Oklahoma Business Licensing Information for Contractors


Oklahoma independent contractors

Contractor’s License Requirements in Oklahoma

In the state of Oklahoma, licenses are not provided on a state level for general contractors. General contractors may be required to obtain a permit to discharge storm water depending on the size of the construction site. More information can be obtained through the state’s Construction Industries Board.

Storm Water Authorization for Construction Activity Permit

For this type of permit, you will be charged the annual permit fee in addition to a $100 application fee. More information is available on the state’s Department of Environmental Quality website. For construction activities that disturb over one cumulative acre, authorizations are required.

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Oklahoma Business Licensing for Electricians

Electrical Contractor and Electrician Licenses in Oklahoma

In Oklahoma, licenses are available for master electrician, residential wireman and journeyman. Information on these licenses is provided by the Construction Industries Board. Applications must be filled out legibly and will only be accepted if the requirements are met.

Application fee for Electrical Contractor is $330.00 and Electrical Journeyman is $75.00. Checks or money orders should be made payable to Construction Industries Board or CIB.

Application packets must be sent to the following address:

Construction Industries Board

2401 NW 23rd Suite 2F

Oklahoma City, OK 73107

Phone: 405-521-6550

 

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Business Licensing Information for Plumbers in Oklahoma

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

Plumbing applications can be found here. The application fee for Plumbing Contractor is $330.00 and Plumbing Journeyman is $75.00.

Application packets must be sent to the following address:

Construction Industries Board

2401 NW 23rd Suite 2F

Oklahoma City, OK 73107

 

Additional Business Licensing for All Businesses in Oklahoma

Business and Occupational Licenses

Information for business and occupational licenses in the state of Oklahoma can be obtained from the website for the Department of Commerce. There are many professions in Oklahoma that require licensure by businesses operating in the state.

Oklahoma Business Tax Information

Business Tax Registration

Any business operating in the state of Oklahoma must register for a tax identification number, licenses or applicable permits, sales tax accounts and unemployment insurance tax using the website for the Secretary of State. To determine your tax liability or to make online payments, consult the website linked.

General Tax Information and Forms

Through the Oklahoma Tax Commission, there are new business workshops and information on forming a business in the state of Oklahoma.

Insurance Requirements for Businesses in Oklahoma

Unemployment Tax Requirements

Unemployment insurance is required to be paid by every business operating in Oklahoma. This process is managed and regulated by the state’s Employment Security Division. Under certain conditions, your business may need to remit payment for unemployment insurance taxes.

Workers’ Compensation Requirements

With very few exceptions, employers in the state of Oklahoma who employ more than one worker must get and maintain Workers’ Compensation Insurance. Using the Workers Compensation section 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 Commission using the address below:

Workers’ Compensation Commission

1915 North Stiles Avenue

Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Phone: 405-522-3222

 

New Hire Reporting Requirements for Businesses in Oklahoma

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 Employer New Hire Reporting System:

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

Employers may use the website for reporting or contact the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission using the linked contact form.

Licensed Contractors in Oklahoma

In order to verify licensure in the state of Oklahoma, the Construction Industries Board has a search that can be used. Users can look up names, business names and license numbers in the system.