New York 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 York.

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Company Licenses

New York Construction and Contracting Company Licenses

New York Asbestos Handling License

More Information:

https://labor.ny.gov/formsdocs/wp/shformsandpublications.shtm

Agency:New York Department of Safety and Health - Asbestos Control Bureau

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for an Asbestos Handling License

Filing method:

Mail

Agency fee:

$500

Registration Renewal

Form:

Application for an Asbestos Handling License (Renewal)

Filing method:

Mail

Agency fee:

$300

Due:

Annually

New York Electrical Contractor License

Not required



Electrical contractors are licensed at the local level in New York.

New York General Contractor License

Not required



General Contractors are licensed at the county and city level.

New York Mechanical Contractor License

Not required



Mechanical contractors are licensed at the local level in New York.

New York Plumbing Contractor License

Not required



Plumbing contractors are licensed at the local level in New York.

Local Construction and Contracting Company Licenses

Buffalo Construction Manager License

More Information:

https://www.buffalony.gov/638/Licenses

Agency:City of Buffalo Permit & Inspection Services (NY)

Buffalo Demolition Contractor License

More Information:

https://www.buffalony.gov/638/Licenses

Agency:City of Buffalo Permit & Inspection Services (NY)

Buffalo General Contractor License

More Information:

http://www.buffalony.gov/513/New-Construction

Agency:City of Buffalo Permit & Inspection Services (NY)

Initial Registration

Form:

City of Buffalo Contractor Application

Agency fee:

Variable, based on type of contractor.

Registration Renewal

Filing method:

Online

Agency fee:

$750

Due:

Annually by September 30.

Buffalo Handyman Contractor License

More Information:

https://www.buffalony.gov/638/Licenses

Agency:City of Buffalo Permit & Inspection Services (NY)

Buffalo Light Commercial Contractor License

More Information:

https://www.buffalony.gov/638/Licenses

Agency:City of Buffalo Permit & Inspection Services (NY)

Buffalo New Housing Contractor License

More Information:

http://www.buffalony.gov/513/New-Construction

Agency:City of Buffalo Permit & Inspection Services - New Construction Division (NY)

Buffalo Specialty Contractor License

More Information:

https://www.buffalony.gov/638/Licenses

Agency:City of Buffalo Permit & Inspection Services (NY)

Buffalo Sub-Contractor License

More Information:

https://www.buffalony.gov/638/Licenses

Agency:City of Buffalo Permit & Inspection Services (NY)

Nassau County Home Improvement Contractor License

More Information:

https://www.nassaucountyny.gov/1563/Licensing

Agency:Nassau County Office of Consumer Affairs (NY)

New York City General Contractor Registration

Agency:New York City Department of Buildings - Contractors Program (NY)
Financial Requirements:

The last three consecutive business bank statements for your company, each showing an ending balance of $25,000 or a notarized letter from your company’s bank stating your company has had a balance of at least $25,000 for the past three months. Online print outs of bank statements must be stamped by the bank.

Insurance Requirements:

Original general liability insurance certificate (must have a $1 million minimum policy), Workers’ Compensation certificate, and disability insurance certificate.

Initial Registration

Form:

LIC6: General Contractor Registration Form

Agency fee:

$300 registration fee + $330 background investigation fee.

Original Ink:Required
Notes:

All documentation must be original.

New York City Home Improvement Contractor License

More Information:

http://www1.nyc.gov/site/dca/businesses/license-checklist-home-improvement-contractor.page

Agency:City of New York Business Assistance - Licenses, Permits & Inspections (NY)

Rochester Elevator Inspection Company License

More Information:

http://www.cityofrochester.gov/licensedtrades/

Agency:City of Rochester Elevator Examining Board (NY)

Rochester Elevator Installer License

More Information:

http://www.cityofrochester.gov/licensedtrades/

Agency:City of Rochester Elevator Examining Board (NY)

Suffolk County Home Improvement Contractor License

More Information:

http://www.suffolkcountyny.gov/Departments/ConsumerAffairs/LicensingEnforcement.aspx

Agency:Suffolk County Department of Labor, Licensing & Consumer Affairs (NY)

Suffolk County Restricted Electric Contractor License

More Information:

http://www.suffolkcountyny.gov/Departments/ConsumerAffairs/LicensingEnforcement.aspx

