Bismarck is the capital of North Dakota and has a population of around 70,000 people. It was founded in 1872 and is located in the central part of the state. In 2015, it was ranked as the seventh fastest-growing small city in the United States. All of this growth has made Bismarck a great place to build. Before you start, there are some things you should know. There are certain permits, licenses, inspections, and insurance that you need to get during the building process. The City of Bismarck and the State of North Dakota want to make sure everything is done in the safest way possible.
Construction is a large part of the economy of Bismarck. Because of that, the city requires that builders get a permit for most projects. These projects include:
It is important that you get the proper permits before you begin your project.
To get a permit, there are a few documents that you will have to submit with your application. You need to turn in site plans and other regulatory documents. For more information on building permits, go to the City of Bismarck website under The Building Inspections Department. You will also be able to find all the permit applications there too.
Once you’ve received your building permit, you are allowed to start construction. Before you finish the work, however, you have to have the project inspected. This is to make sure everything is up to code and safe for everyone involved. For more information, and to schedule an inspection, visit the city’s website.
In North Dakota, if you want to do any contracting work that exceeds the sum of $4,000, you need to have a license. A contractor is anybody who is in the business of construction, repair, alteration, dismantling, or demolition of bridges, highways, roads, streets, buildings, airports, or dams.
There are a few different classes of license that vary based on the value of the job. Class A allows you to work on projects worth over $500,000 per job and has a fee of $450. Class B allows you to work on projects worth up to $500,000 per job and has a fee of $300. The next class is C which lets you work on jobs up to $300,000. The fee for Class C is $225. The last class of license is Class D which allows you to work on jobs worth up to $100,000 per job and has a fee of $100. Make sure you apply for the right license.
Most contractors in Bismarck will need to rent some equipment to help them finish the job. The most common type of equipment is aerial equipment such as Boom Lifts, Scissor Lifts, Forklifts, and Manlifts. All these lifts are available at BigRentz. Call us today and let us help you with all of your construction equipment rental needs.