Licenses

This is the homepage for articles about licenses and licensing in construction. If you need help with licenses, read the articles below to learn how to use licenses to get paid, and get paid on time too.

When you factor in all the tight schedules, bidding, and large amounts of time and money that come with each construction project, licensing can seem like a roadblock that few have time for. However, we always advise contractors to get licensed, regardless of whether or not they’re performing work that requires one. This is because unlicensed contractors may not be able to secure payment if they go unpaid on a construction project. Many states don’t grant lien rights to unlicensed contractors, leaving them defenseless in the event of nonpayment.

On top of protection from nonpayment, being licensed grants credibility to your trade, allows you to bid on almost every project that comes across your desk, and it shows other parties on the project that you know what you’re doing which improves working relationships.

If you need more help with licenses, you can ask a question on the Expert Center to get free advice from a construction attorney. Alternatively, you can browse the questions that have already been answered to get some insight.

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