More about:

When is a construction supervisor license required?

For certain construction projects, you need oversight from a licensed construction supervisor. Find out more below.

Overview

For 1- and 2-family houses of any size

  • A licensed construction supervisor must oversee construction

For most existing 1- to 4-family owned homes

  • A licensed construction supervisor must oversee construction
  • A contractor must also register for the home improvement program

For buildings less than 35,000 cubic ft.

  • A licensed construction supervisor must oversee construction including for manufactured buildings

For buildings greater than 35,000 cubic ft.

  • A registered engineer or architect must control the construction of larger buildings
  • No contractor license is necessary per MA building code
  • Check with local building officials for additional licensing requirements

Out of state contractors

  • Licensing is only required as described above
  • Out of state contractor licenses are not recognized in MA
  • A few larger municipalities have more licensing requirements
    • Contact the local building official for more info
  • The building code applies to all municipalities in MA

Additional Resources for Overview

Feedback

Did you find the information you were looking for on this page? * required
We use your feedback to help us improve this site but we are not able to respond directly. Please do not include personal or contact information. If you need a response, please locate contact information elsewhere on this page or in the footer.
Tell us what you think