Mississippi Licensing Overview for a General Contractor

Licensing for a general contractor in Mississippi is controlled by the Mississippi State Board of Contractors.

General Guidelines for a General Contractor in Mississippi

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?

Whether you are a residential or commercial contractor, if your projects exceed $50,000 you are required by the state to hold a license. You also need to:

• Show proof of insurance like General Liability and Workers Compensation, if you have employees
• Pass trade, business, and law exams

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

Mississippi State Board of Contractors

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?

Check with local governing body for updated details.

What are fees associated with licensing?

Check with local governing body for updated details.