General Contractor License in San Francisco, CA
Who needs a contractor's license?
Do I need a License?
If you are any person, business or consultant
and any of the following, "You Need a Contractors License"
Working in all or any project
- new construction
performing work on any
- parking facility
Project, development or improvement must be licensed as a contractor if the
- Total cost of labor and materials for a project is $500 or more.
A license is also needed to do any of this work as a subcontractor or specialty contractor. There are several exemptions to licensure, that is, situations where a license is not required. Some of these exemptions are: Work for which the combined value of labor, materials and all other items is less than $500; employees working for wages who do not customarily engage in independent contracting or control the performance of the job; owner-builder with certain limitations; installation or sale of finished products which do not become a fixed part of the structure with certain exceptions, for example, carpets.