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Reciprocal General Contractor Licensing in Idaho

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The State of Idaho does not have reciprocity for General Contractors licensed in other states.  This is because the licensing and permitting of General Contractors in Idaho is handled at the local-level rather than the state-level.

Out-of-state contractors who want to work on construction projects in the State of Idaho must check the local laws and ordinances of the city, county or town where they plan to conduct business.  In most cases, contractors are required to obtain a trade license or building permit.  Some cities also require a qualifying exam or construction plan-review.

*Out-of-state contractors who want to work on projects owned by the State must register and obtain a permit with the Idaho Division of Building Safety.

For more information about the local licensing and permitting laws for General Contractors working in the State of Idaho, review our article on Idaho General Contractor Regulations by city.

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