Once the entire application is complete, submit with the $250.00 nonrefundable application fee (may be a company, personal or cashier's check (no cash or credit cards) payable to: Contractor’s Board. Attach check to the application cover and mail to the following address:
Tennessee Board for Licensing Contractors
500 James Robertson Parkway
Nashville, TN 37243-1150
(The above is the Board's "mailing" address; their physical address is located at 710 James Robertson Parkway. The Board office cannot accept fees or deliveries at their physical address.)
If you are mailing your application via regular U.S. Postal Services, please allow 5 to 7 business days for our receipt; overnight mail takes two (2) days for our receipt from the "Cashier's Office/Mail Room". It may be in your best interest to send express or certified mail for tracking purposes since it includes sensitive information. Always make a complete copy for your records! A letter notifying receipt will be sent to all applicants, however, these are also listed on the website within a week, as "Application in Process" at the "License Search" should you want to confirm delivery. (Do NOT contract prior to being approved by the Board.)
If hand-delivering, you may deliver to the Cashier's Office, located on the 11th Floor of the Davy Crockett Tower, on 500 James Robertson Parkway. (Our office is located in the building next door, however, we cannot accept fees at our physical office.) See our main website for "Directions".
Hardship (those qualifying for early review prior to the next Board meeting, applications should be scanned and sent by email; the original may be mailed with the fee. See more information for "Hardship Criteria".
The application is due on the 20th of the month before the Board meets. The application must be received in the office by deadline date (not postmarked). To receive a timely notification, in order to make travel arrangements, it would be best to get your application in as early as possible (notices are generally mailed out 2 to 3 weeks after receipt). The Board meets during the months of January (Nashville); March (Nashville); May (Memphis); July (Nashville); September (Knoxville or Johnson City); and November (Nashville). Meeting locations are tentative and subject to change! For example, to go before the January Board meeting, you must have your completed application in by December 20th. If the 20th is on a holiday or weekend, the next business day is considered the deadline. See "Calendar" for meeting dates.
Please allow approximately three (3) weeks for processing of your application before making telephone inquiries! Due to limited staff, telephone inquiries delay processing applications. The "New Applications" staff will notify you by mail, email and/or fax of the time, date and location of the Board if an interview is required or should additional information be needed.
Do NOT contract, bid or offer to engage before obtaining the license! Doing so could prevent being awarded the contract and license held for six (6) months. See T.C.A. 62-6-120.