How to Determine If a Residential or General Contractor Has the Required Georgia Contractor License
Who Must Hold a LicenseIf required to hold a state contractor's license, the company or business must have a qualified agent who holds the required state contractors license. The license is in the name of both the qualified agent and the company. There is no requirement that each employee or other person be licensed. A person may also hold a license in their individual name.
Specialty contractors, handyman, architects, registered interior designers are exempt but may have specific requirements to comply with.
Where to SearchYou can search by name or by company through weblinks to the Secretary of State's office below.
What about a Business License?A business license issued by a local jurisdiction DOES NOT mean that the individual or the company has the state required license. If you see an advertisement that states "licensed and insured", the failure to indicate whether it is a business license or a state contractor's license may consitute a violation of Georgia law as an unfair business practice or a violation of the state contractor's licensing law.