Agency:Suffolk County Department of Labor, Licensing & Consumer Affairs (NY)

Initial Registration

Form:

Suffolk County License Application

Filing method:

Mail

Agency fee:

$200

Registration Renewal

Form:

Suffolk County License Application (Renewal)

Filing method:

Mail

Due:

Annually

Suffolk County Restricted Plumbing Contractor License

More Information:

http://www.suffolkcountyny.gov/Departments/ConsumerAffairs/LicensingEnforcement.aspx

Agency:Suffolk County Department of Labor, Licensing & Consumer Affairs (NY)

Initial Registration

Form:

Suffolk County License Application

Filing method:

Mail

Agency fee:

$200

Registration Renewal

Form:

Suffolk County License Application (Renewal)

Filing method:

Mail

Due:

Annually

Suffolk County Sign Hanging Contractor License

More Information:

http://www.suffolkcountyny.gov/Departments/ConsumerAffairs/LicensingEnforcement.aspx

Agency:Suffolk County Department of Labor, Licensing & Consumer Affairs (NY)

Individual Licenses

New York Individual Construction and Contracting Licenses

New York Asbestos Certificate of Competence

More Information:

https://labor.ny.gov/workerprotection/safetyhealth/DOSH_LICENSING_CERTIFICATION.shtm

Agency:New York Department of Safety and Health - Asbestos Control Bureau

New York Asbestos Handling License

More Information:

https://labor.ny.gov/workerprotection/safetyhealth/DOSH_LICENSING_CERTIFICATION.shtm

Agency:New York Department of Safety and Health - Asbestos Control Bureau

New York Blaster's Certificate of Competence

More Information:

https://labor.ny.gov/workerprotection/safetyhealth/DOSH_LICENSING_CERTIFICATION.shtm

Agency:New York State Department of Labor - Division of Safety and Health

New York Crane Operator's Certificate of Competence

More Information:

https://labor.ny.gov/workerprotection/safetyhealth/DOSH_LICENSING_CERTIFICATION.shtm

Agency:New York State Department of Labor - Division of Safety and Health

New York Explosives Dealer/Manufacturer License

More Information:

https://labor.ny.gov/workerprotection/safetyhealth/DOSH_LICENSING_CERTIFICATION.shtm

Agency:New York State Department of Labor - Division of Safety and Health

New York Explosives Purchase/Own/Possess/Transport License

More Information:

https://labor.ny.gov/workerprotection/safetyhealth/DOSH_LICENSING_CERTIFICATION.shtm

Agency:New York State Department of Labor - Division of Safety and Health

New York Pyrotechnician Certificate of Competence

More Information:

https://labor.ny.gov/workerprotection/safetyhealth/DOSH_LICENSING_CERTIFICATION.shtm

Agency:New York State Department of Labor - Division of Safety and Health

Local Construction and Contracting Individual Licenses

Buffalo Journeyman Plumber License

More Information:

http://www.buffalony.gov/530/Plumbing

Agency:City of Buffalo Permit & Inspection Services - Plumbing Inspections Office (NY)

Buffalo Master Plumber License

More Information:

http://www.buffalony.gov/530/Plumbing

Agency:City of Buffalo Permit & Inspection Services - Plumbing Inspections Office (NY)

New York City Concrete Safety Manager Registration

More Information:

https://www1.nyc.gov/site/buildings/industry/applications-forms.page

Agency:New York City Department of Buildings - Skilled Trades Department (NY)

New York City Construction Superintendent Registration

More Information:

https://www1.nyc.gov/site/buildings/industry/applications-forms.page

Agency:New York City Department of Buildings - Skilled Trades Department (NY)

New York City Elevator Director/Inspector License

More Information:

https://www1.nyc.gov/site/buildings/industry/applications-forms.page

Agency:New York City Department of Buildings - Skilled Trades Department (NY)

New York City High-Pressure Boiler Operating Engineer License

More Information:

https://www1.nyc.gov/site/buildings/industry/applications-forms.page

Agency:New York City Department of Buildings - Skilled Trades Department (NY)

New York City Hoisting Machine Operator License

More Information:

https://www1.nyc.gov/site/buildings/industry/applications-forms.page

Agency:New York City Department of Buildings - Skilled Trades Department (NY)

