READ ME- FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT CONTRACTORS
When is a contractor license required?
Generally, anyone who offers, holds oneself out as able to, or contract to perform residential, commercial, or public works construction, alterations, or improvements must hold a contractor license.
Is there an exemption from the license requirement for "Handyman" work?
A license is not required if the aggregate contract price for the project, including labor, materials, taxes, and all other items, is not more than $1,000.00 and does not require a building permit. This exemption does not apply to electrical or plumbing work requiring a permit. Furthermore, even if an electrical or plumbing permit is not required by the county on a particular project, the work may still have to be performed by a licensed electrician or plumber.
Can I perform work on my own property with a contractor license?
Owners or lessees of property may build or improve structures on the property for their own use without a contractor license. This exemption does not apply to electrical or plumbing work, and the structure may not be offered for sale or lease within a year of completion. The owner-builder must register as such with the county building department, and must supervise the construction and use only licensed subcontractors.