Montana Contractor

The Registration Section office is closed to the general public until further notice. We are still available to help remotely. Please call the Registration Section at (406) 444-7734 for assistance. 


The Independent Contractor Central Unit is responsible for:

  • Issuance of an Independent Contractor Exemption Certificate to independent contractors who are independently established in their own business and have elected to not cover themselves under a Montana workers’ compensation insurance policy.
  • Decisions regarding employment relationship statuses, independent contractor or employee, at the request of participating agencies.

The Construction Contractor Registration Unit is responsible for:

  • Issuance of a Construction Contractor Registration to contractors in the construction industry that have employees, are corporations, and are manager-managed limited liability companies.
  • Ensuring all construction contractors, especially those with employees, are paying Montana’s rates for workers’ compensation insurance.

    • Agency and Business Contacts for Businesses: steps to consider when establishing a business in Montana.
    • Applications and Forms - ICEC and CR: find forms to obtain an Independent Contractor Exemption Certification and Construction Contractor Registration.
    • Construction Contractor Registration Unit: learn more about becoming or hiring a registered contractor; and review the administrative rules and laws for construction contractors.
    • CR Search: search for businesses with a valid or suspended Construction Contractor Registration.
    • ICEC Search: search for individuals with a valid or revoked Independent Contractor Exemption Certificate.
    • Independent Contractor Central Unit: learn more about becoming or hiring an independent contractor; and review the administrative rules and laws for independent contractors.
    • NASCLA WebsiteNational Association of State Contractors Licensing Agencies to verify other states’ licensing requirements and regulations.
    • Online Payment: make an online credit card payment for your Independent Contractor Exemption Certificate and Construction Contractor Registration application.
    • WC Coverage Verification: search for valid Montana workers’ compensation insurance policies.
    • You may verify professional or occupational licensing for your contractor by searching for a professional license.
  • Please choose a contact from this section if you have questions or concerns regarding the Independent Contractor Exemption Certificate or Construction Contractor Registration applications.
     
    Section Manager - Tracy Gonzalez: (406) 444-9585
     
    Independent Contractor Central Unit: (406) 444-7734 for Independent Contractor Exemption Certificate application questions.
     
    Construction Contractor Registration Unit: (406) 444-7734 for Construction Contractor Registration application questions.
     
    Mailing Address:

    Registration Section
    PO Box 8011
    Helena, MT 59604

    Physical Address (for FED-EX or UPS overnight mailing, same day processing not guaranteed):
    Registration Section
    1805 Prospect Ave (2nd floor east side)
    Helena, MT 59601
  • Please choose a contact from this section if you have questions or complaints regarding compliance of the Independent Contractor Exemption Certificate or Construction Contractor Registration programs.
     
    Supervisor | Program Manager Jeff Garden : (406) 444-9586
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