Contractor’s License Requirements
A contractor’s license is required by prime (general) contractors whenever the total cost is $25,000 or
more, prior to offering a price, bid or contract. A contractor’s license is also required by many
subcontractors; those performing electrical, plumbing, HVAC, mechanical; when the cost is $25,000
or more. Effective January 1, 2011, masonry subcontractors are also required to be licensed as
contractors whenever the total cost (including materials and labor) is $100,000 or more. Effective
January 1, 2014, roofing subcontractors will be required to be licensed, as well as prime, for projects
$25,000 or more.
? Summary of License Requirements
o Electrical; Mechanical; Plumbing; and HVAC when the total cost is $25,000 or
effective January 1, 2014, *Roofing; andMasonry projects $100,000 and up (includes all materials, equipment, and labor).
• Construction Management of any kind, where the value of the project is $25,000 or more.
Examples of contractors license classifications include but not limited to: Building (BC - Residential, Commercial and
Industrial); Electrical (CE – Electrical Work for Buildings and Structures, Signs, Low Voltage for Conduit,
Telephone Lines, Sound and Intercom System, Alarms, Cable TV, etc. ); Mechanical (CMC – Plumbing,
HVAC, Process Piping, Fire Sprinklers, Boilers, etc.)
Projects Less Than $25,000
- Home Improvement (HI) License ($3,000 and up)
- Electrician - Limited Licensed Electrician (LLE)
- Plumber - Limited Licensed Plumber (LLP)
- HVAC - EPA Certification