There are no national licensing requirements for roofing contractors in the United States. Some states specifically require roofing contractors to have roofing contractor licenses, some states require roofing contractors to hold building contractor or home improvement licenses, and some states do not require roofing contractors to be licensed at all, and leave it up to local authorities.   

   The following links will take you to the official state web pages that explain the licensing requirements for roofing contractors in each state, as well as the pages where you can verify a contractor's license. In cases where no contractor license is required for roofing contractors, we provide a link that lets you verify a contractor's business license, so you can at least tell if a roofer has a valid license to do business. On many of these sites, after you've got your search results back, clicking on the contractor's name or license number will bring up more information about the contractor, such as how long they've been in business.    

Alabama

1. Alabama Licensing Board for General Contractors

2. Verify Contractor's License - Alabama

Alaska

1. Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development - Regulation of Construction Contractors

2. Verify Contractor's License - Alaska

Arizona

1. Arizona Registrar of Contractors

2. Verify Contractor's License - Arizona

Arkansas

1. Arkansas Contractors Licensing Board 

2. Verify Contractor's License - Arkansas

California

1. Contractors State License Board

2. Verify Contractor's License - California

Colorado

1. Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies

2. Verify Contractor's License - Colorado Business Database Search

3. Verify Contractor's License - Colorado. This link takes you to a list of municipal websites in Colorado. Colorado contractors are licensed at the local level, so license verification must be  done through the municipalities. 

Connecticut

1. Connecticut State Department of Consumer Protection

2. Verify Contractor's License - Connecticut

Delaware

1. Delaware Division of Revenue - Contractors, Resident and Non-resident

2. Verify Contractor's License - Delaware

Florida

1. Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation

2. Verify Contractor's License - Florida

Georgia

1. Georgia Professional Licensing Boards Division

2. Verify Contractor's License - Georgia

Hawaii

1. Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs - Professional and Vocational Licensing

2. Verify Contractor's License - Hawaii

Idaho

1. State of Idaho - Professional Licenses

2. Verify Contractor's License - Idaho

Illinois

1. Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation - Roofing Contractor

2. Verify Contractor's License - Illinois

Indiana

1. Indiana Business Owner's Guide - Licenses. Quoted from the site: "The only construction contractors licensed by the State of Indiana are plumbers. Many of the other specific areas require local licensing which vary by city and county." See here for a list of municipal websites in Indiana.

2. Verify Contractor's License - Indiana

Iowa

1. Iowa Workforce Development - Contractor Registration

2. Verify Contractor's License - Iowa

Kansas

1. Kansas Attorney General - Roofing Contractor Registration

2. Verify Contractor's License - Kansas

Kentucky

1. Kentucky.gov - County Information page. This page lets you find municipal websites in Kentucky. Kentucky contractors may or may not have licensing requirements at the local level; the local websites are where you have to check for this information. 

2. Verify Contractor's License - Kentucky

Louisiana

1. Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors

2. Verify Contractor's License - Louisiana

Maine

1. Maine.gov - Business Licensing

2. Verify Contractor's License - Maine

Maryland

1. Maryland Home Improvement Commission

2. Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation

3. Verify Contractor's License - Maryland Home Improvement Commission

4. Verify Contractor's License - Maryland Home Builder Registration Unit

Massachusetts

1. Mass.gov - Home Improvement Contractor Registration and Renewal

2. Mass.gov - Construction Supervisor Licensing

3. Verify Contractor's License - Home Improvement Contractor Registration Lookup

4. Verify Contractor's License - Office of Public Safety and Inspections License Verification Site

Michigan

1. Bureau of Professional Licensing

2. Verify Contractor's License - Michigan

Minnesota

1. Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry - Construction Codes and Licensing

2. Verify Contractor's License - Minnesota

Mississippi

1. Mississippi State Board of Contractors

2. Verify Contractor's License - Mississippi

Missouri

1. Mo.gov - City and County Government. This page lets you find municipal websites in Missouri. Missouri contractors may or may not have licensing requirements at the local level; the local websites are where you have to check for this information.

