V buildings or structures that are associated with a particular multi-family housing project, such as management offices, community and recreation buildings, maintenance buildings and similar uses.

    ~ To qualify for a Class C-2 license or supervisor certificate, the applicant must have constructed or acted principally in the role of supervisor for the construction of three (3) entire buildings classified as Type V construction and of Group R occupancy. At least one (1) such building described herein shall not be less than three (3) stories in height as defined in the building code.

  8. Class C2-DR (Structural Damage Repair/Restoration): A Class C2-DR Structural Damage Repair/Restoration general contractor license/certificate holder shall be authorized to make repairs or restoration to structural damage to any building or structure in the City classified by the building code as Type V construction and a Group R or a Group U, Division 1 occupancy which does not exceed three (3) stories in height, including all work authorized by damage repair and restoration license types below this level. To qualify for a Class C2-DR license or supervisor certificate, the applicant must have performed or acted principally in the role of supervisor for the significant structural repair construction on three (3) buildings classified as Type V construction and of Group R occupancy.

    ~ To qualify for a Class C2-DR license or supervisor certificate, the applicant must have performed or acted principally in the role of supervisor for the significant structural repair construction on three (3) buildings classified as Type V construction and of Group R occupancy.

  9. Class D1: A Class D1 general contractor license holder is authorized to construct, demolish or deconstruct any building or structure in the City classified by the building code as a Group R, Division 3 occupancy housing not more than two (2) dwelling units, or a Group U, Division 1 occupancy, or townhouses (aka single-family attached) as regulated by the International Residential Code, including all work authorized by residential licenses types below this level.

    ~ To qualify for a Class D-1 license or supervisor certificate, the applicant must have constructed or acted principally in the role of supervisor for the construction of three (3) entire buildings classified as R-3 occupancies (single-family or townhomes).

  10. Class D2: A Class D2 general contractor license holder is authorized to construct, demolish or deconstruct residential garages of Group U, Division 1 occupancies up to one thousand (1,000) square feet; construct, demolish or deconstruct additions to detached single-family dwellings not exceeding one thousand (1,000) square feet in total floor area; perform any structural alterations or repairs to any building or structure in the City classified by the building code as a Group R, Division 3 occupancy housing not more than two (2) dwelling units, or a Group U, Division 1 occupancy; and construct or repair exterior decks of any size associated with single-family and/or multi-family projects, including all work authorized by residential license types below this level.

    ~ To qualify for a Class D-2 license or supervisor certificate, the applicant must have constructed or acted principally in the role of supervisor for the construction of three (3) completed projects classified as additions or significant structural alterations to R-3 occupancies (single-family or townhomes) or Group U, Division 1 occupancies.

  11. Class D-DR (Structural Damage Repair/Restoration): A Class D-DR general contractor license holder is authorized to make repairs or restoration to structural damage to any building or structure in the City regulated under the building code as a Group R, Division 3 occupancy housing not more than two (2) dwelling units, or a Group U, Division 1 occupancy or townhome (aka single-family attached) as regulated by the International Residential Code.

    ~ To qualify for a Class D-DR license or supervisor certificate, the applicant must have performed or acted principally in the role of supervisor for the significant structural repair construction on three (3) buildings of Type V construction classified as R-3 Occupancy (single-family or townhome).

  12. Class E (commercial): A Class E general contractor license holder is authorized to perform any nonstructural alteration work to any building or structure in the City, including all work authorized by license types below this level.

    ~ To qualify for a Class E (commercial) license or supervisor certificate, the applicant must have constructed or acted principally in the role of supervisor for the nonstructural alteration of three (3) entire projects, each of which shall be nonresidential in use. Each such project shall exceed twenty thousand dollars ($20,000.) in total construction value and at least one (1) such project shall exceed fifty thousand dollars ($50,000.) in total construction value.

  13. Class ER (residential): A Class ER general contractor license holder is authorized to perform any nonstructural alteration work to any residential building or structure in the City regulated under the International Residential Code, including single-family, duplex and townhomes (aka attached single-family), including all work authorized by the Class MM (Miscellaneous and Minor Structures) license below.

    ~ To qualify for a Class ER (residential) license or supervisor certificate, the applicant must have constructed or acted principally in the role of supervisor for the nonstructural alteration of three (3) entire residential projects. Each such project must have exceeded fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000.) in total construction value and at least one (1) such project must have exceeded thirty thousand dollars ($30,000.) in total construction value.

  14. Class MM (Miscellaneous and Minor Structures): A Class MM general contractor license holder shall be authorized to construct, demolish or deconstruct the following projects associated with detached single-family dwellings: detached structures such as shelters, storage sheds, playhouses, greenhouses and gazebos, unenclosed structures such as open carports, patio covers, open porches and decks. All such projects shall be limited to one-story buildings or structures not exceeding three hundred (300) square feet in floor area.

    ~ To qualify for a Class MM license or supervisor certificate, the applicant must have constructed or acted principally in the role of supervisor for the construction of three (3) entire projects, such as storage sheds, playhouses, greenhouses, gazebos, and unenclosed structures such as carports and patio covers, open porches and decks, each of which must have been associated with a detached single-family dwelling.

NOTE: If the required number of project verification forms, as well as the stipulated years of supervision experience cannot be verified, applicant is not eligible to receive a general contractor's license or supervisor's certificate from the City of Fort Collins.