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IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR:

Active Duty Military and their Spouses and Veterans Discharged in the last 12 months 

We appreciate your service! Please note that if you or your spouse are currently on active duty or were discharged within the last 12 months, your application for license will be expedited. In addition, if you have a license in another state, you may be able to obtain a temporary license. Call us for more information!

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR:

Contractors Licensed in Another State 

If you currently have a Contractors License in another state, you may be able to obtain a temporary license while your Arkansas Contractors application is pending. See Temporary New Applications below.

What type of license do I need?

There are several types of License and a Sub Contractor Registration Certificate available. Read below to see which one you should apply for:

1. Sub Contractor Registration Certificate: Subcontractors of PROPERLY LICENSED contractors can work with a REGISTRATION certificate instead of a full license. If there is a contract with a properly licensed contractor, then that is a subcontractor.  If there is a contract with the owner (written, verbal, otherwise, it does not matter) that is considered a PRIME contractor, not a subcontractor. If the PRIME contractors does not have a appropriate Commercial Contractors license, then the subcontractor would need a Commercial License.

2. Commercial License: A commercial license is needed if a contractor performs work of $50,000 or more, including, but not limited to, labor and materials, on a commercial project. Any project that is not a single-family residence is a commercial project.

3. Temporary Commercial License- New Application: This application is ONLY for contractors that have a CURRENT out of state contractors license.

4. Residential Builders License: A residential builders license is needed to build a single-family residence, if the cost of the project is more than $2,000, including, but not limited to, labor and material, unless an exception applies. A Residential Builders License also allows you to perform remodeling on a single-family residence.

5. Temporary Residential Builder New Application: This application is ONLY for contractors that have a CURRENT out of state contractors license.

6. Residential Remodelers License- New Application: A residential remodelers license is needed to make major structural changes to a single-family residence or to add on to an existing single-family residence, if the project is more than $2,000, including, but not limited to, labor and material.

7. Temporary Residential Remodeler License - New Application: This application is ONLY for contractors that have a CURRENT out of state contractors license.

8. Home Improvement License: A home improvement license is needed to do specialty work on a single-family residence, if the project is more than $2,000, including, but not limited to, labor and material. This license is for a contractor who is only responsible for certain types of work (painting, roofing, flooring, etc.). This license does not allow you to build a home or remodel a home.

10. Temporary Home Improvement License - New Application: This application is ONLY for contractors that have a CURRENT out of state contractors license.

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