Maryland Construction Licensing

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Licenses are typically required for individuals and businesses that provide construction industry services. This guide contains information about construction industry licensing in Maryland.

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Company Licenses

Maryland Construction and Contracting Company Licenses

Maryland Electrical Contractor License

Not required



There is no state level license for electrical contractor firms in Maryland, however, individual and local licensing requirements may apply.

Maryland General Contractor License

Not required



Maryland does not license general contractors at the state level. Commercial builders are licensed at the county level through the clerk of the circuit court.

More information: Maryland Home Improvement Commission

Maryland Home Builder Registration

More Information:

http://www.marylandattorneygeneral.gov/Pages/CPD/Homebuilder/registerbymail.aspx

Agency:Maryland Home Builder Registration Unit

Maryland Home Improvement Contractor License

More Information:

https://www.dllr.state.md.us/license/mhic/mhiclic.shtml

Agency:Maryland Board of Plumbing

Initial Registration

Agency:Maryland Home Improvement Commission
Form:

Contractor Original Application

Filing method:

Mail

Agency fee:

$370

Maryland License to Remove Asbestos

More Information:

http://mde.maryland.gov/programs/Air/Asbestos/Pages/AsbestosForms.aspx

Agency:Maryland Department of the Environment - Asbestos Program

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for License to Remove Asbestos

Filing method:

Mail

Agency fee:

$0 for companies with 1-2 workers; $625 for companies with 3 or more workers.

Registration Renewal

Form:

Application for License to Remove Asbestos (Renewal)

Filing method:

Mail

Agency fee:

$0 for companies with 1-2 workers; $625 for companies with 3 or more workers.

Due:

Annually

Maryland Mechanical Contractor License

Not required



Maryland does not issue licenses to HVAC businesses.

Maryland Plumbing Contractor License

Not required



There is no state level license for plumbing firms in Maryland, however, individual and local licensing requirements may apply.

Individual Licenses

Maryland Individual Construction and Contracting Licenses

Maryland Apprentice Natural Gas Fitter License

More Information:

https://www.dllr.state.md.us/license/pl/

Agency:Maryland Board of Plumbing

Maryland Apprentice Plumber License

More Information:

https://www.dllr.state.md.us/license/pl/

Agency:Maryland Board of Plumbing

Maryland Asbestos Accreditation

More Information:

http://mde.maryland.gov/programs/Air/Asbestos/Pages/AsbestosForms.aspx

Agency:Maryland Department of the Environment - Asbestos Program

Maryland HVAC/R Apprentice License

More Information:

https://www.dllr.state.md.us/license/hvacr/

Agency:Maryland Board of Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Contractors

Maryland HVAC/R Limited Contractor License

More Information:

https://www.dllr.state.md.us/license/hvacr/

Agency:Maryland Board of Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Contractors

Maryland Journeyman HVAC/R License

More Information:

https://www.dllr.state.md.us/license/hvacr/

Agency:Maryland Board of Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Contractors

Maryland Journeyman Natural Gas Fitter License

More Information:

https://www.dllr.state.md.us/license/pl/

Agency:Maryland Board of Plumbing

Maryland Journeyman Plumber License

More Information:

https://www.dllr.state.md.us/license/pl/

Agency:Maryland Board of Plumbing

Maryland Journeyman Restricted HVAC/R License

More Information:

https://www.dllr.state.md.us/license/hvacr/

Agency:Maryland Board of Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Contractors

Maryland Master Electrician License (Active)

More Information:

https://www.dllr.state.md.us/license/elec/

Agency:Maryland State Board of Master Electricians

Maryland Master Electrician License (Inactive)

More Information:

https://www.dllr.state.md.us/license/elec/

Agency:Maryland State Board of Master Electricians

Maryland Master HVAC/R License

More Information:

https://www.dllr.state.md.us/license/hvacr/

Agency:Maryland Board of Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Contractors

Maryland Master Natural Gas Fitter License

More Information:

https://www.dllr.state.md.us/license/pl/

Agency:Maryland Board of Plumbing

Maryland Master Plumber License

More Information:

https://www.dllr.state.md.us/license/pl/

Agency:Maryland Board of Plumbing

Maryland Master Restricted HVAC/R License

More Information:

https://www.dllr.state.md.us/license/hvacr/

Agency:Maryland Board of Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Contractors

Maryland Propane Gas Fitter License

More Information:

https://www.dllr.state.md.us/license/pl/

Agency:Maryland Board of Plumbing

Associated General Contractors of America
Professional association providing advocacy and organization for construction firms and workers.

National Association of Home Builders
National association for the promotion of the housing industry.

National Association of State Contractors Licensing Agencies
National organization that represents and promotes the interests of state level contractor licensing agencies.

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