Contractor Registration

Licensing

  • Licensed contractors must register with the City of McKinney before a permit can be issued. 
  • Subcontractors: the license holder must first create an account on CSS(Citizen Self Service Portal). 
    • Subcontractors must provide the information in accordance with their registration type.
    • See the lists in the Contractor Registration Types section to discover the registration documents needed for each contractor type.


Subcontractor Validation Form

  • The City of McKinney also requires a subcontractor validation form to be submitted for each individual project. 
  • When a subcontractor is working under a General Contractor (GC), the GC will provide the subcontractor validation form PDF that needs to be signed by each master license holder. 
  • All required signatures must be on the form before a permit can be issued. 
  • To change a subcontractor on a permit that has been issued, use the change of subcontractor form PDF.


Contractor Registration Types

The Building Inspections Department registers the following contractors and licenses:

  • Electrical Licenses
    • Electrical Contractors
    • Master Electrician
    • Journeyman Electrician
    • Residential Wireman Electrician
  • Other Licenses
    • Mechanical Licenses
    • Plumbing Licenses


Registration on CSS (Citizen Self Service Portal)

  • All contractor accounts are reviewed and approved by our Permit Technicians. 
  • Email copies of required licenses after registering for an account in CSS so that your account can be reviewed and approved.


General Contractor (GC)

  • There is no fee or form to fill out. 
  • Contractor registration is not required. 
  • The GC will provide the city with information about his company when the permit is submitted. 


Electrical Contractors

Provide the following documents:

  • Texas State Electrical Contractor License
  • Texas State Electrical Master License
  • State picture identification (e.g., Texas driver’s license)
  • No registration fee
  • The electrician must have both state licenses to validate permits.


Master, Journeyman & Residential Wireman Electrical Licenses

Provide the following documents:

  • Texas electrical license
  • State picture identification (e.g., Texas driver’s license)
  • No registration fee

 
Plumbing & Mechanical Licenses

Provide the following documents:

  • Texas Master Plumber License
  • State picture identification (e.g., Texas driver’s license)
  • No registration fee
  • Licenses are renewable on the expiration date specified on the state license.