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I am performing construction work where my contract involves labor only. Do I need a contractor’s license with the Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors?

When determining if a contractor’s license is needed, the law requires that the cost of labor and materials be combined to assess the total project amount (no matter who supplies the materials). If the total project amount exceeds $50,000 for commercial projects, $10,000 for plumbing, electrical & HVAC, and $7,500 for residential projects, a contractor’s license is required.

LSLBC does have Subcontract Labor Only specialty classifications for commercial and residential subcontractors who perform labor only and do not bid on or manage projects. There are no trade exams for subcontract labor only specialty classifications.

To obtain these classifications, the subcontractor must submit the following:

  • A completed, initial, signed and notarized Commercial or Residential application
  • A completed Subcontract Labor Only form – this form to be completed by the subcontractor/applicant and a licensed general contractor.
  • Submit the necessary documents and fees that are also listed in the application packet

Please click on the following links to obtain the Subcontract Labor Only form which will also include the application.



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