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Georgia Secretary of State:
Address: 214 State Capitol Atlanta, Georgia 30334
Phone #: 844-753-7825
Conditioned Air: Exam & Reciprocity Non-restricted & restricted $30.00
Electrical: Exam & Reciprocity Non-restricted & restricted $30.00
Low Voltage: Exam & Reciprocity General, Alarm, Telecommunications & Non-restricted $30.00
Plumbing: Only available by exam Master non-restricted, restricted & journeyman $30.00
Utility Manager: only available by exam $30.00
Utility Foreman: Must complete board approved course $30.00
Utility Contractor: administratively reviewed & issued $50.00
Renewals: Conditioned air, Electrical, Low voltage, Master Plumbers, Utility Managers & Utility Contractors $75.00
Late renewal (within 6 months) $100.00
Lapsed (more than 6 months, but less than 3 years) $150.00
Reinstatements – Lapsed more than 3 years
Conditioned Air, Electrical, Low Voltage, Plumbing & Utility Managers & Utility Contractors
“Electrical contracting” means the installation, maintenance, alteration, or repair of any electrical equipment, apparatus, control system, or electrical wiring device which is attached to or incorporated into any building or structure in this state but shall not include low-voltage contracting.
“Electrical contractor” means any person who engages in the business of electrical contracting under express or implied contract or who bids for, offers to perform, purports to have the capacity to perform, or does perform electrical contracting services under express or implied contract. The term “electrical contractor” shall not include a person who is an employee of an electrical contractor and who receives only a salary or hourly wage for performing electrical contracting work.
“Contracting” means performing or causing to be performed any of the activities set forth in paragraphs (4), (5), (9),of this Code section which define the types of contractors. The offering of contracting services and the negotiation of or bid or proposal for engagement or a contract requiring performance of these services also constitutes contracting.
“Contractor,” except as specifically exempted by this chapter, means a person who is qualified, or required to be qualified, under this chapter and who, for compensation, contracts to, offers to undertake or undertakes to, submits a bid or a proposal to, or personally or by others performs the construction or the management of the construction for an owner of any building, bridge, or other structure, including a person who installs industrialized buildings as defined in paragraphs (3) and (4) of Code Section 8-2-111, for the construction or improvement of, addition to, or the repair, alteration, or remodeling of any such building, bridge, or structure for use by the owner or by others or for resale to others. The term “contractor” for purposes of this chapter shall include a person who contracts to, undertakes to, or submits a bid or proposal to perform, or otherwise does himself or herself perform, for an owner
“Conditioned air contracting” means the installation, repair, or service of conditioned air systems or conditioned air equipment. Service to or installation of the electrical connection between the electrical disconnect and conditioned air equipment is considered to be installation, repair, or service of conditioned air equipment or the conditioned air system. Service to or installation of the electrical circuit from the electrical distribution panel to the conditioned air equipment where the electrical service to the building or site is a single-phase electrical circuit not exceeding 200 amperes is considered to be installation, repair, or service of conditioned air equipment or the conditioned air system.
“Conditioned air contractor” means an individual who is engaged in conditioned air contracting under express or implied contract or who bids for, offers to perform, purports to have the capacity to perform, or does perform conditioned air contracting services under express or implied contract. The term “conditioned air contractor” shall not include a person who is an employee of a conditioned air contractor and who receives only a salary or hourly wage for performing conditioned air contracting work.
“Conditioned air equipment” means heating and air-conditioning equipment covered under state codes and the natural gas piping system on the outlet side of the gas meter.
“Low-voltage contracting” means the installation, alteration, service, or repair of a telecommunication system, alarm system, or general system involving low-voltage wiring.
“Low-voltage contractor” means an individual who is engaged in low-voltage contracting under express or implied contract or who bids for, offers to perform, purports to have the capacity to perform, or does perform low-voltage contracting services under express or implied contract. An employee of a low-voltage contractor who receives only a salary or hourly wage for performing low-voltage contracting work shall not be required to be licensed under this chapter, except that those employees upon whom the qualification of a partnership, limited liability company, or corporation rests as outlined in subsection (b) of Code Section 43-14-8.1 shall be licensed.
