A building contractor or home owner's agent who engages in work on residential properties and residential buildings must be licensed with the State of Michigan in the field of the work to be performed. All building contractors residential or commercial must be registered with the City of Springfield. Upon request for a permit, the building department will verify registration status of the individual contractor with city records.
When a contractor registers with the City of Springfield, the holder of the license must appear in person. The contractor must present a State License, a verifiable picture identification card (I.D. card may be a driver's license or state I.D. card) and a copy of the contractor's liability insurance. The contractor must pay the registration fee, as set forth by the City of Springfield. At present, a $25.00 fee is assessed for the duration of the current licensing cycle. All contractor registrations expire on the date that their state license expires. A General Contractor performing commercial construction is not required to be licensed by the State of Michigan, but is required to register with the City of Springfield and pay the registration fee.