2010 Maryland Code
BUSINESS REGULATION
TITLE 8 - HOME IMPROVEMENT
Subtitle 3 - Licensing
Section 8-308 - Term and renewal of license; notice of cancellation.

§ 8-308. Term and renewal of license; notice of cancellation.
 

(a)  Authority to stagger terms.- The Secretary may stagger the terms of licenses. 

(b)  Term of license.- Unless a license is renewed for a 2-year term as provided in this section, the license expires: 

(1) if the Secretary staggers the terms of licenses, on the date that the Secretary sets; or 

(2) if the Secretary does not stagger the terms of licenses, on the first June 30 that comes after the effective date of the license in an odd-numbered year. 

(c)  Renewal notice.- At least 1 month before a license expires, the Commission shall mail to the licensee, at the last known address of the licensee: 

(1) a renewal application form; and 

(2) a notice that states: 

(i) the date on which the current license expires; 

(ii) the date by which the Commission must receive the renewal application for the renewal to be issued and mailed before the license expires; and 

(iii) the amount of the renewal fee. 

(d)  Applications for renewal.-  

(1) Before a license expires, the licensee periodically may renew it for an additional 2-year term, if the licensee: 

(i) otherwise is entitled to be licensed; 

(ii) submits to the Commission a renewal application on the form that the Commission provides; 

(iii) submits to the Commission proof of compliance with the insurance requirement of § 8-302.1 of this subtitle, if the licensee is renewing a contractor license; 

(iv) submits to the Commission the Department of the Environment lead paint abatement accreditation number and accreditation expiration date, if the licensee provides lead paint abatement services; and 

(v) pays to the Commission a renewal fee. 

(2) The renewal fee: 

(i) for a contractor license is $225 for each place of business of the contractor; 

(ii) for a subcontractor license is $125; or 

(iii) for a salesperson license is $75. 

(3) Notwithstanding paragraph (2) of this subsection, a licensee that is incorporated or has its principal office in another state shall pay to the Commission the fee imposed in that state on a similar nonresident business if that fee is higher than the renewal fee under paragraph (2) of this subsection. 

(e)  Contractor license renewal conditions.- For renewal of a contractor license, the licensee shall: 

(1) submit to the Commission, by a credit reporting agency approved by the Commission, a credit report that contains the information required by the Commission; or 

(2) pay to the Commission or the Commission's designee a credit report fee in an amount not to exceed the cost charged by a credit reporting agency approved by the Commission to obtain a credit report that contains the information required by the Commission for renewal of a contractor license. 

(f)  Issuance of renewal.-  

(1) The Commission shall renew the license of each licensee who meets the requirements of this section. 

(2) The Commission may not renew a contractor license unless the contractor submits proof of compliance with the insurance requirement of § 8-302.1 of this subtitle. 

(g)  Notice of cancellation of insurance.- A licensed contractor shall give the Commission notice of the cancellation of insurance required under § 8-302.1 of this subtitle at least 10 days before the effective date of the cancellation. 
 

[An. Code 1957, art. 56, §§ 254, 257; 1992, ch. 4, § 2; ch. 623; 1998, ch. 49; 1999, ch. 34, § 1; 2002, ch. 176; 2008, chs. 420, 421.] 
 

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