50-State Construction Licensing Compliance Guide
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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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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.

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, however, commercial contractors and home builders are licensed at the county level through the clerk's office of the relevant circuit court.

More information: Maryland Home Improvement Commission

Maryland Home Builder Registration

Agency:Maryland Home Builder Registration Unit

Initial Registration

Form:

Maryland Home Builder Registration

Agency Fee:

$800

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.

Maryland Home Improvement Contractor License

Agency:Maryland Department of Labor - Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing - Board of Plumbing

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor Original Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$370

Registration Renewal

Form:

Home Improvement Commission License Renewal

Agency Fee:

$150 Guarantee Fund Assessment

Due:

Biennially

Maryland Lead Paint Accreditation - Inspection Contractor

Agency:Maryland Department of the Environment - Lead Poisoning Prevention Program
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Lead Accreditation Application for Contractor

Agency Fee:

$250

Registration Renewal

Form:

Lead Accreditation Application for Contractor (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$250

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

Maryland Lead Paint Accreditation - Residential, Commercial and Public Building Contractor

Agency:Maryland Department of the Environment - Lead Poisoning Prevention Program

Initial Registration

Form:

Lead Accreditation Application for Contractor

Agency Fee:

$250

Registration Renewal

Form:

Lead Accreditation Application for Contractor (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$250

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

Maryland Lead Paint Accreditation - Structural Steel Contractor

Agency:Maryland Department of the Environment - Lead Poisoning Prevention Program

Initial Registration

Form:

Lead Accreditation Application for Contractor

Agency Fee:

$250

Registration Renewal

Form:

Lead Accreditation Application for Contractor (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$250

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

Maryland License to Remove Asbestos

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



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

Maryland does not issue licenses to HVAC businesses.

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.

Local Construction and Contracting Company Licenses

Baltimore City Out-of-State Contractor License

Agency:Circuit Court for Baltimore City - Clerk's Office - Land Records & Licenses Division (MD)

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$45 license fee + $2 issuing fee

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$45

Due:

Annually by April 30.

Howard County Construction Firm License

Agency:Circuit Court for Howard County - Clerk's Office (MD)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Notes:

A contractor or subcontractor who holds a license under the Maryland Home Improvement Law is not required to hold a construction license issued by the Clerk of the Circuit Court.

Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$7.50 license fee + $2 issuance fee.

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Due:

Annually by April 30.

Howard County Out-of-State Contractor License

Agency:Circuit Court for Howard County - Clerk's Office (MD)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Yes
Notes:

A contractor or subcontractor who holds a license under the Maryland Home Improvement Law is not required to hold a construction license issued by the Clerk of the Circuit Court.

Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$25 license fee + $2 issuance fee.

Before you Apply:

The application will ask you to provide or respond to the following: 

  • Federal Tax ID or Social Security Number
  • Corporate ID number or Individual ID number from the State Department of Assessment and Taxation (SDAT)
  • Have you completed the combined registration form to establish tax accounts (sales tax, unemployment insurance) with the Comptroller of the Treasury?
  • If you have employees, you will need to provide your policy binder number or provide a copy of your certificate of compliance to the Clerk of the Circuit Court
  • Do you have Planning and Zoning approval? You must have planning and zoning approval to operate a business. This approval must be forwarded to the Clerk of the Circuit Court's Office prior to issuance. Certain incorporated towns require planning and zoning approval for license applications. For those incorporated towns, you can not apply for a business license online.

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$39.50

Due:

Annually by April 30.

Prince George's County General Contractor License

Agency:Prince George's County Board of Registration for Building Contractors (MD)
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

Initial Registration
Application for Building Contractor's License

Filing Method:

Online

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)

Registration Renewal
Application for Building Contractor's License

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$39.50

Due:

Annually by April 30.

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).

