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What Is the Maximum Amount for a General Contractor Job That Can Be Bid On or Done Without a License?

What Is the Maximum Amount for a General Contractor Job That Can Be Bid On or Done Without a License?

Today, we want to touch on some recent developments from the NC Licensing Board for General Contractors. This went into effect on October 1st, 2023, and that is finally an increase in the amount that an unlicensed general contractor can work on a job.
You have to have a license through the state of North Carolina Licensing Board for General Contractors. If you are doing a job that includes labor and materials, you can do it up to $39,999.99 unlicensed. One thing that you got to have a keen mind on is to make sure that the $39,999.99 threshold includes any proposals or any estimates. So even if you don’t do the job, the fact that you held yourself out as a licensed general contractor and you’re bidding on a job for $40,000 and above is a giant violation of the general statutes.
Anything below $40,000 as of October 1st, 2023, is fine. You don’t have to have a general contractor license in the state of North Carolina to do any sort of work that would be qualified as a general contracting type job.

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