License Renewal

Board for Licensing Contractors

Renewal of Home Improvement License

The Home Improvement license renewal should be submitted online 90 days prior to the expiration date. If you have moved, state mail is not forwarded. You may Apply online at CORE. The renewal is required to be submitted 30 days prior to the expiration date to prevent working with an expired license, as there is NOT a grace period. (After a license has been expired for 3 months, must submit a new license application; less than 3 months, may renew with late fees.)

Name Change / Mode of Operation / Ownership Changes

Be sure to contact the Board office to apply for a change (name, mode of operation) and obtain a new license before contracting. You will be required to replace the financial responsibility (surety bond, etc.) and insurance to be in the new name.

The license is not transferable to new owners. If there is a change in ownership with the remaining owners of the existing partnership or corporation licensed, you must notify the Board office in writing and supply the financial responsibility (surety bond) for the existing owners within 30 days, and may be required to supply a new license application if it is a change of 25% or more. (See T.C.A. 62-6-507 and Rule 0680-07-.05)


A homeowner is exempt from obtaining a home improvement license to perform work on their own property.