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Which States Require a Contractor License?
February 25, 2008, 4:48 pm
Filed under: Construction Law Developments

Contractors doing business throughout the United States often ask:  Which states require a contractor license?  Based upon a quick survey of the 50 states, the following states have some form of contractor licensing requirement (DISCLAIMER: this is not legal advice – you should contact an attorney for legal advice):

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California,  Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia (home improvements); Florida, Georgia (speciality contractors); Hawaii, Idaho (public works); Illinois (specialty contractors); Iowa (registration); Kansas (county/city); Kentucky (specialty contractors); Louisiana; Maryland; Massachusetts (home improvements); Michigan (residential builders and specialty contractors); Minnesota (specialty contractors); Mississippi (residential builders and remodelers);  Missouri (asbestos abatement); Montana; Nebraka (electrical and Douglas, Sarpy and Lancaster Counties); Nevada; New Hampshire (speciality contractors); New Jersey (home repair, public works and specialty contractors); New Mexico; New York (municipalities); North Carolina; North Dakota; Ohio (specialty contractors);  Oklahoma (specialty contractors);  Oregon (registration);  Pennsylvania (specialty contractors);  Rhode Island (residential); South Carolina;  South Dakota (excise tax license); Tennessee;  Texas (specialty contractors);  Utah;  Vermont (plumbers and electricians);  Virginia;  Washington (registration);  West Virginia, Wyoming (speciality contractors);

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