Yes, a contractor license is required prior to bidding, offering a price, or contracting for projects $25,000 or more. A Home Improvement license is required prior to offering to engage when the cost is $3,000 or more.
Typically, it takes 4 to 6 weeks before the license is approved. The Board is required to review and approve the "Contractor" and "Home Improvement" license applications; and the others, if there is a felony or complaint issue. They meet every other month. See the public meetings Calendar for the meeting dates and the deadline date to submit the application is the last day of the month prior to the next Board meeting.