If you are hiring a contractor, they will generally have to hold a Home Improvement Contractor’s registration and, if doing structural work, will be required to hold a Construction Supervisor’s License. If they obtain a building permit, we will make certain that they have the proper licenses before issuing the permit.
Be wary of a contractor who tries to convince you to obtain the permit as a way around his/her need for a license/registration. These licenses are to protect you. If you would like to verify that your contractor has the required licenses, read information about the State’s Home Improvement Contractor Program.