Renew your home improvement contractor registration

Are you looking to renew your registration as a home improvement contractor? Online renewals are 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


Consumer hotline (617) 973-8787

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

Toll-free consumer hotline (888) 283-3757

The Details

What you need

Registration must be renewed every 2 years.

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


Name Fee Unit
Registration renewal fee $100 every two years

How to renew

Log in to 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:

OCABR--Home Improvement Registration Program
1 Ashburton Place
Suite 1301
Boston, MA 02108

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. Payment by credit card, certified check, or money order is accepted. 

More info

We will not process any renewal application if it is postmarked more than 30 days beyond the expiration of the HIC Registration.

Failure to submit a timely renewal application will require a contractor to:

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




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


Consumer hotline (617) 973-8787

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

Toll-free consumer hotline (888) 283-3757


(617) 973-8799


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