New York Painter License

• 18 April 2020

New York Licensing Overview for a Painter

Licensing for a painter in New York is overseen by the New York Department of State’s Division of Licensing Service.

General Guidelines for a Painter in New York

Specific requirements to perform painter services can be used as a guideline, but also check your local governing rules and regulations.

Who’s allowed to perform these services?


General requirements for a painter license?

The state of New York does not require painters to obtain a license. However, there will be certain requirements at county or city level. You will need to pass an exam and show proof of insurance to the local government to get licensed.

What’s the state licensing site for a painter?

New York Department of State’s Division of Licensing Service

What are some training programs available for a painter?

See training programs

How long is a license good for and when do I need to renew?

License expires every two years

What are fees associated with licensing?


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