Becoming a Fire Alarm Contractor
The City of Sioux Falls requires a "Fire Alarm Contractor's License" of contractors doing fire alarm work within the city limits. If you plan to other electrical work, please click the appropriate link for Electrical Contractor, Class B or Sign Wiring Contractor.
In order to acquire this license, you must apply for examination with the City of Sioux Falls. This examination is a timed open book test, based on the National Electrical Code and NFPA Standard (see the instructions with the application for study suggestions). You will receive the City Electrical Ordinance folder upon application for exam (This folder is also available for purchase for $5.00). There is a $75.00 examination fee due upon application. This exam is offered once per month. Please review the examination application(2B25016 link on the right) for more information as well as the exam schedule.
Once the applicant has taken and passed the exam, he or she can then apply for the Fire Alarm Contractor’s License. Upon license application you must submit a $10,000 Compliance Bond and the appropriate license fees within 90 days of examination. Please review the license application(2B25002 link on the right) for more information.
Also available to individuals who have taken and passed exam is the "Inactive Fire Alarm Contractor's License." This license does not allow you to do fire alarm work as a contractor, but does allow you to hold a current license with the city, allowing you to reinstate your contractor's license without being required to retest.
For more information, you may contact Building Services at:
- Licensing: 605-367-8672 or email@example.com
- Electrical Inspectors: 605-367-8250
Electrical Contractors FAQs
Separate licenses are required for each field (building, electrical, plumbing, and mechanical). There are examinations required for each field. Electrical and plumbing also require state licenses before applying for examination with the city.
Under no circumstances is an Electrical Contractor allowed to do any plumbing, mechanical or residential building work unless they also hold the appropriate, additionally required, licenses.