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General Contractor Board

The ordinance that establishes the Board of General Contractors for the Consolidated City of Indianapolis can be found in Chapter 875, section 102. The Board consists of eight (8) members and is responsible for carrying out the provisions of the ordinance relative to the listing of contractors. The following eight positions comprise the Board of General Contractors:

  • The Administrator or his designee, who shall be a nonvoting member of the Board, ex officio.
  • Two members shall be "at large" and cannot be listed as a contractor, and one shall be an engineer.
  • Five members shall be a person listed as a contractor for at least five years.

The seven (7) voting members of the Board are appointed by the Mayor. Each of the appointed members must be a resident of the Consolidated City. Members shall not receive compensation for serving on the board. The members appointed by the Mayor serve at his pleasure and cannot hold any other elective or appointive office in the Consolidated City.

Board Meetings:
3rd Thursday of Every Month at 1:30 p.m.
Vonnegut Room
1200 Madison Ave., Suite 100
Indianapolis, Indiana 46225

Board of Electrical Examiners

City-County Ordinance, Chapter 875-203 establishes a Board of Electrical Examiners. The Board consists of eight (8) members and is responsible for carrying out the provisions of the ordinance relative to the licensure of contractors. The following eight positions comprise the Board of Electrical Examiners:

  • The Administrator or his designee, who shall be a non-voting member of the Board, ex officio.
  • Two members shall be "at large" and cannot be listed as a contractor, and one shall be an engineer. 
  • Five members shall be persons licensed in accordance with Chapter 875 as an electrician.

The seven (7) voting members of the Board are appointed by the Mayor. Each of the appointed members must be a resident of the Consolidated City. Members shall not receive compensation for serving on the Board. The members appointed by the Mayor serve at his pleasure and cannot hold any other elective or appointive office in the Consolidated City.

Meeting Schedule
2nd Thursday of every month at 1:30 p.m.

Vonnegut Room
1200 Madison Ave., Suite 100
Indianapolis, Indiana 46225

Board of Heating and Cooling Examiners

City-County Ordinance, Chapter 875-302 establishes a Board of Heating and Cooling Examiners.  The Board consists of eight (8) members and is responsible for carrying out the provisions of the ordinance relative to the licensure of contractors.  The following eight positions comprise the Board of Heating and Cooling Examiners:

  • The Administrator or his designee, shall be a nonvoting member of the Board, ex officio.
  • Two members shall be "at large" and cannot be licensed as a Heating and Cooling Contractor. 
  • Five members shall be persons licensed in accordance with Chapter 875-301 and at least two of the members must hold a refrigeration license

The seven (7) voting members of the Board are appointed by the Mayor. Each of the appointed members must be a resident of the Consolidated City. Members shall not receive compensation for serving on the Board. The members appointed by the Mayor serve at his pleasure and cannot hold any other elective or appointive office in the Consolidated City.

Meeting Schedule:
2nd Monday of Every Month at 1:30 p.m.
Vonnegut Room
1200 Madison Ave., Suite 100
Indianapolis, Indiana 46225

Indiana Plumbing Commission

The duty of Plumbing Licensure is assigned by Indiana State Law and maintained by the Indiana Professional Licensing section. The Consolidated City does not have a Board of Plumbing Contractors. The Consolidated City does not issue licenses to Plumbing Contractors.

Generally, Plumbers are interviewed and tested by the Indiana Plumbing Commission (317-232-5956) for statewide licensure. Public Law 188 and Indianapolis ordinance, section 875-501 however, requires that any person or corporation licensed by the Indiana Plumbing Commission that performs any Plumbing work within the Consolidated City of Indianapolis shall register their license with the Office of Code Enforcement (317-327-8700).

Board of Wrecking Examiners

City-County Ordinance, Chapter 875-402 establishes a Board of Wrecking Examiners. The Board consists of six (6) members and is responsible for carrying out the provisions of the ordinance relative to the licensure of Wrecking contractors. The following six positions comprise the Board of Wrecking Examiners:

  • The Administrator or his designee, shall be a nonvoting member of the Board, ex officio.
  • Two members shall be persons that have been issued a Wrecking license in accordance with Chapter 875. One of the two Wrecking Contractors must hold a class "A" license.  One member shall be representing the public "at large" and cannot be licensed as a Wrecking Contractor.
  • One member shall be a Professional Engineer registered in the State.
  • One member shall be an Architect registered in the State.
  • The five (5) voting members of the Board are appointed by the Mayor.

Each of the appointed members must be a resident of the Consolidated City. Members shall not receive compensation for serving on the board. The members appointed by the Mayor serve at his pleasure and cannot hold any other elective or appointive office in the Consolidated City.

Meeting Schedule:
4th Tuesday of Every Month at 1:00 p.m.

Vonnegut Room
1200 Madison Ave., Suite 100
Indianapolis, Indiana 46225