New Jersey 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 Jersey.

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Company Licenses

New Jersey Construction and Contracting Company Licenses

New Jersey Asbestos License

More Information:

http://www.nj.gov/labor/lsse/content/PSOSH_Forms.html

Agency:New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development - Asbestos Control & Licensing

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Asbestos License

Filing method:

Mail

Agency fee:

$2,000

Registration Renewal

Form:

Application for Asbestos License Renewal

Filing method:

Mail

Agency fee:

$2,000

Due:

Annually

New Jersey Electrical Contractor License

More Information:

http://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/elec/Pages/FAQ.aspx

Agency:New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs - Board of Examiners and Electrical Contractors

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for an Initial Business Permit

Filing method:

Mail

Agency fee:

$150 for permits issued during the first year of the triennial period, $100 for the second year, and $50 for permits issued during the third year of the triennial period.

Registration Renewal

Agency fee:

$225

Due:

Triennially by March 31.

Notes:

Contact the board for a renewal application.

New Jersey General Contractor License

Not required



There is no state level license for general contractor firms in New Jersey, however, home improvement contractors are licensed by the division of consumer affairs and the department of banking and insurance.

New Jersey Home Improvement Contractor License

Agency:New Jersey Department of Consumer Affairs - Home Improvement Contractor Section
Notes:

General contractors are licensed at the county and city level.

Registration Renewal

Agency fee:

$110

Due:

Annually by March 31

New Jersey Home Repair Contractor License

More Information:

http://www.nj.gov/dobi/banklicensing/homerepaircont.html

Agency:New Jersey Department of Banking & Insurance - Home Repair Contractor/Salesperson

New Jersey Home Repair Contractor License

More Information:

https://www.nj.gov/dobi/banklicensing/homerepaircont.html

Agency:New Jersey Department of Banking & Insurance - Home Repair Contractor/Salesperson Department

New Jersey Mechanical Contractor License

Not required



New Jersey does not issue firm licenses for mechanical contractors, however, a Master HVACR License may be required before an individual establishes an HVAC business.

New Jersey Plumbing Contractor License

Not required



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

Individual Licenses

New Jersey Individual Construction and Contracting Licenses

New Jersey Apprentice Plumber Registration

More Information:

http://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/plu/pages/applications.aspx

Agency:New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs - State Board of Examiners of Master Plumbers

New Jersey Asbestos Supervisor Permit

More Information:

https://www.nj.gov/labor/lsse/content/PSOSH_Forms.html

Agency:New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development - Office of Asbestos Control & Licensing

New Jersey Asbestos Worker Permit

More Information:

https://www.nj.gov/labor/lsse/content/PSOSH_Forms.html

Agency:New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development - Office of Asbestos Control & Licensing

New Jersey Dewatering Well Driller License

More Information:

http://www.nj.gov/dep/watersupply/g_boards_le.html

Agency:New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection - Division of Water Supply and Geoscience

New Jersey Home Repair Salesperson License

More Information:

http://www.nj.gov/dobi/banklicensing/homerepaircont.html

Agency:New Jersey Department of Banking & Insurance - Home Repair Contractor/Salesperson

New Jersey Journeyman Electrician License

More Information:

http://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/elec/Pages/applications.aspx

Agency:New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs - Board of Examiners and Electrical Contractors

New Jersey Journeyman Plumber Registration

More Information:

http://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/plu/pages/applications.aspx

Agency:New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs - State Board of Examiners of Master Plumbers

New Jersey Journeyman Well Driller License

More Information:

http://www.nj.gov/dep/watersupply/g_boards_le.html

Agency:New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection - Division of Water Supply and Geoscience

New Jersey Master Plumber License

More Information:

http://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/plu/pages/applications.aspx

Agency:New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs - State Board of Examiners of Master Plumbers

New Jersey Master Well Driller License

More Information:

http://www.nj.gov/dep/watersupply/g_boards_le.html

Agency:New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection - Division of Water Supply and Geoscience

New Jersey Monitoring Well Driller License

More Information:

http://www.nj.gov/dep/watersupply/g_boards_le.html

Agency:New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection - Division of Water Supply and Geoscience

New Jersey Pump Installer License

More Information:

http://www.nj.gov/dep/watersupply/g_boards_le.html

Agency:New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection - Division of Water Supply and Geoscience

New Jersey Soil Borer License

More Information:

http://www.nj.gov/dep/watersupply/g_boards_le.html

Agency:New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection - Division of Water Supply and Geoscience

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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