Register as a home improvement contractor

Are you looking to register as a home improvement contractor? Registration is quick and easy.
Once you've submitted all papers and fees, you should receive your registration within 2-7 days.

Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation

Phone

Consumer hotline (617) 973-8787

9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Toll-free consumer hotline (888) 283-3757

Online

The Details

What you need

Who must register?

If you're working on an existing 1- to 4-unit residential property for:

  • Yourself

  • A proprietorship

  • A partnership

  • A corporation

This applies whether you're working as a contractor or subcontractor.

The fee is structured in 2 parts

  • Registration fee
  • Mandatory contribution to the Guaranty Fund (based on size of your company) 

    0 to 3 employees: $100

    4 to 10 employees: $200

    11 to 30 employees: $300

    More than 30 employees: $500

Both must be paid by separate certified check or money order. We do not accept cash or personal checks.

Registration must be renewed every 2 years.

Fees

Name Fee Unit
Registration fee $150 Every 2 years
Guaranty Fund one-time

How to register

Log in or create an account on our registration portal.

Payment by credit card is accepted when registering online.

Download and fill out our registration form. Be sure to include money order or bank check made payable to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Mail application and payment to: 

Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation Home Improvement Contractor Program
1 Ashburton Place
Suite 1301
Boston, MA 02108

Walk-in service for HIC registrations is available. Bring your completed registration form to:

1 Ashburton Place
Suite 1301
Boston, MA 02108

Be sure to bring a money order or bank check made payable to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Downloads

Contact

Address

501 Boylston Street, Suite 5100, Boston, MA 02116
Home Improvement Contractor Registrations and Renewals
1 Ashburton Place, Suite 1301, Boston, MA 02108
Home Improvement Contractor Complaint and Enforcement Hearings
1000 Washington Street, Suite 710, Boston, MA 02118

Phone

Consumer hotline (617) 973-8787

9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Toll-free consumer hotline (888) 283-3757

Online

Fax

(617) 973-8799

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