As the capital and most populous city of the State of Wyoming, Cheyenne is a great place for your next construction project. To work as a contractor or builder in the city, you’ll need to get the proper permits, licenses, and inspections. Here is what you need to know to start building in Cheyenne.
Before you start building in the city of Cheyenne, you have to get a building permit. Building permits are an essential part of the building process because they ensure the safety of the building, the workers, and the future residents. Permit fees are based on the value of the project and permit valuations include the total value of work. This includes materials and labor. There is also a plan review fee which is on top of the permit fee and is 65% of the permit fee.
In addition to the building permit, you will need to have your building inspected. The Division of Building Safety Department takes care of inspections and enforces safe building practices by monitoring the building process through construction. They also require chief electrical, mechanical and plumbing inspectors to have master level status, and ensure that the industry is aware of and builds to the adopted codes.
In the City of Cheyenne, it is required to obtain a contractor license to build in the city. You have to pass a test that corresponds to your trade and pay the license fees. For particular types of trades like plumbing, electrical, refrigeration, HVAC, and fire protection, all craft employees on a job must have a master, journeyman, or apprentice license to supervise. In most cases, you will have to take a test to ensure you’re qualified for the license you want.
Along with licenses, the City of Cheyenne requires you to have contractor liability insurance and worker’s compensation. Contractor coverage and worker’s compensation protect the contractor and the employees in the case of an accident. You do not want to be personally responsible for anything that happens. Contact a local insurance agency to find out more about custom plans contractors.
Sometimes, contractors need to rent equipment to finish the job. In many cases, you will need aerial equipment such as scissor lifts, boom lifts, manlifts, and forklifts. Other times, you should use earthmoving equipment such as excavators, backhoes, and dozers. Whatever your project requires, BigRentz has the answer for all of your construction equipment rental needs.