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The type of work you are seeking to perform will determine which registrations are required with the Department. Some work may require multiple registrations.

General Contractor Registration
Safety Registration Number
Insurance Tracking Number
Home Improvement Contractor License*

NEW BUILDINGS

  • 1-, 2- or 3-Family Home
    You must register as a General Contractor.

  • All Other New Buildings (excluding 1-, 2- and 3-family homes)
    You must obtain a Safety Registration Number with a Construction Endorsement or register as a General Contractor.

ALTERATIONS

  • Adding more than 25% to the Floor Area (vertical or horizontal enlargement)
    You must obtain a Safety Registration Number with a Construction Endorsement or register as a General Contractor.

  • Adding 3 or more Stories
    You must obtain a Safety Registration Number with a Construction Endorsement or register as a General Contractor.

  • Removing more than 50% of the Floor Area
    You must obtain a Safety Registration Number with a Demolition Endorsement or register as a General Contractor.

  • Removing 1 or more Stories
    You must obtain a Safety Registration Number with a Demolition Endorsement or register as a General Contractor.

  • Work in a 1-, 2-, 3- or 4-family Home or Condo/Co-op
    You must obtain a Home Improvement Contractor license from the Department of Consumer Affairs.

  • All Other Alteration Work (all work not specified above)
    You must obtain an Insurance Tracking Number (at minimum), register as a General Contractor or obtain a Safety Registration number.

DEMOLITIONS

  • Full & Partial Demolition Work
    You must obtain a Safety Registration Number with a Demolition Endorsement.

FOUNDATIONS / EXCAVATION

  • All Excavation / Foundation Work
    You must obtain a Safety Registration Number with a Construction Endorsement.

CONCRETE

  • Placement of 2,000 Yards or More of Concrete
    You must obtain a Safety Registration Number with a Concrete Endorsement.

Printable Guide (PDF)

*Home Improvement Contractor licenses are issued by the Department of Consumer Affairs.

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