New York City Journeyman Fire Suppression Piping Contractor License

More Information:

https://www1.nyc.gov/site/buildings/industry/master-plumbers-master-fire-suppression-piping-contractor.page

Agency:New York City Department of Buildings - Skilled Trades Department (NY)

New York City Journeyman Plumber License

More Information:

https://www1.nyc.gov/site/buildings/industry/master-plumbers-master-fire-suppression-piping-contractor.page

Agency:New York City Department of Buildings - Skilled Trades Department (NY)

New York City Master Electrician License

More Information:

https://www1.nyc.gov/site/buildings/industry/master-electricians.page

Agency:New York City Department of Buildings - Skilled Trades Department (NY)

New York City Master Fire Suppression Piping Contractor License

More Information:

https://www1.nyc.gov/site/buildings/industry/master-plumbers-master-fire-suppression-piping-contractor.page

Agency:New York City Department of Buildings - Skilled Trades Department (NY)

New York City Master Plumber License

More Information:

https://www1.nyc.gov/site/buildings/industry/master-plumbers-master-fire-suppression-piping-contractor.page

Agency:New York City Department of Buildings - Skilled Trades Department (NY)

New York City Master Rigger License

More Information:

https://www1.nyc.gov/site/buildings/industry/applications-forms.page

Agency:New York City Department of Buildings - Skilled Trades Department (NY)

New York City Master Sign Hanger License

More Information:

https://www1.nyc.gov/site/buildings/industry/applications-forms.page

Agency:New York City Department of Buildings - Skilled Trades Department (NY)

New York City Oil Burning Equipment Installer License

More Information:

https://www1.nyc.gov/site/buildings/industry/applications-forms.page

Agency:New York City Department of Buildings - Skilled Trades Department (NY)

New York City Site Safety Manager/Coordinator License

More Information:

https://www1.nyc.gov/site/buildings/industry/applications-forms.page

Agency:New York City Department of Buildings - Skilled Trades Department (NY)

New York City Special Electrician License

More Information:

https://www1.nyc.gov/site/buildings/industry/master-electricians.page

Agency:New York City Department of Buildings - Skilled Trades Department (NY)

New York City Special Rigger License

More Information:

https://www1.nyc.gov/site/buildings/industry/applications-forms.page

Agency:New York City Department of Buildings - Skilled Trades Department (NY)

New York City Special Sign Hanger License

More Information:

https://www1.nyc.gov/site/buildings/industry/applications-forms.page

Agency:New York City Department of Buildings - Skilled Trades Department (NY)

New York City Tower Crane Rigger License

More Information:

https://www1.nyc.gov/site/buildings/industry/applications-forms.page

Agency:New York City Department of Buildings - Skilled Trades Department (NY)

New York City Welder License

More Information:

https://www1.nyc.gov/site/buildings/industry/applications-forms.page

Agency:New York City Department of Buildings - Skilled Trades Department (NY)

Rochester Elevator Inspector License

More Information:

http://www.cityofrochester.gov/licensedtrades/

Agency:City of Rochester Elevator Examining Board (NY)

Rochester Elevator Limited Mechanic License

More Information:

http://www.cityofrochester.gov/licensedtrades/

Agency:City of Rochester Elevator Examining Board (NY)

Rochester Elevator Mechanic License

More Information:

http://www.cityofrochester.gov/licensedtrades/

Agency:City of Rochester Elevator Examining Board (NY)

Rochester Master Electrician License

More Information:

http://www.cityofrochester.gov/licensedtrades/

Agency:City of Rochester Electrical Examining Board (NY)

Rochester Plumber License

More Information:

http://www.cityofrochester.gov/licensedtrades/

Agency:City of Rochester Electrical Examining Board (NY)

Rochester Single Phase Electrician License

More Information:

http://www.cityofrochester.gov/licensedtrades/

Agency:City of Rochester Electrical Examining Board (NY)

Suffolk County Master Electrician License

More Information:

http://www.suffolkcountyny.gov/Departments/ConsumerAffairs/LicensingEnforcement.aspx

Agency:Suffolk County Department of Labor, Licensing & Consumer Affairs (NY)

Suffolk County Master Plumber License

More Information:

http://www.suffolkcountyny.gov/Departments/ConsumerAffairs/LicensingEnforcement.aspx

Agency:Suffolk County Department of Labor, Licensing & Consumer Affairs (NY)

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