HVAC Contractors Must Be Licensed with the SC LLR

Every two years everyone that practices in a field that is regulated by the South Carolina LLR must register with the state every two years and pay their fee for registration. Some people try to lie and say that it is just a suggestion and that you don’t really need a license to operate a regulated business in the state of South Carolina, but as you can see in this letter they sent out to everyone that is a legal business in the state of South Carolina you can see that you must have a license to operate any business that they regulate that includes anyone doing Heating and Cooling, Electrical, Plumbing, and a whole lot of other regulated businesses out there.

Below is the exact email the state sent out to every legal business:


You are required to renew your South Carolina license/registration before midnight on June 30, 2015, in order to continue practicing in this state.  Online renewal is now available at https://eservice.llr.sc.gov/SecurePortal/Login.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2fOnlineRenewals%2f .  You should have received renewal instructions in the mail that included your USERID and password for renewing online. 

The Residential Builders Commission changed to biennial licensure periods for individuals.  This means when you renew your license, it will be valid until June 30, 2017.

Bond On File, Limited and Unlimited will no longer print on the pocketcard, your bond expiration date or “no bond on file” will be listed on Licensee Lookup.

IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO RENEW YOUR LICENSE, please contact the Board by e-mail at contact.rbc@llr.sc.gov and indicate in the subject line, “Do not wish to renew Residential license”.  Please include your name and license number.  If you later wish to renew, you may do so until June 30, 2015, upon payment of the renewal fee.  If you do not renew your license before June 30, 2018, you will be required to file a new application and take and pass the examination again (no exam required for COA or Specialty Registrant RBS).

If you cannot renew online, please go to the Board web site http://www.llr.state.sc.us/POL/ResidentialBuilders/index.asp?file=pub.htm and download the blank renewal form.  The Board will not be able to accept requests for forms by phone, fax or e-mail.

It is critical that the board has your current e-mail and mailing addresses because the pocket card will be mailed to you.  Please send mailing address and e-mail changes to contact.rbc@llr.sc.gov prior to renewing online.