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 the state of New York, but there may be local governments with 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?

Renew after 3 years

What are fees associated with licensing?



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