Contractor Licensing

Functions & Requirements


The Department of Construction Code Enforcement registers licensed contractors in the State of Tennessee and issues local licenses with an approved application and a passing exam administered by Southern Building Code Congress International (SBCCI) and Block and Associates for:
Note: Demolition and house moving contractors are also required to be licensed and bonded. Licenses and bonds are renewed annually.

Additional Resources


  • File a complaint: Have a complaint about a local contractor? File a complaint with the State of Tennessee Board of Contractor Licensing.
  • Search for licensed contractors: Visit the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance website to verify the license status of potential contractors.
  • Tennessee licensing rules: Make sure you know what the rules and regulations of your project are before work begins.