Friday, September 14, 2007

Home Improvement Contractor's License

Q: When is a Home Improvement Contractor's License required by the NYC-Department of Buildings for a DOB Work Permit?

A: Contractors must have a Home Improvement Contractor's License when obtaining a permit for alterations to:

-1, 2, 3 or 4 family homes
-Co-op units, condo units or rented apartment units

Who will this affect?:Any construction contractor Professional Engineers or Registered Architects hiring a contractor (design/build contracts)

A Home Improvement License is not required if you are:
-A Professional Engineer or a Registered Architect who does not have a Design-Build Contract
-A Subcontractor
-A homeowner performing his or her own work
-A Contractor for a new building
-Performing work in a residence that is owned or controlled by a government agency
-Performing work in only the commercial portion of a building
-Performing work in a Multiple Dwelling and hired by the building owner or Board of Directors