If you hold a WV Contractor License, these are some requirements you should know. If you have questions about these or other related topics, contact the Contractor Licensing Board at (304) 558-7890. The contractor license number must appear in all advertisements and on all contracts. The license must be posted in a “conspicuous position” at construction sites. No license may be used by any person other than the person to whom the license is issued. Local building permits cannot be issued to any contractor who does not possess a valid license if the total cost of a residential
project is $5,000 or more or a commercial project is $25,000 or more (materials
and labor, total contract-not just the work you are performing).
If a license is renewed more than 15 days after the expiration date, a $25 penalty fee may be charged in addition to the annual $90 renewal charge. A license which has lapsed for 90 days or more may not be renewed.
No persons licensed under the provisions of this code may perform contracting work of an aggregate value of ten thousand dollars or more, including materials and labor, without a written contract setting forth a description and cost of the work to be performed, signed by the licensee and the person for whom the work is to be performed.
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