(a) For the purposes of calculating fees under section 326B.092, an initial or renewed residential contractor, residential remodeler, or residential roofer license is a business license. Notwithstanding section 326B.092, the licensing fee for manufactured home installers under section 327B.041 is $180 for a three-year period.
(b) All initial and renewal licenses, except for manufactured home installer licenses, shall be effective for two years and shall expire on March 31 of the year after the year in which the application is made.
(c) The commissioner shall in a manner determined by the commissioner, without the need for any rulemaking under chapter 14, phase in the renewal of residential contractor, residential remodeler, and residential roofer licenses from one year to two years. By June 30, 2011, all renewed residential contractor, residential remodeler, and residential roofer licenses shall be two-year licenses.
A local government unit may place a surcharge in an amount no greater than $5 on each land use, zoning, or building permit that requires a licensed residential building contractor, residential remodeler, residential roofer, or manufactured home installer for the purpose of license verification. The local government may verify a license by telephone, facsimile or electronic communication. A local government unit shall not issue a land use, zoning, or building permit unless the required license has been verified and is current.