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DPOR Consumer Guide: Hiring A Contractor


You may verify your contractor's License at the website, at the address or by calling the number, below:  


Department of Professional & Occupational Regulation (DPOR)
3600 West Broad Street
Richmond VA 23230

(804) 367-8511 (Phone) Licensing Section
(804) 367-9753 (TDD)
(866) 430-1033 (Fax)




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The County may only issue permits to properly licensed contractors or to those that are exempt from the Commonwealth’s requirements for contractors. Certain exceptions to licensing requirements are available under Section 54.1-1101 of the Code of Virginia.

The Code requires that a contractor be properly licensed before he may bid or undertake contracting work of $1,000 or more. Specifically, a:

Class A contractor’s license is required for any job valued at more than $125,000; a
Class B contractor’s license is required for any job valued at $10,000 or more but less than $125,000; and a
Class C contractor’s license is required for any job valued at more than $1,000 but less than $10,000.
Tradesmen/ Master license is not to exceed any job valued at $1,000 or more without a VA contractor’s license.

All contractor's licenses are verified by this office upon permit application submission. Permits will not be issued unless the contractor is properly licensed through DPOR to include any applicable trade licenses.



DPOR Contractor Regulations - Effective Date 07/01/17


DPOR Tradesman Regulations - Effective Date 07/01/17