Maryland Licensing Overview for a General Contractor

Licensing for a general contractor in Maryland is controlled by the Maryland Department of Labor.

General Guidelines for a General Contractor in Maryland

Specific requirements to perform general contractor services can generally be used as a guideline, but make sure to check with your local governing rules and regulations.

Who’s allowed to perform these services?


General requirements for a general contractor license?

In Maryland, license applications are approved by the Home Improvement Commission. You’ll need to provide the following information:

• Proof of at least 2 years of experience in construction, home improvement, or related industry
• Financial statements
• Present proof of insurance, including General Liability and Workers Compensation
• Pass trade, business, and law exams.

What’s the state licensing site for a general contractor?

Maryland Department of Labor

What are some training programs available for a general contractor?

See training programs

How long is a license good for and when do I need to renew?

Renews every two years

What are fees associated with licensing?