North Carolina Licensing Board for General Contractors


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Contact Information

Physical address:
5400 Creedmoor Rd,
Raleigh, North Carolina 27612

Mailing address:
P.O. Box 17187
Raleigh, North Carolina 27619

Phone: 919-571-4183
Fax: 919-571-4703

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Licenses

We track the following licenses with the North Carolina Licensing Board for General Contractors in order to provide compliance services to our clients. As a client, you see this and other reference data in License Manager in-line with your licenses.

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North Carolina Contractor

Agency:North Carolina Licensing Board for General Contractors
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No
Fact Checked:1/13/20

Initial Registration
Application for License to Practice General Contracting

Form:

Application for License to Practice General Contracting

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

New license application fees are based on the limitation of license being sought.

  • Limited: $75
  • Intermediate: $100
  • Unlimited: $125
Turnaround:

3-6 weeks

Fact Checked:2/5/20

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

New license application fees are based on the limitation of license being sought.

  • Limited: $75
  • Intermediate: $100
  • Unlimited: $125

Fact Checked:2/5/20

North Carolina Intermediate Building Contractor License

Agency:North Carolina Licensing Board for General Contractors
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Yes
Insurance Requirements:

There is not an insurance requirement for licensing. However, there may be insurance requirements for individual projects or for pulling building permits.

Bond Requirements:

Applicants must submit a $500,000 surety bond or meet working capital requirements.

Notes:

  • A contractor license is required for entities that take on construction related projects costing $30,000 or more.
  • Intermediate licensees are limited to working on projects that cost $1,000,000 or less.
Fact Checked:3/6/20

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Annually by January 1st.

Penalties:

$10 per month late.

Notes:

Financial statements must also be submitted during the renewal process. Typically these do not need to be reviewed or audited but can be prepared in-house.

Fact Checked:1/30/19

Amendment

Form:

Application for Increase in Limitation

Agency Fee:

$125

Fact Checked:3/6/20

North Carolina Intermediate Highway Contractor License

Agency:North Carolina Licensing Board for General Contractors
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Yes
Insurance Requirements:

There is not an insurance requirement for licensing. However, there may be insurance requirements for individual projects or for pulling building permits.

Bond Requirements:

Applicants must submit a $500,000 surety bond or meet working capital requirements.

Notes:

  • A contractor license is required for entities that take on construction related projects costing $30,000 or more.
  • Intermediate licensees are limited to working on projects that cost $1,000,000 or less.
Fact Checked:3/6/20

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Annually by January 1st.

Penalties:

$10 per month late.

Notes:

Financial statements must also be submitted during the renewal process. Typically these do not need to be reviewed or audited but can be prepared in-house.

Fact Checked:1/30/19

Amendment

Form:

Application for Increase in Limitation

Agency Fee:

$125

Fact Checked:3/6/20

North Carolina Intermediate Public Utilities Contractor License

Agency:North Carolina Licensing Board for General Contractors
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Yes
Insurance Requirements:

There is not an insurance requirement for licensing. However, there may be insurance requirements for individual projects or for pulling building permits.

Bond Requirements:

Applicants must submit a $500,000 surety bond or meet working capital requirements.

Notes:

  • A contractor license is required for entities that take on construction related projects costing $30,000 or more.
  • Intermediate licensees are limited to working on projects that cost $1,000,000 or less.
Fact Checked:3/6/20

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Annually by January 1st.

Penalties:

$10 per month late.

Notes:

Financial statements must also be submitted during the renewal process. Typically these do not need to be reviewed or audited but can be prepared in-house.

Fact Checked:1/30/19

Amendment

Form:

Application for Increase in Limitation

Agency Fee:

$125

Fact Checked:3/6/20

North Carolina Intermediate Residential Contractor License

Agency:North Carolina Licensing Board for General Contractors
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Yes
Insurance Requirements:

There is not an insurance requirement for licensing. However, there may be insurance requirements for individual projects or for pulling building permits.

Bond Requirements:

Applicants must submit a $500,000 surety bond or meet working capital requirements.

Notes:

  • A contractor license is required for entities that take on construction related projects costing $30,000 or more.
  • Intermediate licensees are limited to working on projects that cost $1,000,000 or less.
Fact Checked:3/6/20

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Annually by January 1st.

Penalties:

$10 per month late.

Notes:

Financial statements must also be submitted during the renewal process. Typically these do not need to be reviewed or audited but can be prepared in-house.

Fact Checked:1/30/19

Amendment

Form:

Application for Increase in Limitation

Agency Fee:

$125

Fact Checked:3/6/20

North Carolina Intermediate Specialty Contractor License

Agency:North Carolina Licensing Board for General Contractors
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Yes
Insurance Requirements:

There is not an insurance requirement for licensing. However, there may be insurance requirements for individual projects or for pulling building permits.

Bond Requirements:

Applicants must submit a $500,000 surety bond or meet working capital requirements.

Notes:

  • A contractor license is required for entities that take on construction related projects costing $30,000 or more.
  • Intermediate licensees are limited to working on projects that cost $1,000,000 or less.
Fact Checked:3/6/20

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Annually by January 1st.

Penalties:

$10 per month late.

Notes:

Financial statements must also be submitted during the renewal process. Typically these do not need to be reviewed or audited but can be prepared in-house.

Fact Checked:1/30/19

Amendment

Form:

Application for Increase in Limitation

Agency Fee:

$125

Fact Checked:3/6/20

North Carolina Limited Building Contractor License

Agency:North Carolina Licensing Board for General Contractors
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Yes
Insurance Requirements:

There is not an insurance requirement for licensing. However, there may be insurance requirements for individual projects or for pulling building permits.

Bond Requirements:

Applicants must submit a $175,000 surety bond or meet working capital or net worth requirements.

Notes:

  • A contractor license is required for entities that take on construction related projects costing $30,000 or more.
  • Limited licensees are limited to working on projects that cost $500,000 or less.
Fact Checked:3/6/20

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$75

Due:

Annually by January 1st.

Penalties:

$10 per month late.

Notes:

Financial statements must also be submitted during the renewal process. Typically these do not need to be reviewed or audited but can be prepared in-house.

Fact Checked:1/30/19

Amendment

Form:

Application for Increase in Limitation

Agency Fee:

$100 for increase to intermediate and $125 for increase to unlimited.

Fact Checked:3/6/20

North Carolina Limited Highway Contractor License

Agency:North Carolina Licensing Board for General Contractors
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Yes
Insurance Requirements:

There is not an insurance requirement for licensing. However, there may be insurance requirements for individual projects or for pulling building permits.

Bond Requirements:

Applicants must submit a $175,000 surety bond or meet working capital or net worth requirements.

Notes:

  • A contractor license is required for entities that take on construction related projects costing $30,000 or more.
  • Limited licensees are limited to working on projects that cost $500,000 or less.
Fact Checked:3/6/20

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$75

Due:

Annually by January 1st.

Penalties:

$10 per month late.

Notes:

Financial statements must also be submitted during the renewal process. Typically these do not need to be reviewed or audited but can be prepared in-house.

Fact Checked:1/30/19

Amendment

Form:

Application for Increase in Limitation

Agency Fee:

$100 for increase to intermediate and $125 for increase to unlimited.

Fact Checked:3/6/20

North Carolina Limited Public Utilities Contractor License

Agency:North Carolina Licensing Board for General Contractors
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Yes
Insurance Requirements:

There is not an insurance requirement for licensing. However, there may be insurance requirements for individual projects or for pulling building permits.

Bond Requirements:

Applicants must submit a $175,000 surety bond or meet working capital or net worth requirements.

Notes:

  • A contractor license is required for entities that take on construction related projects costing $30,000 or more.
  • Limited licensees are limited to working on projects that cost $500,000 or less.
Fact Checked:3/6/20

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$75

Due:

Annually by January 1st.

Penalties:

$10 per month late.

Notes:

Financial statements must also be submitted during the renewal process. Typically these do not need to be reviewed or audited but can be prepared in-house.

Fact Checked:1/30/19

Amendment

Form:

Application for Increase in Limitation

Agency Fee:

$100 for increase to intermediate and $125 for increase to unlimited.

Fact Checked:3/6/20

North Carolina Limited Residential Contractor License

Agency:North Carolina Licensing Board for General Contractors
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Yes
Insurance Requirements:

There is not an insurance requirement for licensing. However, there may be insurance requirements for individual projects or for pulling building permits.

Bond Requirements:

Applicants must submit a $175,000 surety bond or meet working capital or net worth requirements.

Notes:

  • A contractor license is required for entities that take on construction related projects costing $30,000 or more.
  • Limited licensees are limited to working on projects that cost $500,000 or less.
Fact Checked:3/6/20

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$75

Due:

Annually by January 1st.

Penalties:

$10 per month late.

Notes:

Financial statements must also be submitted during the renewal process. Typically these do not need to be reviewed or audited but can be prepared in-house.

Fact Checked:1/30/19

Amendment

Form:

Application for Increase in Limitation

Agency Fee:

$100 for increase to intermediate and $125 for increase to unlimited.

