Contractors and Home Improvement
The mission of the Board for Licensing Contractors is to assure quality and fair construction practices exist in all phases of the industry in order to protect the safety and welfare of the public. The Board was originally established in 1931, and today remains a bridge between the consumers and contractors of Tennessee. Licensing offers the consumers a mechanism to voice their concerns. A contractor's license is required prior to contracting (bidding or negotiating a price) whenever the total cost of the project is $25,000 or more. For licensing information for projects less than $25,000, see “Types of Licenses”.
- ★ How do I verify if a contractor has a valid license?
- ★ How do I file a complaint?
- ★ What happens after I file a complaint?
- ★ Can I build my own home without a license?
- What can the State do if I have a legitimate grievance?
- How do I get information regarding complaints filed or disciplinary action taken against a licensee?
- ★ How do I apply for a Contractor / Home Improvement license?
- ★ Can I Renew My Retired Contractor / Home Improvement License Online?
- ★ How do I retire my Contractor?
- ★ What is the deadline date to submit an application for the next scheduled Board for Licensing Contractors meeting?
- ★ How do I renew my contractor license and how long do I have?
- How do I get set up for my Contractor's exam?
- ★ Where can I find a specific form for my Contractor's license?
- ★ Who is required to be licensed with the Board for Licensing Contractors?
- May a qualifying agent be listed on more than one contractor license?
- What is the penalty for bidding without a contractor license?
- Are there special provisions for those in the military?
- Is a state contractor license required to build on federal projects?