The message below is being sent on behalf of Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry Assistant Commissioner Jessica Looman.

Dear Construction Industry Partner:

The Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry has implemented a new construction contractor registration pilot project required under Minn. Stat. § 181.723 as amended (Minn. Laws, chapter 295).

Construction contractors that are not performing work in a type of construction already licensed by DLI are required to register with DLI. There is no cost to register. Contractors must be registered by Sept. 15, 2012 by going to: More information about the program and who must register is also available at that page.

DLI will soon mail a postcard to more than 15,000 Minnesota construction employers about the new registration program. A version of this postcard can be found at:

Verification of contractor registration is available on the DLI License Lookup link found on the DLI homepage and here: A registered contactor can be found quickly by clicking on “business” and then typing any portion of the contractor’s name into the search field.

Our agency hopes you will help share information about the new construction contractor registration program with contractors performing construction work in Minnesota. Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to providing further information about this project as it develops.

For more information about contractor registration:
• Web:
• Phone: (651) 284-5074
• Email: