Who needs a Contractor’s License in Mississippi?

Contractors and Subcontractors will fall under two Categories when looking to obtain a license in the state of Mississippi

  • Commercial any kind of work that goes over $50,000 will require a commercial license by the state board. The license will be needed to construct, reconstruct, repair, or maintain fire protection systems on public projects over $5,000 and private projects over $10,000.
  • Residential new construction over $50,000 will need a residential building license. Any kind of work involving residential remodeling over $10,000 will need a Residential Remodeling License. If you are doing residential roofing over $10,000, you will need a Residential Roofing License.

A state license is not required if you are only performing residential electrical, plumbing, or HVAC any work that is under $10,000. you always want to contact the state of Mississippi to verify the requirements

Why do I need to obtain my Mississippi Contractor License?

Not every contractor needs a license to perform work anybody who is doing work as a commercial or residential would need one.

  • Commercial projects over $50,000 having to do with fire protection systems on public projects over $5,000, or private projects over $10,000.
  • Residential projects over $50,000, residential remodeling over $10,000, or residential roofing over $10,000.

Although you may not need a license at the state level for smaller jobs, many cities and towns require you to obtain a local permit.

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# Louise M Petersen 2022-08-12 13:41
Our company is looking to do a general construction job in Mississippi installing fiber optic cable Aerial and Underground. I am checking to see if there are any licensing requirements. We are based in Portland Oregon. The job will be over 50,000. Please let me know.
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# Aengels G. 2022-08-12 15:32
Hello Louise,

For that type of work, you would need a Mississippi Master Electrician License. We have the books and classes to prepare you for the Trade and Business exams. For more information on this license please click the link below.

https://www.contractorcampus.com/mississippi-master-electrician-contractor-license.html
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# Dale Walker 2022-11-18 11:34
For the state of Mississippi as a license residential electrician, is there a square footage limit of the size commercial building I can do electrical work. The wiring has been roughed in but not completed, would I be able to finish the work with a residential license? The building is around 9,000 square feet. Thanks.
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# Sharilyn Baez 2022-11-21 15:46
Hello Dale, In order for you to do Electrical Work in a Commercial building, you will have to become a Commercial Electrical Contractor in Mississippi. You can take a look at the documents I have added above, it has information on the work that will be permitted depending on the type of license you hold.
https://www.obms.us/DocumentCenter/View/328/Contractor-License-Requirements-PDF
https://www.msboc.us/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/COMMERCIAL-LAWS-AND-RULES-REVISED-2022.pdf
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