If you plan to become a professional contractor or handyman and then start a business, it's important to understand what licensing laws apply in your city and state. One violation and your business could be fined or shut down. The cost of your handyman license may also change depending on the type of services you want to provide. For example, many homeowners and property managers prefer to use a maintenance service because they respond quickly, have a broader skill set, and often charge less than other specialized trades.
However, for a maintenance staff to provide services in a specific niche, such as electrical maintenance, a valid license in that field is required. Thank you, this is all very useful, I want to start my own maintenance service in Columbus and I am a little concerned about the legality of things. Depending on your state, a handyman license allows you to legally perform services such as furniture assembly, interior painting, drywall maintenance and repair, tiling, home improvement, and other minor trade work. I have a commercial paint license from the state of Nevada and want to advertise small painting projects and maintenance services, how would I do that? Because there is such a wide range of services that they are considered “manual labor,” most states base their licensing requirements for maintenance personnel on the monetary value of the project.
You don't need a license to work as a handyman in Michigan, unless you offer services such as masonry, insulation, cladding, or roofing. You'll want to know if you need a maintenance personnel license and what services you can and can't legally perform until you get one. Dan, if you really want a challenge, try to find ANY clear answer about what is required and what services a maintenance staff can provide in FLORIDA.