Contractor Registration

Licensing


Licensed contractors must register with the City of McKinney before a permit can be issued. To register as a subcontractor, the subcontractor must provide the information in accordance with his/her registration type. Please see the lists below which give 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 GC, the GC will provide the subcontractor validation form that needs to be signed by each master license holder. All required signatures must be on the form before a permit can be issued.

Contractor Registration Types


The Building Inspections Department registers the following contractors and licenses:
  • Electrical Licenses
    • Electrical Contractors
    • Master Electrician
    • Journeyman Electrician
    • Residential Electrician
  • Other Licenses
    • Mechanical Licenses
    • Plumbing Licenses

Please note:
Licensed irrigators and backflow testers must register with the Water / Wastewater Department at 1550 South College. For more information, call 972-547-7360.

Registration on CSS (Citizen Self Service Portal)

Unfortunately, this process is not available through CSS, please continue to email the completed application (attached), fax to 972-547-2605 or mail. When faxing, make sure the documents are legible and licenses are current. Email is preferred.



You can register in person at:
Development Services Building
221 N. Tennessee St.
McKinney, TX 75069

If registering by mail, you must include:
  • Copies of driver's license & State licenses as stated below
Mail to:
City of McKinney
Building Inspections
P.O. Box 517
McKinney, TX 75070

If registering by fax, you must include copies of all licenses as stated above, and a contact phone number.



General Contractor (GC)


There is no fee or form to fill out. Contractor registration is not required. The general contractor (GC) will provide the city with the 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)
The electrician must have both state licenses to validate permits.
You can register in person at:
Development Services Building
221 N. Tennessee St.
McKinney, TX 75069

If registering by mail, you must include:
  • Copies of all three licenses as stated above,
Mail to:
City of McKinney
Building Inspections
P.O. Box 517
McKinney, TX 75070

If registering by fax, you must include copies of all three licenses as stated above, and a contact phone number.

Master, Journeyman & Residential Wireman Electrical Licenses


Provide the following documents:

Electrical License Fees


  • No registration fee


Plumbing & Mechanical Licenses


Plumbing contractors provide the following documents:
  • Texas Master Plumber License
  • State picture identification (e.g., Texas driver’s license)
  • No registration fee
  • Registration Form
Licenses are renewable on the expiration date specified on the state license.

Mechanical contractors provide the following documents:
  • Texas mechanical license
  • State picture identification (e.g., Texas driver’s license)
  • No registration fee
  • Registration Form

These documents can be faxed to 972-547-2605; please send a clear copy. We are sorry, but illegible copies cannot be accepted.