Contractor Licensing & Registration

Electrical
All electrical contractors are required to be licensed by the City of Ithaca to perform electrical work within the City of Ithaca. Applications for periodic licensing examinations can be obtained in the Building Department.
Out-of-town electricians who are not licensed by the City of Ithaca and are licensed by another municipality will require a special reciprocal license to perform any work within the City of Ithaca. Each electrical contract undertaken by such a person or company will require a separate reciprocal license renewal.
Fire Alarm
Contractor licensing is required for the installation and maintenance of security and/or fire alarm systems. Contractors are required to hold a current New York State Security or Fire Alarm Systems Installer license to perform work within the City of Ithaca.

For more information contact the New York Department of State.

HVAC Contractors
All heating and/or ventilation engineer, contractor or installer are required to obtain a certificate of registration to perform work within the City of Ithaca. Registrations are renewed yearly and applications can be obtained in the Building Department.
Plumbing Contractors
Contractor Licensing: Plumbing licenses and inspections are under the supervision of the Superintendent of Public Works. For more information on obtaining a plumbing license, contact the Plumbing Inspector at 607-272-1717.