New York Licensing Overview for a General Contractor

Licensing for a general contractor in New York is controlled by the New York Department of State’s Division of Licensing Service.

General Guidelines for a General Contractor in New York

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 aren’t required to hold a state license in New York, but local governments have their own licensing requirements. Be sure of what they are before you start working.

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

New York Department of State’s Division of Licensing Service

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 3 years in localities that require licensing.

What are fees associated with licensing?



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