How much work can you do without a contractor license in Tennessee?
No License: Projects Under $25,000
Tennessee requires all contractors and subcontractors to obtain the proper licensing in order to bid on or negotiate for contracts valued at $25,000 and above. That means projects under $25,000 do not require a contractors license.
Do I need a license to be a handyman in Tennessee?
A handyman in Tennessee is not required to hold a state license unless the job they are working on is worth more than $25,000. A home improvement license is required for remodeling jobs worth between $3,000 and $24,999. Licenses are awarded by the Department of Commerce and Insurance Board for Licensing Contractors.
What counties in TN require a home improvement license?
A Home Improvement license is required for residential remodeling projects from $3,000 to less than $25,000 (total cost or contract, including materials and labor), for the following counties: Bradley, Davidson, Hamilton, Haywood, Knox, Marion, Robertson, Rutherford and Shelby.
Can you build your own house in Tennessee without a contractor's license?
A homeowner of the residential property may perform work themselves ( individual use), without a contractor's license, as long as the residential structure is not open to the public; or for sale, lease or rent).