Michigan Licensing Overview for a General Contractor

Licensing for a general contractor in Michigan is controlled by the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs.

General Guidelines for a General Contractor in Michigan

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?

General contractors in Michigan need to obtain a Residential Builders License or a Maintenance & Alterations Contractors License in order to work on projects that include repair, construction, alterations, or upgrades residential buildings or mixed-use buildings.

You also need to:

• Take a 60-hour licensure course, and pass an exam.

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

Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs

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 May 31

What are fees associated with licensing?