St. Mary's County Out-of-State Contractor License

Agency:Circuit Court for St. Mary's County - Clerk's Office (MD)
Law:

MD Code § 17-602

Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Agency Fee:

$50 license fee + $2 issuing fee

Notes:

Contact the clerk's office for an application form.

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

Annually by April 30.

Individual Licenses

Maryland Individual Construction and Contracting Licenses

Maryland Apprentice Natural Gas Fitter License

Agency:Maryland Department of Labor - Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing - Board of Plumbing

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$15

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

Maryland Apprentice Plumber/Gas Fitter License

Agency:Maryland Department of Labor - Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing - Board of Plumbing

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$15

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

Maryland Asbestos Accreditation

Agency:Maryland Department of the Environment - Asbestos Program

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.

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.

Maryland Home Inspector License

Agency:Maryland Commission of Real Estate Appraisers, Appraisal Management Companies and Home Inspectors

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Home Inspector License

Agency Fee:

$50 application fee + $325 license fee due after application approval

Reciprocal Registration

Form:

Reciprocal License Application

Agency Fee:

$50 application fee + $325 license fee due after application approval

Notes:

Home Inspectors licensed in one of the following jurisdictions may use the reciprocal application: AZ, AR, CT, DE, FL, IL, IN, KY, LA, MA, MS, NV, NH, NJ, NY, NC, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, VT, VA, WA, and WV.

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$325

Due:

Biennially by the registration anniversary date.

Maryland HVAC/R Apprentice License

Agency:Maryland Department of Labor - Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing - Board of Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Contractors

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$10

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$10

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

Maryland HVAC/R Limited Contractor License

Agency:Maryland Department of Labor - Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing - Board of Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Contractors

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$75

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$75

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

Maryland Journeyman HVAC/R License

Agency:Maryland Department of Labor - Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing - Board of Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Contractors

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$20

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$20

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

Maryland Journeyman Natural Gas Fitter License

Agency:Maryland Department of Labor - Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing - Board of Plumbing

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$35

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$35

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

Maryland Journeyman Plumber/Gas Fitter License

Agency:Maryland Department of Labor - Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing - Board of Plumbing

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$35

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$35

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

Maryland Journeyman Restricted HVAC/R License

Agency:Maryland Department of Labor - Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing - Board of Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Contractors

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$20

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$20

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

Maryland Lead Paint Accreditation - Inspector Technician

Agency:Maryland Department of the Environment - Lead Poisoning Prevention Program

Registration Renewal

Form:

Lead Accreditation Application for Inspector and Risk Assessor (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$125

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

Maryland Lead Paint Accreditation - Maintenance & Repainting Supervisor

Agency:Maryland Department of the Environment - Lead Poisoning Prevention Program

Initial Registration

Form:

Lead Accreditation Application for Supervisor

Agency Fee:

$125

Registration Renewal

Form:

Lead Accreditation Application for Supervisor (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$125

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

Maryland Lead Paint Accreditation - Removal & Demolition Supervisor

Agency:Maryland Department of the Environment - Lead Poisoning Prevention Program

Initial Registration

Form:

Lead Accreditation Application for Supervisor

Agency Fee:

$150

Registration Renewal

Form:

Lead Accreditation Application for Supervisor (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$150

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

Maryland Lead Paint Accreditation - Risk Assessor

Agency:Maryland Department of the Environment - Lead Poisoning Prevention Program

Registration Renewal

Form:

Lead Accreditation Application for Inspector and Risk Assessor (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$200

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

Maryland Lead Paint Accreditation - Structural Steel Supervisor

Agency:Maryland Department of the Environment - Lead Poisoning Prevention Program

Initial Registration

Form:

Lead Accreditation Application for Supervisor

Agency Fee:

$150

Registration Renewal

Form:

Lead Accreditation Application for Supervisor (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$150

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

Maryland Lead Paint Accreditation - Visual Inspector

Agency:Maryland Department of the Environment - Lead Poisoning Prevention Program

Registration Renewal

Form:

Lead Accreditation Application for Inspector and Risk Assessor (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$125

