Indiana Business Licensing Information for Contractors


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Contractor’s License Requirements in Indiana

In the state of Indiana, those individuals or businesses that wish to obtain a contractor’s license must register with the city or county that holds jurisdiction for licensure. The state’s government does not issue licenses for general contractors, electrical contractors or electricians. For licensure requirements, information can be obtained directly from your local government.

Indiana Business Licensing for Electricians

Electrical Contractor and Electrician Licenses in Indiana

In the state of Indiana, those individuals or businesses that wish to obtain a contractor’s license must register with the city or county that holds jurisdiction for licensure. The state’s government does not issue licenses for general contractors, electrical contractors or electricians. For licensure requirements, information can be obtained directly from your local government.

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Business Licensing Information for Plumbers in Indiana

In order to do plumbing work in the state of Indiana, the state requires you to have a license. On the website for the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency, plumbers can access information on applying to become a plumber, rules and regulations, and the plumbing code.

For registration as an apprentice plumber, read through the checklist and fill out the application provided.

Fees for apprentice, journeyman and plumbing contractors are provided using the linked fee schedule.

Applications can be sent to the following address:

Indiana Plumbing Commission

Professional Licensing Agency

402 W. Washington St. Room W072

Indianapolis, IN 46204-2724

 

Additional Business Licensing for All Businesses in Indiana

Business and Occupational Licenses

Information for business and occupational licenses in the state of Indiana can be obtained from the website for the Business Services Division. There are many professions in Indiana that require licensure by businesses operating in the state. Business forms are listed with regard to the type of business structure used (LLC, LLP, etc).

Indiana Business Tax Information

Business Tax Registration

Any business operating in the state of Indiana must register for a tax identification number, licenses or applicable permits, sales tax accounts and unemployment insurance tax using the website for the state’s Department of Revenue. To determine your tax liability or to make online payments, consult the website linked. Instructions and forms for all types of businesses are provided for ease of use.

General Tax Information and Forms

The Department of Revenue’s website can also be used for general tax information and forms related to taxes. Tax forms are available along with sales tax and income tax withholding forms.

Insurance Requirements for Businesses in Indiana

Unemployment Tax Requirements

Unemployment insurance is required to be paid by every business operating in Indiana. This process is managed and regulated by the state’s Department of Workforce Development.

The Employer Self Service System provides easy access to registration as a new employer, maintaining unemployment insurance account information, submitting reports and making payments online.

Workers’ Compensation Requirements

With very few exceptions, employers in the state of Indiana who employ more than one worker must get and maintain Workers’ Compensation Insurance. Using the Workers’ Compensation Board’s portion of the state’s website, you can obtain coverage, report your intent to self-insure and verify that a company has the necessary insurance to meet the state’s requirements.

Under the law, the premiums paid for this type of insurance coverage is always paid for by the employer and should never be deducted from the employee’s earnings.

For more information, contact can be made with the Workers’ Compensation Division using the address below:

Workers’ Compensation Board of Indiana

402 W. Washington Street Room W-196

Indianapolis, IN 46204

New Hire Reporting Requirements for Businesses in Indiana

Reporting New Hires

Under federal law, employers are required to report newly hired employees within 20 days of their hire date. The following information can be reported using the New Hire Reporting Center:

  • Employee’s name
  • Address
  • Social Security Number
  • Date of birth
  • Hire date
  • Employer’s name
  • Employer’s address
  • Federal identification number (FEIN)

Employers may use the website for reporting, fax the information to 317-612-3036 or by sending it to the following address:

Indiana New Hire Reporting Center

P.O. Box 55097

Indianapolis, IN

46205-5097

Licensed Contractors in Indiana

Using the state’s online licensing search, users can search for verification of licensure by license type, profession, and name.