Renew your home improvement contractor registration

Need to renew your home improvement contractor registration? You're in the right place!
Once you've submitted all papers and fees, you should receive your registration in the mail 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

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, follow the directions below listed under "online."

If you have a current 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

Contractors who have expired and wish to re-register by mail or in person, should use this form. If you wish to re-register online and have held an HIC number, use the link below listed under "online." 

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





Name Fee Unit
Registration renewal fee $100 every two years

How to renew

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:

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 and bring it to our Ashburton Place office. Payment by certified check or money order is accepted. 

More info

If you have previously held a 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!


Questions? Call 617-973-8787




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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