Renew My License

2021-2023 Mechanical Contractor license renewals have ended. If you did not renew your license, you must apply for reinstatement. More information can be found here.

2022-2024 General Contractor license renewals will open in August. Prior to accessing the online renewal system, all license groups are required to submit an appropriate financial statement, valid surety bond or surety bond continuation form. There will not be a grace period to submit this information at a later date. In an effort to give licensees ample time to complete this two-step renewal process, you may start submitting financial documentation now via the Board's Document Submission page. Once your financial documentation has been accepted, you will be able to complete the online renewal process when renewals officially open in August. If all documents and fees are not received or postmarked by October 31, 2022, your license will lapse.

As a reminder, acceptable financial statements must have a balance sheet date no more than twelve months prior to the date of renewal showing a minimum net worth for each license group. If you currently have a surety bond on file and it is expiring with the renewal, a continuation certificate or a new surety bond needs to be on file before expiring. If this is your first time submitting a surety bond, you must provide the Surety Bond form (a link to the form is provided below) to your bonding company and send the original by mail to the Board. Original bonds cannot be submitted via Document Submission. Surety Bonds payable to the South Carolina Residential Builders Commission are not accepted by the South Carolina Contractor's Licensing Board for license renewal.

FINANCIAL STATEMENT OR SURETY BOND REQUIREMENTS FOR RENEWALS:

Groups 1 and 2 - Owner Prepared financial statement with an affidavit of accuracy, Document #172; or a Surety Bond Form for General Contractors.

Groups 3 and 4 - Owner Prepared financial statement, Document #172; financial statement compiled by a licensed CPA or a licensed PA in accordance with GAAP, including all disclosures required by GAAP; or a Surety Bond Form for General Contractors.

Group 5 - Reviewed financial statement from a licensed CPA or licensed PA, prepared in accordance with GAAP principles, including all disclosures required by GAAP (cannot be on an "income-tax basis"); or submit a Surety Bond Form for General Contractors.

GENERAL CONTRACTORS

Group Number$ Limit Per JobNet Worth RequirementSurety Bond Requirement
Group #1$50,000$10,000$20,000
Group #2$200,000$40,000$80,000
Group #3$500,000$100,000$200,000
Group #4$1,500,000$175,000$350,000
Group #5$Unlimited$250,000$500,000