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Yes, always
9%
In most cases
19%
In some cases
41%
No, never
17%
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12%
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Question: Does a handyman need a state license?
Top Answer (41% of 41 votes): In some cases.

Answer: No, never
Explanation: FLORIDA DOES NOT REQUIRE HANDYMEN TO BE LICENSED & THEREFORE LOCAL COUNTIES DO NOT AS WELL. HANDYMAN SERVICES ARE "LIMITED" TO WHAT THEY CAN DO WITHOUT A LICENSE..SO IF YOUR HANDYMAN OR IRRIGATION INSTALLER SAYS HE IS LICENSED! HE IS NOT BEING TRUTHFUL! SO --BEWARE --! 1. NO ELECTRICAL -TIEING ANY 2 WIRES TOGETHER TO SUPPLY POWER. 2. PLUMBING - NOT CUTTING INTO PRESSURE OR WASTE DRAIN LINES TO REPAIR OR INSTALL ANYTHING. 3. CONSTRUCTION ADDITIONS OR REPAIRS TO LOAD BEARING WALLS OR 4. HVAC SERVICES ARE TO BE DONE BY LICENSED INSTALLERS, ONLY. STATE LAW REQUIRES ALL LICENSE NUMBERS TO BE PRINTED ON ALL VEHICLES IN PLAIN SIGHT!
LOWELL'S REPAIR LLC
Answer: In most cases
Explanation: I try and stay away from big carpentry projects, I work alone and not interested in hiring help, makes the job too expensive for customer and me with all the taxes and fees (workmen's comp is out of control) required to hire someone.
Brightway Window Cleaning & Powerwashing
Answer: In most cases
Explanation: Each state has it's own License requirements. Texas has no State License requirements for Building Contractor's. Trades required to have a license in Texas Electician , Plumbing & HVAC.
R.N. Home Improvement and Repair Co.
ProMatcher
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: If doing doing HVAC, Electrical and Plumbing yes.
RL Residential Services
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: It is not required in the states we service, but we are licensed as a contractor so that we can obtain permits when needed.
Construct Boss
Answer: Yes, always
Explanation: When doing any work on a home you want the person to have some form of contracting licenses. They are recognized from the state.
Kair
ProMatcher
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: A handyman should be registered with the state but no license is required. However if permits are required the a license is necessary.
Ward Kitchen & Bath
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: I have only been for short time.
virginia call
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: for jobs over 500$ in cali they do
all-phaze handyman & TV install
ProMatcher
Answer: No, never
Explanation: Licensing is not required by the state in Florida, but we do have licensing in the city of Cape Coral and Lee County to operate.
K & S Home Services, LLC
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: This is a way of knowing who is working for you at your place.
Kane Leal handyman
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: It depends on the laws of the state you live in.
David's Handyman Services
ProMatcher
Answer: Yes, always
Explanation: To do business in Cal
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