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        Administrator:Janet Baumberger
        Board Staff:Allison Baker
        Board Staff: Bonny Sweat
        Board Staff:Maggie Castles
        Board Staff:Sherrie Roberts
        Board Staff:Trisha Mueller
        Advice Counsel:   Stacey Hewson  **
        Directions:110 Centerview Dr, Columbia SC

**The Office of Advice Counsel is responsible for
providing legal advice to all Boards, Commissions
and Panels. These attorneys do not provide legal
advice to parties outside LLR.

South Carolina Residential Builders Commission

Residential Specialty Contractor Registration Application PLEASE READ!

  • Please allow 7-10 business days before checking your application status online at then click on Application Status.
  • Applicants should keep a copy of any application and attachments filed with this office.
  • Choose up to 3 classifications that are listed on the application.
  • Affidavit must show 1 year of experience for each classification chosen (up to 3). The Affidavit required for the Specialty License can be found at:
  • Applications must be properly signed and notarized.
  • If the social security number is not provided or incorrect, the application will be returned.
  • Applicant's legal name (as listed on your birth certificate/drivers license) is required to insure no further delays in the application process.
  • Incomplete applications will not be processed.


  • The registration fee is due at the time you submit your application to our office.
  • All new applicants must submit a certified check or money order.
  • Any personal or company checks will be returned.


  • Applicants are required to answer all the questions either Yes or No.
  • If any question is answered "Yes” and no information is attached, the applicant will be sent a deficiency letter. A state criminal history or sled report is needed for any yes answer to a criminal offense, official/court documentation is required for all liens/judgments.
  • If any question is left unanswered, the applicant will be sent a deficiency letter.


  • All applicants are required to submit three (3) letters of reference.
  • These references should demonstrate that the applicant has good character, skills and knowledge.
  • References should provide detailed descriptions of work in the trades applying for performed for them by the applicant.
  • Format letters will not be accepted.
  • All reference letters must reflect the applicant and not the company.
  • Any applications without the required references will be considered incomplete.


  • Applications submitted must be correct in order to complete the process.
  • The processing steps are as follows:
    • -Applications meeting all requirements and payment of fees are received.
    • -Applications are reviewed for accuracy and completeness.
    • -All applicants applying for registration must submit to a credit report, which will be performed by LLR.
    • -Applications that are incomplete and/or have credit discrepancies will be sent a deficiency letter.
    • -If work to be performed is $5,000 and over, you must submit a surety bond (original bond signed with the power of attorney, we will not accept a photocopy or fax) in your legal name in the amount ($5,000) approved by the Commission to our office.
    • -Applications approved and found in complete order will be issued a registration.


Residential Specialty Registrations renew June 30 every odd year (2013, 2015, 2017, etc)

Synergy Business Park; Kingstree Building
110 Centerview Dr.
Columbia, S.C. 29210
(803) 896-4300 | Office Hours: 8:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
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