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

Maryland Master Electrician License (Active)

Agency:Maryland State Board of Master Electricians

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$20

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$25

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

Maryland Master Electrician License (Inactive)

Agency:Maryland State Board of Master Electricians

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$20

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

Maryland Master HVAC/R License

Agency:Maryland Department of Labor - Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing - Board of Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Contractors

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$75

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$75

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

Maryland Master Natural Gas Fitter License

Agency:Maryland Department of Labor - Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing - Board of Plumbing

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$70

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$70

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

Maryland Master Plumber/Gas Fitter License

More Information:

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

Agency:Maryland Department of Labor - Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing - Board of Plumbing
Insurance Requirements:

A master plumber or holder of a limited master plumber license may not contract to provide plumbing services on behalf of the master plumber, holder of a limited master plumber license, or another person who engages in the business of providing plumbing services unless the plumbing work of the master plumber or holder of a limited master plumber license is covered by liability insurance, including completed operations: (1) for bodily injury in the amount of at least $300,000; and (2) for property damage in the amount of at least $100,000.

Qualifying Individual Requirements:
  • Person must have held a journey license for at least two years
  • Person must have completed 3,750 hours of training under the direction and control of a licensed master plumber
  • Person must pass a comprehensive written examination.

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$70

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$70

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

Maryland Master Restricted HVAC/R License

Agency:Maryland Department of Labor - Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing - Board of Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Contractors

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$25 for each category, maximum $75*

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$25 for each category, maximum $75*

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

Maryland Propane Gas Fitter License

Agency:Maryland Department of Labor - Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing - Board of Plumbing

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$35 license fee + $25 application fee

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$35

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

Local Construction and Contracting Individual Licenses

Anne Arundel County Journeyman Plumber / Gas Fitter License

Agency:Anne Arundel County Licensing Division (MD)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Journeyman Plumber/Gas Fitter License Registration Application 

Filing Method:

Mail 

Agency Fee:

$50

Required Attachments:

Copy of State Card

Registration Renewal

Form:

Journeyman Plumber / Gas Fitter License Renewal Application 

Filing Method:

Mail 

Agency Fee:

$25

Due:

Annually by date of issuance. 

Required Attachments:

Copy of State license

Anne Arundel County Master Electrician License

More Information:

https://www.aacounty.org/departments/inspections-and-permits/licenses/trade-licenses/electrician-license/index.html

Agency:Anne Arundel County Licensing Division (MD)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Insurance Requirements:

Enclose a Certificate of Liability Insurance naming ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY AS A CERTIFICATE HOLDER. Minimum limits of liability are $300,000 bodily injury and $100,000 property damage. Show proof of Worker’s Compensation.

Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No
Requirement Notes:

Applicants for an Anne Arundel County license must hold and submit a copy of the ACTIVE (insured) COUNTY license for reciprocation. 


Attach a letter from the inspection bureau having jurisdiction, verifying that you have no current violations over thirty days old. Letters must be originals and not be over thirty days old.


Submit a letter from an electrical board of any sub-division of the State of Maryland where you presently hold a license. This letter must state that your license is in good standing, how it was issued and the date of issuance. If you are installing alarms, include a copy of your state security systems technician card, unless you are applying for a Master Limited Electrician license.

Initial Registration

Form:

New Electrician License Application (County Reciprocal) 

Filing Method:

 Online

Agency Fee:

$85

Registration Renewal

Form:

Master Electrician License Renewal Application

Agency Fee:

$60

Due:

Annually by date of issuance. 

Anne Arundel County Master Plumber / Gas Fitter License

More Information:

https://www.aacounty.org/departments/inspections-and-permits/licenses/trade-licenses/plumber-and-or-gas-fitter-license/index.html

Agency:Anne Arundel County Licensing Division (MD)
Insurance Requirements:

Certificate of Liability Insurance naming ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY as a certificate holder. Limits ofliability are $300,000 bodily injury and $100,000 property damage. Show proof of Worker Compensation, if applicable.

