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    NEWS> LATEST NEWS/OTHER VALUABLE RESOURCES


    NEW!  Effective January 1, 2014, Roofing "Subcontractors" must be licensed.  See PC 355

     

    NEW!  Effective July 1, 2014, changes to invitations to bid process.  See PC 644.

     

    Consumer Tips - Hiring a Contractor

     

     

    License Renewals - Resource

    License Requirements

    A Tennessee contractor's license is required first prior to bidding, contracting or offering a price to perform work! (...more info)

    A Contractor's license is required for projects $25,000 or more, when acting as one of the following: 

     

    • Prime Contractor - Bidding or contracting directly with the “owner” of the project for all types of classifications;
    • Subcontractor – Contracting directly with any contractor (not to the owner) to perform the following:
      • Electrical, Mechanical, Plumbing, HVAC, and *Roofing;
      • Masonry subs for projects $100,000 and up (includes all materials, equipment, and labor).
    • Construction Management – When the value of the project is $25,000 or more.

     

    See "Licensee/Applicant Resources" section below for other license requirements, including those for projects less than $25,000 for Home Improvement; Electrical; HVAC and Plumbing or FAQ's.


    *Roofing subcontractors must be licensed as a contractor, effective January 1, 2014, in addition to performing work currently as a prime.

     


    2014 Legislative Changes

    See updates at "Laws and Rules"


 

Consumer Resources

 

Licensee/Applicant Resources

 

Executive Director

 

Carolyn Lazenby, Executive Director
Carolyn Lazenby

 

 

Contact Info

Address:

Board for Licensing Contractors

4th Floor, Davy Crockett Tower

500 James Robertson Pkwy.

Nashville, TN 37243-1150

 

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Telephone:

Office: 615-741-8307

Toll Free: 800-544-7693

Fax: 615-532-2868

 

Cashier's Office

500 James Robertson Pkwy

11th Floor

(Unable to accept credit or debit cards, except for "Online Renewals")

 

Directions

NOTE:  The Board office is now located on the 4th Floor of the Davy Crockett Tower, located on 500 James Robertson Parkway, Nashville, TN  37243.

(Eff. May 8, 2013)

 

 

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Mission

 

The mission of the Board for Licensing Contractors is to assure quality and fair construction practices exist in all phases of the industry in order to protect the safety and welfare of the public. The Board was originally established in 1931, and today remains a bridge between the consumers and contractors of Tennessee. Licensing offers the consumers a mechanism to voice their concerns.