Do contractors need to be licensed?

The State of Rhode Island does require some contractors to be licensed by the state, such as electricians and plumbers, while general contractors or their companies do not need to be licensed but must be registered. The Building Inspection Department can provide more information on what licenses your contractor should have.

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1. When is a building permit required in Portsmouth?
2. How do I get a building permit for my construction project?
3. Can a homeowner do work on their own house?
4. Do contractors need to be licensed?
5. What building permit fees are required?
6. Are there any additional fees for new construction?