Oklahoma does not license residential construction contractors, except in the electrical, mechanical, and plumbing trades. There are some special requirements for nonresident contractors.
Specialty contractors must pass a trade exam to become licensed in Oklahoma.
Although residential contractors are not required to carry general liability or workers' compensation insurance, it is a good idea to hire only contractors with active policies for each. Request a copy insurance certificate for each form of insurance before any work begins.
Specialty contractors in Oklahoma are required to obtain a surety bond.
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Before hiring a contractor in Oklahoma, be sure to get at least 3 detailed bids. Quality contractors will take the time to explain their budget proposal, and help guide you through the estimate process. Be wary of an abnormally low bid, they are not worth the risk. These underpriced projects often do not end well for the homeowner, choose a contractor you trust and can clearly communicate with. BuildZoom has made the bid collection process extremely simple (and free). Just click here to get started.