Contractor License Lookup

Construction contractor licenses data verifies whether or not a contractor is currently licensed by a state. This data enables you to qualify and underwrite contractor customers with confidence, reducing your risk exposure.


Licensed construction contractors present less risk than their unlicensed counterparts — for example, licensed contractors file significantly fewer claims losses. Instead of expending resources to navigate numerous government license databases, instantly access Enigma’s contractor license data to better understand your contractor applicants and customers.

How to use this data

Our licenses data is valuable for any kind of contractor or construction applicant decision across insurance, credit, or loans. This data enables you to quickly and more holistically assess the risk an applicant presents, informing applicant decisioning, underwriting, and ongoing monitoring.

Dataset Details

Key Fields
state, license_number, start_date, end_date, classification
Authoritative state government sources for construction contractor licenses, including general, HVAC, electrician, plumbing, landscaping and more.
Data Derivation Method
License information is acquired from public government sources and normalized.
Refresh Rate
Varies by state and license type. Most update weekly, and the slowest update cadence is monthly.
Coverage: Geography
Alabama, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Minnesota, Nevada, North Carolina, Oregon, Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, and Washington
Coverage: Count
2.0 million licenses across 1.7 million businesses
Coverage: Date Range
1929 - Present
Related Attributes of Interest
Industry Classification
$0.72 per call.

Sample API output

{ "construction_contractor_licenses": { "AZ": { "has_license_history": false, "licenses" : [] }, "CA": { "has_license_history": true, "licenses" : [ { "license_number": "78210512", "start_date": "2017-01-01", "end_date": "2022-12-31", "classification": "Cementing", "details": { "issue_date": "2012-01-01", "reissue_date": "2016-01-01", "effective_date": "2017-01-01", "expiration_date": "2022-12-31", "license_number": "78210512", "primary_status": "Commercial", "license_type": "Cementing" } } ] }, "FL": { "has_license_history": false, "licenses" : [] }, "MD": { "has_license_history": false, "licenses" : [] }, … additional states here ... } }

Construction contractor licenses are our most complex attribute schema-wise. There are hundreds of codes and requirements, all conforming to different schemas. We handle that complexity so you can focus on the key question: how is this business licensed?

Nick Hershey
Product Manager