Delaware Contractor FAQ

Any person desiring to engage in business as either a contractor or subcontractor in the State of Delaware, whether such person is a resident or non-resident of Delaware, must obtain a license from the Division of Revenue.

A contractor and subcontractor are defined as:

  • Contractor – any person engaged in the business of furnishing labor and materials in connection with all or any part of the construction, alteration, repairing, dismantling or demolition of buildings, roads, bridges, viaducts, sewers, water and gas mains and every other type of structure as an improvement, alteration or development of real property
  • Subcontractor – any person, partnership, firm, corporation or other business entity which enters into a contract directly with a prime contractor or other subcontractor

Any contractor conducting business activity in Delaware is required to register with and obtain a business license from the Delaware Division of Revenue.

Send a completed application along with documenting compliance with the bonding requirements, unemployment and workers compensation insurance and the license fee.  All forms are included in the Residents Contractors Package which is available on the State of Delaware website.  Out of state contractors need to use the Non-Resident Contractors Package.

Department of Finance; Division of Revenue
Carvel State Building
820 North French Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
(302) 577-8778

No, not at this time.  However, Asbestos Abatement Certification requires licensing and training.

No, not at this time.  Licenses expire on December 31st of each year and are renewed for a one-year period for $75.



No.  Out-of-state corporations doing business in Delaware must register with the Delaware Secretary of State.

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