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Akron, Ohio

City Announces Start of Contractor Registration Program

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City of Akron Press Release
From the desk of Ellen Lander Nischt, Press Secretary
Published: 01-31-2017

Akron, Ohio, January 31, 2017 — Beginning tomorrow, February 1, 2017, the City of Akron will require construction contractors to obtain a Contractor Registration from the City prior to performing work in Akron that requires a permit issued by either the City of Akron, State of Ohio, or Summit County Building Standards.  Akron City Council passed legislation in December 2016 making this registration mandatory. 

“The purpose of the Contractor Registration Program is to ensure that all contractors doing work in Akron are properly licensed and insured are that they are withholding and paying their fair share of taxes,” Mayor Horrigan said.  “Homeowners who wish to perform work on their own property will not be affected by this registration requirement.”

Registration forms are available at the City of Akron Plans and Permits Center and online at http://www.akronohio.gov/cms/engineering/planspermits/index.html.  The initial Contractor Registration application fee is $100.  All City of Akron Contractor Registrations will expire on the next June 30th after the registration is issued. However, Contractor Registrations obtained between February 1, 2017 and June 30, 2017 will not expire until June 30, 2018. 

Contractors interested in registering should contact the City of Akron Plans and Permits Center, as follows:

City of Akron Plans and Permits Center

1030 E. Tallmadge Ave.

Akron, Ohio 44319

Phone:  (330) 375-2010

Email: Plans&[email protected]   

Before applying for a Contractor Registration, all contractors must first obtain an Income Tax Registration Number from the City’s Income Tax Division, if they do not already have one. Contractors interested in obtaining an Income Tax Registration Number should contact the City of Akron Income Tax Division, as follows: 

City of Akron Income Tax Division

1 Cascade Plaza – 11th floor

Akron, OH  44308-1100

Phone: (330) 375-2037

Email: [email protected]   

Any contractor who fails to register or obtain the proper permits, as required, may be subjected to civil and/or criminal penalties.

For additional information regarding the Contractor Registration Program, please contact the City of Akron Plans and Permits Center at (330) 375-2010 or Plans&[email protected].

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For further information, contact:
Ellen Lander Nischt
Press Secretary / Assistant Director of Law
166 South High Street, Suite 200
Akron, Ohio 44308
Phone: (330) 375-2325
E-mail: [email protected]

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