Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts.

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Company Licenses

Massachusetts Construction and Contracting Company Licenses

Massachusetts Asbestos Abatement Contractor License

More Information:

https://www.mass.gov/service-details/asbestos-and-deleading-license-renewal

Agency:Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development - Asbestos Safety Program

Initial Registration

Form:

Asbestos Contractor Application

Filing method:

Mail

Agency fee:

$2,050

Registration Renewal

Form:

Asbestos Contractor Application (Renewal)

Filing method:

Mail

Agency fee:

$2,050

Due:

Annually

Massachusetts Deleader Contractor License

More Information:

https://www.mass.gov/service-details/deleading

Agency:Massachusetts Department of Labor Standards - Deleading and Lead Safety Program

Massachusetts Electrical Systems Contractor License

More Information:

https://www.mass.gov/board-of-state-examiners-of-electricians-licensing

Agency:Massachusetts Board of State Examiners of Electricians

Initial Registration

Filing method:

Online

Agency fee:

$276 application fee + $155 license fee.

Registration Renewal

Filing method:

Online

Agency fee:

$117

Due:

Triennially

Massachusetts Gas Fitter Corporation License

More Information:

https://www.mass.gov/plumber-and-gas-fitter-licensing

Agency:Massachusetts Board of State Examiners of Plumbers and Gas Fitters

Massachusetts Gas Fitter LLC License

More Information:

https://www.mass.gov/plumber-and-gas-fitter-licensing

Agency:Massachusetts Board of State Examiners of Plumbers and Gas Fitters

Massachusetts Gas Fitters Partnership Certificate

More Information:

https://www.mass.gov/plumber-and-gas-fitter-licensing

Agency:Massachusetts Board of State Examiners of Plumbers and Gas Fitters

Massachusetts General Contractor License

Not required



There is no state level license for general contractor firms in Massachusetts, however, contractors may need to have a licensed construction supervisor present depending on the scope of a project.

Massachusetts Home Improvement Contractor Registration

Agency:Massachusetts Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation - Home Improvement Contractor Program
Notes:

Registration is required for contractors who perform work on existing 1-4 unit residential properties.

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Registration as a Home Improvement Contractor or Sub-Contractor

Agency fee:

$150 registration fee + $100 for contractors with 3 or fewer employees, $200 for contractors with 4-10 employees, $300 for contractors with 11-29 employees, and $500 for contractors with 30 or more employees.

Registration Renewal

Filing method:

Online

Agency fee:

$150 registration fee + $100 for contractors with 3 or fewer employees, $200 for contractors with 4-10 employees, $300 for contractors with 11-29 employees, and $500 for contractors with 30 or more employees.

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

Massachusetts Lead-Safe Renovator Contractor License

More Information:

https://www.mass.gov/service-details/deleading

Agency:Massachusetts Department of Labor Standards - Deleading and Lead Safety Program

Massachusetts Mechanical Contractor License

Not required



Mechanical contractor firm licenses are not issued at the state level, however, a refrigeration contractor license is required to operate a refrigeration contactor business.

Massachusetts Plumbers Partnership Certificate

More Information:

https://www.mass.gov/plumber-and-gas-fitter-licensing

Agency:Massachusetts Board of State Examiners of Plumbers and Gas Fitters

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Issuance of a Plumbers Partnership Certificate

Filing method:

Mail

Agency fee:

$150

Registration Renewal

Filing method:

Online

Agency fee:

$150

Due:

Biennially

Massachusetts Plumbing Corporation License

More Information:

https://www.mass.gov/plumber-and-gas-fitter-licensing

Agency:Massachusetts Board of State Examiners of Plumbers and Gas Fitters

Initial Registration

Form:

Plumbing Corporation License Application

Filing method:

Mail

Agency fee:

$225

Registration Renewal

Filing method:

Online

Agency fee:

$225

Due:

Biennially

Massachusetts Plumbing LLC License

More Information:

https://www.mass.gov/plumber-and-gas-fitter-licensing

Agency:Massachusetts Board of State Examiners of Plumbers and Gas Fitters

Initial Registration

Form:

Plumbing LLC License Application

Filing method:

Mail

Agency fee:

$225

Registration Renewal

Filing method:

Online

Agency fee:

$225

Due:

Biennially

Individual Licenses

Massachusetts Individual Construction and Contracting Licenses

Massachusetts Apprentice Gas Fitter License

More Information:

https://www.mass.gov/plumber-and-gas-fitter-licensing

Agency:Massachusetts Board of State Examiners of Plumbers and Gas Fitters

Massachusetts Asbestos Inspector License

More Information:

https://www.mass.gov/service-details/asbestos-and-deleading-license-renewal

Agency:Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development - Asbestos Safety Program

Massachusetts Asbestos Project Designer License

More Information:

https://www.mass.gov/service-details/asbestos-and-deleading-license-renewal

Agency:Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development - Asbestos Safety Program

