Texas Licensing Overview for a General Contractor

Licensing for a general contractor in Texas is controlled by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.

General Guidelines for a General Contractor in Texas

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?

Contractors

General requirements for a general contractor license?

Texas does not require general contractors to obtain a license. However, there may be licensing requirements at the local level, so do check with your city or county before you start accepting contracts. Keep in mind, if you contracting work involves plumbing, electrical, or HVAC work you’ll need a state license.

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

Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation

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.

Location(s):

Texas