Initial Registration

Form:

Master Plumber / Gas Fitter License Registration Application 

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$115

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$90

Due:

Annually by date of issuance. 

Anne Arundel County Mechanical/HVAC Master Technician License

Agency:Anne Arundel County Licensing Division (MD)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Yes
Insurance Requirements:

For an active license you must enclose a Certificate of Liability Insurance naming ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY AS A CERTIFICATE HOLDER. Limits of liability are $300,000 bodily injury and $100,000 property damage. Show proof of Workers Compensation.

Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No
Requirement Notes:

Enclose a copy of your current State of Maryland HVAC/R license.

Initial Registration

Form:

Mechanical/HVAC Master Technician License Registration Application

Filing Method:

Mail 

Agency Fee:

$85

Registration Renewal

Form:

Mechanical/HVAC Master Technician License Renewal Application

Filing Method:

Mail 

Agency Fee:

$60

Due:

Annually by date of issuance. 

Baltimore County Journeyman Gas Fitter License

Agency:Baltimore County Plumbing and Gasfitting Inspections
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Journeyman Gasfitter License Registration Application

Filing Method:

Mail 

Agency Fee:

$120

Required Attachments:

1. Copy of current valid Driver’s License showing photo.
2. Copy of Gas License from Baltimore City, WSSC, or State of Maryland.
3. White renewal card filled out completely.
4. Copy of 2 lb Gas School Certification

Registration Renewal

Form:

Journeyman Gasfitter Registration Application (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail 

Agency Fee:

$225

Due:

Biennially on odd-numbered years. 

Baltimore County Master Gas Fitter License

Agency:Baltimore County Plumbing and Gasfitting Inspections
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Insurance Requirements:
  • $300,000 general liability, $100,000 property damage (minimum) 
  • The insurance must be in your name 
  • Certificate Holder must be Baltimore County 
  • Baltimore County must be included in your policy as “BALTIMORE
    COUNTY IS AN ADDITIONAL INSURED” on this policy.
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No
Requirement Notes:

Required documents are dependeant upon whether or not the individual is representing a compnay or their own company. See registration application for details. 

Initial Registration

Form:

Master Gasfitter License Registration Application 

Filing Method:

Mail 

Agency Fee:

$225

Registration Renewal

Form:

Master Gasfitter License Registration Application (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail 

Agency Fee:

$225

Due:

Biennially on odd-numbered years. 

Carroll County Master Gas Fitter License

Agency:Carroll County Department of Public Works - Bureau of Permits and Inspections
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Yes
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Master Gas Fitter License Registration Application 

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$70

Required Attachments:
  • Application with originial signature of licensee 
  • Copy of current Driver's License 
  • Copy of current Maryland State Plumbing License

Registration Renewal

Form:

Master Gas Fitter License Registration Application (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$70

Due:

Biennially on odd-numbered years. 

City of Frederick Master Electrician License

Agency:City of Frederick Building Department (MD)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Insurance Requirements:

If you ar elicensed by the State of Maryland provide a Certificate of Insurance naming The City of Frederick, Building Department 140 W. Patrick Street, Frederick, MD 21701, as Certificate Holder. 

Bond Requirements:

If you are not current licensed in the State of Maryland the bond amount is $2,000. 

Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No
Requirement Notes:

1. If you are currently licensed in the State of Maryland : Copy of active, current and signed State of Maryland Electrical License. A Certificate of Insurance naming The City of Frederick, Building Department 140 W. Patrick Street, Frederick, MD 21701, as Certificate Holder 


2. If not currently licensed in the State of Maryland: Copy of any active, current and signed Maryland County License. Bond in the amount of $2,000.

Initial Registration

Form:

Master Electrician License Application

Filing Method:

Mail 

Agency Fee:

$240

Notes:

Your Current Frederick City Master Electrician’s license will expire on July 31, 2021.

