Renew your home improvement contractor registration

Need to renew your home improvement contractor (HIC) registration? You're in the right place!
Once you've submitted all documents and fees, you should receive your registration in the mail within 1-2 weeks.

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What you need for Renew your home improvement contractor registration

IMPORTANT: You must have an online account to renew online. If you have previously created an account and are looking to renew your registration, log-in to your account here. If you have ever held an HIC (expired or current) and have not yet created an online account and want to re-register online, follow the directions below listed under "online."

If you have a current or expired HIC and are looking to renew and do not want to create an online account, download the form found under "by mail" or "in person." 

NOTE: Renewal applications postmarked more than 30 days beyond the expiration of the HIC Registration will require you to:

  • Obtain a new HIC Registration card
  • Pay associated registration and Guaranty Fund fees

If you have never held an HIC and want to register online, click here

Fees for Renew your home improvement contractor registration

The Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation does not accept payment over the phone. If you are registering or renewing a registration online using our registration portal, you may pay by credit card. Otherwise, we only accept payment by certified bank check or money order. Any other form of payment, including cash, or personal or business checks, is not accepted.

Name Fee Unit
Registration renewal fee $100 every two years

How to renew Renew your home improvement contractor registration

Visit our online portal to renew or reactivate your HIC number. 

 

Download and fill out a renewal application. Mail the completed form and certified check or money order, payable to Commonwealth of Massachusetts, to:

Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation
Home Improvement Registration Program
1000 Washington Street
Suite 710
Boston, MA 02118

If you are renewing by mail, only certified checks or money orders can be accepted. Any other form of payment, including cash or personal or business checks, will be returned as ineligible. 

Download and fill out a renewal application and bring it to Suite 710 at 1000 Washington St. If you are renewing in person, only payment by certified check or money order is accepted. Any other form of payment, including cash, credit/debit card, or personal or business checks, will not not accepted.

More info for Renew your home improvement contractor registration

If you have previously held a Registration, it must be renewed every 2 years.

If you are filing as a Doing Business As (DBA), you must provide a current copy of the business certificate filed with the city or town clerk.

 

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