2. Verify Contractor's License - Missouri

Montana

1. Montana Department of Labor & Industry - Montana Contractor

2. Verify Contractor's License - Montana Construction Contractor Registration

3. Verify Contractor's License - Montana Independent Contractor Exemption Certificate

Nebraska

1. Nebraska Department of Labor - Labor Standards

2. Verify Contractor's License - Nebraska

Nevada

1. Nevada State Contractors Board

2. Verify Contractor's License - Nevada

New Hampshire

1. New Hampshire Secretary of State - Corporation Division

2. Verify Contractor's License - New Hampshire

New Jersey

1. New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs - Home Improvement Contractor

2. New Jersey Department of Community Affairs - Information for New Home Builders

3. Verify Contractor's License - New Jersey - Home Improvement Contractors

New Mexico

1. New Mexico E-Services for Contractor Licensing

2. Verify Contractor's License - New Mexico

New York

1. Contractor licensing in New York is done at the local level. This is a list of New York counties. Municipality websites can be reached from the pertinent county page on that list, and most county websites as well. A list of New York county websites can also be found here

2. Verify Contractor's License - New York

North Carolina

1. North Carolina Licensing Board for General Contractors

2. Verify Contractor's License - North Carolina Licensing Board for General Contractors

3. Verify Contractor's License - North Carolina Secretary of State Business Registration Search

North Dakota

1. North Dakota Secretary of State - Contractors

2. Verify Contractor's License - North Dakota

Ohio

1. Contractor licensing in Ohio is done at the local level. You can find a directory of Ohio municipal websites on this page: Ohio.gov - Cities, Townships & Counties.

2. Verify Contractor's License - Ohio

Oklahoma

1. Oklahoma Construction Industries Board - Roofing Industry

2. Verify Contractor's License - Oklahoma

Oregon

1. Oregon Construction Contractors Board

2. Verify Contractor's License - Oregon

Pennsylvania

1. Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General - Home Improvement Contractor Registration

2. Verify Contractor's License - Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General - Home Improvement

3. Verify Contractor's License - Pennsylvania Department of State - Search Business Entities

Rhode Island

1. Rhode Island Contractors' Registration and Licensing Board

2. Verify Contractor's License - Rhode Island

South Carolina

1. South Carolina Contractor's Licensing Board

2. Verify Contractor's License - South Carolina - Commercial Contractors

3. Verify Contractor's License - South Carolina - Residential Builders

South Dakota

1. South Dakota Governor's Office of Economic Development - Start Your Business

2. Verify Contractor's License - South Dakota

Tennessee

1. Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance - Contractors and Home Improvement

2. Verify Contractor's License - Tennessee
 

Texas

1. Texas is difficult. Contractor licensing in Texas is done at the local level (if it's done at all). You can find a directory of Texas municipal websites on this page: Texas Municipal League - City Websites.

2. Verify Contractor's License - Texas Secretary of State OnLine Access (SOSDirect) "The Secretary of State OnLine Access (SOSDirect) web access system provides subscribers with up-to-date, on-line computer access to a variety of information maintained by the Office of the Secretary of State." 

3. Verify Contractor's License - Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts - Taxable Entity Search This only allows you to verify that a company has registered as a "taxable entity" in Texas. 


Utah

1. Utah.gov - Business - Government Requirements

2. Verify Contractor's License - Utah

Vermont

1. Vermont Secretary of State - Professional Regulation

2. Verify Contractor's License - Vermont

Virginia

1.  Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation - Board for Contractors

2. Verify Contractor's License - Virginia

Washington, DC

1. Dept. of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs - Home Improvement Contractor License

2. Dept. of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs - General Contractor/Construction Manager License

3. Verify Contractor's License - Washington, DC

Washington State

1. Washington State Department of Labor and Industries - Contractors

2. Verify Contractor's License - Washington State

West Virginia

1. West Virginia Division of Labor - Contractor License

2. Verify Contractor's License - West Virginia

Wisconsin

1. State of Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services - Dwelling Contractor

2. Verify Contractor's License - Wisconsin

Wyoming

1. Contractor licensing in Wyoming is done at the local level. You can find a directory of Wyoming municipal websites at the Wyoming Association of Municipalities website. Also see Wyoming County Clerks.

2. Verify Contractor's License - Wyoming