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Do I need a License

The reasons to acquire a contractor’s license are endless. Whether it’s to start a contracting business or work on existing structures, a contractor’s license valid in the state of California can be beneficial. Many states require a contractor’s license to ensure that new structures are not compromised in anyway. A contractor’s license will also vouch for your credibility as a contractor and may in turn help you secure more profitable jobs. If you are any person, business or consultant and any of the following, "You Need a Contractor’s License".

Working in all or any project  

  • New Construction
  • Remodeling
  • Renovation
  • Altering
  • Moving
  • Wrecking 
  • Demolishing
  • Building
  • Highway
  • Road
  • Parking Facility
  • Railroad
  • Excavation
  • Structure

Performing work on any 

Construction projects, improvement, or repairs with a total cost of labor and materials more than $500 must have a license. A license is also needed to do any of this work as a subcontractor or specialty contractor. Contractors License can help you secure a general builder license, specialty license or contractors license so you can be prepared for the jobs with total cost more than $500 in labor and materials.

Exemptions to Licensing 

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.