Registration Renewal

Form:

Master Electrician's License Application

Filing Method:

Mail 

Agency Fee:

$240

Due:

Biennially by July 30 on odd numbered years. 

City of Rockville Master Electrician License

Agency:City of Rockville Planning and Development Services - Inspection Services Division (MD)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Registration Not Required

Notes:

Based on a state law that went into effect on July 1, 2021, the City of Rockville will no longer require you to obtain a master electrician’s license from our jurisdiction to perform electrical work. Please note - When submitting for an electrical permit, you should ensure that you have a valid Maryland state electrician license, verified via dllr.state.md.us. If the website is experiencing issues, we may ask you to provide a copy of your license to expedite your application. If the master electrician’s license was obtained from another local jurisdiction and not the state of Maryland, please provide a copy of that with your electrical application. If you have any questions you can send them to us at permits@rockvillemd.gov.

City of Rockville Master Plumber License

More Information:

https://www.rockvillemd.gov/257/Licenses

Agency:City of Rockville Planning and Development Services - Inspection Services Division (MD)
Insurance Requirements:

Provide at least one:

  • $5,000 performance bond made out in the individual's name
  • Proof of insurance with a minimum of $300,000 general liability and $100,000property damage coverage. The individual's name must appear on this certificateand it must show as the certificate holder: City of Rockville Inspection Services Division 111 Maryland Avenue Rockville, MD 20850
Requirement Notes:

A current Maryland statewide master plumber license is required. 

Initial Registration

Form:

Master Plumber License Registration Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$105

Registration Renewal

Form:

Master Plumber License Renewal Application

Agency Fee:

$105

Due:

Biennially on even numbered years by December 31. Plumbers may apply for licenses at any time in the two-year cycle. For those who apply during the second year of the cycle, the fee is half of the normal two-year fee. The expiration will remain the same.

Frederick County Master Electrician License

More Information:

https://www.frederickcountymd.gov/8007/Licenses

Agency:Frederick County Division of Planning and Permitting - Department of Permits and Inspections (MD)
Law:

Section 1-7-99 of the Frederick County Code

Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Yes
Bond Requirements:

You are required to have a $10,000 continuous bond if you choose to provide a letter of reciprocity. 

Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No
Requirement Notes:

There are two methods to obtaining this license:


1. Maryland State Electrician's License: You must include a copy of current Maryland State License. No bond is required if you hold a Maryland Electrician's License.


2. Letter of Reciprocity : Enlcose the orginical letter from t he County in the state of Maryland wher eyou secured your orignial Electrician's License. Letter can not be older than 30 days. You are required to have a $10,000 continuous bond. 

Initial Registration

Form:

Master Electrician License Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$167

Notes:

According to Section 1-7-99 of the Frederick County Code, the license you are applying for will expire on June 30, 2021. The fee for a new license application received in the last three (3) months of a licensing period (after March 30th and before June 30th of the odd numbered year) shall be 50% of the regular license fee.

Registration Renewal

Form:

Master Electrician License Renewal Application

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$167

Due:

Biennially by June 30. 

Frederick County Master Plumber License

More Information:

https://www.frederickcountymd.gov/8007/Licenses

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$167

Required Attachments:

State of Maryland Master Plumbers Card with current expiration date and
stated “insured to work”.

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$167. The fee for a new license received in the last 3 months of a license period (after August 13th and before November 13th of the odd numbered year) will pay 50% of the regular license fee. 

Due:

By November 13 of odd-numbered years. 

Howard County Electrician License

Agency:Howard County Licenses and Permits Division
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Yes
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Electricaal License Registration Application

Agency Fee:

$100 license fee + $25 examination fee

Notes:

A Master Electrician General, Master Electrician Restricted and Master Electrician Limited license is valid for 2 years. An individual who applies for a license between December 1 and November 30 of the 2nd year of the licensing term shall pay ½ of the established fee.

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