Building Contractor's License

The following brief overview is for informational purposes only.

Required License

 It is unlawful for any person to engage in the business or to act in the capacity of a building contractor within the County without first being registered and have a license issued by Calvert County.


"Any person who shall violate a provision of this code or shall fail to comply with any of the requirements thereof or who shall erect, construct, alter or repair a building or structure in violation of an approved plan or directive of the Building Official, or of a permit or certificate issued under the provisions of this code shall be guilty of a civil violation and fined as set forth in Section 113.4.5."

Property Owner as Builder

Property owners may construct their own dwelling on their own property without a license (with proper permits).

State of Maryland Home Builder Requirements

As of January 1, 2001, the builder must also be licensed and registered as a Home Builder in the State of Maryland. A license number will be required before any permit application will be accepted.

Office of the Attorney General, Consumer Protection Division
200 Street Paul Place, 16th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone 410-576-6573
Toll Free 877-259-4525
Fax 410-576-6573.

MHIC licenses are required for home improvement contractors