Renew a Construction License or Registration

Are you a contractor needing to renew an active or recently expired registration of a State-issued building, electrical, mechanical, or plumbing license or registration? Do you need to renew an active or recently expired City-issued electrical or boiler license? Renew it here!

Online Form

Create a Citizen Access account

We use a third party application called Citizen Access for Construction License and Registration Renewals. If you’ve never used Citizen Access, we recommend that you review how to create an account before starting your application. If you're a first-time user, you'll also need to activate your license or registration. Call the number listed in the Contact Us section to request activation.

Make sure you have time to apply

Renewing a construction license or registration typically takes about 10 minutes. You'll be able to save your application and resume later if you need more time.

Renew your license online

To renew online, click the button below and login to Citizen Access. Once you're logged in, click the Registration tab near the top of the page. Next, under the Registration Records section of the page, select Renew Application from the Action column of the license or registration you would like to renew.

(Note: If no licenses/registrations are listed, email or call us. Our information is listed in the Contact Us section of this page. If the Renew Application action is not available, it may be too early to renew, or your renewal may have already been processed.)

Click Here to Renew Construction Licenses or Registrations in English

Have your credit/debit card ready

You’ll need to enter your credit/debit card information to pay the renewal fee. We accept Visa and MasterCard.

We’ll review your application

You can expect your updated license or registration card in the mail within 2 weeks of receipt of your application. Keep in mind that you might need to revise your application or attachment if we notice any missing or incorrect information.  

Paper Form

Fill out your license or registration renewal form

If your construction license or registration is set to expire in the near future, you will receive a paper copy of the renewal form in the mail from the City of Grand Rapids. Simply fill out any of the below forms and return it to the Development Center via mail or in person.

Complete the application

Click the link below for the full list of paper forms. Locate the one you need to renew then download, print and complete it. 

List of Paper Renewal Forms

Change personal information on the renewal form

If your contact information has changed since the last time you renewed or applied for a license or registration, be sure to change it on the renewal form.

Submit your completed application to our office

We accept printed construction license or registration renewals by mail or in person. We can't accept emailed or faxed renewals. You can find our address in the Contact Us section of this page.  

Payment instructions will be detailed on the license or registration renewal form you receive in the mail. If you're mailing your renewal form, payment must be by check. If you're submitting in person, you can pay with cash, check, money order or credit/debit (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express). 

We'll review your application

Expect to receive your updated license or registration card by mail within 2 weeks of receipt of your application. Keep in mind that you might need to revise your application or attachments if we notice any missing or incorrect information.   

Phone

Call us for instructions

You can find our number in the Contact Us section of this page. We'll get you all the information you need to renew your construction license or registration. We do not take applications over the phone, but we'll make sure you have everything you need to renew.

In Person

Fill out your license or registration renewal form

If your construction license or registration is set to expire in the near future, you will receive a paper copy of the renewal form in the mail from the City of Grand Rapids. Simply fill out any of the below forms and return it to the Development Center via mail or in person.

If you don’t have the renewal form, we can provide a copy when you arrive.

Complete the application

Click the link below for the full list of paper forms. Locate the one you need to renew then download, print and complete it. 

List of Paper Renewal Forms

Change personal information on the renewal form

If your contact information has changed since the last time you renewed or applied for a license or registration, be sure to change it on the renewal form.

Come to our office and submit the renewal form

You'll find our address in the Contact Us section of this page. Be prepared to pay the renewal fee. You can pay with cash, check, money order or credit/debit (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express).

We'll review your application

Expect to receive your updated license or registration card by mail within 2 weeks of receipt of your application.  Keep in mind that you might need to revise your application or attachments if we notice any missing or incorrect information.