In the state of Georgia, a contractor license bond is a mandatory surety bond for individuals or companies seeking to acquire a contractor's license. This bond acts as a financial assurance, confirming that the contractor will adhere to all state laws, regulations, and licensing criteria in Georgia.
Please note this page is for car dealer licensing. If you're trying to register a vehicle with a missing title, a separate Lost Title Bond is required.
Required for contractors who work on projects over $2,500
General contractors licenses in Georgia are classified into four levels, each corresponding to the type of work performed. The appropriate classification is determined based on the nature of the contractor's work. The four classifications are:
Additionally, the state of Georgia does licenses for contractors who specialize in:
The Georgia State Construction Industry Licensing Board is responsible for handling licenses for contractors in Georgia. If you have any licensing or general questions, you can contact them at 404-424-9966 or email Trades4@sos.ga.gov.
To apply for a Georgia contractor license, regardless of the category, there are several core requirements that you must fulfill. The basic requirements for filing a Georgia contractor license application are:
Yes, Georgia does have licensing reciprocity. A licensing reciprocity is when states acknowledge a license obtained in another state, allowing the contractor to avoid going through the entire process of obtaining a new license. It's similar to how your driver's license is recognized in different states, meaning you don't have to prove your driving abilities each time you visit a new state because they accept the validity of your driver's license from your home state.
If you are a general contractor licensed from these states, then you have licensing reciprocity:
If you are a residential contractor licensed from these states, then you also have licensing reciprocity:
The Geogia Veterans Preference Points is a program that provides additional points or advantages to military veterans during the application process for certain licenses, permits, or government jobs. The goal is to recognize and honor the service of veterans by giving them preferential treatment in selection processes.
Under Georgia's Veterans Preference Points program, veterans who are applying for a contractor license may be eligible for:
You must meet one of the following categories to qualify for the program: