By: Staff Reports | Gwinnett Citizen
By: Staff Reports | Gwinnett Citizen

Kemp reminds residential and general contractors to renew license by June 30

Atlanta – Secretary of State Brian Kemp reminds residential and general contractors to renew their licenses by June 30, 2016. Currently, there are 14,124 residential and general contractors licensed in Georgia.

“By streamlining our processes and cutting red tape, Georgia’s professional workforce is now able to get their licenses renewed faster than ever before through our agency,” stated Secretary Kemp. “With the June 30 deadline right around the corner, I am encouraging all licensed residential and general contractors to renew their professional licenses as early as possible.”

To renew your professional license, visit the Professional Licensing Board’s website before June 30 to complete the online renewal process. Consult the office’s step-by-step instructions for assistance during online renewal. Once you have submitted payment information and verified renewal, you can print your payment receipt and professional license. Please submit continuing education documents if you have been selected for an audit. 

Individuals may also request a mailed renewal form to be sent to the address on file with the licensing board. Please call (478) 207-2440 to submit a request for a paper form. Mail renewals may take up to four weeks to process after the completed renewal form is received.

If a license holder fails to renew their license before the June 30 deadline, a late fee will be imposed to bring the expired license into compliance. Importantly, Georgia law prohibits residential and general contractors from conducting unlicensed practice, which includes practicing with an expired license.

Visit our website today to check the licensure status of an individual or firm. If you require assistance with licensure renewal, please feel free to contact the Professional Licensing Boards Division by calling (478) 207-2440 or emailing office staff.

Brian Kemp has been Secretary of State since January 2010. Among the office’s wide-ranging responsibilities, the Secretary of State is charged with conducting secure, accessible, and fair elections, the registration of corporations, and the regulation of securities, charities, and professional license holders.  For more information about the office, visit our website at www.sos.ga.gov. Follow Secretary Kemp for agency news on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.