“Low-voltage wiring” means: (A) Wiring systems of 50 volts or less and control circuits directly associated therewith; (B) Wiring systems having a voltage in excess of 50 volts, provided such systems consist solely of power limited circuits meeting the definition of a Class II and Class III wiring system as defined in Article 725 of the National Electrical Code; or (C) Line voltage wiring having a voltage not in excess of 300 volts to ground and installed from the load-side terminals of a suitable disconnecting means which has been installed for the specific purpose of supplying the low-voltage wiring system involved or installed from a suitable junction box which has been installed for such specific purpose.
“Master plumber” means any individual engaging in the business of plumbing under express or implied contract or who bids for, offers to perform, purports to have the capacity to perform, or does perform plumbing contracting services under express or implied contract.
“Plumbing” means the practice of installing, maintaining, altering, or repairing piping fixtures, appliances, and appurtenances in connection with sanitary drainage or storm drainage facilities, venting systems, medical gas piping systems, natural gas piping systems on the outlet side of gas meters, or public or private water supply systems within or adjacent to any building, structure, or conveyance; provided, however, that after July 1, 1997, only master plumbers and journeyman plumbers who have been certified by the Division of Master Plumbers and Journeyman Plumbers to perform such tasks shall be authorized to install, maintain, alter, or repair medical gas piping systems. The term “plumbing” also includes the practice of and materials used in installing, maintaining, extending, or altering the natural gas, storm-water, sewerage, and water supply systems of any premises to their connection with any point of public disposal or other acceptable terminal; provided, however, that licensure under this chapter shall not be required for a contractor certified by the Department of Public Health to make the connection to any onsite waste-water management system from the stub out exiting the structure to an on-site waste-water management system. Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, any person who holds a valid master plumbing license or any company which holds a valid utility contractor license shall be qualified to construct, alter, or repair any plumbing system which extends from the property line up to but not within five feet of any building, structure, or conveyance, regardless of the cost or depth of any such plumbing system.
“Utility contracting” means undertaking to construct, erect, alter, or repair or have
constructed, erected, altered, or repaired any utility system.
“Utility contractor” means a sole proprietorship, partnership, or corporation which
is engaged in utility contracting under express or implied contract or which bids for,
offers to perform, purports to have the capacity to perform, or does perform utility
contracting under express or implied contract.
“Utility foreman” means any individual who is employed by a licensed contractor
to supervise the construction, erection, alteration, or repair of utility systems.
“Utility manager” means any individual who is employed by a utility contractor to
have oversight and charge of the construction, erection, alteration, or repair of utility
“Utility system” means:
(A) Any system at least five feet underground, when installed or accessed by
trenching, open cut, cut and cover, or other similar construction methods which install or
access the system from the ground surface, including, but not limited to, gas distribution
systems, electrical distribution systems, communication systems, water supply systems,
and sanitary sewerage and drainage systems; and
(B) Reservoirs and filtration plants, water and waste-water treatment plants, leachate
collection and treatment systems associated with landfills, and pump stations, when the
system distributes or collects a service, product, or commodity for which a fee or price is
paid for said service, product, or commodity or for the disposal of said service, product,
Georgia Environmental Protection Division:
Air Protection Branch:
(Examples of Topics: Air Permits, Air Quality, Air Toxics, Chemicals/Minerals, Radioactive Materials, Vehicle Emissions & Volatile Organic Compounds)
Land Protection Branch:
Examples of Topics: Asbestos/Lead Paint, Brownfields, Hazardous Waste, Investigations & Cleanups, Scrap Tires, Solid Waste/Bio-Medical Waste, Surface Mining, Underground Fuel Storage Tanks
Solid Waste Management: 404-362-2692
Underground Storage Tank (UST): 404-362-2687
Hazardous Waste Corrective Action Program: 404-656-7802
Response and Remediation Program: 404-657-8600
Hazardous Waste Management Program: 404-656-2833
Watershed Protection Branch:
Georgia Department of Natural Resources
Environmental Protection Division
2 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
Suite 1456, East Tower
Atlanta, GA 30334
General Questions for EPD:
1-888-373-5947 (toll-free in Georgia)
404-657-5947 (in the Atlanta area)
Georgia Department of Transportation
One Georgia Center
600 West Peachtree NW
Atlanta, Georgia 30308
(404) 631-1990 (Main)
(404) 631-1844 (Fax)
711 (TTY Help Desk )