Underground oil tank removal & installation, lead abatement, asbestos, electrical, and plumbing are all regulated by Maine. Each general contractor will not be regulated by the state, except on a local level through municipalities and counties. It’s advised to check with the local city or localcounty for regulations.
General building contractors do not need a license in Maine. You’ll need to be licensed to do asbestos abatement work, or electrical or plumbing contracting.
Contractors Are Not Licensed – Buyer Beware!
While there are a great many competent, ethical home contractors in Maine, it is up to you, the consumer, to find one. Home contractors are not licensed or regulated by the State of Maine. The old saying “Buyer Beware” applies. You should also keep in mind that the lack of state licensing allows the worst contractors to compete for your business alongside the best. The Attorney General’s Consumer Mediation Program ranks home contractors among the top three most complained about businesses every year.
We strongly recommend that you ask any contractor you are considering hiring for several references and that you follow up on them. It is also a good idea to check with your local building supply companies or real estate brokers. They will know the dependable contractors in your area.
Although home construction contractors are not licensed, some building trades are licensed. Plumbers, electricians, oil burner technicians, and installers of mobile and modular homes are licensed in Maine. For more information on these licensed trades, go to www.maine.gov/pfr/.
How to Obtain a Maine Contractor License
More information can be found by the following:
Office of Professional and Occupational Regulation
Experience, Exam, and Education: Requirements for Contractors License in Maine
It’s best to check with your local municipality or county.
Contractor Continued Education: Is it Required For the State of Maine?
It’s advised to check with your local municipality and county regulations.
NASCLA Accredited Commercial Contractor: Is This License Accepted in the State of Maine?
General Contractor Commercial Contractor License: Is This License Required in Maine?
Check in with your local municipality and county.
Does Maine Have Any Reciprocity With Different States?
It’s best to check in with local municipalities and your local county.
Question: How do I register my construction company in Maine?
Register your Maine Business With:
Maine State Department
101 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333
What forms do I need to register my new company in Maine?
Register your Business in Maine