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Reciprocal General Contractor Licensing in New Hampshire

The State of New Hampshire does not have reciprocal licensing agreements with other states for General Contractors.  This is because the licensing of contractors in New Hampshire is handled at the local-level rather than the state-level.

Out-of-state contractors who want to work in New Hampshire are required to check with the local planning or building department to determine what is required.  Most cities and counties in New Hampshire require contractors to (more…)

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Reciprocal General Contractor Licensing in Idaho

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 (more…)

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Reciprocal General Contractor Licensing in Nebraska

The State of Nebraska does not hold reciprocal licensing agreements with other state for General Contractors.  This is because Nebraska requires contractor registration rather than licensing.

Out-of-state contractors who want to work in Nebraska must complete the online registration process with the NE Department of Labor.  Registration is required for any contractor making more than $5,000 performing work on construction projects within the state.

*If the contractor makes less than $5,000 per year performing construction, registration is not required. 

As part of the online registration process, contractors are required to: (more…)

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Reciprocal General Contractor Licensing in Arizona

The State of Arizona holds a limited reciprocal licensing agreement for General Contractors in Utah.  This limited agreement allows Utah-licensed contractors to obtain a license from the Arizona Registrar of Contractors (ARC) without having to pass the Arizona Trade Exam.

Reciprocity exists between Arizona and Utah because the license classifications, scope of work and requirements between the two states are similar.

The ARC may also waive the trade exam upon request for General Contractors licensed in California, Nevada and other states, if their license classification, scope of work and state’s trade examination are equivalent to the Arizona Trade Exam.

Reciprocal License Classifications in Arizona

The trade exam waiver in Arizona only exists through reciprocity with Utah, or by request, for General Contractors licensed in other states.  All contractors are responsible for proving that they (more…)

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Reciprocal General Contractor Licensing in Kentucky

The Commonwealth of Kentucky does not hold reciprocal licensing agreements for General Contractors licensed in other states.  This is because licensing is handled at the local-level, rather than the state-level in Kentucky.

Out-of-state contractors who want to work on construction projects in Kentucky must check with the local city, county or municipality to determine what is required.  In most cases, contractors are required to obtain a license or registration from the city.

*General Contractors should always notify the local licensing board if they hold a license in another state.

For more information about local ordinances, licensing laws and requirements visit our page for General Contractors in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

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Reciprocal General Contractor Licensing in New Mexico

The State of New Mexico does not have reciprocal licensing agreements for General Contractors licensed in other states.  This is due to the added steps in the licensing process that are needed to work as a contractor in New Mexico.

Out-of-state contractors who want to work on construction projects in New Mexico must obtain a license from the NM Regulation and Licensing Department’s Construction Industries Division (CID).  The CID works with PSI Services to help contractors become licensed.  A license is needed to bid or work on construction projects of any kind within the state.

As part of the licensing process, contractors are required to: (more…)

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Reciprocal General Contractor Licensing in Indiana

The State of Indiana does not hold reciprocal licensing agreements with other states for General Contractors.  This is because contractor licensing and registration is handled at the local-level rather than the state-level in Indiana.

Out-of-state General Contractors must check the local laws and ordinances of the city, county or municipality in which they plan to work.  Many cities in Indiana require General Contractors to hold a license or registration and pass a qualifying exam before beginning work on a construction project.

*Contractors should always notify the local licensing board/entity if they hold a General Contractor License in another state. 

 

For more information about local registration and licensing regulations in the State of Indiana, please visit:

Indiana General Contractor Regulations

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Reciprocal General Contractor Licensing in Washington D.C.

The District of Columbia does not have reciprocal licensing agreements with other states or jurisdictions for contractors.  This is due to the specific licensing requirements that contractors in Washington DC must follow.

Contractors who want to work on construction projects within the District of Columbia must obtain a Basic Business License from the Department of Consumer Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) Corporations Division.

The DCRA offers the following license types to contractors: (more…)

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Reciprocal General Contractor Licensing in Wyoming

The State of Wyoming does not have reciprocal licensing agreements with other states for General Contractors.  This is because licensing is handled at the local-level, rather than the state-level in Wyoming.  Licensing requirements are determined by the local, planning or building department in the city or town in which the contractor plans to work.

Out-of-state contractors who want to work on construction projects in Wyoming must check with the local laws and ordinances for licensing to determine what is required.  Most cities require contractors to (more…)

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Reciprocal General Contractor Licensing in West Virginia

The State of West Virginia does not have reciprocal licensing agreements with other states for General Contractors.  Out-of-state contractors who want to work on construction projects in West Virginia must apply for a license with the WV Division of Labor’s Contractor Licensing Board.

As part of the licensing process, contractors are required to:

  • Take and pass the WV Business and Law Exam, administered by Prov Inc. In some cases a Trade Exam may also be required
  • Obtain the proper tax identification numbers
  • Register their business with the WV Secretary of State if the business entity is a corporation, LLC, LLP or LP
  • Obtain the proper forms of insurance, including unemployment and workers compensation
  • Complete and submit a license application and affidavit to the Board, along with all the required documents and fees
*In some cases, contractors are also required to secure a wage bond.

For more information visit our page about obtaining a General Contractor License in the State of West Virginia.

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