Fact Checked:3/6/20

North Carolina Limited Specialty Contractor License

Agency:North Carolina Licensing Board for General Contractors
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Yes
Insurance Requirements:

There is not an insurance requirement for licensing. However, there may be insurance requirements for individual projects or for pulling building permits.

Bond Requirements:

Applicants must submit a $175,000 surety bond or meet working capital or net worth requirements.

Notes:

  • A contractor license is required for entities that take on construction related projects costing $30,000 or more.
  • Limited licensees are limited to working on projects that cost $500,000 or less.
Fact Checked:3/6/20

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$75

Due:

Annually by January 1st.

Penalties:

$10 per month late.

Notes:

Financial statements must also be submitted during the renewal process. Typically these do not need to be reviewed or audited but can be prepared in-house.

Fact Checked:1/30/19

Amendment

Form:

Application for Increase in Limitation

Agency Fee:

$100 for increase to intermediate and $125 for increase to unlimited.

Fact Checked:3/6/20

North Carolina Unlimited Building Contractor License

Agency:North Carolina Licensing Board for General Contractors
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Yes
Insurance Requirements:

There is not an insurance requirement for licensing. However, there may be insurance requirements for individual projects or for pulling building permits.

Bond Requirements:

Applicants must submit a $1,000,000 surety bond or meet working capital requirements.

Notes:

A contractor license is required for entities that take on construction related projects costing $30,000 or more.

Fact Checked:3/6/20

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$125

Due:

Annually by January 1st.

Penalties:

$10 per month late.

Notes:

Financial statements must also be submitted during the renewal process. Typically these do not need to be reviewed or audited but can be prepared in-house.

Fact Checked:1/30/19

North Carolina Unlimited Highway Contractor License

Agency:North Carolina Licensing Board for General Contractors
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Yes
Insurance Requirements:

There is not an insurance requirement for licensing. However, there may be insurance requirements for individual projects or for pulling building permits.

Bond Requirements:

Applicants must submit a $1,000,000 surety bond or meet working capital requirements.

Notes:

A contractor license is required for entities that take on construction related projects costing $30,000 or more.

Fact Checked:3/6/20

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$125

Due:

Annually by January 1st.

Penalties:

$10 per month late.

Notes:

Financial statements must also be submitted during the renewal process. Typically these do not need to be reviewed or audited but can be prepared in-house.

Fact Checked:1/30/19

North Carolina Unlimited Public Utilities Contractor License

Agency:North Carolina Licensing Board for General Contractors
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Yes
Insurance Requirements:

There is not an insurance requirement for licensing. However, there may be insurance requirements for individual projects or for pulling building permits.

Bond Requirements:

Applicants must submit a $1,000,000 surety bond or meet working capital requirements.

Notes:

A contractor license is required for entities that take on construction related projects costing $30,000 or more.

Fact Checked:3/6/20

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$125

Due:

Annually by January 1st.

Penalties:

$10 per month late.

Notes:

Financial statements must also be submitted during the renewal process. Typically these do not need to be reviewed or audited but can be prepared in-house.

Fact Checked:1/30/19

North Carolina Unlimited Residential Contractor License

Agency:North Carolina Licensing Board for General Contractors
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Yes
Insurance Requirements:

There is not an insurance requirement for licensing. However, there may be insurance requirements for individual projects or for pulling building permits.

Bond Requirements:

Applicants must submit a $1,000,000 surety bond or meet working capital requirements.

Notes:

A contractor license is required for entities that take on construction related projects costing $30,000 or more.

Fact Checked:3/6/20

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$125

Due:

Annually by January 1st.

Penalties:

$10 per month late.

Notes:

Financial statements must also be submitted during the renewal process. Typically these do not need to be reviewed or audited but can be prepared in-house.

Fact Checked:1/30/19

North Carolina Unlimited Specialty Contractor License

Agency:North Carolina Licensing Board for General Contractors
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Yes
Insurance Requirements:

There is not an insurance requirement for licensing. However, there may be insurance requirements for individual projects or for pulling building permits.

Bond Requirements:

Applicants must submit a $1,000,000 surety bond or meet working capital requirements.

Notes:

A contractor license is required for entities that take on construction related projects costing $30,000 or more.

Fact Checked:3/6/20

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$125

Due:

Annually.

Penalties:

$10 per month late.

Notes:

Financial statements must also be submitted during the renewal process. Typically these do not need to be reviewed or audited but can be prepared in-house.

Fact Checked:1/30/19

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