Contractor Information & Requirements

The City of Lancaster’s Community Development Department (CDD) currently has two programs which require the use of current City of Lancaster registered contractors. These programs are:

     Homeowner Housing Rehabilitation Assistance

     Homeowner Emergency Home Repair Assistance

The City of Lancaster requires contractor registration per City Ordinance 1341.01.

No person shall act as or claim to be a construction contractor of any type, or perform any construction work on any residential construction unless first registered with the city’s Certified Building Department.

This includes any individual or company acting as a general, home improvement, specialty trade or skilled trades contractor including any construction activities such as electrical, plumbing, hydronics, heating & cooling, structural (includes all building construction, roofing, siding, gutters, water proofing, cement and drywall trades), masonry, fire protection, fire suppression, water and sewer line tapping or excavation within the City of Lancaster.

To be eligible to bid on the above CDD projects a copy of completed City of Lancaster Certified Building Department contractor registration forms, licenses and documentation must be provided to the Community Development Department.

In addition to the above documentation the CDD will require submission of a Contractor’s Qualifications Statement located in the forms section of the CDD’s webpage.

Note: Proof of liability insurance minimum amount must be $500,000 for all Community Development projects

Citizens and contractors can view a list of registered contractors and permits on the City of Lancaster’s Building and Zoning webpage. To view a complete list of forms and related construction information or if you are a contractor and are looking for information on registering with the Building Department view the “forms” icon on the left of the building & zoning webpage.

The Community Development Inspector along with the Building Department provides the City of Lancaster with inspection and enforcement to ensure safe structures. The standards applied are those of the Ohio Building Code and the International Residential Code. The CDD also utilizes the Community Development Performance Standards.

Please contact the Community Development Office for information or assistance.