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
- Parking Facility
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.