Massachusetts Asbestos Supervisor License

More Information:

https://www.mass.gov/service-details/asbestos-and-deleading-license-renewal

Agency:Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development - Asbestos Safety Program

Massachusetts Asbestos Worker License

More Information:

https://www.mass.gov/service-details/asbestos-and-deleading-license-renewal

Agency:Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development - Asbestos Safety Program

Massachusetts Deleader Supervisor License

More Information:

https://www.mass.gov/service-details/deleading

Agency:Massachusetts Department of Labor Standards - Deleading and Lead Safety Program

Massachusetts Deleader Worker License

More Information:

https://www.mass.gov/service-details/deleading

Agency:Massachusetts Department of Labor Standards - Deleading and Lead Safety Program

Massachusetts Demolition Construction Supervisor License

More Information:

https://www.mass.gov/construction-supervisor-licensing

Agency:Massachusetts Board of Building Regulation and Standards

Massachusetts Electrical Systems Technician License

More Information:

https://www.mass.gov/board-of-state-examiners-of-electricians-licensing

Agency:Massachusetts Board of State Examiners of Electricians

Massachusetts Insulation Construction Supervisor License

More Information:

https://www.mass.gov/construction-supervisor-licensing

Agency:Massachusetts Board of Building Regulation and Standards

Massachusetts Journeyman Electrician License

More Information:

https://www.mass.gov/board-of-state-examiners-of-electricians-licensing

Agency:Massachusetts Board of State Examiners of Electricians

Massachusetts Journeyman Gas Fitter License

More Information:

http://www.mass.gov/ocabr/licensee/dpl-boards/pl/forms/examinations/pl-limited-lp-installer-application.html

Agency:Massachusetts Board of State Examiners of Plumbers and Gas Fitters

Massachusetts Journeyman Plumber License

More Information:

http://www.mass.gov/ocabr/licensee/dpl-boards/pl/forms/examinations/pl-limited-lp-installer-application.html

Agency:Massachusetts Board of State Examiners of Plumbers and Gas Fitters

Massachusetts Limited Undiluted Liquefied Petroleum Gas Installer License

More Information:

https://www.mass.gov/plumber-and-gas-fitter-licensing

Agency:Massachusetts Board of State Examiners of Plumbers and Gas Fitters

Massachusetts Masonry Construction Supervisor License

More Information:

https://www.mass.gov/construction-supervisor-licensing

Agency:Massachusetts Board of Building Regulation and Standards

Massachusetts Master Electrician License

More Information:

https://www.mass.gov/board-of-state-examiners-of-electricians-licensing

Agency:Massachusetts Board of State Examiners of Electricians

Massachusetts Master Gas Fitter License

More Information:

http://www.mass.gov/ocabr/licensee/dpl-boards/pl/forms/examinations/pl-limited-lp-installer-application.html

Agency:Massachusetts Board of State Examiners of Plumbers and Gas Fitters

Massachusetts Master Plumber License

More Information:

http://www.mass.gov/ocabr/licensee/dpl-boards/pl/forms/examinations/pl-limited-lp-installer-application.html

Agency:Massachusetts Board of State Examiners of Plumbers and Gas Fitters

Massachusetts One and Two Family Dwellings Construction Supervisor License

More Information:

https://www.mass.gov/construction-supervisor-licensing

Agency:Massachusetts Board of Building Regulation and Standards

Massachusetts Plumbing Apprentice License

More Information:

https://www.mass.gov/plumber-and-gas-fitter-licensing

Agency:Massachusetts Board of State Examiners of Plumbers and Gas Fitters

Massachusetts Refrigeration Apprentice License

More Information:

https://www.mass.gov/service-details/refrigeration-apprentice

Agency:Massachusetts Engineering Division - Refrigeration Program

Massachusetts Refrigeration Contractor License

More Information:

https://www.mass.gov/service-details/refrigeration-contractor-license

Agency:Massachusetts Engineering Division - Refrigeration Program

Massachusetts Refrigeration Technician License

More Information:

https://www.mass.gov/service-details/refrigeration-technician-license

Agency:Massachusetts Engineering Division - Refrigeration Program

Massachusetts Roof Covering Construction Supervisor License

More Information:

https://www.mass.gov/construction-supervisor-licensing

Agency:Massachusetts Board of Building Regulation and Standards

Massachusetts Solid Fuel-Burning Appliance Construction Supervisor License

More Information:

https://www.mass.gov/construction-supervisor-licensing

Agency:Massachusetts Board of Building Regulation and Standards

Massachusetts Unrestricted Construction Supervisor License

More Information:

https://www.mass.gov/construction-supervisor-licensing

Agency:Massachusetts Board of Building Regulation and Standards

Massachusetts Windows Doors Sliding Construction Supervisor License

More Information:

https://www.mass.gov/construction-supervisor-licensing

Agency:Massachusetts Board of Building Regulation and Standards

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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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