Crossing the border – A guide to multistate licensing
Abstract: Performing an out-of-state job is more complicated than just crossing the border with a crane and crew in tow. Most states require contractors to obtain licenses — even if they hold licenses in their home states. Those who skirt the licensing process can get slapped with civil or criminal penalties, such as significant fines. This article shows the necessity of advance preparation and research, along with some of the specific steps involved in the application process. A sidebar explains why submitting a bid without a license can have serious consequences.