Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing


Applications, Forms and Fees - Maryland Home Improvement Commission


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Electronic Licensing General Directions, Electronic Licensing Security, Technical Services Support & On-Line Support


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Fees are set by Law and Regulation and are subject to change with public notice given.

Active Licenses

  • Contractor's License:  Original -  $370; Renewal - $405
  • Subcontractor's License:  Original - $170; Renewal - $150
  • Sales License:  Original - $120; Renewal - $100

Inactive Licenses
There is a $50.00 fee to place a license on inactive status.
Note: Persons who hold inactive licenses cannot enter into home improvement contracts or perform any home improvement work.
To change from inactive status to active status there is a $10.00 reactivation fee for all licenses. Contractors must also submit a credit report, proof of liability insurance and $75 for the Guaranty Fund renewal assessment.

  • Contractor's License:  Renewal - $112.50
  • Subcontractor's License:  Renewal - $62.50
  • Sales License:  Renewal - $37.50

Electronic Licensing General Directions

Specific directions for each licensing program and category are detailed on their application pages. The screens will take you step-by-step through the application process. Here are a few general instructions to remember:

  • For best results, we recommend using the most recent version to access the electronic licensing programs. You can update your browser at no additional cost by visiting our browser information section.
  • To sign on, use the registration number and license type as they appear on the form, that we sent you. You will also need a password, which the system will help you select online. If you are applying for a new (original) business permit or for a reciprocal, temporary, limited or new apprentice license, simply complete the desired application online. A sign-on is not necessary.
  • When you submit your application, if you fail to complete any required items on the application screens or enter invalid data (e.g.: an invalid date), you will be presented with an error message. Use your browser's "back" button to return to previous screens to correct the indicated missing or invalid information.
  • Before submitting your credit card information, it is advisable to review your application. You may review previous screens by using your browser's "back" and "forward" buttons.

Please contact us, if you have any questions - 410-230-6231 or 1-888-218-5925 (toll free).

Hours of operation are Monday - Friday, 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. (EST/EDT).

Electronic Licensing Security

To safeguard your personal information, we use SSL (Secure Socket Layers), the industry-standard online transaction security method. SSL encrypts all of your licensing application so that no part of it, including your license registration number, password, Social Security Number, name or credit card number, can be read in transit by some third party. Consequently, your information is safer when you renew online through SSL than when you make a credit card purchase in a restaurant or a store.  Review DLLR's privacy statement.

Electronic Licensing Customer Service & Technical Services

The Internet is a worldwide public network that millions of people use daily. The time it takes to complete your licensing transaction will vary based on the number of people sharing the Internet. It is difficult to tell you precisely how long it will take to complete your licensing transaction. The best we can do is to give you an estimate. The best time will be between 5 and 10 minutes. The worst time will be between 15 and 20 minutes.

Should the response time in communicating with our Web site be unacceptable, we recommend trying early in the day or during non-business hours. If, in completing your transaction, you have a technical problem, please click on the link below and complete the online form. Please be prepared to enter the following:

  1. Your full name;
  2. The board for which you wish to apply for or renew your license
  3. Your registration number, if applicable;
  4. Your e-mail address;
  5. Your telephone number;
  6. Your fax number, if applicable;
  7. The type of web browser and version, for example, Internet Explorer 6;
  8. Your computer operating system, for example, WindowsXP;
  9. Your Internet service provider, for example, AOL;
  10. The date and time you experienced the problem; and
  11. A description of the problem.

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