State Licensing Requirements
All States do not have roofing specific regulations: However, they may have construction or specialty contractor licensing
requirements that affect roofing contractors.
Please contact both the state and local agencies to verify roofing contractor licensing requirements. Requirements at the
local level are not included on this list, however they may be extensive in the regulation of construction work, especially
when there is no state law.
Note: MRCA provides this information with no guarantee as to accuracy. If critical information is needed, a
member should always contact a specific state government to determine licensing issues.
MRCA cannot be held responsible for any actions taken by providing this information .
Alternate informational website: http://www.contractors-license.org/
Alabama - The state of Alabama requires any general contractor working on a commercial or
industrial project costing $50,000 or more to get a license. If you're the general contractor on a
residential project that costs $10,000 or more, you need a license
State Licensing Board for General Contractors (334) 272-5030
2525 Fairlane Drive
Montgomery, AL 36116
Alaska - Contractors are required to be registered with the Department of Commerce and
Department of Community and Economic Development
Division of Occupational Licensing (907) 465-2546
333 Willoughby Avenue, 9th Floor
P.O. Box 110806
Juneau, AK 99801-0800
Arizona - A license is required for a contractor to bid on any job over $750.
Arizona Registrar of Contractors (602) 542-1525
800 West Washington
Phoenix, AZ 85007-2940
Arkansas - A contractor's license is required for any commercial job over $20,000.
Contractors Licensing Board (501) 372-4661
4100 Richards Road
N. Little Rock, AR 72117
California - If the total of one or more contracts on a job is over $300, contractor must be licensed.
Contractors State License Board (916) 255-3900
9821 Business Park Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826
Colorado - License requirements must be met at the local governments. No state licensing required.
Division of Commercial Recordings (303) 894-2200
Department of State
1560 Broadway, Suite 200
Denver, CO 80202
Connecticut - Certification is required for anyone working on new or renovated projects.
Major projects must be registered.
State of Connecticut (860) 713-6000
Department of Consumer Protection
165 Capitol Avenue, Room 110
Hartford, CT 06106
Delaware - Contractors are required to be licensed.
Division of Revenue (302) 577-5800
Carvel State Building
820 North French Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
District of Columbia - Every business in the District of Columbia with more than $2,000 in gross
receipts annually must obtain a Master Business License.
Dept. of Consumer & Regulatory Affairs (202) 442-4400
Government of the District of Columbia
941 North Capitol Street NE
Washington, DC 20002
Florida -You need to be registered or certified to do construction work in Florida. You can get a
"registered" contractor's license at the local level, unless a certified license is required by the
county you want to perform the work in. Contractors with a "certified" license are allowed to
work anywhere in the state.
Department of Business & Professional Regulation (850) 487-1395
Construction Industry Licensing Board
1940 North Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399
Georgia – License requirements must be met at the local governments. No state licensing required.
State Construction Industry Licensing Board (478) 207-1416
237 Coliseum Drive
Macon, GA 31217-3858
Hawaii - License is required for contractors.
Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (808) 586-3000
Professional & Vocational Licensing
335 Merchant Street
P.O. Box 3469
Honolulu, HI 96813
Idaho - The state of Idaho does not license general contractors working on private sector residential
or commercial projects. License requirements must be met at the local governments.
Public Works/Contractors State License Bureau (208) 334-4057
1090 E. Watertower St.
Meridian, ID 83642
Illinois - Roofing contractors are required to be licensed.
Illinois Department of Professional Regulation (217) 782-8556
320 West Washington Street, 3rd floor
Springfield, IL 62786
Indiana - No license required at state level. Check with local level for license requirement.
Indiana Professional Licensing Agency (317) 232-2980
302 West Washington Street, Room E034
Indianapolis, IN 46204-2700
Iowa - License required for asbestos projects.
Iowa Division of Labor (515) 242-5871
1000 East Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50319-0209
Kansas - With the exception of asbestos abatement and water well drilling, Kansas doesn't license
construction contractors at the state level. But you should check for licensing requirements at
the local level.
