How Do I Check My Contractors License?

The first thing I would like to point out, when it comes to checking your contractor's license number and making sure that they are actually licensed in your state, to perform the work that you are requesting, is that there are some states that still don't require a contractor's license.

You might be surprised, but there are still some places that don't require building inspections. So in other words, depending upon which state you live in, will determine whether or not the person performing the work, needs to have a contractor's license.

Let me describe the process for checking your contractor's license in the state of California. This is where I reside in and I’m a license General Building Contractor.

If you have access to the Internet, you can simply type in the Contractor State license Board in any search engine, and it will take you to the government of the State of California's website.

You will find a link on their main webpage that will take you to a place where you can check to see if your contractor is licensed in your state. This will usually require the company's name or their state license number to get the right information.

If you don't have access to a computer or the Internet, you can get the information from your local phone book and call the Contractor
State license Board for information regarding the status of your contractor.

If you live in another state, I would suggest that you go to their website, and look for information about checking your contractor State license number. You could always call your local building department, city or county government offices for more help.

I don't ever recommend using someone, especially someone that you don't know personally, to work on your home without the proper licensing. If you use someone without a license, you might be able to take any action, if you have any problems with your unlicensed contractor.