Construction Licensing Compliance Guide

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New Hampshire 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 New Hampshire.

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Company Licenses

New Hampshire Construction and Contracting Company Licenses

New Hampshire Asbestos Abatement Contractor License

More Information:

https://www.des.nh.gov/organization/divisions/air/cb/ceps/ams/permit_asbestos_lic_cert.htm

Agency:New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services - Asbestos Program
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Asbestos Abatement Entity License

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$1,000

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Registration Renewal

Form:

Application for Asbestos Abatement Entity License (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$750

Due:

Annually

Fact Checked:12/4/18

New Hampshire Corporation Electrical License

More Information:

https://www.oplc.nh.gov/electricians/licensing.htm

Agency:New Hampshire Board of Electricians
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Electrician's Corporation License

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$175

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Registration Renewal

Form:

Application for Electrician's Corporation License (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$125

Due:

Annually by May 31.

Fact Checked:12/4/18

New Hampshire Corporation High/Medium Voltage License

More Information:

https://www.oplc.nh.gov/electricians/licensing.htm

Agency:New Hampshire Board of Electricians
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Electrician's Corporation License (Including High/Medium Voltage Corporations)

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$175

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Registration Renewal

Form:

Application for Electrician's Corporation License (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$125

Due:

Annually by May 31.

Fact Checked:12/4/18

New Hampshire General Contractor License

Not required



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

General contractors may be licensed at the county and city level. There is no state level license.

Registration Not Required

Not required



New Hampshire Lead Abatement Contractor License

More Information:

https://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/bchs/clpp/forms.htm

Agency:New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services - Lead Professionals Program
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Initial Registration

Form:

New Hampshire Lead Abatement Contractor License

Agency Fee:

$300

Fact Checked:1/27/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

New Hampshire Lead Abatement Contractor License Renewal

Agency Fee:

$300

Due:

Annually by June 1.

Fact Checked:1/27/20

New Hampshire Mechanical Business Entity License

Agency:New Hampshire Bureau of Building Safety & Construction - Mechanical Licensing Section
Fact Checked:5/28/18

Initial Registration

Form:

New Hampshire Mechanical Business Entity License

Agency Fee:

1-5 Employees: $190; 6-20 Employees: $300; 21 or more Employees: $460

Fact Checked:1/27/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

New Hampshire Mechanical Business Entity License Renewal

Agency Fee:

1-5 Employees: $190; 6-20 Employees: $300; 21 or more Employees: $450(renewal fee for 21 or more is $450 not $460)

Due:

Biennially by January 31.

Fact Checked:1/27/20

Individual Licenses

New Hampshire Individual Construction and Contracting Licenses

New Hampshire Apprentice Electrician License

More Information:

https://www.oplc.nh.gov/electricians/licensing.htm

Agency:New Hampshire Board of Electricians
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Apprentice Electrician License

Agency Fee:

$30

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Apprentice Electrician License Renewal

Agency Fee:

$30

Due:

Apprentices renew a year from the issue date on the last day of the month and are required to have electrical schooling each year to renew.

Notes:

Include a copy of a certificate, transcript or official letter of electrical schooling for the past year. 150 hours per year for the first 4 renewals (until you complete the 600 hour program) and 30 hours continuing education per year each renewal after that

Fact Checked:1/30/20

New Hampshire Asbestos Abatement Supervisor License

More Information:

https://www.des.nh.gov/organization/divisions/air/cb/ceps/ams/permit_asbestos_lic_cert.htm

Agency:New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services - Asbestos Program
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Asbestos Abatement Supervisor License

Agency Fee:

$200

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Asbestos Abatement Supervisor License Renewal

Agency Fee:

$200

Due:

Annually from the date of initial licensure

Fact Checked:1/30/20

New Hampshire Asbestos Abatement Worker License

More Information:

https://www.des.nh.gov/organization/divisions/air/cb/ceps/ams/permit_asbestos_lic_cert.htm

Agency:New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services - Asbestos Program
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Asbestos Abatement Worker License

Agency Fee:

$50

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Asbestos Abatement Worker License Renewal

