Concrete Contractors: How To Earn Your License In Pennsylvania
Who Needs A
License In Pennysylvania
- Every contractor is required by law to register with the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office
- Every contractor must have general liability and workers’ compensation insurance as well as tax identification numbers and more
You don’t need a license to provide work as a handyman in Pennsylvania. However, if you want to work on projects that exceed $5,000 in cost, then you will need to register with the Attorney General’s Office. They characterize contracting services like home improvement projects that involve repairs, remodeling, and installation services.
How To Obtain
Here is some additional information that you will need to submit to the state of Pennsylvania:
- The structure of your business (e.g., sole proprietorship, LLC, corporation, etc.)
- The address/location of your business
- Personal information, such as a Social Security Number or your driver’s license number
The state will issue you a contractor number if this is your first time applying. You will receive the same number if you registering again sometime down the line. Your contractor number will appear in the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s database. This will allow your clients to verify your credibility.
- Basic information on your identity, including your full name, date of birth, address, phone number, a copy of a state-issued identification card, and your Social Security Number
- Basic business information, such as the name of your company, address, and federal tax identification number
- For corporations and partnerships, you will need to submit information on each partner, manager, or other officers in the company
- Proof of general liability and workers’ compensation insurance. Your insurance plan should cover up to $500,000 per occurrence.
- Proof of a contractor’s bond
- A business tax number
- A submission fee for applications
And Business License
Any business that operates in the state of Pennsylvania will also need to register for one or more tax-specific identification numbers. This is done for the purpose of income tax withholding, sales and use tax (seller’s permit), and unemployment insurance tax. We encourage you to contact the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue to learn more about your tax obligations.