State Licensing – Directory Information

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    The following directory is provided as a starting point.

    When making contact with your States Department of Business / Labor
    make sure to explain Your Trade and Location.

    All contractors are treated differently within every State.
    You can expect Plumbing, Electrical and any Health related contractor such as asbestos abatement or pesticides to go under strict guidelines both in the application and on going business process.

    If you are an out of State Contractor there will be special requirements.

    Alabama
    http://www.genconbd.state.al.us/

    Alaska
    http://www.alaska.net/~achp/

    Arizona
    http://www.rc.state.az.us/

    Arkansas
    http://www.state.ar.us/clb/

    California
    http://www.cslb.ca.gov/

    Colorado
    http://www.dora.state.co.us/
    General Contractors are not licensed by the State check for Local License requirements.

    Connecticut
    http://www.ct.gov/dcp/site/default.asp

    Delaware
    http://dedo.delaware.gov/

    Florida
    http://www.myflorida.com/dbpr/

    Georgia
    http://sos.georgia.gov/plb/

    Hawaii
    http://www.state.hi.us/dcca

    Idaho
    http://www.idaho.gov/
    General Contractors are not licensed by the State check for Local License requirements.

    Illinois
    http://www.idfpr.com/

    Indiana
    http://www.in.gov/pla/

    Iowa
    http://www.iowa.gov/state/main/business.html

    Kansas
    General Contractors are not licensed by the State check for Local License requirements.
    http://www.ksrevenue.org/

    Kentucky
    http://ohbc.ky.gov/

    Louisiana
    http://www.lslbc.state.la.us/

    Maine
    General Contractors are not licensed by the State check for Local License requirements.
    http://www.maine.gov/

    Maryland
    General Contractors are not licensed by the State check for Local License requirements.
    http://www.dllr.state.md.us/license/

    Massachusetts
    http://www.mass.gov/?pageID=eopshomepage&L=1&L0=Home&sid=Eeops

    Michigan
    http://www.michigan.gov/cis/

    Minnesota
    http://www.doli.state.mn.us/contractor.html

    Mississippi
    http://www.msboc.us/

    Missouri
    General Contractors are not licensed by the State check for Local License requirements.
    http://www.mo.gov

    Montana
    http://erd.dli.mt.gov/

    Nebraska
    http://www.dol.state.ne.us/

    Nevada
    http://www.nvcontractorsboard.com/

    New Hampshire
    http://www.nh.gov/business/index.html

    New Jersey
    New Jersey is very strict and requires Licenses at an extreme micromanaged level. If you visit a property and do any type of work you can expect that some type of Specific License is required. That means everything from painters to plumbers.
    http://www.state.nj.us/njbusiness/

    New Mexico
    http://www.rld.state.nm.us/CID/index.htm

    New York
    http://www.labor.state.ny.us

    North Carolina
    http://www.nclbgc.net/

    North Dakota
    http://www.nd.gov/sos/

    Ohio
    http://www.com.state.oh.us/dic/dicocilb.htm

    Oklahoma
    General Contractors are not licensed by the State check for Local License requirements.
    http://www.oktax.state.ok.us/oktax/

    Oregon
    http://www.oregon.gov/CCB/index.shtml

    Pennsylvania
    http://www.dli.state.pa.us/landi/site/default.asp

    Rhode Island
    http://www.crb.ri.gov

    South Carolina
    http://www.llr.state.sc.us/POL/ResidentialBuilders/

    South Dakota
    Good luck using their website you will need it
    http://www.state.sd.us

    Tennessee
    http://www.state.tn.us/commerce/boards/contractors/index.html

    Texas
    http://www.trcc.state.tx.us/

    Utah
    http://www.commerce.state.ut.us/

    Vermont
    http://vermont.gov/doing_business/business.html

    Virginia
    http://www.dpor.virginia.gov/dporweb/dpormainwelcome.cfm

    Washington
    This is another Micromanaged Licensed State like NJ and HI they have licenses for every single little thing you can think of. Good Luck to you if you want to be a contractor in Washington.
    http://access.wa.gov/business/index.aspx

    West Virginia
    http://www.wvlabor.org/

    Wisconsin
    http://commerce.wi.gov/

    Wyoming
    http://wyoming.gov/business.asp

    Washington DC
    http://dcra.dc.gov/dcra/site/default.asp

     

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