Department of Revenue (913) 296-0222
State of Kansas
Docking State Office Building
915 SW Harrison St., 3rd Floor
Topeka, KS 66625-0001
Kentucky - Roofing contractors are not licensed by the state. Check with local governments for
Department of Housing, Buildings, & Construction (502) 564-3580
1047 US Highway 127 S, Suite 1
Frankfort, KY 40601-4337
Louisiana - To do construction work in Louisiana you need to be licensed by the State Licensing
Board for Contractors.
State of Louisiana (225) 765-2301 (800) 256-1392
State Licensing Board for Contractors
P.O. Box 14419
Baton Rouge, LA 70898-4419
Maine - License required for asbestos projects.
State of Maine (207) 287-2651
Department of Environmental Protection
17 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0017
Maryland - Home improvement projects only require a license.
State of Maryland (410) 230-6176
Home Improvement Commission
500 North Calvert Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
Massachusetts - Contractors are required to be licensed.
State Board of Building Regulations and Standards (617) 727-3200
McCormack State Office Building
One Ashburton Place, Room 1301
Boston, MA 02108
Michigan -Contractors working on residential or a combination of residential and commercial
buildings must be licensed.
Builder's Unit (517) 241-9254
Bureau of Commercial Services
Department of Consumer and Industry Services
P.O. Box 30245
Lansing, MI 48909
Minnesota - Residential projects are required to be licensed and bonded by the Dept of Commerce.
Department of Commerce (651) 296-2488 (800) 657-3978
133 East 7th Street
St. Paul, MN 55101
Mississippi - All except the smallest projects require licensing or certification.
Mississippi Contractor Licensing Board (601) 354-6161
215 Woodline Drive, Suite B
Jackson, MS 39208
Missouri - Contractors are not required to be licensed.
Sec. Of State Business Services (573) 751-4153
P.O. Box 778
Jefferson City, MO 65102
Montana - The Department of Labor and Industry requires contractors to be registered if they have
employees. Registration is optional if a contractor has no employees.
For government jobs, a state license is required.
Contractors Registration Unit (406) 444-9586
Employment Relations Division
Department of Labor and Industry
P.O. Box 8011
Helena, MT 59604-8011
Nebraska - All contractors doing business in counties with a population of 100,000 or more need a
license to do business. Nonresident contractors doing business in Nebraska must
register with the Nebraska Secretary of State and the Nebraska Dept of Revenue.
Nebraska Workforce Development- Dept. of Labor (402) 595-3189
5404 Cedar Street, Third Floor
Omaha, NE 68106-2365
Nebraska Department of Revenue (402) 471-2971
301 Centennial Mall South
P.O. Box 94818
Lincoln, NE 68509-4818
Nevada - Anyone bidding or working in construction are required to be licensed.
State Contractors Board (702) 486-1100 x1139
2310 Corporate Circle, Suite 200
Henderson, NV 89074
New Hampshire - A license is required for contractors working with asbestos.
Local governments may have requirements.
New Hampshire Division of Public Health Services (603) 271-4676
Bureau of Health Risk Assessment
6 Hazen Drive
Concord, NH 03301-6527
New Jersey - You must register to be in the business of building new homes in New Jersey. You
must also warrant each new home you build and provide warranty follow-up services.
Registration is required do business as a home repair contractor. Starting Dec. 31st,
2005, you'll need to be registered to do business as a home improvement contractor.
Office of the Attorney General (888) 656-6225
Division of Consumer Affairs
Office of Consumer Protection
Regulated Business Section
124 Halsey Street, 7th Floor
P.O. Box 46016
Newark, NJ 07101
New Mexico - A license is required for contractors.
Construction Industries Division (505) 827-7030
State of New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department
725 St. Michael's Drive
P.O. Box 25101
Santa Fe, NM 87504
New York - Check with local governments. State regulates asbestos work.
