Home Improvement

Board for Licensing Contractors

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.

Note: The Home Improvement license application must be approved by the Board. See  "Public Meeting Information" for the dates. Please submit completed application by the 20th of the month prior to the Board meeting. The Board meets during the months of January, March, May, July, September and November.

See important law changes applying only to those roofers performing work to be covered by insurance - Public Chapter 821 (Effective July 1, 2012)

  • Roofing contractors being paid by insurance companies, must include specific consumer protection language in their contract:
    1. Right to cancel within 3 days;
    2. Contact information: Address, Telephone Number, License #, Email Address; and
    3. Detailed Description of Repairs. See Public Chapter 821 for more information in the law.

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