Texas Contractor FAQs

Texas does not license General contractors at the state level. However, many municipalities do require licenses. Check with local city/county requirements and regulations.

Electrical, Plumbing, Mechanical, Asbestos abatement and other speciality trades require a state license. Contractors who install or make alterations, additions, or certain repairs to Manufactured Homes are also required to be licensed.

General contractors are not licensed at the state level (check local city/county for requirements and regulations).

For Manufactured Homes, contact the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) at:  www.tdhca.state.tx.us/mh/.
For Electrical License, contact the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (512) 463-6599 at:  http://www.license.state.tx.us/.
For Plumbing license, contact the Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners at:  http://www.tsbpe.state.tx.us/.
For Asbestos abatement, contact the Texas Department of State Health Services at:  http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/asbestos.

No, not at the state level for general contractors. However, some speciality trades such as electrical, plumbing, asbestos may require education, experience and exams.

No, not for general contractors at the state level. Check above websites for specialty trade requirements.

No

There are no state licensing requirements for Building contractors performing work on commercial construction (unless they are working with materials that contain asbestos). Check local city/county for requirements and regulations.

Check with local city/county for requirements and regulations.

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