How To Get A Roofing License In NYC

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getting your company licensed

Driving in the highways we do come across different signboards advertising companies be it new or old. What people don’t realize is that the people be behind these companies did not just wake up and start erupting signboards of their companies all over the city. These companies must be licensed before being eligible to display their company on boards along the roads. Displaying companies on board means that the company being displayed is very much officially operating. There are certain procedures that must be followed to get a company licensed. Each country has its own licensing rule that is seen as the general criteria. That is not the end of the requirement; coming down to states, each county in that state still does have one or two they will add to that of the state, this is because not all states within a country are equal. This article will look at how to get any company license in NYC.

How to get a company licensed in NYC

To get a roofing company licensed in NYC, the roofers need to go through some series of processes. In that, you will need to submit the following documents;

  • Completed form LIC6 with your notarized signature.
  • A notarized list of all stockholders, owners, and shareholders in your company that includes social security numbers (if any).
  • An original Employer Identification Number form from the Internal Revenue Service
  • Three months corporate bank statements showing an available balance of $25,000 or a bank letter stating that the balance of the account has not gone below $25,000 in the last 12 months
  • General liability insurance.
  • A workers’ compensation insurance (this is to show that the company can properly cover all employees).
  • Proof of physical business address (bank statement or a utility bill preferably)
  • Background check fee.

The documents are required just for the background check only. The background check process is mandated before you can submit an application to be a contractor. Once the background check is successful and has been cleared, next will be another set of documents you need to fill out in order to properly apply for your company’s license. However, in most cases, applications that pass the background check are easily able to get their licenses approved. This is the general step in getting a company licensed in New York.

In other words, different county in New York have their own additional requirement they will need before granting the license. For instance, the requirement of getting a roofing company licensed in Queens County will not be the same as that of Bronx County. These additional requirements are thus dependent on the local law in whatever county you choose to start the company. This shows that before proceeding to get your company licensed, you ought to first and foremost check the licensing requirement for both state and county. It is also advisable that every company looking to get a license in the city of New York should do so through an application adviser. This is because each step of the background check is only done through an application adviser and it is better since they know the process more than anyone.


If you are looking for a licensed and experienced roofing company to handle your roofing project, call the Royal Renovators Queens Roofing team today to schedule a fast & free on-site estimate. Our details are: Royal Renovators Inc. 118-35 Queens Blvd Forest Hills, NY 11375 (718) 414-6067 https://www.nycrenovators.com/