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How to get Prequalified


1.      Login or create a login

2.      Click “Licenses/Registrations” at the top of the page.

3.      Click “Apply for a License/Registration”

4.      Select “Prequalified Contractor”, then “Continue Application”

5.      Select the category(s) for the type of work you want to be prequalified for.  

·         Category A covers Street Terrace permits, limited concrete work, tree pruning, and sewer lateral inspection/cleaning.

·         Category B covers work performed under a Private Developer Agreement or Public Works contract.  This category also requires an AA plan. You can leave the AA Plan number blank on the prequalified contractor application; however, when the application is completed, repeat steps 2 & 3 and select “Affirmative Action Plan –Public Works” or “AA Plan Exemption” (if appropriate) to fill out.

·         Category C is required if you need to obtain a permit to excavate in the ROW. 


If your certificate of insurance or bond has expired, updated certificates can be emailed to