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Work Requiring a License

Frequently asked questions


  1. Plan or install lawns, shrubs, vines, trees and nursery stock and the preparation of property on which they will be installed. This includes adding and incorporating of soil amendments, rototiling and/or grading. 
  2. Install or repair irrigation system or maintain irrigation systems with the use of compressed air. 
  3. Plan, install, maintain or repair arbors, decks, patios, driveways, fences, retaining walls, walkways, landscape edging or ornamental water features. 
  4. Install, maintain or repair drainage systems or ornamental water features
  • Licensees with the CCB and LCB may both plan, install, maintain or repair arbors, decks, patios, driveways, fences, retaining walls, walkways, landscape edging or ornamental water features. 

  • Residential General Contractors may also perform limited landscape work on residentail property for which the contractor is under contract for the construction of a new dwelling. 
    • ​Irrigation work is NOT allowed under this exception. 
    • The total value of landscaping cannot exceed $3,850 per residential dwelling.

  • Residential General Contractors may plant street trees on residential property that are directly related to local building code requirements or occupancy ordinances.
    • ​​Irrigation work is NOT allowed under this exception. ​
Yes. Repair of irrigation systems requires a license.
​Yes. The Construction Contractors Board (CCB) has jurisdiction over this type of work, but their law allows LCB licensees to also perform this work.



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