Dwelling Contractor

The Electronic Safety and Licensing Application (eSLA) is now live for Dwelling Contractor. Public Lookup is also live for this credential in eSLA.

Every first-time eSLA user must create a new account by clicking one of the two options under the "New Users" heading on the leftOnce you have created your account, you will be able to log in under the "Existing Users" heading on the right. Visit
esla.wi.gov to get started.

License Information

Per Wis. Admin. Code § SPS 305.31, no person may obtain a building permit for a one- and two-family dwelling unless the person complies with all of the following, except as provided under Wis. Stats. § 101.654(1)(b) and (1)(c)(2):

  • Holds a Dwelling Contractor certification or a Dwelling Contractor Restricted certification issued by the Department;
  • Holds or engages, as an employee, a person who holds a certification issued by the Department as a Dwelling Contractor Qualifier.

Dwelling Contractor Online Application via eSLA 

Application for Licensure

For a Dwelling Contractor Certification that has been expired more than 1 year please submit an application, supporting documentation and fee for reinstatement.

FormDescription
3096Application for Dwelling Contractor Certification
3073​Fax Payment Form

Reinstate a Dwelling Contractor Certification that has been Expired more than 1 Year

Submit an application, supporting documentation and fee:

  • Application for Dwelling Contractor Certification (Form #3096) 
  • $65.00 total fee ($15.00 application fee, $25.00 credential fee, and $25.00 late renewal fee)

Renewal Information

Requirements

  • FEE (See Renewal Dates and Fees)
  • To renew an expired Dwelling Contractor certification within 1 year of expiration:
    • Submit an application, supporting documentation and fee

Renewal Method

Department of Safety and Professional Services

Trades Credentialing Unit
PO Box 78780
Milwaukee, WI  53293-0780


If you have questions regarding your renewal, please email DSPSCredTrades@wisconsin.gov.

When mailing your renewal, please allow up to 21 calendar days [per Wis. Admin. Code SPS § 305.04 (1)] from the date your payment is processed to receive an update regarding your renewal.