Construction Licensing Compliance Guide

Construction Licensing Compliance

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



Electrical Contracting Company licensure is not required on the State level in Maryland.

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

Registration Not Required

Not required



Maryland General Contractor License

Not required



General Contractor Company licensure is not required on the State level in Maryland.

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

Registration Not Required

Not required



Maryland Home Builder Registration

More Information:

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

Agency:Maryland Home Builder Registration Unit
Fact Checked:9/13/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Maryland Home Builder Registration

Agency Fee:

$800

Fact Checked:1/27/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Maryland Home Builder Renewal

Agency Fee:

Based on the number of permits obtained: 10 or less $400; 11-74 is $800; 75 and above is $1200

Due:

Biennially by March 1.

Fact Checked:1/27/20

Maryland Home Improvement Contractor License

More Information:

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

Agency:Maryland Board of Plumbing
Fact Checked:5/16/18

Initial Registration

Agency:Maryland Home Improvement Commission
Form:

Contractor Original Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$370

Fact Checked:6/5/19

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
Fact Checked:5/16/18

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.

Fact Checked:12/4/18

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

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Maryland Mechanical Contractor License

Not required



Mechanical/HVAC Contractor Company licensure is not required on the State level in Maryland.

Maryland does not issue licenses to HVAC businesses.

Registration Not Required

Not required



Maryland Plumbing Contractor License

Not required



Plumbing Contractor Company licensure is not required on the State level in Maryland.

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

Registration Not Required

Not required



Local Construction and Contracting Company Licenses

Prince George's County General Contractor License

Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Notes:

This license requires applicants to submit:

  • A current proof of enrollment in an approved new home warranty security plan (faxes are not acceptable). Acceptable warranty companies are listed on the application form. 
  • All applicants are required to submit proof of registration from the Office of Maryland Attorney General regarding the Maryland Home Builders Registration Act. Confirmation letter required (call 1– 877– 259 – 4525 for more information).
  • A résumé detailing experience (required for all applications).
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Yes
Fact Checked:6/5/20

Initial Registration
Application for Building Contractor's License

Form:

Application

Instructions:

Instructions

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$120 + 5% Technology Fee of $6 for a total of $126

Original Ink:Required
Notarize:Required
Notes:

This license requires applicants to submit:

  • A current signed financial statement (no more than a year old).
  • A letter from construction supplier with credit history.
  • A letter from construction lender/bank with credit history.
  • A current original certificate of insurance for comprehensive business liability made out to Prince George’s County with complete address (faxes are not acceptable)
  • A current proof of enrollment in an approved new home warranty security plan (faxes are not acceptable). Acceptable warranty companies are listed on the application form.
  • All applicants are required to submit proof of registration from the Office of Maryland Attorney General regarding the Maryland Home Builders Registration Act. Confirmation letter required (call 1– 877– 259 – 4525 for more information).
  • A résumé detailing experience (required for all applications)
Fact Checked:6/5/20

Registration Renewal
Application for Building Contractor's License

Form:

Application

Instructions:

Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

Fee: $75 + 5% Technology Fee of $3.75 for a total of $78.75

Original Ink:Required
Notarize:Required
Before you Apply:
  • Letter from construction supplier with credit history.
  • Letter from construction lender/bank with credit history.
  • Current signed financial statement (no more than a year old).
  • Current original certificate of insurance for comprehensive business liability made out to Prince George’s County with complete address (faxes are not acceptable).
  • Current proof of enrollment in an approved new home warranty security plan (faxes are not acceptable). Acceptable warranty companies are listed
  • All applicants are required to submit proof of registration from the Office of Maryland Attorney General regarding the Maryland Home Builders Registration Act. Confirmation letter required (call 1– 877– 259 – 4525 for more information).
  • Résumé detailing experience (required for all applications).
Fact Checked:6/5/20

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
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$15

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Maryland Apprentice Plumber/Gas Fitter License

Agency:Maryland Board of Plumbing

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$15

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Maryland Asbestos Accreditation

More Information:

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

Agency:Maryland Department of the Environment - Asbestos Program
Fact Checked:5/16/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Asbestos Accreditation

Agency Fee:

Application fee is based on the number of workers you employ at the time of application or number used during the previous license year. If you have paid less than the maximum fee and use additional workers any time during the license year, applicable fees must be paid to the department before those workers can perform asbestos work in Maryland.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Asbestos Accreditation Renewal

Agency Fee:

Application fee is based on the number of workers you employ at the time of application or number used during the previous license year. If you have paid less than the maximum fee and use additional workers any time during the license year, applicable fees must be paid to the department before those workers can perform asbestos work in Maryland.

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

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
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$10

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$10

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

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
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$75

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$75

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

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
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$20

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$20

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Maryland Journeyman Natural Gas Fitter License

More Information:

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

Agency:Maryland Board of Plumbing
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$35

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$35

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Maryland Journeyman Plumber/Gas Fitter License

Agency:Maryland Board of Plumbing

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$35

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$35

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

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
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$20

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$20

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Maryland Master Electrician License (Active)

More Information:

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

Agency:Maryland State Board of Master Electricians
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$20

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$25

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Maryland Master Electrician License (Inactive)

More Information:

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

Agency:Maryland State Board of Master Electricians
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$20

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

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
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$75

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$75

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Maryland Master Natural Gas Fitter License

More Information:

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

Agency:Maryland Board of Plumbing
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$70

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$70

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Maryland Master Plumber/Gas Fitter License

Agency:Maryland Board of Plumbing

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$70

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$70

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

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
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$25 for each category, maximum $75*

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$25 for each category, maximum $75*

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Maryland Propane Gas Fitter License

More Information:

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

Agency:Maryland Board of Plumbing
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$35 license fee + $25 application fee

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$35

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

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