If you are a handyman, builder, etc., and want to work legally in Texas, you need a texas Contractor License.
In Texas, like any other state, you will go through some simple steps to obtain a license. You must meet the requirements as well as pay the fees. You may be asked to pay liability insurance coverage as well.
In order to get a Texas Contractor License, you need to apply to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.
Before it, however, you must first register your business.
Whenever you decide to start your application, you must meet the following requirements:
You must as well pay $115 to obtain a license.
Note that in Texas, contractors who don’t have any license can as well do an unlimited amount of work.
Before you apply for a contractor license in Texas you must first find out what type of license you actually need. Texas offers these types of licenses:
So if you’ve decided on your license type, check the requirements for each type.
In Texas, General contractors need to get a local license. So, the requirements for General Contractors License are the following:
In Texas, there are two types of HVAC contractor licenses:
Thus, if you need an HVAC license you must take the following steps:
To obtain a Texas electrical license, you must first:
In Texas, people who apply for a municipal license will need a license bond. The license bond is to be sure that you will do your job on time and without scams. The cost of such a bond may vary depending on where you live. Generally, it is between $5,000 and $25,000.
You will need to pay some percent of your bond in advance.
Generally, all types of licenses are valid for a year in Texas.
Before you apply to renew your license, you will need to pass a continuing education course. For General Contractors, the date can be different. It is based on the city they work in.
And, sure, you will have to pay $110 to renew your license.