Dear License Applicant:
Enclosed are the application materials for a Montgomery County Building Contractor's License.
In order to apply for a license, the application and three (3) material supplier reference forms must be completed and returned to this office with a check or money order for $805.00.Checks should be made payable to “MontgomeryCounty”.
As of January 1, 2009, the State of Maryland established a “Home Builder Guaranty Fund” to protect consumers who purchase new homes in Maryland.The Maryland Attorney General’s Office will collect the appropriate fees when builders register with the State.However, new home builders who build only in MontgomeryCounty, and are therefore registered only in MontgomeryCounty, are also required to pay $150.00 to the State of Maryland for this guaranty fund.Our office is required to collect this fee and submit it to the State of Maryland.
Accordingly, if you are not registered with the State of Maryland as a new home builder, in addition to your non-refundable check in the amount of $805.00 made payable to “Montgomery County” you must also provide a second check in the amount of $150.00 made payable to:Office of the Attorney General.”If you are registered with the State of Maryland as a new home builder, please provide your State registration number.
Also enclosed are copies of Chapter 31C of the Montgomery County Code, Executive Regulation 17-02, and information regarding warranty responsibilities.These documents contain important information regarding licensing and warranty requirements.
Properly completed applications will be forwarded to the Licensing Board of Registration for their review and approval.The Board meets once each month to review license applications, and you will be notified of the Board's decision within two days.
If your business is a corporation, your corporation must be registered with the State Department of Assessments and Taxation in Maryland and you must provide us with your Tax ID number, Resident Agent’s name, address and telephone number.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Office of Consumer Protection, Licensing and Registration Unit at 240-777-3636, or visit our web site http://www./montgomerycountymd.gov/consumer.
Licensing & Registration