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ComplianceJune 14, 2021

General contractor business license compliance requirements smart chart

If you’re a general contractor, you know that the business license landscape is complex and confusing. Regulations vary by state, jurisdictions within the same state, and across specific trades.

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General contractor business license compliance requirements smart chart
An overview of the governing authorities, licensing/registration requirements, and penalties for noncompliance.

A failure to comply has major consequences, including hefty fines and stop-work orders.

View this chart to understand the general contractor licensing and registration information where you operate.

You’ll learn:

  • Licensing requirements at the state and/or local levels
  • Licensing authority contact information
  • General registration requirements
  • Trade exam waivers and state reciprocity
  • Enforcement of payment rights and mechanic liens
  • What’s at stake if you don’t comply
  • And more.

View the related webinarContractor licensing compliance deconstructed, to learn the ins and outs of contractor licensing compliance. Our business license consultant breaks down scenarios in which you’ll need a contractor license, explain how to obtain one, and provide tips to stay in compliance moving forward.

Related Resource: Business license pitfalls for construction companies

John Randazzo, Business Consultant
Business Consultant