Licensed Contractors

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Licensed Contractors

A valid license is required to conduct certain businesses within the official limits of the City of Buffalo. The City of Buffalo Ordinance requires persons engaged in a home improvement business (i.e. painting, siding, roofing) or doing construction work in the City of Buffalo to obtain a City of Buffalo Contractor license. All mechanical contractors (i.e. electricians, plumbers, HVAC) must be licensed within the City of Buffalo. Licenses are required for certain business types in order to protect the health, safety and general welfare of the residents of the City. Upon submittal of a license application, the Office of Licenses will coordinate various reviews and inspections by agencies such as the Building Inspection Office, Fire Prevention Bureau, Health Department, Police Department, zoning, etc. in order to assist individuals in obtaining a city license.


NameSocrata field nameColumn name in sgr mountData typeDescription
StatusstatusstatusTextStatus of a contractor license; "Active" or "Inactive"
Expiration DateexpdateexpdateTextDate on which a contractor's active license will expire
DescriptiondescriptiondescriptionTextDescription of the licensed contractor's trade such as master electrician, elevator installer, etc.
Day PhonedayphndayphnTextPhone number of contractor
CategorycategorycategoryText3 letter code representing trade description. See attached Data Dictionary for code abbreviations.
ApplicantapplicantapplicantTextName of contractor as on application
Business NamebusinessnamebusinessnameTextLegal name of the business for which the contractor's license is issued

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