The Maryland Home Improvement Commission
licenses and regulates home improvement contractors, subcontractors
and salespersons. Home improvement work includes alteration,
remodeling, repair or replacement of a building or part of
a building used as a residence. Home improvement also includes
work done on individual condominium units. Home improvement
does not include work done on commonly owned areas of condominiums
or buildings that contain four or more single family units.
The Commission investigates complaints by homeowners, awards
monetary damages against licensed contractors, and prosecutes
violators of the home improvement law and regulations.
Vacant, Chair, Industry Member
Marilyn L. Jumalon, Banking and Finance Member
Andrew M. Snyder, Industry Member
Joseph A. Tunney, Industry Member
I. Jean White, Consumer Member
Francisco Acosta, Consumer Member
Vacant, Consumer Member
The Commission has a Guaranty Fund (the Fund) established by assessments to contractors. This
Fund compensates homeowners for actual monetary losses due to poor workmanship or failure to
perform a home improvement contract. The Fund applies only to work done by licensed contractors.
The maximum amount that a homeowner may recover through the Fund is the amount paid to the
contractor, up to $20,000. If the total amount of all claims against a contractor equals
more than $100,000, then each homeowner’s award is pro-rated based upon the total amount
awarded to each claimant.
MHIC Wall of Shame - Top Ten Scammers
for Civil Citations, Civil Penalties, and Guaranty Fund Reimbursement
Code of Maryland Regulations
(COMAR) Notice of Final Action - General Regulations
Report Unlicensed Home Improvement
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Important Notice from the Maryland Home
Improvement Commission to Applicants and Licensees Regarding Fees
Guaranty Fund Workshop
The Maryland Home Improvement Commission hosts a workshop to inform homeowner and
contractors about the Guaranty Fund process.
Notice to Licensing Applicants
If you are interested in obtaining a MHIC contractor, subcontractor, or sales license, you may want to
attend a free workshop to learn about the MHIC licensing
process & requirements.
Don't Be an Unlicensed Contractor's Next Victim!
Maryland Home Improvement Contracts
Notice to Contractors Regarding New Requirements for Home Improvement Contracts
Unlicensed Cases Disposition Reports
Regular business meetings of the Home Improvement Commission are
usually held on the first Thursday of each month at 10:00
a.m. at 500 North Calvert Street, Baltimore, Maryland. Notice
of meetings are published in the Maryland
Register and DLLR
Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation
Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing
Maryland Home Improvement Commission
500 North Calvert Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21202-3651