The small City of Gillette is located in Northeastern Wyoming and has a population of around 30,000 people. It is in an area with a lot of development in the coal, oil, and coalbed methane gas industries. There is a lot of lands available at reasonable prices in the area which means there are plenty of opportunities here. Before you start looking for a location, you should familiarize yourself with the local rules and regulations. The City of Gillette and the State of Wyoming have set out some guidelines for building in the area. Make sure you know what you need before you break ground.
In Gillette, you will need a permit for most projects. This includes electrical, plumbing, heating and air conditioning work and to build, alter, repair, move, or demolish any building. To get your permit, there are certain fees that you have to pay. The fees change based on the size of your project and the type of project you are doing. For example, the number of square feet on a building determines your permit fee. 0-500 square foot buildings have a $30 fee. 500-1,000 square foot buildings have a $60 fee. 1,000-2,000 square foot buildings have a $100 fee, and the fee only increases with the size of the building.
Inspections are an important part of the building process, and there are a few you need to get before your project is complete. For example, you need to get a footing inspection, a foundation wall inspection, damp proofing, drain tile, underground plumbing, interior footings, and sill plates. You also need rough plumbing, rough mechanical, gas, exterior vapor, windows, doors, rough framing, insulation, sewer, water, and Certificate of Occupancy. To request your inspection, call (307) 686-5256 and leave a message.
In Wyoming, contractor licenses are taken care of at the local level. To get your license in Gillette, there are a few things that you have to do. One of the main requirements is taking and passing the required exam. In addition to that, you have to pay the registration fee that goes along with your specific license.
Contractor Liability Insurance is another important part of becoming a licensed contractor. This type of insurance protects you from any damages caused by your company. Workers’ compensation is required as well. This insurance is important for taking care of your employees.
Construction projects in Gillette are similar to projects in the rest of the country. Most of them will need some construction equipment to finish the job. Equipment varies from project to project, but aerial equipment and earthmoving equipment is the most popular. Boom Lifts, Scissor Lifts, Manlifts, and Forklifts are all very common on construction sites. Find out what you need and give us a call here at BigRentz!