I am thinking of starting a residential maintenance business and I am looking into things like how the licensing requirements vary from area to area. I know that you need to be registered inside the state or county to be able to perform work. How do I get a license for plumbing and electric in NYC, NJ, and Long Island?
What type of construction work can I do without these licenses? For example, do I need to have a plumbers license to change a water heater? Do I need a electrical license to fix or move an outlet? Are permits required for these types of jobs?