A contractor license is not required for work on an owner-occupied residence. Nor for an existing commercial building under their ownership unless improvements are structural.
The trades and type of work that typically will require a license include electrical, plumbing, roofing, painting, remodeling, siding, rough framing; all phases of new construction; alterations, additions, repairs and demolition of structures; street, sidewalk and pavement contracting and any items requiring a permit. This includes subcontractors.
A signed application for a contractor license is required and must include the contractor’s certificate of insurance and SD Department of Revenue Excise Tax ID.
To apply for a contractor license, click here.