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

Annually from the date of initial licensure

Fact Checked:1/30/20

New Hampshire High/Medium Voltage Electrician License

More Information:

https://www.oplc.nh.gov/electricians/forms.htm

Agency:New Hampshire Board of Electricians
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Journeyman, Master or High/Medium Voltage Electrician

Agency Fee:

$50

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Renewal Form for Masters, Journeyman and High/Medium Voltage Licensees

Agency Fee:

$270

Due:

Every 3 years based on your birth month. Electricians with birthmonths of February, May, August and November will be renewing in the calendar year 2021. Electricians with birthmonths of January, April, July and October will be renewing in the calendar year 2022. Electricians with birthmonths of March, June, September and December will be renewing in the calendar year 2020.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

New Hampshire High/Medium Voltage Trainee License

More Information:

https://www.oplc.nh.gov/electricians/licensing.htm

Agency:New Hampshire Board of Electricians
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Electrician Apprentice or High/Medium Voltage Trainee

Agency Fee:

$30

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Renewal Form for Apprentices and High/Medium Voltage Trainees

Agency Fee:

$30

Due:

Annually on the last day of birthmonth.

Notes:

Include a copy of a certificate, transcript or official letter of electrical schooling for the past year. 150 hours per year for the first 4 renewals (until you complete the 600 hour program) and 30 hours continuing education per year each renewal after that

Fact Checked:1/30/20

New Hampshire Journeyman Electrician License

More Information:

https://www.oplc.nh.gov/electricians/licensing.htm

Agency:New Hampshire Board of Electricians
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Journeyman, Master or High/Medium Voltage Electrician

Agency Fee:

$50 application fee + prorated license fee after passing exam

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Renewal Form for Masters, Journeyman and High/Medium Voltage Licensees

Agency Fee:

$150

Due:

Every 3 years based on your birth month. Electricians with birthmonths of February, May, August and November will be renewing in the calendar year 2021. Electricians with birthmonths of January, April, July and October will be renewing in the calendar year 2022. Electricians with birthmonths of March, June, September and December will be renewing in the calendar year 2020.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

New Hampshire Journeyman Plumber License

More Information:

https://www.nh.gov/safety/divisions/firesafety/building/mechanical/gasfitters/index.html

Agency:New Hampshire Bureau of Building Safety & Construction - Mechanical Licensing Section
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Initial Application for License

Agency Fee:

$190

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Gas & Plumbing - License Renewal Form

Agency Fee:

$180

Due:

License expires every two years on the last day of the month of the licensee's birth.

Notes:

Must show proof of 3 hours of code update every year totaling 6 hours per 2 year renewal cycle.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

New Hampshire Lead Abatement Supervisor License

More Information:

https://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/bchs/clpp/forms.htm

Agency:New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services - Lead Professionals Program
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Request for Initial Lead License or Certification Form

Agency Fee:

$125

Notarize:Required
Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Renewal Application for Lead Licensing or Certification

Agency Fee:

$125

Due:

Annually by June 1.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

New Hampshire Lead Abatement Worker License

More Information:

https://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/bchs/clpp/forms.htm

Agency:New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services - Lead Professionals Program
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Request for Initial Lead License or Certification Form

Agency Fee:

$75

Notarize:Required
Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Renewal Application for Lead Licensing or Certification

Agency Fee:

$75

Due:

Annually by June 1.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

New Hampshire Master Electrician License

More Information:

https://www.oplc.nh.gov/electricians/licensing.htm

Agency:New Hampshire Board of Electricians
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Journeyman, Master or High/Medium Voltage Electrician

Agency Fee:

$50 application fee + prorated license fee after passing exam

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Renewal Form for Masters, Journeyman and High/Medium Voltage Licensees

Agency Fee:

$270

Due:

Every 3 years based on your birth month

Fact Checked:1/30/20

New Hampshire Master Plumber License

More Information:

https://www.nh.gov/safety/divisions/firesafety/building/mechanical/gasfitters/index.html

Agency:New Hampshire Bureau of Building Safety & Construction - Mechanical Licensing Section
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Initial Application for License

Agency Fee:

$310

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Gas & Plumbing - License Renewal Form

Agency Fee:

$300

Due:

License expires every two years on the last day of the month of the licensee's birth.

Notes:

Must show proof of 3 hours of code update every year totaling 6 hours per 2 year renewal cycle.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

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