How to register as a contractor

1. Home Office Certificate for Home based business or Certificate of Occupancy for business location

Home office certificate of occupancy: $10
Certificate of occupancy for an existing commercial building: $25

Both of these can be applied for and paid for at

Or on location at the address below:

Building Inspection
101 E. Vine St., 2nd floor
Lexington, KY 40507
(859) 258-3770

*This step is not required if the office is not located in Fayette County.

2. Occupational business license

You can apply for an occupational business license by visiting Revenue:

200 E. Main St., 2nd floor
Lexington, KY 40507
(859) 258-3340

3. Liability and workers compensation insurance

Fax insurance to the Division of Building Inspection at (859) 258-3780.
Insurance can also be emailed to

The certificate holder should be listed as:       

Division of Building Inspection
200 E. Main St.
Lexington, KY 40507

*If the company does not have employees or carry workers compensation, an affidavit will accompany the contractor's registration application.