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PROJECT QUESTION: Is a Contractor?s License required in the state of Minnesota for DOT/Public Works Roadway-type work?

QUESTION:
Is a Contractor?s License required in the state of Minnesota for DOT/Public Works Roadway-type work?

ANSWER:
Companies need to be registered with the Minnesota Secretary of State in order to do business in Minnesota. Unless your company does business here under another name ?American Civil Constructors West Coast, Inc.? is not registered in Minnesota.

Business Registration
All businesses must comply with the requirements of doing business in Minnesota as directed by the Office of the Secretary of State.
Out-of-state businesses must obtain a ?Certificate of Authority? from the Office of the
Secretary of State to conduct business in Minnesota.
Necessary forms and other information can be obtained from the Minnesota Secretary of State:
Web: http://www.irs.gov/Businesses/Small-Businesses-&-Self-Employed/Employer-ID-Numbers-EINs
Office of Secretary of State
Retirement Systems of Minnesota Building
60 Empire Dr., Suite 100
Saint Paul, MN 55103
In the Metro Area 651-296-2803 (9:00 AM to 4:00 PM)
In Greater MN 1-877-551-6767 (9:00 AM to 4:00 PM)
Fax: 651-297-7067

Federal Tax ID #
All contractors doing business in Minnesota must have a Federal Tax Identification Number. To obtain a number, contact the Internal Revenue Service at http://www.irs.gov/businesses/small/article/0,,id=98350,00.html