BUILDER LICENSING INFORMATION
The Georgia General Assembly created the State Licensing Board for Residential and General Contractors in 2004 to regulate individuals engaged in construction contracting. Applicants for licensure must pass a two-part examination covering the license they are attempting to obtain, and business and law. The Board has the authority to adopt rules, set standards for licensure, adopt mandatory standards of professional conduct, and investigate and discipline unauthorized, negligent or incompetent practice.
The Board is comprised 15 members representing the industry and consumers. Eight serve on the Residential Division and seven on the General Division.
Board meetings are open to the public and are generally held at the Office of Secretary of State, Professional Licensing Boards Division office located at 237 Coliseum Drive, Macon, Georgia. Meeting dates, time and location are posted on the Secretary of State website. Persons wishing to submit complaints or other matters for Board consideration should submit the matter in writing to the office.
IMPORTANT NOTICE – RENEWAL INFORMATION: The State Licensing Board for Residential and General Contractors has set the fees for the June 30, 2020 renewals as follows:
Renewal Fee - $100.00
Late Renewal Fee - $200.00 (July 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020)
Please remember it is illegal to work as a Residential or General Contractor with an expired license.
Please ensure that we have your current email address on record so that you may receive your renewal notification. If you are unable to receive email notifications, a renewal reminder postcard will be mailed out approximately 90 days prior to the expiration date of June 30, 2020.
Renewals will be processed online. If you do not have access for online processing, you must contact the Board office at 478-207-2440 to request a paper renewal form.
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT for Residential Basic and Residential-Light Commercial Contractors
Recently, the Residential Division of the State Licensing Board for Residential and General Contractors adopted rules regarding the requirement of continuing education. Please review these rules and become familiar with the requirements for each license type. You will be required to complete these requirements in order to renew your license beginning with the 2012 renewal.
The rules addressing Continuing Education are as follows: