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    County Issues First Contractor License

    Jefferson County's Building Safety Division issued the first contractor license in Jeffco and it was earned by one of its own employees. The contractor license was issued to Henry Mifflin of Jefferson County Open Space. Mifflin acquired a Class A General Contractor License, which he will use for Jeffco Open Space projects.

    Mifflin assisted the Building Safety Division with a soft rollout of the program in December and the formal implementation started Jan. 1, 2014. Licensing will help streamline closing out permits smoothly, efficiently and avoid expiring permits .

    Requirements for New Licenses and Renewals
    The requirements and conditions for issuance of a Jefferson County Contractors License include:

    • The submission of a contractor license application.
    • Proof that you have passed an appropriate International Code Council (ICC) ICC exam within the last three years or provide a copy of a valid license issued from an ICC participating jurisdiction.
    • Provide proof of lawful presence for the president/principal of the company applying (photo ID).
    • Payment of the $50 licensing fee. 


    Licenses are good for one year and must be renewed annually. Contractors holding valid licenses, who apply for renewal, cannot have any unresolved building code issues (expired permit, expired temporary certificate of occupancy, illegal occupancy, etc.) connected with building permits issued to or on behalf of the contractor licensee at time of renewal.

    A contractor is anyone who engages in any type of work for compensation for which a building or mechanical permit is required. People who are not considered to be contractors are the property owner, a laborer working under the supervision of a contractor, people who are performing labor or repair work on their own property, an employee of the property owner who performs full-time maintenance or repair work on the owner's property, and state-licensed plumbers or electricians.

    To learn more about the program, visit www.jeffco.us/building.

    Bailey Becker
    Citizen Involvement Coordinator

    January 10, 2014

    Contractor License Henry Mifflin

    Last Updated: 3-5-2014