Contractor Registration

Licensing


Licensed contractors must register with the City of McKinney before a permit can be issued. To register as a subcontractor, the subcontractor must provide the information in accordance with his/her registration type. Please see the lists below which give the registration documents needed for each contractor type.

The general contractor (GC) will provide the city with the information about his company when the permit is submitted. A permit technician will enter the GC information data in the database after permit submittal.

Subcontractor Validation Form


The City of McKinney also requires a subcontractor validation form to be submitted for each individual project. Only the licensed contractor or someone who the licensed contractor has authorized to sign under his/her license can validate with his/her signature on the form.

When a subcontractor is working under a GC, the GC will provide the subcontractor validation form that needs to be signed by each master license holder. All required signatures must be on the form before a permit can be issued.

The Subcontractor Validation Form is your application for permit.

Contractor Registration Types


The Building Inspections Department registers the following contractors and licenses:
  • Contractors
    • General Contractors
    • Sign Companies
    • Fence Companies
    • Swimming Pool Contractors
  • Electrical Licenses
    • Electrical Contractors
    • Master Electrician
    • Journeyman Electrician
    • Residential Electrician
  • Other Licenses
    • Mechanical Licenses
    • Plumbing Licenses

Please note:
Licensed irrigators and backflow testers must register with the Water / Wastewater Department at 1550 South College. For more information, call 972-547-7360.

General Contractor (GC)


There is no fee or form to fill out

Electrical Contractors


Provide the following documents:
  • Texas State Electrical Contractor License
  • Texas State Electrical Master License
  • State picture identification (e.g., Texas driver’s license)
The electrician must have both state licenses to validate permits.

Fees


  • Electrical Master license registration: $25
  • Electrical Contractor registration: $75
  • Registration Form
You can register in person at:
Development Services Building
221 N. Tennessee St.
McKinney, TX 75069

If registering by mail, you must include:
  • Copies of all three licenses as stated above,
  • Check for $100
Mail the registration documents to:
City of McKinney
Building Inspections
P.O. Box 517
McKinney, TX 75070

If registering by fax, you must include copies of all three licenses as stated above, and a contact phone number. A permit technician will call you for a Visa or MasterCard to pay for the registration by phone.

Master, Journeyman & Residential Wireman Electrical Licenses


Provide the following documents:

Electrical License Fees


  • Master only $25
  • Journeyman $10
  • Residential Wireman $10

Plumbing & Mechanical Licenses


Plumbing contractors provide the following documents:
  • Texas Master Plumber License
  • State picture identification (e.g., Texas driver’s license)
  • No registration fee
  • Registration Form
Licenses are renewable on the expiration date specified on the state license.

Mechanical contractors provide the following documents:
  • Texas mechanical license
  • State picture identification (e.g., Texas driver’s license)
  • No registration fee
  • Registration Form
These documents can be faxed to 972-547-2605; please send a clear copy. We are sorry, but illegible copies cannot be accepted.