Contractor Licensing Departments by State

Contractor Licensing Departments by State

Here is a list of state licensing departments that may be a resource for you to find out about state licensing requirements for contractors, or help you perform a contractor search to see if a particular company is in good standing.

It should be noted that each state operates differently, and many of them do not require contractor licensing at the state level.  Some states regulate general contractors at the city or county level if at all. 

Each link listed below should direct you to a state department which may be able to answer specific questions with regard to the states policies pertaining to contractors or help you find out more information about a licensed contractor.  Ultimately it is up to you to gather any specific information with regard to the potentially changing laws and departments pertaining to contractors.

* Indicates states where general contractors are likely to be regulated at the city or county level and may need to be verified.

AL | Alabama Licensing Board for General Contractors

AK | Alaska Regulation of Construction Contractors

AZ | Arizona Registrar of Contractors (AZROC)

AR | Arkansas Contractors Licensing Board

CA | California Contractors State License Board

CO | * Colorado State Electrical Board

CO | * Colorado Examining Board of Plumbers

CT | Connecticut Department of Professional Licensing

DE | * Delaware Division of Professional Regulation

FL | Florida Construction Industry Licensing Board

GA | Georgia State Licensing Board for Residential and General Contractors

HI | Hawaii Department of Commerce

ID | Idaho Division of Building Safety

IL | * Illinois Division of Professional Regulation

IN | * Indiana Plumbing Commission

IA | Iowa Division of Labor

KS | * Kansas

KY | * Kentucky Electrical Licensing Section

KY | * Kentucky Division of HVAC

KY | * Kentucky Division of Plumbing

LA | Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors

ME | Maine Office of Licensing and Regulation

MD | Maryland Home Improvement Commission

MA | Massachusetts State Board of Building Regulations

MI | Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs

MN | Minnesota Residential Building Contractors

MS | Mississippi State Board of Contractors

MO | * Missouri

MT | * Montana Contractor Registration Unit

NE | * Nebraska Department of Labor

NV | Nevada State Contractors Board

NH | * New Hampshire Plumbers Licensing Board

NH | * New Hampshire Electricians Licensing Board

NJ | New Jersey Department of Community Affairs

NM | New Mexico Construction Industries Division

NY | * New York

NC | North Carolina Licensing Board for General Contractors

ND | North Dakota Secretary of State

OH | Ohio Construction Industry Licensing Board

OK | Oklahoma Construction Industries Board

OR | Oregon Construction Contractors Board

PN | Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry

RI | Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training

SC | South Carolina Contractors Licensing Board

SD | * South Dakota State Electrical Commission

SD | * South Dakota State Plumbing Commission

TN | Tennessee Board for Licensing Contractors

TX | Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation

UT | Utah Department of Commerce

VT | * Vermont Department of Public Safety

VA | Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation

WA | * Washington State Department of Labor & Industries

WV | West Virginia Division of Labor

WI | Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

WY | * State of Wyoming Department of Fire Prevention & Electrical Safety


This post was revised on June 7, 2017.

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