Home Improvement License Details

Home Improvement License

General Info - Statewide License


The Maryland Home Improvement Commission licenses and regulates those who perform home improvement services.

Home improvement work includes alteration, remodeling, repair or replacement of a building or part of a building used as a residence. Home improvement also includes work done on individual condominium units. Home improvement does not include work done on commonly owned areas of condominiums or buildings that contain four or more single family units. The Commission investigates complaints by homeowners, awards monetary damages against licensed contractors, and prosecutes violators of the home improvement law and regulations.


  • Valid from approval date

    for

  • - s

    Approval time

  • $370.00

    Application cost

Obtaining the License

Ready to get your license? - Steps, Requirements, and Documents

  1. Attend licensing workshop (optional).

  2. Pass examination administered by PSI Examination prior to applying for license.

  3. Register trade name with Assessments and Taxation (410) 767-1330.

  4. Demonstrate financial solvency.

  5. Provide credit report.

  6. Provide certificate of liability insurance.


Apply for the License

Ready to apply?

Maintaining Your License

Renewal and maintenance - Valid from approval date for

Maintaining your License (aka Related forms/requirements to maintain License/stay in good standing)

  1. Submit a renewal form and pay the required renewal fee.

  2. Pay the Guaranty Fund assessment fee

Agency/Contact

License Issuer - Information

Who issues the license?

Department of Labor, Licensing & Regulation dllr.maryland.gov

Contact Information

Lance Franklin

Email: DLOPLMHIC-DLLR@maryland.gov

Tel: (410) 230-6309 / Fax: (410) 962-8482

Work hours:



Purpose

Why the License is required?


The Maryland Home Improvement Commission licenses and regulates home improvement contractors and salespersons. Home improvement work includes alteration, remodeling, repair, or replacement of a building or part of a building used as a residence. Home improvement also includes work done on individual condominium units. Home improvement does not include work done on commonly owned areas of condominiums or buildings that contain four or more single family units. The Commission investigates complaints by homeowners, awards monetary damages against licensed contractors, and prosecutes violators of the home improvement law and regulations.


Legal Authority

What laws and regulations give Department of Labor, Licensing & Regulation the legal authority to issue this approval?

 Title 8, Business Regulation, Annotated Code of Maryland