Contractors Registration Application & Guide

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Pursuant to section 6-19 of the General Code of the City of Chelsea Ordinance, all excavating contractors must obtain registration annually before conducting any excavating activities in the City. Registration is valid from the issue date through the following April. The fee is $100.00

 Complete the application for registration as instructed below:

1. Fill in all information requested on the application. Fill in and sign the REAP attestation. Fill in and sign the State Dept. of Industrial accidents workers compensation insurance affidavit- General Business.
 2. Obtain a bond in the amount of $10,000. If you are a corporation, attach the certificate of Corporate Authority showing proof of legal authority to bind corporation.
 3. If you are renewing a current registration, obtain a continuation certificate showing that your existing bond remains in effect.
 4. If your business has a City of Chelsea address, obtain a sign- off on the certificate of good standing by the City Treasurer (City Hall, 500 Broadway, 617-466-4240), to confirm that all taxes, fines have been paid, during the following hours: Mon, Wed & Thurs 8am-4pm, Tues 8am-7pm, Fri 8am-12pm please note that the Treasury requires five (5) business days for processing.
 5. Submit the application to the Department of public works (City Hall, 500 Broadway, Room 310) the Director of Public Works has up to ten days to sign off on the application, before the registration can be issued.

 Any questions call DPW 617-466-4200.