Division of Safety and Health (518) 457-2735
License and Certificate Unit
Building 12, Room 161
Albany, NY 12204
North Carolina - North Carolina Licensing Board for General Contractors requires licensing if
making over $30,000.
North Carolina Licensing Board for General Contractors (919) 571-4183
P. O. Box 17187
Raleigh, NC 27619
North Dakota - Any project over $2,000 requires a license.
Secretary of State (701) 328-3665
State of North Dakota
600 East Boulevard Avenue Dept. 108
Bismarck, ND 58505-0500
Ohio - Licensing for contractors is controlled by municipality where work is done.
Ohio Department of Commerce (614) 644-3493
Ohio Construction Industry Examining Board
6606 Tussing Road
P.O. Box 4009
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068-9009
Oklahoma - Special requirements are set up if the contractor is from outside the state of Oklahoma.
In-state contractors are not required to be licensed.
Oklahoma State Department of Health (405) 271-5217
Occupational Licensing Service
1000 N. E. 10th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73117-1299
Oregon - Anyone paid for working in construction must be registered.
Construction Contractors Board (503) 378-4621 ext. 4900
700 Summer Street NE, Suite 300
P.O. Box 14140
Salem, OR 97309-5052
Pennsylvania - No state license is required for contractors. Check with local departments for
business privilege license and contractor license requirements.
Department of General Services (717) 783-7610
18th and Herr Streets, Room 103
Harrisburg, PA 17125
Rhode Island - Registration with the Contractors' Registration Board is required if work is done on
one-to four-family dwellings.
Department of Administration (401)222-1270
Contractors' Registration Board
One Capitol Hill
Providence, RI 02908-5859
South Carolina - Commercial contractors are required to be licensed if making more than $5,000.
Residential contractors must be registered as a specialty contractor with SC
Residential Builders Commission, if making over $200.
South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation (803) 896-4696
Residential Builders Commission
Synergy Business Park, Kingtree Building
110 Centerview Dr., Suite 102
Columbia, SC 29210
South Dakota - Only contractors working with asbestos require a license.
Office of Secretary of State (605) 773-4845
500 East Capitol
Pierre, SD 57501
Tennessee - - Contractors are required to be licensed.
Board for Licensing Contractors (615) 741-8307
500 James Robertson Parkway, Suite 110
Nashville, TN 37243
Texas - - No license required. Home builders are not licensed, but are required to register.
Texas Residential Construction Commission (877) 651-TRCC
P. O. Box 13144
Austin, TX 78711
Utah - Contractors must obtain a license to work in the State.
Division of Occupational & Professional Licensing (801) 530-6628
160 East 300 South, 4th floor
P. O. Box 146741
Salt Lake City, UT 84145-6741
Vermont - Certification is required for asbestos work only.
Department of Labor and Industry (802) 828-2107
National Life Bldg., Drawer 20
Montpelier, VT 05620-3401
Virginia - To do construction work in Virginia you need a license or certificate from the
Virginia Board for Contractors.
Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation (804) 367-8511
Board for Contractors
3600 West Broad Street
P. O. Box 11066
Richmond, VA 23230-1066
Washington - - Anyone in the construction field is required to register with the Washington
Department of Labor and Industries (360) 902-5226
Contractor's Registration Section
P. O. Box 44450
Olympia, WA 98504-4450
West Virginia - Contractors must be licensed.
West Virginia Contractor Licensing Board (304) 558-7890
Building 6, Room B-749
State Capitol Complex
Charleston, WV 25305
Wisconsin - Contractors are required to have a Dwelling Contractor Financial Responsibility
Certification if they are working on one- or two-family homes.
Department of Commerce, Safety and Buildings Division (608) 261-8500
201 W. Washington Avenue
P. O. Box 7082
Madison, WI 53707-7082
Wyoming - Contractors must be licensed by local governments.
Corporations and UCC Department (307) 777-7311
Office of the Secretary of State
110 Capitol Building
Cheyenne, WY 82002