Municipal General Contractor

Municipal General Contractor License (Right-of-Way)

Starting on June 1, 2023  apply and renew contractor’s licenses online through the Permit System.  

  • New applicants will create an account.  
  • For renewals, upon logging into the Permit System, a notification of renewal will appear 30 days in advance that your license will expire. You will be able to continue to use your license until the expiration date. After the expiration date, you will no longer be able to apply for permits or schedule inspections. 

Once you complete your new account or renewal the City will review the application and add fees. You will receive an email notifying you that your license is ready for payment. After payment is collected, the City will send you your license.

How to Apply

  • For a new license: visit the Permit System and click on “Apply for Contractor License” under the contractor heading. Follow the instructions on the application and submit. All required documentation must be uploaded in order for the application to be reviewed.  
  • For a license renewal: visit the Permit System and login in using your current AEC number. Follow the prompts to apply and submit. All required documentation must be uploaded in order for the application to be reviewed. 
  • See License Packets under Resources for instructions on how to apply and a list of required documents.
    • New license packet for contractors who have never had a license with the City of Arvada Engineering or your license 
    • Renewal license packet for contractors who have had a license with the City of Arvada Engineering but it is getting ready to expire or has just expired.
  • Review of applications may take up to 5 business days to complete  

Required Documents

  1. Municipal Bond Form (PDF) with power of attorney
  2. Insurance and workman's compensation certificates with City of Arvada listed as additional insured. Examples of what is required are located under Resources on this page
  3. Affidavit form
  4. License fee

Paying for the License

Fees are listed in the Right-of-Way Fee Schedule. See online payment instructions located under resources. You may also mail a check to City of Arvada Engineering, 8101 Ralston Road, Arvada, CO 80002. 

For questions, please call 720-898-7640.

License Application Forms