The Mississippi State Board of Contractors is the contractor licensing authority for the state and is comprised of ten members appointed to staggered terms by the Governor. The Board members select the Executive Director for the agency and are responsible for setting policy for the licensing standards.
The Board consists of the following: two road contractors, two building contractors, two residential builders, one electrical contractor, one plumbing or heat & air conditioner contractor, one water and sewer contractor, and one roofing contractor. There is also a five member residential standing committee.
The MSBOC protects consumers by licensing and regulating Mississippi’s construction industry. There are more than 12,000 licensed contractors in the state, with multiple licensing classifications. In addition to educating consumers about contractors and construction law, MSBOC activities include administering examinations to test prospective licensees, issuing licenses, investigating complaints against licensed and unlicensed contractors, issuing citations, suspending or revoking licenses, and seeking administrative, criminal, and civil sanctions against violators.
The MSBOC Statewide Investigative Team works to eliminate unlicensed contractors working in Mississippi. Investigations are conducted weekly around the state.
On this site you can find educational materials about hiring contractors and the construction process. You can also check the status of a contractor’s license, find other important information and file a complaint.