Who Needs a License?

Do I need a License?

If you are any person, business or consultant and any of the following, “You Need a Contractors License”

Working in all or any project:

  • New construction
  • Remodeling
  • Renovation
  • Altering
  • Moving
  • Wrecking
  • Demolishing

Performing work on any:

  • Building
  • Highway
  • Road
  • Parking facility
  • Railroad
  • Excavation
  • Structure

Project development or improvement must be licensed as a contractor if the total cost of labor and materials for a project is $500 or more.

A license is also needed to do any of this work as a subcontractor or specialty contractor.

There are several exemptions to licensure, that is, situations where a license is not required. Some of these exemptions are:

  • Work for which the combined value of labor, materials and all other items is less than $500.
  • Employees working for wages who do not customarily engage in independent contracting or control the performance of the job.
  • Owner-builder with certain limitations.
  • Installation or sale of finished products which do not become a fixed part of the structure with certain exceptions, for example, carpets.